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GICI Business School Profile

GBS Vision

To be the leading institute in creating professionals and successful entrepreneurs with positive impact for the nation and region.

GBS Mission

To create individuals and business instititutions that win the competition by their abilities and having qualities that are required to develop in leading entrepreneurship; and having positive mental thinking through character building with the integrated both academics and practices’ ways.

GBS Motto

GICIMORPHOSIS : to bring GICI from an ordinary conventional campus to become an office and entrepreneurs modern institution.

  1. GICI Business School – History and Philosophy

GICI Business School first was established in 2004 at the Greater Jakarta. Formerly known as GICI (Global Institute of Commerce and Industry) and currently it is just well-known as GICI Business School (GBS). It was registered as the Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi ‘GICI’ (STIE “GICI”) or GICI Special College Institution in Economics based on the Indonesia’s Regulation of Education Law No. 12 of 2012; and has been accredited by Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT) or the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education since 2006/2007 (has been re-accredited in 2012/2013).

GICI campus location offers an exceptional atmosphere, where studying and practising becomes a unique experience. Nowadays GICI Business School has more expanded and available campus at surrounding Jakarta including Bogor, Bekasi and Depok cities with five campus.  Currently, we are supported by more than  sixty five professional lecturers to serve more than 2,600 students. In addition, since 2009 to 2014, we have been recorded a significant increasing numbers of student’s enrolment by average of 37 percent annually.



Source: GICI and Indonesia’s Higher Education Institution data

We are progressively expanding to deliver excellence in education services for Indonesian youth. Quality of education itself has been a main isssue in Indonesia.  Thus, improving the quality of education will create a better human resources that will have the international standards.  In Indonesia, there will be a significant shift in job market priorities, because of the ongoing transition of the country from agriculture to an industrialized and services economy and its alignment with regional and global markets.

This transition is expected to result in industries/workplaces absorbing greater numbers of employees with higher levels of skills required, and there is a strong and growing demand for high-quality and skilled human resources across a variety of sectors; and this demand will increase in the days ahead. To cope with these issues, a relevance improvement in higher education institutions and student graduates quality are paramount. GICI Business Schools gives students more insight into what the new role of business will be in society. In GICI Business School,  implementing business ethics and sustainability programs was based  on its education foundation methods.

Throughout ASEAN countries, Indonesia has the greatest diversity of culture, caused by differ in histories of the people’s contact with and responses to the outside world. With all of these differences, nevertheless, the people are being united by being “Indonesian” as clearly expressed in the motto of “Bhineka Tunggal Ika” or Unity in Diversity. The pluralistic nature of the Indonesia society requires that people to tolerate differences, in order to establish a peaceful and harmonious life. Understanding each other’s customs and ways of thinking is a necessity. Based upon Indonesia Education System Law No 20 of 2003, education in Indonesia is defined as a planned effort to establish a study environment and education process, so that the student may actively develop his/her own potential to gain the religious and spiritual level, consciousness, personality, intelligence, behavior and creativity to him/herself, other citizens and for the nation.

GICI Business School has been implementing such issues throughout academic and non-academic activities. The non-academic activities are included in personality improvement for the students to build a good student character and GICI Business School has been succeeded to create a discipline atmosphere throughout the campus.

GICI Business School is embracing integrative thinking, an ethical decision-making learning process and implementing a corporate sustainability as core curriculum design principles, while upholding our good reputation for delivering degree programs that demonstrate the intellectual rigor, practical application of knowledge, and industry relevance for which we are renowned.

GICI Business School remain in constant close communication with industry leaders through our advisory board, professional lecturers and alumni, all of which ensure that our programs are designed to meet the needs of a changing business world. GICI Business School offers flexible study options, as the only full-service university campus located in the business center, we are ideally situated to make a balance between work and study easy for students to be done. Our new learning spaces encourage collaboration and innovation in both formal and informal learning environments.

  1. TPET (Theory, Practice, Experiences and Talents Programs)

TPET is the heart-core of every education programs in GICI Business School. The combination of theory, practice, experiences and talents give the students wider perspectives to develop their potentials in their own way.

