BINUS University offers an array of double degree and joint degree programs in strategic disciplines including Accounting & Finance, Computing and Media for local and international students through partnerships with leading universities around the world. By undertaking a double degree, students can obtain international exposure and experience to better equip them for their careers in the future by honing their language and cultural intelligence skills as well as gaining professional abroad.
Aditi is an example of an Indian student who joined BINUS University for her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance after moving from India to Indonesia after high school and is about to embark on her final year at Cologne Business School. She shares her experience as an international student at BINUS University and how her experiences are supporting her professional goals.
How does BINUS support your international employability?
2 in 3 BINUS graduates become entrepreneurs or work in global companies. I think this is made possible through its unique 3+1 Enrichment Program. Every student is expected to spend one year on either of the five following tracks: study overseas, research, incubator, internship or community development. I feel that the double degree option I am currently taking with CBS will help me land a job more easily with two reputable degrees in my hand and business experience from the Asian and European context. The bonus, of course, is to be able to travel around and make new friends.
How does it compare to sit in BINUS and Cologne Business School classrooms?
In both places, the teacher values a student’s opinion and thought. They are always ready to answer any doubts a student has. Learning is derived from the discussion and team projects. BINUS hosts international students and lecturers so I could connect and adjust with relative ease to a very international environment at CBS. Moreover, the program at BINUS is rigorous, so I was well prepared for my final year at CBS.
What is the most valuable experience you cherish from BINUS and CBS?
I really deepened my knowledge of accounting and finance at BINUS. After three years I can say I understand well how the finance department of a company works. I also know the Indonesian language now thanks to interactions with my fellow students. BINUS students are active. Our clubs often hold large-scale competitions for university and high school students. It is a great experience for me to have organized a big event like that with our Finance Club. I learned teamwork and discipline. In the past 3 weeks at CBS, I have been interacting with students from around the world. This cultural diversity helps me understand different perspectives.
What are your hopes for the future?
My plan, for now, is to graduate with high grades end to enter a master program in marketing and business management field. I have shortlisted some universities in Europe already and will soon be applying there. Later I expect to work in a multinational corporation or in one of the top four accounting firms.
BINUS University International is partnered with more than 200 leading universities around the globe which include Cologne Business School as well as RMIT University, Australia, Ningbo University, China and IESEG School of Management, France among many others. With extensive experience in hosting international students, BINUS University offers local and international students unique opportunities to obtain and internationally recognised double and joint degrees from Indonesia and other countries of their choosing. Graduates from BINUS University are therefore highly sought after by employers throughout Indonesia as well as being known for innovative entrepreneurship.
Find out more about BINUS University’s double degree programs here