Starting from the meeting of observers, lovers and practitioners of education, namely Prof. Dr. Made Bandem, MA., (At that time ISI Jogjakarta Rector), Dr. Dadang Hermawan (education practitioner), Drs. Ida Bagus Dharmadiaksa, M.Sc., Ak. (Lecturer) and Drs. Satria Dharma (education practitioner) in 2000 was very concerned about the rapid and dynamic development of information and communication technology (ICT) in the world, including in Indonesia and Bali, but on the other hand, there were no universities in the field of ICT up to undergraduate level.
So on May 20, 2001, the Widya Dharma Shanti Foundation was established which would become a Private Higher Education Organizing Body and then a permit for the establishment of the Institute of Technology and Business (ITB) STIKOM Bali was submitted to the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education. With various efforts and twists and turns in obtaining permits and prayers, on August 10, 2002 the permit number 157/D/O/2002 was issued with 2 departments/study programs namely Computer Systems (bachelor degree) and Information Management (vocational degree). In 2009 there was an additional new study program, namely the Information System (bachelor degree).
Currently, the Institute of Technology and Business (ITB) STIKOM Bali has become an international standard university that is highly trusted by the community, as evidenced by the number of students currently studying no less than 6,000 and alumni reaching nearly 4,000 (2015). In addition, various collaborations in the field of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education have been carried out with various parties, including government agencies, private institutions/companies, BUMN, BUMD, universities, both domestic and abroad.