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Mapúa University revolutionizes education with global classrooms collaboration

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In this modern digital-driven world, access to information to fuel knowledge has been greater than ever. Mapúa University, aiming to equip its students with the tools and global perspective needed to navigate the working world, created a more holistic campus experience to prepare its students for a fast-paced future. Its collaboration with Arizona State University enhanced these program offerings through its Global Classrooms, where the world is literally at its students’ fingertips.   

Schoolwork can be challenging. Trying to find that balance between attending classes, passing tests, doing extra-curricular work, setting goals, and spending time with family and friends can be overwhelming. Not to mention growing up and navigating the greater space beyond the four walls of the classroom. Psychology Major Jade Vincent Raymundo described the student experience, “Keeping informed as it will be our sword and shield in a world full of uncertainties. There are lots of opportunities everywhere, and those who know about them will be able to utilize and grab each opportunity.”  

Mapúa University used these markers as the foundation for the business and health science courses it crafted with Arizona University. The students also have the chance to benefit even more from key pillars: Global Immersion, Real-Experiential Learning, Digital Mastery, and Advanced and Immersive Facilities.


“One of the good things about studying business at Mapúa is the abundance of resources and endless learning opportunities. It allows us to continuously absorb and apply our knowledge, making our learning journey seamless and dynamic,” said Business Administration Student Angelique France Santiago. “Moreover, Mapúa provides various free resources that greatly benefit business students, further enriching our education.” 

One of the most important innovations brought about by the partnership is the Global Classrooms, driving an internationalized education for its students. They now have the opportunity to share a synchronous learning experience with peers from all over the world, with classes being led by professors from the ASU-Cintana Alliance, while maintaining affordability.

“If our students can’t afford to go to the US, then the US can come to their classroom,” shared Dr. Jagdeep Jassel, Dean of Mapua’s Business School. “We have Global classroom initiatives and global signature courses which will be taught by an international faculty.”

Business Administration Student Janna Fel Mari Lucea echoed how valuable this resource has been to her as a student. “The presence of ASU faculty brought a fresh perspective and an international dimension to the classroom, enriching the overall educational environment,” adding positive impact on my learning experience.” She also found active learning techniques like group discussions, case studies, and collaborative projects as critical in encouraging student participation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Alongside the professors of ASU are special sessions by industry leaders and subject matter experts, helping them gain valuable global perspectives on various fields of study.   

The Global Classrooms have become a cost-effective way to connect students with ASU’s renowned faculty, given that Mapúa also has campuses in Laguna and Mindanao. Access to the best resource speakers is made possible with minimal impact on tuition and fees. This platform also provides students with access to over 600 online courses offered by ASU’s network, enabling them to develop a worldview mindset and prepare themselves for a thriving career. Janna added, “The collaboration between local and international professors provided a globalized educational experience and expanded our horizons, enhancing our academic growth and preparing us for a global workforce.”  

Mapúa University takes pride in being able to offer students a unique experience during their time on campus. Access to globalized and internationalized learning sessions via the Global Classrooms, in collaboration with the ASU-Cintana Alliance, has been a game changer in business and health science education.

“Mapúa University provided me with a nurturing and stimulating learning environment that had not only helped me grow academically but has also shaped me into being versatile,” explained Accountancy Major Aliyah Jem Evangelista. “Meeting people from different programs and departments not only expanded my knowledge beyond my field but it has also exposed me to how our respective fields intersect.”

“Growing up can have many other different meanings,” Dr. Jag said. “How do we embrace digital? How do we embrace international components? How do we embrace real-life work experience? We need to volunteer for this. We want to encourage our students and teachers to opt for this challenge.”  

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