From donating to Islamic boarding schools, R. Adrian Ariatin, S.Sn., MBA (Adrian) found that one Islamic boarding school in West Java struggled to survive by relying on the “Business Entrepreneurial Boarding School” business. As a result, they still rely heavily on community donations. This became the focus of Adrian’s attention and eventually became his dissertation topic.
On Thursday (30/3), the Master of Science and Management & Doctor of Science in Management Lounge or MSMDSM Lounge returned with a Ramadan series at the Kresna Lobby, SBM ITB, with the theme “A Story of Business Unit in Islamic Boarding School in West Java,”. This is the topic of research by Adrian, a 2019 Doctor of Science in Management student. Adrian shared his research on a boarding school in West Java.
Adrian explained Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Indonesia has a population of 265 million, and 87.2 percent are Muslims. Furthermore, he explained that West Java is a province in Indonesia with the most Islamic boarding schools (8,342 units).
Even though West Java has many Islamic boarding schools, Adrian discovered that one of the Islamic boarding schools he studied had unfavorable economic conditions. Even though the pesantren implements a business called the Entrepreneur Islamic Boarding School, several aspects need to be improved, including how the pesantren manages assets. Therefore, asset management in Islamic boarding schools is the research focus that Adrian wants to examine.
“The welfare of the pesantren is an important aspect to pay attention to because the pesantren teaches basic knowledge about religion, morals, attitudes, independence, social relations, and other good habits,” said Adrian.
After the sharing session about Islamic boarding schools in West Java, there was a question and answer session, documentation with the event participants, and door prizes for the best questions. The event ended with an agenda of iftar(breaking fast) together.