Institut Teknologi dan Bisnis Ahmad Dahlan (ITB-AD) merupakan perubahan bentuk institusi dari Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Ahmad Dahlan (STIEAD) yang disahkan melalui Surat Keputusan (SK) Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi RI Nomor: 882/KPT/I/2018.

STIEAD sendiri merupakan pengembangan institusi dari Akademi Keuangan dan Perbankan Muhammadiyah (AKPM). Sebelum AKPM bernama Akademi Bank Muhammadiyah (ABM) yang didirikan pada 1 Januari 1968. Perubahan dari Akademi Bank Muhammadiyah ke Akademi Keuangan Perbankan Muhammadiyah terjadi pada 1985 berdasarkan Surat Keputusan Mendikbud Republik Indonesia Nomor: C331/0/1985 dengan status akreditasi Disamakan.

Dalam pendirian ABM, ikut berperan aktif beberapa tokoh nasional terkemuka yang sangat concern terhadap kondisi perekonomian umat Islam di Indonesia, di antaranya Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara (mantan Gubernur Bank Sentral/BI dan mantan Presiden PDRI), Prof. Dr. M. Arsjad Anwar, MBA (mantan Deputi BAPPENAS RI), serta Drs. Sofjan Tandjung (mantan fungsionaris DPP IMM). Dukungan dari ketiga tokoh ini tentu saja sangat berarti dalam proses dan perkembangan ABM selanjutnya.

Mengikuti perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan yang semakin maju dan percaturan global yang semakin kompetitif, serta dalam upaya Pengembangan AKPM Jakarta, pada 25 Februari 1998 AKPM Jakarta mengembangkan diri menjadi Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi (STIE) Ahmad Dahlan Jakarta. Pengembangan bentuk ini dinyatakan dalam Surat Keputusan Dirjen Dikti Depdikbud Republik Indonesia Nomor 60/DIKTI/1998. STIE Ahmad Dahlan Jakarta telah memiliki status ‘Terakreditasi’ pada Badan Akreditasi Nasional Departemen Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia, sebagaimana dinyatakan dalam Surat Keputusan Badan Akreditasi Nasional Nomor: 019/BAN-PT/AK-IV/VII/2000.

ITB Ahmad Dahlan menyadari bahwa perkembangan teknologi dewasa mendisrupsi ilmu ekonomi dan bisnis dengan pelbagai variannya adalah bidang-bidang yang selalu dibutuhkan dan tetap eksis sepanjang kehidupan manusia dengan berbagai bentuk dan perubahannya. Karenanya, ITB Ahmad Dahlan didedikasikan untuk masyarakat luas guna menjawab tantangan zaman yang semakin maju, terutama dalam bidang ekonomi. Peran aktif ITB Ahmad Dahlan dalam membangun masyarakat dalam berbagai bentuknya tidak lepas dari spirit perjuangan K.H. Ahmad Dahlan (pendiri Muhammadiyah) serta didorong oleh cita-cita luhur Muhammadiyah. Kini usia ITB Ahmad Dahlan Jakarta telah lebih dari 50 tahun, dan selama waktu tersebut telah berkiprah dalam membina terwujudnya masyarakat Indonesia yang adil, makmur, sejahtera dunia-akhirat di bawah limpahan ridha Allah SWT.

Sejak berdirinya hingga saat ini tercatat lebih dari 40.000 alumni yang telah menyelesaikan studinya di ITB Ahmad Dahlan. Banyak di antaranya yang telah sukses berkarier di berbagai instansi, seperti; Bank-bank Pemerintah, Bank-bank Swasta, Lembaga-lembaga Bisnis dan Keuangan, dan Perusahaan-perusahaan Nasional. Di samping itu, banyak pula alumni yang senantiasa menekuni kegiatan intelektual sebagai dosen di beberapa perguruan tinggi dan sebagai peneliti bidang ekonomi-sosial di lembaga-lembaga penelitian. Sebagian yang lain menekuni bidang kewirausahaan untuk menggerakkan ekonomi masyarakat dan menjadi pengusaha yang berhasil. Semoga kehadiran ITB  Ahmad Dahlan senantiasa memberi manfaat bagi kemanusiaan dan kehidupan luas.

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Ahmad Dahlan Institute of Technology and Business (ITB-AD)
is a change in the institutional from of Ahmad Dahlan College of Economics (ITB-AD)
which was ratified through the Decree (SK) of the Indonesian Ministry of
Research, Technology and Higher Education Number 882 / KPT / I / 2018.

ITB-AD itself is an institutional development from the
Muhammadiyah Finance and Banking Academy (AKPM). Before the AKPM was named
Akademi Bank Muhammadiyah (ABM) which was established on January 1, 1968.
Changes from the Muhammadiyah Bank Academy to the Muhammadiyah Banking Finance
Academy took place in 1985 based on the Decree of the Minister of Education and
Culture of the Republic of Indonesia Number: C331 / 0/1985 with accredited status.

In the founding of ABM, it played an active role in several
prominent national figures who were very concerned about the economic
conditions of Muslims in Indonesia, including Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara
(former Governor of the Central Bank and former President of PDRI), Prof. Dr.
M. Arsjad Anwar, MBA (former Deputy of BAPPENAS RI), and Drs. Sofjan Tandjung
(former DPP IMM functionary). The support of the three figures is of course
very meaningful in the process and development of the next ABM.

Following the development of increasingly advanced science
and increasingly competitive global arena, as well as in the efforts to develop
AKPM Jakarta, on February 25, 1998 the Jakarta AKPM developed itself to become
the Ahmad Dahlan College of Economics (ITB-AD) Jakarta. The development of this
form is stated in the Decree of the Director General of Higher Education of the
Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia Number 60 /
DIKTI / 1998. STIE Ahmad Dahlan Jakarta has the status of ‘Accredited’ at the
National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of National Education of the
Republic of Indonesia, as stated in the Decree of the National Accreditation
Board Number: 019 / BAN-PT / AK-IV / VII / 2000.

ITB Ahmad Dahlan realizes that the development of mature
technology disrupts economics and business with various variants, are fields
that are always needed and still exist throughout human life with various forms
and changes. Therefore, ITB Ahmad Dahlan is dedicated to the wider community to
answer the challenges of an increasingly advanced era, especially in the
economic field. Ahmad Dahlan’s active role in building society in various forms
cannot be separated from the spirit of K.H’s struggle. Ahmad Dahlan (founder of
Muhammadiyah) and encouraged by the noble ideals of Muhammadiyah. Now the age of
ITB Ahmad Dahlan Jakarta has been more than 50 years, and during that time has
been active in fostering the realization of a just, prosperous, prosperous and
prosperous Indonesian society under the abundance of the pleasure of Allah SWT.

Since its establishment until now there have
been more than 40,000 alumni who have completed their studies at ITB Ahmad
Dahlan. Many of them have had successful careers in various institutions, such
as; Government Banks, Private Banks, Business and Financial Institutions, and
National Companies. In addition, there are also many alumni who always pursue
intellectual activities as lecturers at several universities and as researchers
in the field of social economics in research institutions. Some others pursue
the field of entrepreneurship to drive the economy of the community and become
successful entrepreneurs. Hopefully ITB Ahmad Dahlan’s presence will always
benefit humanity and broad life.