We are diverse and dynamic educational institute

As one of the leading educational institutions in Papua New Guinea, IBSUniversity prides itself on its diversity and innovation. Our mission is to empower students to envision and shape the future. By integrating a renowned design school with premier academic colleges, we foster a transformative learning environment that embraces varied perspectives and experiences.

At IBSUniversity, we celebrate the richness of our community, comprising students, faculty, staff, and alumni from diverse backgrounds. Our collective experiences enrich the learning journey, preparing students to become visionary leaders capable of making meaningful contributions to society in an ever-evolving world.

Welcome to IBSUniversity

IBSUniversity is a diverse and dynamic educational institution, committed to reimagining the future of learning. Our unique blend of academic excellence and inclusive community fosters transformative experiences for students, faculty, staff, and alumni worldwide. As leaders in preparing students for the complexities of the modern world, we prioritize diversity, innovation, and meaningful contributions to society.

A Brief History of IBSUniversity

Established in 1987, the Institute of Business Studies (IBS) began as a provider of revision classes for the Papua New Guinea Institute of Accountants (now CPA PNG), evolving into a prestigious tertiary education institution. By 1994, IBS expanded its offerings to include certificate courses in Accounting and Business, catering to grade 10 school leavers.

In 1999, IBS forged a groundbreaking partnership with Southern Cross University Australia, offering internationally recognized Australian degree programs in Accounting, IT, Marketing, and Human Resource Development. This collaboration positioned IBS as a leader in tertiary education in Papua New Guinea. In 2003, IBS further solidified its reputation by introducing the first MBA program in the country, in partnership with Deakin University, Australia.

The Evolution into IBSUniversity

Recognized as a university in 2016 by the National Executive Council (NEC), IBSUniversity officially launched its own degree programs in 2017. Today, IBSUniversity offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including Accounting and Finance, Economics and Development, Business and Management, and Information and Technology, all delivered at the IBS Mt. Eriama campus.

Our Vision

To enrich lives through World Class Education, Training and Research

Our Mission

We are passionately committed to Educating and Training people by providing responsive and value driven programmes that stimulate personal development, organizational growth and building our young nation.

Our Values

  • INTEGRITY : Our Spontaneous Commitment to delivering our promises
  • RESPECT : We extend mutual courtesy as we would expect.
  • INNOVATIVE : Our application of new ideas towards improving our lives and the society we live in.
  • SERVICE : Our utmost commitment to serve our students and customers beyond their expectations.
  • COLLABORATION : We believe in internal teamwork and External Collaboration to grow and sustain success.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY : We take ownership of our actions and decisions.
  • RESPONSIVE : Our proactive response to industry expectations.
  • EXCELLENCE : Our unwavering resolve towards world standards.

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Our Mission and Values

At IBSUniversity, our mission is to deliver student-centered learning methodologies, produce high-caliber graduates, and provide practical, real-world training opportunities. We are committed to nurturing research skills, fostering leadership development, and empowering students to realize their potential. Our core values of integrity, innovation, excellence, accountability, responsibility, collaboration, respect, and service guide our actions and decisions.

Strategic Vision

Our strategic vision is to be a contemporary and innovative university that enriches lives through world-class education, training, and research. With a focus on vibrant student experiences, research innovation, HR and development practices, governance, risk management, resource efficiency, producing work-ready graduates, incubation and startup funding, and infrastructure development, we aim to create a positive environment that fosters success and achieves our future vision.

Visiting IBSUniversity

Studying business at IBSUniversity is a great way to enhance your career. In today’s competitive environment, professionals need the skills to adapt to an ever-changing business world.