Welcome to Department of Business Studies

Department of Business Studies

The Department of Business Studies (BS) is guided by the vision statement of DWU and the university’s mission of (1) acquisition of knowledge, which is the mission of research; (2) the transmission of knowledge, which is the mission of teaching; and (3) the application of the knowledge, which is the mission of community engagement. As an integral department of the Faculty of Business and Informatics (FBI), its programs and activities are in congruence with the faculty’s main goals.

Based on the above premises, the department’s mission statement is:

In partnership with its internal and external stakeholders, the BS department commits to assist its clientele to achieve scholarly values, lifelong learning; become contributors of development along business and entrepreneurship, management and accountancy professionalism in local, national and international contexts; transform their orientation to be job creators and providers; and to adopt their sustainable existence in a global society.

The ongoing activities of the Department of Business Studies, through the various programs it offers and in collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Informatics, is in the delivery of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Professional Accountancy (MPA) at POM campus, and the Master of Leadership in Business Administration (MLBA) at Madang Campus. The department also engages in progressive efforts towards the development of future undergraduate and postgraduate programs for delivery through flexible mode or online. It also assists with building the research culture of the University in business, management and accountancy with emphasis on scholarly values in relation to research-led teaching, and prepares its graduates for their place in a global society.

The quality standards embraced by the BS department are those described in the academic and administrative manuals and the Strategic Plans of DWU in general and Faculty of Business and Informatics in particular. They are the prime sources in pursuing further development of Business Studies graduates attributes through teaching, learning, research and community engagement strategies and activities. Student participation is encouraged. Students are encouraged to be active members of the university community, to take part in extracurricular activities (Open Day, Cultural Day, Business Ethics Symposium, CPAPNG’s continuing professional education, conferences, seminars and research activities) as well as their formal studies.

The Department of Business Studies’ implementation of teaching and learning strategies through research and inquiry, communication, information literacy, ethical, social and professional understandings, and personal and intellectual autonomy; specifically contribute to the achievement of students’ vibrant intellectual membership in a global society. In dealing with the quality standards for students, the BS department anchors them in the following attributes:

Ethically informed and able to demonstrate respect for the dignity of each individual and for human diversity, recognize their responsibility to the common good, the environment and society, and apply ethical perspectives in informed decision making.

Knowledgeable and able to think critically and reflectively, demonstrate values, knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to the discipline and/or profession, solve problems in a variety of settings taking local and international perspectives into account.

Skillful and able to work both autonomously and collaboratively, locate, organize, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information, demonstrate effective communication in oral and written English language and visual media, utilize information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively.

Welcome to Department of Finance and Management

Department of Finance and Management

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is experiencing rapid social and economic growth and change across all development sectors to realize the PNG Government’s Vision 2050. As a national development priority, building a skilled workforce is imperative to drive the nation’s strategic development priorities to meet set targets. As a result, organizations must have the ‘right’ current workforce managed in such a manner to withstand and see prosperity amidst the ever changing environments. Under the auspices of Divine Word University, the Department of Finance and Management (DFM) became incepted, as one of its significant players in program offering to respond to this need. DFM is a new addition to the existing departments in the Faculty of Business and Informatics (FBI) under the leadership of the Dean of FBI. Despite being a new comer in 2013, DFM already has postgraduate and undergraduate programs with an enrolment of more than 200 students and a record history of having graduated more than 1000 students already.

DFM continues to address current employee professional and workplace needs in its program offerings. All programs are designed in flexible learning mode and assessments are workplace-based. Students are required to attend a two week face to face intensive residential and a workplace application component must happen once a semester for two years. Programs incorporate high standard personal and professional graduate attributes as set by Divine Word University.

In line with the third decade Divine Word University Strategic Plan, the Department of Finance and Management intends to offer online programs at the postgraduate and the undergraduate levels. This move will enable accessibility to a larger PNG workforce population and citizens. The teaching team is highly qualified and experienced in industry and academia. Adult learning approaches are applied to learning experiences. Teaching strategies and approaches and learning is enhanced with the availability of modern learning and teaching facilities in the campuses where programs are offered.

Welcome to Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism is one of the promising industries in Papua New Guinea but lacks high quality and competent professionals to respond to its operational challenges. Seeing this significant need, Divine Word University, since 1998 through its Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM), continues to offer programs to address ever changing issues and concerns in the field of tourism and hospitality. Ever mindful of the important part and contribution that tourism plays in the economic growth and development of any nation such as Papua New Guinea, it intends to become a leading educational institution in the region by resolving to provide strategic approaches and sustainable solutions to the many tourism issues defined within the context of the PNG setting.

THM department programs are designed to provide its graduates with ethically sound values and moral understanding that will initiate, develop, and build a local tourism infrastructure that is environment sensitive and socially responsible and further, to create viable tourism ventures and employment opportunities for its indigenous people.

Students are trained and developed to acquire a holistic and realistic knowledge about the different sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are also provided with appropriate communication and management skills necessary to make them better and active participants in their chosen profession.


Welcome to Department of Mathemattics and Computing Science

Department of Mathematics and Computing Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computing Science (MCS) aims to provide the workforce of Papua New Guinea with professionals who are competent to apply mathematical and computing techniques and engage in research in mathematics and computing science. The demand for computer-literate mathematicians continues to grow as technology advances. Whether it is making a mobile phone secure, understanding the behavior of complex software, or designing a super-fast algorithm, mathematics is the key. Mathematics is also being used in medicine, for example in the analysis of brain scans; and in anthropology, in the study of social relationships; to name just a couple of examples. Mathematics is becoming increasingly useful in all facets of life. This Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Science program aims to give a solid grounding in the methods of modern applicable mathematics with a particular emphasis on applications in computing, including mobile phone technology.

The MCS Department’s academic program is intended to cater for the interests of those people who would like to specialize in pure mathematics and its applications to computing science. The computing units emphasize the use of mathematics in several areas of computing, especially in the area of software design and data analysis and data and network security. Graduates of the program will be competent to apply mathematical and computing techniques in the work force and engage in research in mathematics and computing science. Graduates have the attributes to be competent in mathematics and computing, effective and articulate in interpersonal and public communication using both oral and written genres, aware of the ethical and social implications and imperatives of their work and aware of the ideal of personal integrity in all aspects of professional life.


Welcome to Department of Information Systems

Department of Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems (IS) aims to provide the workforce of Papua New Guinea with professionals who are competent to assist, and provide leadership in, the use, development and maintenance of electronic digital technology, particularly as it impacts corporate and service sectors of the national economy. The program offered by the Department is within the discipline area commonly known as Information Systems, which studies computer applications in-so-far as they support the flow of electronic information in the business and service functions of organizations within a modern technological society. To achieve the goals of our program to serve the national economy we also include a strong component of Information Technology (IT) to assist infrastructure development in a developing country. IS/IT is to be distinguished from the discipline of Computer Science which is more concerned with the underlying scientific and mathematical principles of electronic digital technology. It is also to be distinguished from the discipline of Computer Technology which has a focus on electronic digital hardware.

The Department values pastoral care of students, work experience, an annual Information Systems Symposium, and the implementation of international standards in all our units. Our program design has been assisted by partnerships with international scholars including Prof Deane Arganbright, DWU Emeritus Professor, and others from institutions such as La Trobe University, Australia and Alphanets, Solomon Islands.

The Bachelor of Information Systems program aims to provide students with values, attitudes, knowledge and skills in Information Systems and their management that enable them to contribute significantly to the understanding and ethical management of the developing Information System’s infrastructure of modern PNG, both within the home or small office and within larger organizations.


Madang Campus

PO Box 483,
Madang 511
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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