Bridging the Data Science Gap: Where to Study in the Philippines

With the growing amount of data and rising demand for data professionals in the Philippines, some of the most prominent universities in the country have started offering degree programs and specialized courses to provide professionals with additional skills to take on a career in Data Science. 

University of the Philippines – Diliman

The University of the Philippines – Diliman offers a Professional Master in Data Science (Analytics) program that equips professionals with a solid foundation in statistical science and proficiency in statistical machine learning to solve real-world problems.

Ateneo de Manila University

In partnership with the Queen Mary University of London, Ateneo de Manila University offers a Master of Science in Data Science program, which lasts 18 – 21 months. Students may spend a semester in London, and the credits earned abroad will still be part of the Ateneo degree.

University of Santo Tomas

The University of Santo Tomas offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Science program that covers a wide range of topics, including programming, machine learning, and data visualization. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships and capstone projects to gain real-world experience in solving data-related problems.

University of Asia and the Pacific

The UA&P offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science and a part-time Master’s Degree in Applied Business Analytics to address the shortage of data specialists in the Philippines. Both programs aim to equip students with skills and practical experience to deal with real-world problems while being guided by professors with relevant and globally competent qualifications in the field.

De La Salle University

DLSU offers a Minor in Data Science program, aiming to equip students with basic working knowledge in statistics. DLSU also offers 40-hour diploma courses relevant to the field, such as Foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning, to boost the skills and qualifications of professionals in various fields to take on more promising Data-Science-related positions in their respective industries.

Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

AIM’s Master’s program is a 14-month program designed to train specialists who are skilled in machine and deep learning, data mining, and analytics. AIM also offers a doctoral program in data science – the first in the Philippines and only one of few in Asia.

Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP)

TIP offers a Professional Science Master’s Degree in Data Science (PSMDS), which aims to develop professionals who have the ability to lead their organizations in using data aid in the growth of their industries.

Mapua University

Mapua University offers an undergraduate program in Data Science, providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become professional data scientists working in various industries.

Cosmopoint International Institute of Technology (CIIT) 

CIIT provides a specialist course for those interested in data science. The specialist course lasts for only three months and engages students in different software essential for any would-be Data Science Specialists.

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP)

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP)’s Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) program was developed to produce graduates who are competent in various fields of data science, such as data management, data analytics, and data visualization.

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Daniel Meyer is the head of Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm that has been in the Big Data industry for over 20 years and has offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Ocala, Florida. He is an accomplished author, public speaker, and business expert specializing in virtual staffing and process automation.

Dan is known for providing big data analytics solutions, including business intelligence and data storytelling, to small businesses seeking to improve their use of data, virtual staffing, and technology. He strongly believes in using analytics for civic responsibility, and offers training, consulting, and education to promote this advocacy.

With his experience in training over 10,000 Filipinos, Dan is passionate about empowering the youth with valuable skills, such as graphic design, video editing, and data analytics. His objective is to equip them with the necessary abilities to harness the dynamic employment opportunities that lay ahead for millions of Filipinos.


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