Brief History

The embryo of faculty of economics and business University of Brawijaya (FE UB) was named  Malang College of Economics (PTEM). PTEM was established by the foundation of Malang College of Economics on 27 June 1957 under Notary Deed No. 26 dated 15 August 1957.

In the effort of constructing and developing FE UB, both the chiefs and the entire stakeholders of FE UB in every period have to deal with different challenges and obstacles. The change of surrounding has put FE UB in demand to develop itself into an effective, efficient, productive, transparent and accountable administration for university.

In order to response changes of surrounding, scientific development as well as demand for international accreditation toward World Class Faculty, the Faculty of Economics (FE) was institutionally transformed into Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) in accordance with the Rector UB Decree Number 018/SK/2011.

Drs. JBAF Mayor Polak (Januari 1961 – Maret 1963)

This period was challenged by the students’ low studying interest, especially amidst the indigenous that results in the small number of students studying in PTEM (FEUB embryo), who mostly at the same time took FKIP (Education Degree) of Airlangga University chapter Malang. The other drawback was the shortage of experts willing and able to be the lecturers, thus, under Mayor Polak leadership, the lecturers were taken from APDN and Airlangga University, most of who are Tionghoa decent. Meanwhile the infrastructure was provided by renting several buildings through the time in jl. Ijen, jl. Guntur, SMA Tugu, Malang Town Hall, SPMA Tanjung, and PAAKRI building respectively.


Drs. Abdul Madjid Notoatmojo (1963 – 1966)

In the second period the institution deals with such a problem as the insufficient infrastructures, for instance the separated administrative building from the lecture buildings, which, if compared to now, would be ineffective. The faculty secretary in that period was Dra. O.S. Hastoeti Harpoon. For the first time, in 1955, FEUB graduated all of its students. The lecture building did not change since Mayor Polak leadership, whereas the collective administrative matters of every faculty of Brawijya University was managed in Katayama. The lecturers available at that time were Dra. O.S. Hastoeti Harsono, Drs. Rustam Effendy, Dra. S.M. Kiptiyah, Drs. Mohammad Saleh, Dra. Muryati, dan Drs. M. Saleh Sjafradji.

Drs. Daniel EOH (April 1966 – Oktober 1966)

This is the shortest and the most critical period for the continuity of FEUB organization due to national political turmoil particularly the polarization of the students into particular political groups against one another, and thus frequently the students missed the lectures. The peak of the upheaval was G30S/PKI.

Drs. Robertus Suharno (1966 – 1970)

This period coincided with the beginning of the orde baru (new order) era. The stable political atmosphere of new order era under Soeharto leadership allowed FEUB integrate the lecture activity with its administrative management in new location in Dinoyo (today Jl. MT. Haryono 165 Malang) moved from Katayama (today Jl. Lakes. Martadinata Malang). In the new location, FEUB were able to provide three lecture classes, one library room, and a common hall shared use with Engineering faculty. The Vice Dean I in this period was Drs. Baharudin Tamin, the Vice Dean II who doubled as the faculty secretary was held by Draw. O.S. Hastoeti Harsono, and the Vice Dean III was Drs. Kasmiran Wuryo (full-time lecturer of IKIP Malang).

Drs. Harsono (1970 – 1976)

This period coincided with REPELITA I. The positive economic growth supported by political stability promoted a lot of improvement in many sectors including higher of the important step taken was establishing General Economics and Enterprise Economics majors. In more limited scope this period was marked by introducing Econometrics, Programing linear, and Project Evaluation subjects. In this period there were significant progress on such activities as research, community service, and training project with third party institution. As the number of the students increased, FEUB began to let its students take the majors of their choice. The faculty secretary, Vice Dean I, II, and III of this period were Drs. Rustam Effendi, Dra. Berlian Gani, Dra. Muryati, and Drs. Moh. Saleh respectively, who served for two periods. Beginning in 1973, with 202 students of Diploma (I) students, 200 students of Diploma (II and III), and 189 students of Postgraduate (Doctoral Degree or stage IV and V), the majors began to be shifted into Public Economics (today Development Economics) with its specialization in Economics theory, and Enterprise (today Management major) with its specialization in marketing, production, finance, and personnel. All lecture classes were already in buildings in Jl. MT Haryono 165 Malang, comprising three lecture classes, a library, and a common hall used interchangeably with the students of Engineering Faculty (FTUB) located next to FEUB. As a matter of fact, the number of available classes was not able to accommodate all lecture activities which made them to arrange tight schedule from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dra. O.S. Hastoeti Harsono (1976-1982)

