APC Faculty goes to Australia for CMU-A’s BIDA training

By: Philip James P. Erpelo

Faculty members from Asia Pacific College have been handpicked to study in Adelaide, Australia through the Advanced Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program of Carnegie Mellon University – Australia (CMU-A). It is a 10-month program that is designed to equip professionals with knowledge on business intelligence, data analytics, and management.

Three APC representatives, namely Executive Director Rhea-Luz R. Valbuena from the School of Computing and Information Technologies (SoCIT), Executive Director Manuel F. Magbuhat from the School of Management (SoM), and Director Sergio R. Peruda, Jr. from the School of Engineering (SoE), will spend their first semester in the CMU-A campus from March through May 2019. National University (NU) representative Annaliza C. Bangit will also be joining them.

After three months, the remaining sessions will be hosted by NU-APC. At the end of the BIDA training, the participants are expected to work on data analytics projects that are designed to help cooperating government agencies in improving its frontline services.

To achieve strengthened ties and mutual cooperation in the area of education and research, APC and CMU-A actively collaborate to accommodate the exchange of students, scholars, and educational resources.

(Seated, L-R): Manuel Magbuhat, Rhea-Luz Valbuena, Engr. Sergio Peruda, Jr.
(Standing, L-R): Mary Anne Romero, Director for Marketing; Dr. Paulino Tan, former NU-APC President and current member of the NU-APC Board of Trustees; Dr. Ma. Teresita Medado, NU-APC President; Engr. Stanley Glenn Brucal, NU-APC Registrar; Josephine de la Cuesta, Director for Graduate Programs and Executive Director for Institutional Services; and Robert Nelson Besana, Executive Director for the School of Multimedia and Arts