MCL sets sail to advance higher education in partnership with the Business College of Athens


Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School (MCL) continues to make waves in higher education by producing globally competitive individuals through its partnership with the Business College of Athens (BCA) and launching the country’s first Master’s degree program aimed at to advance and professionalize shipping practice”.

The Master of Science in Shipping Business is incorporated into the programs offered by MCL through the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (CMET) and its affiliate Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc. (PTC). The partnership enhances existing curricula for aspiring cadets and not only opens doors for individuals seeking a career in the highly competitive marine industry, but also provides the opportunity for a deeper, more comprehensive and more flexible learning experience for graduate students.

“With this collaboration, MCL aims to advance its mission of transforming students into globally competitive professionals by generating, sharing and applying new knowledge while exchanging cultures.” said MCL’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Engr. Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano, one of the key figures in this groundbreaking partnership. Mapúa-PTC CMET Dean, Captain Armando A. Ternida, agrees that the collaboration between the two institutions strengthens and contributes significantly not only to the future of students struggling for a career in the maritime industry, but also to their foundation through the training here on land.

A systematic understanding and in-depth training to master the shipping organizations as well as its global environment is at the core of the Master of Science in Shipping Business program delivered by the two educational institutions dedicated to preserving the industry quality of Maritime Careers.

“BCA is proud to announce the first-ever partnership of its kind between a Greek and a Filipino academic institution.” said Mr. Harris Daskalakis, Executive Director of BCA. “MCL and Mapúa-PTC CMET have managed to become a focal point for applied education in Shipping Management, while BCA, the oldest Maritime College in Greece, will offer a unique online degree that will teach the secrets of Greek ship management to the world most important seafaring nation, the Philippines.”

As one of the leading colleges offering maritime education in Greece, BCA is committed to providing unique learning experiences that “combine theoretical knowledge with practical application”, which has enabled them to successfully train 9,000 alumni over the past 50 years in its 300+ To place ship management company partners, each equipped with globally competitive skills and educational bases. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can look forward to promising career opportunities in Greece provided by the BCA College Career Office.

Through this endeavor, MCL continues to push boundaries and go beyond its structure in its ongoing commitment to building globally competitive professionals capable of leading Industry 4.0.


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