Jacinta graduated with a Ph.D. in Management from the Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she is also the Dean, School of Business. Prior to this role, she was the former Director of the President Development Centre (PDC), the training and consulting arm of the University, and was former Director of the Internship and Career Centre for six years, and Head of the Academic Bureau for three years. She was a recipient of the prestigious Endeavour Awards for higher degree by research (PhD) by the Australian Government and the New Zealand Development Award for post-graduate studies by the New Zealand government.

She was selected as one of 20 Top Higher Education Academic Leaders in the World at the DIES Conference on Higher Education Management in Bonn, Germany, June 28-30, 2017.

Jacinta has 12 years of experience as an academic and 16 years of experience in the government sector for policy development, project implementation, and handling international projects. Other than that, she also has 8 years of industry experience having work with telecoms industry and consulting industry.

Her research interests are in leadership; academic leadership and governance; human resource management; career management; work-life balance, organizational development; training and development; and gender studies using qualitative research.


  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of HRM
  • Leadership
  • Organization Development
  • Industrial Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Career Management
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Training and Development
  • Industrial Psychology


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management) Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Management – Human Resource Management, Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Graduated with Distinction), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Development Administration Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of the Philippines

Maria Jacinta Arquisola, BA, PhD., MHRM ()

  • Arquisola, M.J. & Wijoyo, E.I (2020). 'We are part of one whole, and every part works for others': how an Indonesian food ingredient supplier remains sustainable. International Journal of Learning and Change, Vol. 12, No. 4, 363-377.
  • The, E. L. M., Wishnu, A., Arquisola, M. J. (2020). HR Roles in Addressing the Challenges of Industry 4.0: Indonesian Employees Cross-Industry Perceptions. Inernational Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1 (February Domestic, Sinta 2, 2020) pg. 8-20.
  • Genoveva, Arquisola, M.J., Siranisha, C. M., Widiputra, A. W. P. (2020). Entrepreneurship Education in SMK Amanah Bangsa Cikarang: Starting Up a Business is Not That Hard. Academics in Action, Vol.1 No. 2, pg. 101-108. ISSN: 0951-354X.
  • Arquisola, M.J., Zutshi, A., Rentschler, R., Billsberry, J. (2020). Academic leaders' double bind: Challenges from an Indonesian perspective. International Journal of Educational Management DOI: 10.1108/IJEM-10-2018-0328.
  • Arquisola, M.J., Walid Ahlisa, S.U (2019). Do Learning and Development Interventions Motivate Employees at PT Danone Indonesia? Applying McClelland’s Theory of Motivation to FMCG Industries. Firm Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, 160-176.
  • Arquisola, M.J. & Muanar, I. A. (2019). Role of family influence, gender, and entrepreneurial education on Indonesian vocational students becoming entrepreneurs. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science, 8 (5), 104-112.
  • Arquisola, M.J., Shella, K., Hutabarat, E. (2018). How does board diversity affect the financial performance of commercial banks in Indonesia? An Inquiry. Jurnal Manajemen, 12 (1), 62-73.
  • Arquisola, M.J. (2017). I see myself as climbing a mountain: Female leaders’ constraints and sensemaking in Indonesian higher education. Proceedings of the DIES Conference: “Female Leadership and Higher Education Management in Developing Countries, 28-30 June 2017, Bonn, Germany.
  • Arquisola, M.J. (2011). Employee participation in healthy and safe workplaces: A review of best practice interventions. Ekonomi, 2, (6), 145-170.
  • Arquisola, M.J. & Situmorang, N. (2009). Identifying the key characteristics and work expectations of GEN Y students of President University. Journal of Management, 1, (1), 25-45.
  • Surbakti, I.M. & Arquisola, M.J. (2007). Report on Wage Inquiry in the Construction Sector of the Province of Aceh, Indonesia. Jakarta: International Labour Organization.
  • Surbakti, I.M & Arquisola, M.J. (2004). Labour Standards under Decentralization and Globalisation: The Impact of the Minimum Wages Policy in West Java, Indonesia. Palmerston North, Massey University.
  • Surbakti, S., Imawan, W. & Arquisola-Surbakti, M.J. (Eds.) (1996). Maternal, infant, and under-five mortality in Indonesia. Jakarta: Biro Pusat Statistik (BPS).

Maria Jacinta Arquisola, BA, MHRM, PhD

President University Campus, Jababeka Education Park, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi 17550, Indonesia.


Email : mjarquisola@president.ac.id