In the first half of this period (1976-1979), then faculty secretary, Vice Dean I, Vice Dean II, Vice Dean III, and Vice Dean IV (research and community service affairs) were held by Drs. Moh. Saleh, Dra. Berlian Gani, Dra. Muryati, Drs. Moh. Saleh, Dra. Djumilah Zain consecutively. In 1978, an S1 program in Accounting was offered based on the Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 835/DJ/77. Of the full-time lecturers in the program were Drs. Mustofa, Ak; Drs. Wiyoko Suwandi, Ak; dan Drs. Bambang Subroto, Ak, and the pastime lecturers were Drs. Tony Suryanto, Ak., Drs. Zaenal Sudjais, Ak., Drs. Paul Capele, Ak., dan Drs. M. Tuanakott a, Ak. A year later in 1979 a non-degree program in Enterprise Administration Education (PAAP) was open. Despite its passing-out period, the program managed to maintain its existence to become D3 program in Accounting. In 1978 the program used the hind building (today known as Gedung Kuliah A) for lecture activities and front building (Jl. MT Haryono 165) for its administrative management. This period was also marked by making collaboration with overseas education institutions especially Australia and the United States and domestic institution such as Cooperative Department. As a result, trainings by overseas lecturers were held not only at FEUB but also overseas, and Cooperative Study Centre and D3 program in Cooperative were established. Then in the second half of the period (1979-1982) the Vice Dean I, II, and III were replaced with Drs. Moh. Saleh, Drs. Soeradi Putrodirdjo, Drs. Sukarno respectively. During the end of Dra. Hastoeti Harpoon’s term, the deans’ and other administrative rooms were moved to new building to present, and the previous building at Jl. MT Haryono 165 has been fully handed over to FTUB.

Drs. Mohammad Saleh (1982 – 1988)

Drs. Mohammad Saleh served as the Dean for two periods, Periode I (1982-1985) and Period II (1985-1988). In the first period, as the response to the growing importance of demography matter in Orde Baru government such as Family Planning (KB) program, FEUB then established Demography Organisation. In accordance to the organization establishment, plenty of research about demography were conducted by FEUB in collaboration with Settlement Ministry and BKKBN, and sent some lectures to take postgraduate program in demography. In period I (1982-1985) the Vice Dean I, II, and III were held by Dra. S.M. Kiptiyah, MSc, Drs. Soeradi Putrodirdjo, and Drs. Abidin Lating respectively. Ahead the closing of PAAP program, the decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 052/DJ/Kep/1982 about establishing the Diploma Program in State Universities or institutes, dating 17 November 1982, thus PAAP was upgraded to be D3 program in Accounting. In 1982 a lecture building known as Gedung Kuliah B was built. Then in 1984, a building called PPA lama was also build by FEUB. A musholla bulding next to the canteen was also built which is used not exclusively by FEUB students. In the second period (1985-1988), the Vice Dean I, II, and III were held by Drs. Suradi Martawijaya, MS, Drs. Bambang Subroto, Ak, and Drs. Pudjiharjo, MS.

Drs. Ubud Salaim, MA (1988-1992)

In this period, the Vice Dean I, II, and III were held by MS Idrus, SE, MEC, PhD, Drs. Soemarsono, and Drs. Soedamar HW. IKOMA student and alumni family and parent organisation was formed in this period. The other outstanding steps taken were the significant concern of the dean on the discipline quality among the lecturers and staffs, as well as the development in administrative management. This period was also marked by the growing frequency of cooperation with the third parties, such as Perum Telkom, Perum Pegadaian, PT semen Gresik, and BPPT, as well as the establishment of PPA (Accounting Development Centre). Among the program of PPA were sending their lecturers of Accounting to continue their study in the United States and Australia, to take short course in acounting in the United States, to participate accounting workshops for IKIP lecturers, and developing accounting and computing laboratory.