Students at the GICI Business School will get benefit from our close ties to our special program the Life Skills Training (LST). Students are able to visit guest lecturers, attend workshops and career days offered by companies.  At the same time, the School receives valuable advice for strategic planning, such as feedback regarding practical relevance of the course content and up-to-date program design. Furthermore, students can also develop their talent through creating small business as young entrepreneurs. GICI Business School provides business coaching and consulting to assist the students in developing and running a new start-up business.  Moreover, GICI Business School combines TPET both in academic activities and non-academic activities during school years. This program is helping students to develop the student’s inner potentials and improving them to survive.

  • Life Skills Training Program

In creating a skillfull human resources, education is the pillar of it all. Through a systematic of education, a country can develop and enhance the self-reliance of the people and lay-down their basic capabilities in knowledge, skills, attitude and aptitudes. Furthermore, a comprehensive education, will have an impact to graduates that are bring strong-will commitment and has the ability to cope with high standard professionalism and competencies as well as to keep up with the ever-changing of science and technology.

The research and surveys conducted by GICI Business School reveals that there is serious concern among employers in Indonesia on the skills that are basic, which are acquired is not suitable for the job market due to universities does not help them to prepare it. Therefore, the overall quality and relevance of the educational programs offered by Indonesian universities, colleges and academics are needed improvements.

Most of the universities and colleges in Indonesia do not guarantee a student that he/she will fit the needs of industry/workplace. This is partly to be blamed on the inadequate standards and unfocus that are taken place in universities and colleges. They often seem to not provide sufficient standard of teaching and learning in the discipline and fail to combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills relevant to students’ future careers development.  This has resulted in a shortage of appropriately-skilled workforce and a surplus of unemployed university graduates. In addition, according to the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (2015), the need of more entreprenuers in a country in the years to come are more important to accelerate and improve the economics growth productivity of a country.  From the report, Indonesia is place 120 of the global entrepreneurship rank from the total 130 surveyed countries, or at the lower position compared to other ASEAN nations, such as Malaysia (53), Brunei (63), Thailand (68), Laos (72), and the Philippines (95), respectively.

Concerning to those matters, GICI Business School has developed the Life Skills Trainings Program (LST) which is designed to facilitate the practice by re-inforce on soft skills and hard skills that will contribute to the promotion of personal and social development for career building professional and entrepreneurial.

GBS Life Skills Trainings Program has three main purposes:

  1. To develop student mentality through series of motivational seminars, real life courses, character development in GBS organizational culture. Moreover, learning the stress management skills and spiritual as well as social activities is also being taught.
  2. To apply theories into problem solving and critical thinking known as a knowledge basic
  3. To develop network by learning personal communications, negotiations, team works, and advocating skills on how well as emphaty awareness.

In addition, during the Life Skills Trainings Program students also learn on how to be successfull. GICI Business School gives the opportunity for students to learn directly from successful business executives and entrepreneurs to inspire them throughout business class meeting.

GBS Life Skills Trainings Program is closing on the gap between the higher education graduates with the Indonesia’s labor market and the efforts to improve Indonesian entrepreneurs rank position in the world. Through the Life Skills Training Program, students are encouraged to have their own small business.

  1. GICI Business School Programs

Currently, GICI Business Schools offers two courses which are: undergraduate degree of business management and accounting for business. All programs both have an explicit entrepreneurial and professional focus. All GICI Business School students also have to complete the Life Skills Training Program at the first year of study.

Business Management Program

The coursework that are offered in this program include general requirements and curriculum requirements (business courses). Each student must take the following compulsory subjects i.e: General Management, Human Resource Management, Operational and Production Management, Finance and Banking, and Marketing.

The Business Management Program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying solutions to problems. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively using the language of business
  2. Make business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach rooted in ethics and social responsibility.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current events and trends in business, including potential career tracks in the area of interests.
  4. Master the skills necessary to prepare them to work in an entry-level position, create their own small business and/or continue in the academic field in the area of interests.

