Get to Know the RPL Pathway Lecture, Your Work Experience Can Be Transferred into Credits

Jakarta: Continuing your studies to the Postgraduate level (S2) can open up wider career opportunities in the future. Unfortunately, there are still many who bury dreams for further studies due to time constraints.

As a solution, there is an RPL program for S2 that makes it easier for people, especially those who are already working, to continue their studies armed with work experience and non-formal and informal education.

What Is RPL?

RPL or Recognition of Prior Learning is a learning program that allows prospective students to “transfer” their work experience into a credit unit recognized by the college. For example, a person has work experience in the banking sector for five years.

Then in the 6th year, he plans to continue his studies to the S2 Business Management program. With RPL, the five-year experience can be converted into a semester credit unit (SKS) that he has taken. Furthermore, he just needs to complete the credits according to the graduation requirements.

RPL Has been Recognized by the Ministry of Education and Culture

RPL in Indonesia has been recognized and its regulations have also been regulated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) through the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Number 41 of 2021 concerning Recognition of Past Learning. RPL is organized with the principles of accessibility, equality of recognition, transparency, and quality assurance. In other words, this program is here to provide access to broader and more inclusive learning opportunities.

RPL is also a form of equivalence because it considers that experiences outside of college are recognized as educational content. RPL at the higher education level is here to fulfill two objectives, namely providing opportunities to continue formal education (RPL Type A) and equalization with special qualifications for prospective lecturers (RPL Type B).

How Does RPL Work?

RPL generally aims to encourage Indonesians to continue their education by recognizing the education they have taken before. Interestingly, this education does not have to be only in the form of formal education, but also informal or non-formal education, even work experience.

With a note, it is still related to the study program that will be taken at the next level. Just like regular lectures, RPL begins with registration.

It’s just that the requirements are supplemented by a portfolio that shows the experience of prospective students. This can be a certificate of competence, a work license, to a list of work history.

Furthermore, prospective students will go through the assessment stage with the universities that organize the RPL program. This stage will assess how much credit prospective students will get from their work experience or educational history.

If you are declared graduated, you can immediately start studying as scheduled from the intended college. Students do not need to repeat their studies from the beginning, but can immediately continue according to the credits they get from their work experience or educational history.

A number of colleges have obtained permission to open RPL programs on their campuses. One of them is the S2 Management study with RPL Track MM Executive BINUS Business School. For prospective students who are interested in continuing their Postgraduate studies in the field of Management, BINUS Business School presents the RPL Track MM Executive program.

Dean of BINUS Business School Master Program, Rini Setiowati explained, the RPL Track MM Executive program offers academic equality for the achievements of prospective students. If they have work experience or have followed a number of certifications included in the recognized material, then they can take part in this RPL program to get a Master of Management (MM) degree more efficiently,” said Rini in Jakarta, Thursday, December 22, 2022.

RPL Track MM Executive BINUS Business School provides a customized learning experience designed holistically to produce innovative business leaders with reliable management skills in managing business, both on a local and global scale.

“Companies will not go without people, so it is important for companies to focus on intellectual capital. With quality human resources, it will be easier for companies to innovate and adapt to changes,” said President Director of PT Teknokrat Mitra Data and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of, Ria Emilia Sari.

Binus Business School’s RPL Track MM Executive program teaches and measures the soft skills needed to produce reliable management executives, such as strategic thinking, speed-reading, to top executive presentations. As part of a business school that has received AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation and is ranked #201-250 in the world and #37 Asia according to the QS Global MBA Rankings 2023, the MM Executive program has also been affiliated with global 2/3 educational institutions, such as Harvard Business School which offers special courses on Microeconomicscs of Competitiveness.

In understanding the material, students will be invited to study global cases (from the world’s top business schools such as Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD, to MIT Sloan) as well as local cases (more than 200 Indonesian cases). To support lectures, BINUS Business Innovation Lab and BINUS Marketing Lab facilities are available to generate disruptive business ideas and plans.

This program has also adopted Stanford University’s Design Thinking method since 2010. From this, it can be seen that the RPL program offers the opportunity to continue studies to a higher level through academic equality.

RPL Track MM Executive from BINUS Business School is designed for those who already have work experience in the field of business and management. “Designed to provide a holistic learning experience, this program is ready to produce management executives with superior leadership, as well as being reliable against management barriers, ranging from volatility, uncertaintycomplexity, to ambiguity. Head of MM International, BINUS Business School-Master Program, Dewi Tamara.