In XIBA, we focus on formation of the character of students by which they become competent leaders who could successfully respond to the challenges of the corporate world: competence building. Drawing upon the Jesuit philosophy of higher education, we want our students to become influential leaders who become entrepreneurs to address the problems of the country: men and women for others. This approach guides the way for our students learning and the ways for our lecturers to accompany the students in their growth.
Our teaching is seen as accompaniment with students in their learning to grow as leaders. We do not merely inform knowledge but we focus on formation of character of our students. In teaching, we maintain a fine blend of theory and practice. The teacher has been guided to treat the student with respect for his/her potency and competence.
Learning by our students is not only through classroom interactions but also through case studies, industry visits, live projects, research projects, group discussions, seminars and workshops. In the process of informing themselves on different subjects/courses in management, instead of just accumulating information and memorizing theories, the students are trained to develop analytical skills and critical thinking. That should help them capable to comprehend reality, develop strategies, and make discerned decisions.
Evaluation of learning in XIBA does not test only how best our students have memorized what is taught in classroom and what they read in books and transferred in answer sheets, but also we test how best they look at the content critically and apply it to situation. Therefore, many types of examinations are conducted, i.e. comprehensive, workshop, live project and so on. Similarly, students, peers, industry, and the management evaluate the performance of teachers periodically.