Jakarta, 27 November 2021 – Universitas Prasetiya Mulya succeeded in obtaining an award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) as the 3 (three) Big Universities Recipient/Winner of the Most Entrepreneurship Competition organized by Kemendikbudristek. This award is given for the commitment of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya in creating university graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Prof. Agus W. Soehadi selaku Dekan School of Business & Economics Universitas Prasetiya Mulya expressing this award shows the activeness of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya students in participating in various entrepreneurship competitions at various levels. “As an educational institution, we always strive to create an ecosystem that is able to foster the spirit of student competition through the educational curriculum and university culture that is passed down from each generation of students so that competition has become part of their daily lives,” said Prof. Agus.
Dr. Rudy Handoko as Director of Student Affairs, Character and Alumni of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya Explaining the ecosystem that spurs the spirit of competition is also reflected through soft skill assessment which is carried out regularly, where one of the components assessed is: achievement-oriented. “We believe a businessman must have the desire and ability to pursue achievements or achieve a target in order to survive and stand out in the tight competition in the business world. One of the ways we hone Thissoftskillis to encourage students to take part in various competitions that are able to test and validate their ideas and innovations,” explained Dr. Rudy.
The large number of students who take part in entrepreneurship competitions cannot be separated from the entrepreneurial spirit that is closely attached to Prasetiya Mulya University, “This valueis also internalized in every faculty through program assistance personal development so that students are not only able to take part in entrepreneurial competitions but when they graduate,value It is hoped that this will also help them in building their businesses and careers as professionals,” added Prof. Agus. Based onSatisfaction Survey for Alumni and Employer of Graduate, Kantar Market Research 2019, recorded that 27% of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya alumni have careers as entrepreneurs, this number is quite large and above the world average. In addition, there are 27 businesses in the digital field owned by alumni and 3 of them managed to get an injection of funds from abroad.
Citing the Start-up Ranking data released in 2019, Indonesia is ranked fifth in the world as a country with the growth of start-up companies. the most. This positive trend must be accompanied by competent human resources to ensure business continuity going forward. “We hope to inspire universities and other associations to participate in developing the entrepreneurial spirit of students in order to create more university graduates who become entrepreneurs with good knowledge of the business world so that their contribution to the economy is also getting better,” concluded Prof. Agus.