The first graduate information science diploma program within the Philippines has formally welcomed its largest variety of enrollees because it was launched.
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ASITE) – the primary graduate information science diploma program within the Philippines – formally welcomed the 84 incoming college students of its Master of Data Science (MSDS) Class of 2022.
This is the pioneering program’s “largest number of enrollees” since ASITE was established by means of a USD10 million grant from the Aboitiz Group.
Aboitiz Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sabin M. Aboitiz defined that the underlying causes for the corporate’s sturdy advocacy of information science studying and growth within the nation are deeply rooted in shared worth creation.
“Everything we do, whether collectively as a business or as individual members of an organization, is guided by our Group Purpose and Brand Promise—to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities,” Aboitiz stated.
“Achieving that requires taking advantage of foresight, especially in times like these when everything has been upended. More than ever, the world needs data scientists who will be able to help us navigate through ambiguity and uncertainty,” he added.
In addition to the MSDS program, AIM’s Aboitiz-supported college additionally provides Masters in Entrepreneurship (ME), Masters of Science in Innovation and Business (MSIB), and the Philippines’ first PhD in Data Science.
AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang described how ASITE’s MSDS program units itself other than different faculties, primarily for the reason that establishment as soon as referred to as “the Harvard of Asia” has at all times been acknowledged for innovation.
“We want people to be as solidly grounded in data science, but also who can speak the language of business, who can actually sit down with the business leaders, CEOs, and boardroom and discuss issues that are relevant and critical to business decision making,” she stated.
Nearly a 3rd of this system’s curriculum is made up of enterprise and administration programs and to Kang’s data, no “data science program is designed the same way.”
Likewise, information science training in an establishment like AIM means college students “become more well-rounded and adaptable” – with the incoming class being composed of individuals from various backgrounds, professions, and experiences that span the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom, and Canada.
More notably, the batch is made up of 42 % feminine college students which is considerably larger than the worldwide common of feminine practitioners within the discipline of information science, which hovers between 15 to 22 %.
Meanwhile, Dr. Chris Monterola, ASITE Head and Aboitiz Chair in Data Science, highlighted to college students the big potential that information science and innovation can carry to create a greater world.
“We are a community of innovators and entrepreneurs, and in this era of Industry 4.0, the most valuable companies in the world is a combination of a mastery of data and an entrepreneurial mindset,” Monterola stated. “Through technology and entrepreneurship, we hope that we can get back, innovate, and build a better society,” he added.
ASITE has been constructing the following era of world-class information scientists in response to the demand for abilities and expertise on this discipline since 2018.
From there, the college shortly rose as one of many area’s premier educational establishments for information science and innovation.
By June 2021, the college is predicted to have 150 graduates working in lots of management roles within the nation and within the area.
Meanwhile, Aboitiz additionally counseled the MSDS college students for taking this daring step in the direction of carving new prospects not only for themselves but in addition for these “who may not have the opportunity yet.”
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