Mapúa University gets access to Arizona State University courses & programs

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Mapúa University students will soon be able to access Arizona State University’s (ASU) world-class content and curricula. This is part of the newly inked partnership between the two academic institutions.

In a press briefing held on June 1, 2022, Mapúa University formally announced the joint initiative that will significantly expand its students’ access to high-quality international education in business and health sciences.

The groundbreaking collaboration will enable the premier university to provide its enrollees with a “highly differentiated education” focusing on three core pillars—international exposure, real-world experiential learning, and digital expertise.

This will not just give Mapúa University students access to ASU’s world-class content and curricula but also enable them to participate in its Global Signature Courses with faculty and classmates from other countries facilitated in state-of-the-art Global Classrooms facilities, giving them a broader worldview and broader international network.

From left to right: Cintana Education Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Asia Chris Hill, Mapua University Partnership Director Dr. Bonifacio T. Doma Jr, Mapua University President Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, and Ayala Group Managing Director and Management Committee Member Fred Ayala

Enhanced business and health sciences courses

Beginning August 2022, Mapúa University’s E.T. Yuchengco School of Business will offer ASU-enhanced courses at Mapúa’s brand new 8-story campus in Makati City, the country’s premier business district. Its business students will primarily benefit from the strategic partnership with ASU, which is renowned as home to the Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report. This will further enhance students’ opportunities to learn from industry practitioners and pursue internships at some of the leading companies in the country.

Arizona State University

At the same time, ASU content and curricula will be incorporated into key health sciences pre-med programs, including BS in Biology and BS in Psychology degree tracks. These, on the other hand, will be offered at Mapúa University’s Intramuros, Manila campus and even at its subsidiary schools, the Malayan College Laguna in Cabuyao, Laguna and the Malayan College in Mindanao in Davao City. There will be additional health sciences courses to be offered in the next school year.

“Our strategic collaboration with ASU enables us to push the envelope further by providing our students with the opportunity to learn with a top U.S. university,” said Mapúa University President Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea. “Our goal is to further enable a new generation of forward-looking Filipino business and health professionals to transform lives and society positively.”

The ASU advantage

Moreover, Mapúa University students will have access to unique international exchange programs and summer immersion opportunities at ASU and other universities around the world, through Mapúa’s membership in the ASU-Cintana Alliance, a global network of innovative universities across the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America that work together to build and scale high-quality academic programs that respond to countries’ economic and social needs.

“We are delighted to launch this new collaboration with one of the top universities in the Philippines and its subsidiary colleges,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “We are selective in finding the right partners. The Mapúa schools share our vision of delivering high-quality, global education as scale to our students, in order to help individuals thrive and to make our world a better place.”

Mapúa University, formerly the Mapúa Institute of Technology, was founded in 1925 by Don Tomas Mapúa, the first registered architect in the Philippines. It was granted the university status in 2015 by the Commission on Higher Education. Almost 100 years after its establishment, the university is now among the country’s best engineering schools, still adapting to the times and producing not only builders but also inventors, innovators, and leaders in various industries and professions.

“I believe that Mapúa University can become more global, more digital, and better able to serve people and the planet with the partnership with ASU,” Dr. Vea concluded.