Formerly known as Maryknoll College, Miriam College is a premier educational institution for young girls who want to earn their college degree while studying in Quezon City. The school was first conceptualized when the Maryknoll Congregation was commissioned to establish a teacher-training program in the Philippines. Following the establishment of an Augustinian Convent in Malabon, Rizal, the school’s campus was moved to Diliman, Quezon City in 1953. Apart from its main campus in Metro Manila, the school also recently expanded to a second campus in Nuvali, Laguna. Housing over 7,000 students, the school offers rigorous undergraduate courses that train soon-to-be professionals.
If you dream of joining their student body, here’s a list of five of the best courses to take at MC:
1. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Other than being recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education, MC’s Business Administration course has also gained a Level IV accreditation from the Philippines Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. The program allows students to specialize in any of their three majors: Financial and Investments Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Management. While Financial and Investments zeroes in on valuation of assets and corporate financing policy, Human Resource Management touches on workforce organization and labor concerns. As for Marketing Management, it studies market research and advertising and promotions. All three tracks, however, aim to prepare students for careers in entrepreneurship and corporate management.
2. Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
If you dream of being a thought leader or changemaker, this college’s Entrepreneurship program is made for you. This four-year program comes with a double major in Sustainable Food Management and Sustainable Product Design Development to educate aspiring professionals about the needs of production and eco-friendly process development. As a PAASCU-accredited program and a CHED Center of Excellence, the program promises an integrated entrepreneurial learning approach that encourages students to practice social responsibility, innovation, and critical thinking. Classroom lessons aside, students will also be given hands-on learning opportunities through the Business Centers and Venture Incubation Laboratories.
3. Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Fun fact: MC is actually the very first Catholic college to offer this program in the Philippines. With a Level IV PAASCU accreditation and a CHED Center of Excellence designation, this course is the perfect option for those who are interested in student formation and early childhood education. Students under this course will be trained to be future educators as they take classes on children’s development, early learning environment, and assessment of children’s development. They will also be given the opportunity to actually practice teaching in various selected schools before they even graduate.
4. Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Love production and marketing? Consider MC’s PAASCU-accredited Communication program. Recognized by CHED as a Center of Development, this course prepares students to be leaders in a wide array of fields, from creative advertising and public relations to management and communication technology. Students will be taking up theory-based communication classes such as Communication Research and Theories of Communication, alongside hands-on classes involving journalism, media law, advertising, public relations, and media production. Given the course’s versatility, graduates can take many different career paths after graduation, including events management, film production, and marketing. FYI, beauty and fashion vlogger Rei Germar actually graduated from this very same course!
5. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Having gained a Level IV accreditation from PAASCU, this course is one of the few programs in the Philippines that offers specialized tracks in International Politics and Peace Studies and Global Development and Gender Studies. Thus, the in-depth curriculum aims to educate students about local and international agencies in both the government and the private sector. In line with the college’s four core values, both tracks under the program also help students develop their skills in leadership, diplomacy, and innovation. Some core subjects include global economy, philippine foreign affairs, new regionalisms, and gender analysis for development. Graduates tend to pursue work in government agencies and inter-governmental organizations, but they may also be employed by non-governmental organizations, the academe, and private institutions.
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