/ 17 January 2023

TO FURTHER innovate and boost its international partnerships, the Mapua University tied up with Arizona State University through Cintana Education.

The school said that the move aims “to provide and expand Filipino students’ access to high-quality international education in business and health sciences.”

In August 2022, Mapua’s E.T. Yuchengo School of Business started offering ASU-enhanced courses at its Makati campus.

“[It] granted students the opportunity to experience learning from ASU, considered by the US News & World Report as home to the best online Bachelor’s in Business Programs,” the university said.

“Key health sciences and pre-med programs, including BS Biology and BS Psychology of Mapua have also incorporated ASU’s content and curricula. These courses are available at the Manila campus and in subsidiaries Malayan College Laguna and Malayan College Mindanao,” it added.

With this collaboration, Mapua said students will have a highly differentiated education aptly summarized through these three pillars—international exposure, real-world experiential learning, and digital expertise.

Moreover, students enrolled in these programs will have opportunities to experience international exchange and summer immersion programs at ASU.

“These partnerships are in line with our vision to become a Digital, Research-Driven, Outcomes-Based, and International Domain or D.R.O.I.D. It rides on global trends, and it will imbue our students with a global perspective in their chosen programs of study,” Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, president of Mapua, said.

“We believe in global education and in adapting to what modern society demands. There is a need to learn more about fintech and understand it better, so we are offering access to a unique program that empowers that sector.
Likewise, we also strongly view the globalization of education as an imperative in order to move forward,” Vea added.

“Mapua would like to be a part of showcasing Filipino skills and talents to the world, and it is a privilege to arm our students with the knowledge and expertise to handle the ever-evolving needs of the times,” he said.

As a testament to its commitment to Mapua’s DROID strategy and to building an empowered future in fintech, the school recently unveiled its Fintech and Regulatory Innovation program.

The program, in partnership with Fintech Alliance.Ph with content powered by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, is the first off-campus Cambridge Fintech and Regulatory Innovation program in the ASEAN region.

“It is a tutor-led online program for senior policymakers and regulators at central bank, security agencies and ministries of finance,” Mapua said.

“Set to begin in April 2023, the nine-week program aims to educate participants on the essential concepts regarding the technologies and business models transforming the financial industry’s modern landscape,” it added.

“It focuses on formulating evidence-based regulatory, supervisory and policy responses to the development of financial technology,” the university said.