Aceperience with Ace-IBS

“Ace experience” is characterized by the following simple learning beliefs and values that get gradually ingrained in our students as they go through their academic programs at any Ace institutions:

  • An Acer takes responsibility for his/her learning, actions, behavior, and relationships.
  • An Acer has respect for self and for others.
  • An Acer keeps his mind open for learning.
  • An Acer has the humility to accept ignorance and courage to admit mistakes.
  • An Acer adheres to honesty in work and behavior, irrespective of the consequences.
  • An Acer appreciates good grades but values holistic development more.

Standing on the pillars of these core values, student experience at Ace – IBS is built to include the following themes:

Be YOU

Enriching classroom experiences flourish independent thinking. It is a platform where individuals without being disrespectful to others can say ‘NO’ while everyone else is saying ‘YES’ or the other way round. Possessing the maturity to differentiate between humility and righteousness, at times when individual opinions are not accepted by the group, our students will take courage from the fact that they made a choice and stood for something which they truly believed in.

Learn, Un-learn and Re-learn

Diversity in thoughts and perspectives provides a great learning environment to students who are open to learning. Unlearning frees us from the habit to adhere to what we have believed in and gives us a chance to relearn. This belief is best represented by Alvin Toffler when he said; “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Lead, sustain, and deliver change

The world is driven by people who envision the changes of tomorrow, yet begin their preparations from today. They venture out of their comfort zone to welcome challenges and initiate a sustainable change. We will foster an environment that encourages such endeavors.

Access to better Resources

To initiate, accelerate and sustain professional growth, networking is crucial. At Ace-IBS the network that you will be a part of will not only include your peers but also distinct faculty members who are practitioners in their respective fields as well as with local and international guests who will be regularly invited to the school to share their experiences and insights.

International Exposure

To become thoughtful and responsible managers, entrepreneurs and change leaders in increasingly globalized context calls for first hand as well as a hands-on global experience. Both, undergraduate and graduate programmes of Ace-IBS have 8-12 day International Exposure in-built into the curriculum. This International Exposure has a fantastic blend of Fun (time to explore the overseas foreign country as travelers) and Learning (intense lecture sessions and tutorials, visits to businesses and interaction with practicing managers there).

Learning Strategy @ Ace-IBS

We purpose for knowledge which informs actions of the learner and not just its expression in verbal or other symbolic form. FUNCTIONING knowledge, in addition to and beyond DECLARATIVE knowledge is our pursuit.

Knowledge is more meaningful for the learner when it is rooted in what the learner does as well as guides learners ‘performance of understanding’. We believe that learners are most likely to take responsibility of life-long learning upon themselves when they are inspired to ‘actively select’ and ‘cumulatively construct’ knowledge by engaging in activities at both individual and social levels.

We seek ‘Constructive Alignment’ between Learning Outcomes, Teaching-Learning Activities and Assessments

Learning Outcomes will be reflective of:

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Practice
  • Generic Cognitive Skills
  • Communication, Numeracy and IT skills
  • Autonomy, Accountability and working with others

Teaching & Learning Activities will happen thru:

  • Lectures & Tutoring
  • Pre-assigned readings of books/book section and journals
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions & Collaborative Learning Groups
  • Case Based Learning & Group Work
  • Reflective Learning; Reciprocal-Convergent-Divergent Questioning

Assessments & Evaluations will include:

  • Formative, Summative as well as Random Assessments
  • Open Book Exams; Critical Reflective Journals
  • Capstone Projects; Individual and Group Projects
  • Portfolio Assessment; Presentations including Poster Presentations
  • Plagiarism.