Drs. Abidin Lating, MS (1992-1998)

This period Vice Dean I, III, and III were Drs. Bambang Subroto, Ak, MM, Drs. Djumahir, and Drs. Djasly By, MS subsequently. In 1995, a three storey bulding today known as Gedung Kuliah D was built and competed in 1997. In 1996, an Extention S1 program in Accounting was offered based on the Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 366/Dikti/Kep/1996 dating 17 July 1996 about the opening of Extention program in FEUB Accounting Study Program. In the year, the master program (S2) in Management based on the Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 493/Dikti/Kep/1996 dating 19 October 1996 about the opening of Master in Management Study Program in Brawijaya University. A year later, the Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 443/Dikti/Kep/1997 dating 24 November 1997 legitimate the D3 program in Taxation that had run years before. The decree led to pioneering collaboration between FEUB and the Tax General Director of the Finance Republic of Indonesia Republic. In the same year, computer laboratory with networking system was develop. In 1997 Ditjen Dikti began to introduce a development program of major through competition projects funded by World Bank, for instance, Quality Project for Undergraduate Education (QUE). The first QUE project was participated by Accounting and Management Majors. The following year a change of D3 in Cooperative to D3 in Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Management was proposed.

Drs. M. Umar Burhan, MS (1998-2001)

The commencement of this period was rewarded by the Accreditation attainment for every major in the faculty from BAN (National Accreditation Board) with the following details: 1. Accounting Major acquired accreditation A**** (A four stars) based on the Decree of Higher Education National Accreditation Board No. 01102/Ak-1.1/UBGAkt/VIII/1998, 2. IESP Major acquired accreditation A*** (A 3 three stars) based on Decree No. 01103/Ak-1.1/UBGIEP/VIII/1998, 3. Management Major acquired accreditation A*** (A three stars) based on Decree No. 01105/Ak-1.1/UBGMXX/VIII/1998. On 17 March 1998 the establishment of S1 Extension Program in Management was approved based on theDecree No. 61/Dikti/Kep/1999. In the late 1998, the computer based Academic Information System (SISKA) was in the improvement progress. Then in 1999 the Decree. No. 113/Dikti/Kep/1998 dating 5 March 1999 approved the change from Diploma 3 in Cooperative to Diploma 3 in Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Management. In addition, in 1999 Diploma 3 in Banking Finance in collaboration with Niaga Bank, Malang established a Mini Bank Laboratory. Along with computer networking development, FEUB provided the computer lab with Internet connection. Then in 2000 the Decree No. 50/Dikti/Kep/2000 about Doctoral Program (S3) in Economics was issued. In this period, the demand of quality improvement in all sectors including in academic world was higher. Thus every major in FEUB responded to the challenge by participating more actively in such major development project competition such as QUE. On faculty level, administratively, benchmarking was carried out by visiting to several state universities such as University of Indonesia (UI) and Gadjah Mada University (UGM). In terms of infrastructure, there FEUB canteen provided in 2000, a renovation of Gedung B which upgraded its building capacity from four lecture rooms to eight rooms, a renovation of down-stair garage to be functioned as student affairs room. In this period, there is a service term duration of Vice Dean from three years to four years. The Vice Dean I, II, and III held by Drs. Bambang Subroto, Ak, MM, Drs. Djumahir, and Drs. Djasly By, MS respectively later replaced by Prof. Dr. MS. Idrus, SE, M.Ec, Dra. Multifiah, MS, and Drs. M. Affandi, SU consecutively.

Prof. DR. Mas Harry Susanto, SE, SU (2001-2005)

In this period, the Vice Dean I, II, and III held by Ali Djamhuri, SE, Ak, M.Com, Dra. Multifiah, and Drs. M. Affandi, SU were replaced in their two years of service by Dr. Munawar, SE, DEA, Bambang Hariadi, SE, MSC, Ak, and Agung Yuniarinto, SE, MS respectively until the dean term service ended two years later. Under this leadership era, for the reason of future development, the Dean with the Vice Deans took some important steps: first, opening Master Programs in three majors at the same time (Economics and Development Study, Management, and Accounting). The step was regarded as the preparation of taking over the Postgraduate Program of Brawijaya University under the faculty management. Second, passing-out three Diploma III programs in Cooperative and Entrepreneurship, Banking Finance, and Taxation, except Diploma III in Accounting. Those actions were taken for several reasons; first, the high demand of developing the Postgraduate Programs (S2 and S3) was not directly proportional to the number of academic staffs who were, secondly, potentially competent to generate professionals. The third step was building four storey lecture building (Gedung E) due to the escalation number of students of S1 Regular A and Regular B admitted annually in the Faculty of Economics. Fourth, awarding scholarship from the faculty to study abroad for selected academic staffs. This was crucial for the scholarship had been dependent on the third party or sponsorship funding, which in many cases did not go parallel with the majors’ development planning. It is expected from the faculty funding that the staff development be compatible with the majors’ visions and planning.

