USIU-Africa rolls out new tech-based courses

The United States International University (USIU) has launched new undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses to meet evolving market needs. Most of the new programmes launched are technology-based and seek to prepare the students for the future of work.

The courses spread across business management, science and technology, leadership and governance fields will be delivered using contemporary academic models, including online options.

USIU-A Vice-Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown said the university had invested heavily in the course development and the programmes have already kicked-off successfully.

She noted the new courses are geared towards supplying the international job market with a pool of well-trained candidates proficient in research and information technology applications.

“The world is now a global village, and USIU-Africa is actively revising and improving its academic delivery mission to guarantee our graduates a place in the global job market table,” she said.

Some of the new courses introduced include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Information Science and Technology, an Online Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Science, Bachelor of Global Leadership and Governance, Bachelor of Technology in Analytical Chemistry.

Other new courses include Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Applied Biochemistry.

The university has over the recent past invested heavily in Information Technology (IT) infrastructure to roll-out online learning modules.

The USIU Online MBA is the first of its kind in the region accredited in Kenya by the Commission of University Education (CUE) and the United States of America (USA) by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Kenya’s Education cabinet secretary George Magoha has been urging universities to embrace internationalism in their learning programmes to ensure students are employable globally.

He noted that the future of learning is international and only institutions that help students understand what is happening across the globe will remain relevant. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a rethink on mode of delivery for education away from the traditional congregation of groups and face-to-face meeting.

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