Belajar dari Kemajuan SBM-NYP Singapore

Oleh A. Gima Sugiama

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

Singapura adalah salah satu negara macan Asia (along with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea). Area total yang dimiliki negara ini hanya 692.7 sq km, water: 10 sq km, land: 682.7 sq km and population 4,353,893. Selain Singapore berhasil dalam perekonomiannya, juga sukses mengembangkan pendidikan vokasional. Salah satu institusi yang menjadi kebanggaan dan terkemuka di Singapura adalah Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

NYP established on 1 April 1992, dengan menempati lahan hanya 305,000 square metres. In Nanyang Polytechnic, students have a total of 4 months of vacation and 8 months of school. It also provides more time for co-curricular activities (CCA) and other activities. Students are awarded a Diploma in their respective fields after completing the course. The minimum time frame for courses is three years. Graduating students have the option of joining the workforce or continue education in local/overseas University.

The polytechnic (NYP) is made up of seven different schools, namely: School of Business Management (SBM), School of Chemical and Life Sciences (SCL), School of Design (SDN), School of Engineering (SEG), School of Health Sciences (SHS), School of Information Technology (SIT), and School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM).

SBM-NYP

School of Business Management (SBM) have seven diplomas: Diploma in Accountancy & Finance, Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Banking & Financial Services, Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Media Studies & Management, Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management, and Diploma in Hospitality & Resort Management. There are two options for courses: full-time courses and part-time courses. SBM students can choose from one of the following four Options: ” Customer Relationship Management (CRM), ” Human Resource Management (HRM), ” Retail Management (RM), or Supply Chain Management (SCM).”

The cornerstone of the SBM-NYP applied practice-based teaching is Teaching Enterprise Project (TEP) concept. It is a very unique and innovative concept of training where students undergo practice-based learning through attachments with real business centres within the campus. The concept involves simulating authentic industry environment and facilities within the campus, so that students are trained on the latest equipment and follow actual industry practices. They have the opportunity to work on industry-commissioned projects, supervised by staff with extensive industry experience. Business students are scheduled to operate real business centres set up in the campus by the SBM. These business centres include Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), Customer Relationship Management Call Centre (CRMCC), International Business Resource Centre (IBRC), Marketing Services Centre (MSC) and Business Services Unit (BSU). These businesses provide a platform for actual hands-on training for SBM students. Also SBM have Entrepreneurship Programme (EP).

IBRC was established in 1993 to support Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) strategic international thrust by helping to foster among staff and students a global mindset to face the competitive challenges of an integrated and borderless environment. While EP by Entrepreneurship Development is one of the key strategies in the SBM’s Thought Leadership. The School has pioneered a number of innovative programmes to help enhance creative thinking among the young and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. We believe that young students should learn from an early age to be knowledgeable consumers, develop the right attitudes towards taking risks, and develop the skills to identify creative, and viable business opportunities leading to eventually starting their own businesses.

Lesson Learned

Polban memiliki jurusan Administrasi Niaga yang di dalamnya mencakup program studi Administasi Bisnis, Manajemen Pemasaran, Manajemen Aset, dan Usaha Perjalanan Wisata. Keseluruhan program studi ini ada kemiripan dengan yang dikembangkan SBM-NYP Singapore. Tetapi ada pebedaan mencolok dengan SBM-NYP yakni mereka memiliki Business Center: “students are scheduled to operate real business centres set up in the campus by the SBM-NYP. Lain halnya dengan di Jurusan Administrasi Niaga Polban hanya memberikan teori dan konsep.

AN-Polban sebaiknya bersegera memola keberhasilan SBM-NYP Singapore dengan cara munking mengadopsi, mengadaptasi, atau memodifikasi konsep “real business centres” operations yang dielaborasi SBM-NYP. Aplikasi konsep Business Center bagi AN-Polban ini dapat dibangun melalui pola kerjasama dengan industri. Business centres yang perlu dibangun di AN-Polban antara lain sebagaimana yang dikembangkan di SBM-NYP antara lain include 1) Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), 2) Customer Relationship Management Call Centre (CRMCC), 3) International Business Resource Centre (IBRC), 4) Marketing Services Centre (MSC) and 5) Business Services Unit (BSU). Kapan program yang dirindukan ini dapat direalisasikan? Banyak faktor yang turut berkontribusi untuk merelasisir hal tersebut di antaranya sikap para top management di Polban, pimpinan Jurusan dan Program Studi di AN, para staff pengajar, dan tentu pihak lain termasuk industri di dalamnya. Mari kita mulai menapaki asa AN-Polban yang sejalan dengan visi serta misinya.

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