Graduate Attributes

In the context of a Divine Word University graduate, the Faculty of Business and Informatics is committed in facilitating the experience of its students as reflective lifelong learners acting on well developed Christian ethical principles. Graduates will display personal qualities of scholarship and social awareness at local, national and international levels as evidenced through the following eight attributes:

Scholarship

1. Professional knowledge – achieve levels of knowledge and skill appropriate to entering and maintaining employment and to continuing career development in their chosen professional area through their commitment to lifelong learning.

2. Analysis and problem solving – apply their abilities with academic integrity to identify and define problems, exercise informed critical judgment and acknowledge their own limitations in understanding and solving problems.

3. Research – demonstrate independent analytical, critical, logical and creative thinking in systematically identifying and solving problems to establish or to create appropriate new and ethical solutions.

4. Information technology – have experienced the use of archives and libraries and the application of a range of computer software, particularly software appropriate to their disciplinary area, and established receptiveness to the expanding opportunities for electronic technology.


Social Awareness

5. Personal development – have been assisted to develop a philosophy of life based on the absolute human dignity of all persons, particularly the disadvantaged, through a commitment to Christian personal and professional ethics.

6. Communication – have excellent communication skills, in written and oral language, and understand and use English as the language of international scholarship as well as respecting the linguistic diversity of PNG.

7. Social Responsibility – accept the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of an education and display willingness to serve the needs of society through application of their disciplinary knowledge and professional skills.

8. Social interaction – demonstrate the ability to work productively, both autonomously and co-operatively, with tolerance, respect and valuing for human diversity, but also with a passionate commitment to truth.

Core Values

Divine Word University’s Core Values, as articulated in the University Charter and also expressed  in  its  Vision  and  Mission  statements,  are  at  the  heart  of  Divine  Word University’s academic and  non-academic programs and its philosophy. These values provide  a  framework  for  the  University’s development and enliven the University's identity, the University’s heritage and its commitment to knowledge for holistic, personal development and social progress.

Integrity - offers to the University the ability to realize the Christian values  and maintain the highest academic standards by upholding academic policies. It promotes the University strategic objectives and its Vision by emphasizing holistic education at the University and encouraging a consistency of actions and values.

Academic Excellence - DWU is committed to quality of research, learning and teaching or every individual learner. DWU’s diverse  academic faculties with a qualified academic staff, in collaboration with international academics and universities, promotes critical thinking for staff and students who are engaged in learning, research, and creativity. Thus, DWU stimulates academic and personal leadership for staff and students with a spirit of ethical values and personal discipline.

Community Engagement/Service - commits the DWU Community to follow the example of the Divine Word  to utilize our gifts, talents and abilities to advance the genuine well-being of  the people we encounter in our community and the nation.

Respect - the DWU Community respects every person’s dignity, background and potential, and  appreciates and respects the right to express diverse ideas with a freedom of academic enquires.

Diversity - the  University’s  Founders  were  from  a  different  cultural  and  social background.  Diversity  nurtures  an  international  academic  community  within  the university that fosters a  culture that is open and welcoming to people of diverse backgrounds, and promotes ideas and perspectives that engages the faculty, staff and students in academic and non-academic activities in an educational environment, and prepares the students to live and work in an international society within a global economy.

Hospitality - at DWU we attend to our daily duties with a spirit of openness and kindness that welcomes new ideas and people with a diversity of backgrounds and beliefs. We receive and value our visitors with divergent ideas and  new insights and challenges.

Learning  for  Life - DWU is committed to providing opportunities to staff and students for personal growth in an environment that supports the development of discipline, ethical decision- making, and personal responsibility.

Social Responsibility - DWU is committed to equity, social justice, and diversity, and maintains  the highest standards of integrity in our relationships with others.DWU is an institution that serves as a resource for and stimulus to social, economic, educational,  cultural, environmental, and community development in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.

Vision and Mission

The Faculty of Business and Informatics is committed to the pursuit of quality in all its administrative and academic responsibilities in the fields of business, tourism, information systems, and mathematics and computing science. It brings together the professional fields of accountancy, management, tourism management, mathematics and computing science, and information systems.

Vision
The Faculty's vision is to be a well established and respected faculty open to all suitably qualified applicants, serving society through teaching, research and community engagement in a Christian environment.

Mission Statement
The Faculty of Business and Informatics aims to achieve its mission through the following objectives: 

• Offer quality education in the fields of business, accountancy, management, public administration, tourism, information systems, mathematics and computing science, with a special emphasis on encouraging moral and ethical behavior.

• Provide undergraduate and postgraduate programs in all the academic areas in which the Faculty is involved, that meet international academic standards, and are responsive   to local, national and international development needs.

• Produce programs which are responsive to the priorities of national development.

• Develop a responsive and innovative research agenda.

• Develop systems and procedures for the efficient and effective delivery of educational services.

• Advance the goals and objectives of DWU and that of the FBI by discovering success models as well as some of the best practices in the field of business, information systems,  mathematics and computing science and tourism education.

• Develop sustainable and strategic partnership with other universities overseas and within the country and to promote internationalization.

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Informatics

rlindioDr.Romulo Lindio
Dean of Faculty of Business and Informatics

Hello and welcome to the Faculty of Business and Informatics(FBI) page. We are a part of the very dynamic and progressive institute that is Divine Word University.

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