Prof. Dr. Bambang Subroto, SE, MM, Ak (2005-2009)

Prof. Dr. Bambang Subroto was one of the pioneers and founders of Accounting Major at FEUB in 1978, and was the first professor and the first Dean of Accounting Major of FEUB. Under his leadership since may 2007, there were many programs successfully implemented. Major autonomy implementation enabling every major to manage its own study programs from S0/Diploma to S3 independently was the very first step under his leadership. The others following were (1) merging the lecturing class of S1 Program Regular A and Regular B in academic year 2005/2006, (2) managing autonomously the FEUB Postgraduate program taken over from the UB postgraduate management, (3) sending lecturers for further education (S2 and S3) both overseas and in the country, (4) winning the grant program of A3 competition for every major in FEBUB, (5) improvement and development of management laboratory, accounting and computation laboratory, stock market and investment galery facilities, as well as multimedia equipment for Lea process, (6) upgrading the academic information system to be Web based, (7) developing the internet/hotspot service by upgrading bandwidth capacity, (8) giving incentives for learning book composition, (9) establishing Job Placement Centre and training for the expected leavers, (10) gaining more collaboration with such third parties as PN Garam, BPK, Finance Department, University of Kentucky, and so forth, (11) ameliorating the staffs’ welfare, and (12) the development of quality assurance systems in the faculty by establishing Quality Assurance Group (GJM) and Quality Assurance Unit (UJM). The most phenomenal program, in 2007, was constructing the 7 storey FEUB Postgraduate building. The initial Vice Dean I, II, and III were consecutively Dr. Munawar, SE, DEA, Bambang Hariadi, SE, MEC, Ak, and Agung Yuniarto, SE, MS who were then respectively replaced by Gugus Irianto, SE, MSA, Ph.D, Ak, Prof. Armanu Thoyib, SE, MSC, Ph.D, and Dr. Khusnul Azhar, SE, MA.

Gugus Irianto, SE, MSA, Ph.D, Ak (2009-2013)

