President’s Message


IPMI International Business School is pioneer in executive and MBA education in South-east Asia. Since our inception in 1984 we have been dedicated to deliver relevant education and creating real impact and our alumni have leading positions in the most important companies in the region.

IPMI International Business School was the first to bring education fully delivered in English, the first to deliver MBA programs and a case-based pedagogic approach to the region. IPMI have benefitted from having a strong commitment and support from Harvard Business School and INSEAD and its faculties in our foundation and in shaping the early development of our school.

By successfully closing our 2012 fund-raising campaign we now have the chance to continue our journey and turn IPMI Business School into IPMI International Business School, with strengthened international faculty, strengthened international partnerships and strengthened research centers engaging the decision-makers in the region.

Studying in IPMI International Business School brings you into the core of the dynamic transformation of the Indonesian economy – one of the expected growth engines of the world economy. You will have the chance to contribute to the development of the Indonesian economy and explore the unlimited number of entrepreneurship opportunities.

Jakarta is a vibrant city in a next booming economy in South-East Asia. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country with a great growth potential. According to World Bank and Standard Chartered, Indonesia is predicted to be in the ‘Top 10′ leading economies by 2020 the 6th largest economy in the world by the 2030. This is the chance to experience the starting point of the next Asian Tiger. OECD has ranked Indonesia into the same investment category with Brazil, India, China and Russia and the outlook improving as Indonesia keeps rising in the Global Competitiveness Index, reaching 44th place in 2010.


Niclas Adler, PhD, Professor
President of IPMI International Business School
The Indonesian Foundation for Management Development