After over 20 years of being synonymous with quality I.T. education in the Philippines under the Informatics College brand name, Gardner College continues to answer the challenge of ASEAN integration and the move towards holistic and universal education through new international partnerships all over the world.
These partnerships are consistent with a name change that reflects the school’s values promoting excellence, innovation and education for ALL (“educationem pro omnibus”).
Also known as The Global School of Innovation, Gardner College pioneered in the Philippines a first-of-its-kind international dual degree program that combines academic competency with practical real-world application. Under the program, qualified Gardner graduates receive a Gardner diploma for their major of choice and an international bachelor’s diploma from the International Business Academy of Switzerland.
Recently, it launched a unique “3+1” pathway program allowing students to spend 3 years in Gardner College before proceeding to St. Francis College New York for their final year to finish their undergraduate degree. The program structure allows local students to obtain an international diploma for the same price of a 4-year degree program in the most expensive Philippine universities.
International Business Academy of Switzerland (IBAS)
International Business Academy of Switzerland, or IBAS, originated in 1999 when its sister school in Denmark was established. From 2000 to 2010, the Danish school expanded internationally with offices in Denmark, Egypt, and Southeast Asia.
IBAS, as it is known today, was launched in 2013 in Switzerland, first in the canton of Zug, and two years after, in the canton of Vaud.
In 2016, IBAS started offerring its DBA program.
In 2018, IBAS opened its Zurich campus teaching full-time students BBA, MBA and DBA, as well as hospitality programs.
In 2019, IBAS entered into an exclusive partnership with Gates Professional Schools to rollout its business programs in the Philippines.
St. Francis College New York (SFC)
St. Francis College New York (SFC) is a private college in Brooklyn Heights, New York. It was founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, a Franciscan order, as the St. Francis Academy and was the first private school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. St. Francis College began as a parochial all-boys academy in the City of Brooklyn and has become known as “the small college of big dreams.”
SFC currently has 19 academic departments which offer 72 majors and minors, ranging from classic liberal arts to high demand fields such as accounting, criminal justice, education, medical technology, nursing, and other healthcare related fields.
Consistently ranked among the “Best Regional Colleges in the North” by US News, SFC also has master’s programs in accounting, management, psychology and creative writing. Graduates of its five-year combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting regularly accept jobs at Big Four Accounting Firms and major private companies.
SFC also has 21 athletic teams that compete in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Terriers. With more than 40 clubs, fraternities, sororities, and honor societies, SFC ensures students are able to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom.