Graduate attributes

IBIBS courses are AIBA accredited. IBIBS as a Higher Education Institution equips students with, Knowledge, Skills and Attributes.

These attributes refers to the values and beliefs which a institution identifies as the hallmark of their graduatesʼ experience

IBIBS is a quality provider of professional, accredited, higher education courses in business and information technology. IBIBS courses (undergraduate and post graduate courses at diploma, bachelor and master degree levels) are developed and reviewed following extensive consultation with industry leaders, employers, professional bodies and senior academics to ensure the course materials are current, practical and relevant to the business community worldwide. IBIBS courses integrate theory and practice, collaborative learning, research and industry based projects, written reports, oral presentations, case studies using technology to assist student’s master key employable skills of communication, collaboration, problem solving and self-direction ensuring that IBIBS Graduates are "work ready".

IBIBS provides an overview on graduate attributes as a consequence of course design and assessment. IBIBS' improvement to student attainment of specified attributes is in the context of each field of study program and is part of IBIBS' quality improvement process.

Graduate attributes are specified by IBIBS as a list of qualities and capabilities that graduates will attain as an outcome of their academic programs at IBI Business School and will provide a benchmark against which IBIBS' performance can be measured. These are expressed in a range of forms which are generic and common to all IBIBS' programs and value-added by additional attributes linked to specific disciplines, including:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding
  2. Skills and
  3. Approach and Attributes

In addition to the curriculum specification where professional bodies require discipline-specific content and generic attributes, IBI Business School takes into consideration other important attributes such as ethical decision-making, principles and values.

IBIBS courses encourage students to develop attitudes of intellectual awareness and motivation for independent thinking, self- directed learning and reflective professional and personal practice, inclusive of a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. In the instructional design process each course ensures that students develop their knowledge and understanding as well as a range of generic skills appropriate to a defined level of study in the composition of each course.  These include:

  • the ability to work with a systematic body of knowledge appropriate to the focus and level of  the qualification based on a high standard of scholarship and enquiry and; 
  • where research is conducted, to demonstrate an ability to initiate and formulate viable and relevant questions, having a contribution to new knowledge or a separate interpretation of existing knowledge, and an understanding of the social, economic and cultural impact and application of their research and its academic value and relevance; 
  • the professional, social, economic and cultural contexts of the discipline and related fields;
  • the awareness of ethical issues, social responsibility and cultural diversity.
  • the awareness of environmental sustainability issues and how the course will address such issues.
  • An appreciation of international perspectives applied in a global environment.
  • Where research is conducted, to demonstrate an ability to initiate and formulate viable and relevant questions, having a contribution to new knowledge or a separate interpretation of existing knowledge, and an understanding of the social, economic and cultural impact and application of their research and its academic value and relevance;
  • critical analysis, problem solving, and creative thinking;                                                 

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES IN IBIBS

  • identifying, gathering, evaluating and applying information;
  • effective communication in a range of contexts
  • developing, planning, and managing independent work;
  • work effectively as a team member;
  • effectively use information and communication technology;
  • apply knowledge gained in the course to new situations. 

Graduate Attributes Skills Summary

A Graduate Attributes Skills Summary exists for each qualification in IBI Business School, providing a lens through which to view graduate attributes at the qualification level and capturing key aspects of the graduate attributes that are important to the outcomes of the graduate's qualification. 

The Graduate Attributes Skills Summary has been designed as part of the course curriculum to assist academic staff to identify and include important industry, business and professional applications of graduate attributes in learning and assessment strategies.

 

Communication

The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts to achieve high order speaking, listening, reading, writing, numeracy and information technology communication skills.

Independent and lifelong learning

A capacity to be a self directed learner and thinker and to study and work independently. Resulting in continuous learning, resilience, confidence, learning transferable and time management skills and an ability to learn independently.

Ethics

Awareness, sensitivity, and commitment to ethics and ethical standards in personal, social, business and professional contexts.

Analytical and Problem Solving

The ability to collect, analyse and evaluate information and ideas and to solve problems by thinking clearly, critically and creatively to solve problems and issues using established methods of enquiry.

Cultural and Global Awareness

An acknowledgment of and respect for: equality of opportunity; individual and social responsibility; and a recognition and appreciation of other cultures and times recognizing the global context of business.

Team work Cooperation, Participation and Leadership

A capacity to relate to, collaborate with, and, where appropriate lead others, and to exchange views and ideas in order to achieve desired outcomes through teamwork, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership.

Specialist knowledge of a field of study

Comprehensive specialist knowledge of a field of study and defined professional skills ensuring work readiness.

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