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AIM partners with University of Houston to offer dual-degree IT program

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the University of Houston’s (UH) C.T. Bauer College of Business are partnering to offer a double-degree undergraduate program in the Philippines. 

Enrolled students will get a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Administration (BSc in DSBA) from AIM and a Bachelor of Business Administration Major in Management Information Systems (BBA in MIS) from UH.

“The rise of data science as a vital cog for improving productivity and data-driven decision-making made it imperative for AIM to develop data scientists who will also start building excellent business acumen early in their learning journey,” said Dr. Jikyeong Kang, president and dean at AIM. 

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“As an AACSB-accredited school, the C.T. Bauer College of Business ensures that our students develop the highest disciplinary competence, communication skills, and critical thinking to turn their ideas and passions into reality,” said Dr. Paul Pavlou, dean of the College of Business, C.T. Bauer, University of Houston. “Our BBA with a major in MIS gives students the skills to identify user or customer problems and translate these needs into technology solutions. Our partnership with AIM, another AACSB-accredited school, will guarantee that students will get the highest quality education at the two world’s leading business schools.”

The BSc in DSBA and BBA in MIS double degree program offers complementary skills that will enable students from all over the region to become data-powered leaders with the skills to solve complex business problems using technology-driven solutions.

The program will be taught by faculty from AIM and UH, giving students a complete and holistic curriculum designed by experts from the two schools. The first three years of the program will be held at the AIM Campus, with students having the option to attend classes onsite at UH for their senior year, with an opportunity to pursue one year of optional practical training in the United States after graduation, which can be extended by another two years.

The four-year undergraduate program is the first of its kind in the country and also in the region and is expected to kickstart AIM’s foray into select programs designed for undergraduate students.