21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits and character traits that are believed to be critically important to success in today’s world. Leaders worldwide are looking for young professionals who ask good questions, have great communication skills, work well with others and engage customers.
STIE Triatma Mulya Stenden, Bali, established in 2009, is part of the global international campus network of NHL Stenden, the Netherlands, with more sites located in South Africa, Thailand, China and Qatar. The school recognises the fact that students need to master several survival skills to thrive in this dynamic working world – the same skills that will enable students to become productive professionals in the 21st century.
To satisfy these modern-day demands, the double bachelor degree programs offered integrate contemporary methods of education such as design-based education, research, development, innovation and practice throughout the curriculum. This is commonly referred to at STIE Triatma Mulya Stenden as “worldwide education”, and it occurs in a setting driven by a mix of national and international students and staff.
Students studying the school’s bachelor programs can practice new-age skills through engaging widely in design-based education within the curriculum. Students can actively seek out new knowledge using real case studies from industry. This approach provides students with the opportunity to practice practical skills such as initiative, entrepreneurialism, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and imagination. As a result, students develop a need to continuously improve products, processes, or services.
Through a wide range of research assignments and projects, students within the double bachelor degree programs develop skills such as agility and adaptability by learning how to access and analyse Information. Through research and analytical skills, students learn how to manage astronomical amounts of information. In a modern world setting it’s not only the sheer quantity of information that represents a challenge, but also how fast the information is changing. Young professionals today must think fast, be flexible, change and apply a variety of tools to solve issues.
Practicing and developing in work-related settings throughout the curriculum within the bachelor programs teaches students to develop modern-day skills such as influential leadership and effective written and oral communication. Young bachelor graduates should be prepared with general leadership and collaborative skills. The general focus should be on preparing students to have the ability to influence. Therefore, students must be taught to communicate in a clear and concise way and have the need to create focus, energy, and passion around the points they want to make. It’s about communicating with a real voice.
STIE Triatma Mulya Stenden, located in Bali, Indonesia, draws from co-created international curricula, integrating international and national context in order to offer bachelor students the right set of skills to get to the top!