Accounting for Business Program

The accounting for business program provides students with the knowledge and skills to be prepared into a professional career in a variety of accounting circumstances, including auditing, tax accounting and cost accounting to managerial accounting. GICI Business School accounting for business majors should complete the lower-level required courses, middle-level business required courses and upper-level accounting required courses for the accounting major. These are among the skills and personal attributes the students should acquire upon successful completion of GICI Business School Accounting for Business degree program.

Program Outcomes:

  1. The profession of being an accountant must be able to use strategic and critical approaches in decision-making. They are able to objectively consider issues, identify alternatives choose and implement solution to deliver services and provide value.
  2. Are able to do a risk analysis and control which are fundamental to professional service delivery.
  3. Various measurement and disclosure criteria used by accounting professionals are able to be completed.
  4. Able to create a comprehensive reporting in order to communicate effectively.
  5. Personal competencies. An accountant is committed to maintaining a public reputation for excellence in the performance of important roles in business and society, including demonstrating objectivity, integrity and ethical behavior.
  1. Governance of GICI Business School and GICI Business School Academic Program Office

GICI Business School’s Governance structure consists of the Board of Directors and the Assurance of Learning Committee. The Board of Director is the highest decision-making body at the School and is responsible for all fundamental issues of the School regarding to research, teaching, study and practical course. It is composed of professors, academic employees, and students.

The Board of Directors attends to all relevant operational and strategic issues, evaluates and initializes processes, practices and policies. It guarantees determined strategic pace making and progress, based on our common denominator to deliver excellent research, outstanding teaching and practical relevance.

  1. Program Management

GICI Business School Academic Program Office assures that courses of different programs do not interfere with each other and take place in appropriately equipped lecture halls corresponding to the group size. Furthermore, the GICI Business School Academic Program Office has to cope with and execute all revisions of the curriculum and its modules.

  • Student Counseling and Admission

Every day, the Academic Program Office welcomes many applicants and students that are asking for our advice and counsels on how to organize and succeed in their studies, the variety of specializations and choice alternatives. The personal recommendations and assistance of our experts are widely recognized and appreciated. The foundation of the counseling process is the relationship between the counselor and the student. In this process, the counselor helps students to review, select, and reach their educational objectives in a professional, helpful, and mutually respectful atmosphere that allows students to:

  1. Become well informed about policies and procedures, curricular options and academic program requirements,
  2. Clearly define their educational objectives,
  3. Plan programs which incorporate their interests, abilities and careers goals, and
  4. Make full use of the facilities and resources available at GICI Business School.

GICI Business School is committed to provide quality counseling and advising services to students in all academic programs. However, attaining this goal requires that both counselors and students to understand their respective roles in the counseling and advising process.

GICI Business School believes in the developmental approach to academic counseling and advising. This means that our lecturers and staff go beyond outlining courses the students need to take and enroll. GICI Business School adhere to a person-centered approach that integrates these activities, while also clarifying values, providing information about educational options and monitoring the students educational progress.

The main goal is to establish a personal and caring relationship between the students and their counselor/advisor, providing the personal touch that the students need in order to adjust and succeed. Academic counseling is the best source for accomplishing the task of focusing on services that enable the students to clarify their educational and career goals and relate those goals to academic offerings. The GICI Business School counselor is a key role to this process.

  • International Relations and Partnership

GICI Business School offers mutual relationship and cooperation or partnership agreements with any international partner institutions. Initiating new ones and updating current ones is an important task of GICI Business School Academic Program’s Office.

  1. Quality Management and Accreditations

Our quality management consists of not only a thorough controlling and evaluation of each course at the end of every term, but also of a systematic long-term assessment called “Quality Assurance”. This enables GICI Business School to detect and improve weaknesses in our programs in order that students reach the required learning goals. Since we aim to perform constantly on an international level, we are committed to fulfill the highest quality standards. This is why we regularly undergo demanding re-accreditation processes. Execution and control of quality management as well as passing accreditation processes are successfully managed under the responsibility of experts in GICI Business School Academic Program’s Office.

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GBS Jakarta, Jl. Mampang Prapatan No. 79  Indonesia Call : 021.799.8425 Fax : 021.799.8427   Email : jakarta@gicibusinessschool.ac.id