Holy Angel University (HAU) and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) opened their doors to academics and practitioners in Region III with the launch of their joint M.A. in Communication program. It is offered at the HAU campus in Angeles City, Pampanga, with visiting professors from AIJC.

The memorandum of agreement on the collaborative offering was signed by HAU president Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo and AIJC president Mr. Ramon R. Tuazon on August 1, 2017. Also present during the MOA signing were HAU and AIJC officials.

The sustained socio-economic development of Central Luzon presents an excellent opportunity for AIJC and HAU to offer responsive and relevant graduate education to communication professionals.

HAU is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Development (COD) for seven academic areas critical to business and industry development: in Business Administration, in the different Engineering fields, in Teacher Education, in Information Technology, and in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

AIJC is one of the leading communication institutions in the country and in the ASEAN region. Since its founding in 1980, it has been guided by the philosophy that communication is a vital development resource.

HAU and AIJC will offer a ladderized master’s program to provide professionals with an opportunity for continuing education with the quality standards and diversity needed for excellence and career mobility.

The M.A. in Communication degree will be a groundbreaking graduate program track in business and industry. It will strengthen HAU’s advanced position in the region as a leader in Integrated Marketing.

Classes for the first trimester of school year 2017-2018 were from July 22 to October 28, 2017. The subjects offered were Communication Issues, Corporate Communication, and Integrated Marketing Communication. Classes for the second trimester are ongoing and will run until March 2018. Subjects offered for the second trimester are Craft of Communication, Knowledge Management, and Management of Communication Resources.

For inquiries on admissions, please contact Prof. Leslie S. Manalo of HAU at 0995-7553020 or lmanalo@hau.edu.ph.