Gugus Irianto, SE, MSA, Ph.D, Ak was inagurated as the Dean of FEUB on 15 May 2009 prior to his term as the Vice Dean I of FEUB from 2007-2009. He was the 13th and the last dean of FEUB, then the first Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, later abbreviated as FEB UB, as the result of the organisational transformation from FE to FEB on 14 January 2011. This transformation was one of the fundamental change milestones achieved in the second year of his leadership. “The transformation from FE to FEB is a necessity to respond the organisation internal and external changes, and to respond toward the development of economics and business science. This transformation is of importance to open the access to international community such as schools of business around the world as well as the international accreditation boards”. In the beginning of his leadership, he, as the FEB UB Dean, for the first time, pointed out his thoughts written in a leaflet entitled “Synergise, Move Forward, be Prosperous Together” during the Dean Election period. On the manuscript he said that to achieve our vision and mission there are 8 development priorities set during the period of 2009-2013. Further on the leaflet, this Dean has been determined to realise the development priority, it takes synergy from all of the potential of the stakeholders,conducive and comfortable academic and working environment, appreciation on harmony in diversity of the faculty environment, as well as the implementation of shared values based leadership and organisation in the faculty environment. This value is the foundation or light upon the effort to realise a good governance in accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of (VMT) FEB UB. Of the shared values are Hope, Inspiring, Empowering, Enlightening, Excellent, and Wisdom. Those key values inspired the the strategic plan of FEB UB 2011-2021, or introduced as as VISI FEB UB 2011-2021 that has been ratified by FE UB Senate in 2010 for 10 years ahead. Until in the middle of 2012, various strategic aspects stipulated in Renstra FEB UB 2011-2021 have been achieved. The most outstanding achievement the stakeholders should be grateful for is the attainment of International Accreditation from ABEST21 for Master Programs in Accounting and Management. Besides, FEB UB is awarded by ABEST21 (The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st Century Organisation)–an international accreditation organisation based in Tokyo, Japan–an Excellence in Practice award for Interactive Teaching and Learning. The accreditation and award were the first in Indonesia, surpassing what FEB or FE of other universities in Indonesia can reach. The other exceptional achievement was a grade A National Accreditation from BAN PT for Doctoral and Master Program in Accounting. The achievement of Accounting Major in 2012 followed the achievement of Management Major in 2011 of attaining grade A accreditation for all study programs for their S1, S2, and S3. Further, there are many other international programs of FEB UB realized, such as S1 Double Degree Program in collaboration with University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia, S2 Double Degree Program in collaboration with Murray State University USA, Burapha University Thailand, National Chiayi University Taiwan, and National Pingtung University Taiwan. The Student Exchange programs have also been realized by collaborating with such overseas universities as University Sains Malaysia, International Business and Management Studies, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherland; National Chiayi University and National Pengho University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, as well as Pukyong University, South Korea. Besides, FEB UB admits overseas students from the Netherland, Japan, Palestine, Malaysia, and Libya. The three majors of FEB UB academic quality assurance maintain their achievement as the awardee of University of Brawijaya Academic Quality Award (UBAQA). In the aspect of infrastructure development, FEB UB received a grant from IKOMA in the form of a bulding functioned as a musholla named Surau Ar Rachman, and computers for Student Affairs Organisation. The development of computer based finance information system is continuously undergone, parallel with the other infrastructures improvement. In this period, the construction of the main building of FEB UB is initiated and is marked by laying the first stone in 2012. Students in this period recorded their achievement both nationally and internationally. Currently, however, the main concerns of the FEB UB Dean are formulating organization transformation strategic steps and the implementation good governance, as well as proceeding the internationalization of FEB UB through “multi tracks strategy”, and developing new study programs i.e. Banking and Finance study program and Islamic Economics  opened in the academic year of 2011/2012. Structuring FEB UB Internal Organisation, such as developing Dean Secretariat (2009), developing Planning sub unit, Public Relation and Information System (PSIK) (2011) equal to the faculty sub-organisation that inspires the same initiative for other faculties, as well as developing Internal Supervision Unit (SPI)  of FEB UB in 2012 has been completed. During three years of his leadership, the dean of FEB UB has been assisted by three Vice Deans; Vice Dean I Prof. Ahmad Erani Yustika, PhD (2009-2010), then Dr. Khusnul Azhar (2010-2013); Vice Dean II Didied P. Aff andy, MBA (2009-2013), and Vice Dean III Nanang Suryadi, MM (2009-2013).

Prof. Candra Fajri Ananda, SE., MSc., Ph.D. (2013 – 2017)

On the dean’s manuscript is stated that achieving the vision and mission takes organizational values and development governance planned during the period of 2013-2017. Further it is stated that the Dean had been convinced that realizing those development priorities took organizational values embodying harmony, transforming lives and creating future; and governance principles covering transparency, participative and accountability. The future development of FEB UB is the expectation to be an international education institution in economics and business with the spirit of entrepreneurship and the awareness of religious values, humanity, and environment. The future ambition of FEB UB are: 1. Generating graduates with the spirit of entrepreneurship and the awareness of religious values, humanity, and environment, 2. Inventing and developing disciplines in economics and local and universal value based entrepreneurial model, 3. Inventing and developing innovative learning techniques and systems of economics and business, 4. Contributing to society through education, training, advising, and consulting. In this period, FEB UB has gained some achievements such as 1. Grade A accreditation for all existing study programs, 2. ABEST21 International Accreditation for all master study programs (S2) 3. AUN QA certification for Economics Science major (IE), and 4. The opening of new study programs: in Economics, Finance and Banking, and in Entrepreneurship. The Vice Dean I, II, and III in this period (2013-present) are Prof. Dr. Ghozali Maki, Aulia Fuad Rahman, DBA, Ak., and Dr. Fatchur Rohman respectively.