Digital Curriculum Model for MBKM Program towards Job Readiness of Generation Z Facing the Industrial Era 4.0

K. Ingsih *

Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Indonesia.

S. D. Astuti

Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Indonesia.

T. A. Perdana

Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims: This research is to find out which of the eight MBKM programs is the most effective in preparing students for the world of work in industry 4.0.

Study Design:  This research model seeks to find out what actually happens in the natural context when the program is still running, to improve its quality presently and in the future.

Place and Duration of Study: Primary data sources were accessed through in-depth observations and interviews with final semester students of public and private universities in the Semarang City area for four (4) months (April - July 2022).

Methodology: This study uses a qualitative descriptive method that applies a formative evaluation research. The sampling technique used is purposive sampling, with criteria that have A accreditation (6 public and private universities) and have run several MBKM programs.

Results: A review of the research results show that the impact of the implementation of the MBKM Learning Program is represented through readiness to participate in learning activities outside the study program. This readiness is triggered by the awareness of the importance of the program to equip oneself. Increased competence – attitudes, skills, and knowledge – is felt through improving and strengthening English language skills, digital literacy, and digital engineering. In addition, off-campus learning activities offer so many supporting skills from the specific skills that exist in the field.

Conclusion: Although the students considered the MBKM program to be important and useful, the form of activity that was followed was more dominant in apprenticeships. A student exchange, humanitarian action, and five other activities have not received more attention. This fact initiates further research to find out the problems behind the student's actions.

Keywords: Digital curriculum, MBKM, generation Z, work industry

How to Cite

Ingsih, K., Astuti, S. D., & Perdana, T. A. (2022). Digital Curriculum Model for MBKM Program towards Job Readiness of Generation Z Facing the Industrial Era 4.0. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 22(23), 155–161.


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