Universitas Ciputra is focused on creating graduates who excel both in academic competence and in entrepreneurship. The founder of this university is concern over the fact that so many skilled labours in Indonesia still unable to get decent jobs or to adapt to the ever-changing needs in modern society. Therefore, on top of the academic competences prescribed by the national standard, the university provides a compulsory entrepreneurship education. The Entrepreneurship Education at Universitas Ciputra serves as our Liberal Arts education. All of our students learn to develop the necessary thinking skills and social capabilities to become problem solvers to the real need of different communities.

Students are expected to be able to develop entrepreneurial mindset and skills to recognize real needs and create opportunities by leveraging their academic competences and creativity to create innovative solutions and to effectively organize the necessary efforts to deliver the solution to meet the need. The delivery of this entrepreneurship education employs project based learning. These entrepreneurial capabilities will help our graduates to create values in whatever community they are in.

We believe that this mindset and capabilities will not only provide our graduates with a distinction in the job market, but also the ability to create jobs and to cope with disruptions that will become the new normal in the near future.



Half of recent college grads work on jobs that don’t require a degree’ (United States) – William McGuinness – The Huffington Post January 29, 2013

Half of recent UK graduates stuck in non-graduate jobs’ (United Kingdom)- Katie Allen – The Guardian November 19, 2013

In 1970, less than 1% of taxi drivers had college degrees. Four decades later, more than 15% do

(every 1 of 7 taxi drivers have college degree) Richard Vedder and Christopher Denhart The Wall Street Journal January 8, 2014


Will you consider Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) as a Great Inventor or a Great Entrepreneur?
He patented almost 1.100 patents and also started Edison Electric Company at the age of 32 (1879). It was the embryo of General Electric, the 9th largest company of the world with over 315,000 employees, revenue of US$ 131.7 billion and a profit of US$ 14.1 billion.

The combination of his technical genius and entrepreneurial spirit has impacted the quality of live of the human-kind significantly. Indeed, he has made our world a better place to live.

Thomas Alva Edison was not just a great inventor, but he was also a great entrepreneur.
We need more people like Edison for our country, those who can build up the enterprises using their specific technical talent.

It is my vision and it is the vision of Universitas Ciputra to found the best University with the entrepreneurial spirit lighted in every soul and every corner of the University.

We believe that the present world and the future world need all the entrepreneurs who have a burning entrepreneurial spirit, excellent characters and who will be able to be global players. Surely it needs all the hard work to educate and to prepare them and we are committed to do so. May God bless our plan.


We live in an era that can not be separated from Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is in all areas of our lives. At present the spirit of Entrepreneurship does not live solely in the business world, it is in the schools, hospitals, as well as in the government offices, and even in the non profit organizations.

Entrepreneurship skill is a strategic key factor for the success of any organization, small or big, public or private, profit or not-for-profit, local or global. It is a common understanding that Entrepreneurship is an important criterion to experience a sustainable future.

In Universitas Ciputra, Entrepreneurship education is not just a specific academic subject or a specific department by entrepreneurship education and training will be integrated in all our curricular and co-curricular activities.

We want to inspire entrepreneurial dream and promote entrepreneurial initiative to all our students and our society. We have the conviction that entrepreneurship is a crucial solution for the future of our young generation.
This is what we firmly believe and this is what we are striving for.



The early formation of Entrepreneurial Spirit was the fundamental mission and uniqueness of Universitas Ciputra. While other universities are still focused on creating trained workers, Universitas Ciputra focuses in creating job creators. For 4 years, curriculum teaching in each department is combined with Entrepreneurial Spirit to make it a unique teaching and learning system to improve students’ expertise and soft skills at the same time.


The teaching model of Universitas Ciputra is to present real-world situation in every campus activity. Similar to a living laboratory, Universitas Ciputra trains its students to deal directly with real cases in an industry and organization setting within the Ciputra Group and its business network. With the Problem Based and Project Based Learning (PBL) systems, students’ Entrepreneurship skills are honed through projects based on real problems. This system encourages students to think creatively in order to create new creations.


In accordance with its vision, Universitas Ciputra appreciates its alumni in the form of capital assistance & mentoring. The mentoring process is always given to students and the Business Incubator helps students focus in learning Entrepreneurship without the fear of major failure. The Foundation will also provide Capital Assistance using a Venture Capital scheme to selected final-level Student Business Innovation Proposals in order to benefit young Entrepreneurs in starting their businesses.


Ciputra Group’s business activities have created a network of very beneficial cooperation. The network of local and international companies and organizations covers various types of industries such as real estate, manufacturing, service and telecommunications, as well as media and profit and non-profit organizations. In addition to industrial networks, Universitas Ciputra has also cooperated with educational institutions both domestic and abroad, and also with organizations engaged in the development of entrepreneurship. Through this collaboration, students will have the opportunity to practice and even develop their networks to pioneer companies in the future.


The teaching team at Universitas Ciputra consists of lecturers who are competent in their fields as well as possessing an Entrepreneurial spirit. Some teachers are even Entrepreneurs in their fields. The combination of these two competencies will enable students to gain academic knowledge that is already mixed with the Entrepreneurial spirit that can be directly practiced in real life.