IBA Karachi inks agreement with Oracle Academy

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IBA CS Students to benefit from world-class curriculum and technology skills training

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi signed an agreement with the Oracle Academy to introduce the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science program at IBA. This program will help IBA Computer Science students to develop the business and technology skills required for the modern professional world.

Dean & Director IBA, Dr Ishrat Husain and Samina Rizwan, Regional Director, Oracle SAGE West signing the agreement.Associate Dean, Dr Sayeed Ghani, Imran Khan, Project Manager AIAP & Faculty of Computer Science and Aamirah Nyazee, Manager, Oracle Education Initiatives SAGE West are also seen in the picture.

Dean & Director IBA, Dr Ishrat Husain and Samina Rizwan, Regional Director, Oracle SAGE West signing the agreement.Associate Dean, Dr Sayeed Ghani, Imran Khan, Project Manager AIAP & Faculty of Computer Science and Aamirah Nyazee, Manager, Oracle Education Initiatives SAGE West are also seen in the picture.

The agreement will enable IBA to integrate Oracle Academy’s software and curriculum into its undergraduate and graduate programs. By combining the Oracle Academy with IBA’s Academia-Industry Alliances Program (AIAP), IBA students get access to world-class technical curriculum and gain hands-on experience with Oracle’s industry-leading database and middleware software.

The Oracle Academy helps students worldwide to develop business and technology skills and provides teachers with world-class training and professional development opportunities by granting software, curriculum, and certification resources to high schools, vocational centers, colleges and universities.

Addressing the audience at the signing ceremony, Dean & Director IBA, Dr Ishrat Husain said, “IBA students will benefit from the Oracle Academy curriculum, gaining hands-on practical knowledge with industry-leading software while developing in-demand skills.”

Samina Rizwan, Regional Director, Oracle SAGE West said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome IBA into the Oracle Academy program. Through the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science curriculum, IBA will equip its students with the tools and knowledge that will give them an edge in the professional world.  With the Oracle Academy, IBA’s Computer Science students will be able to add more value to their academic profile. ”

The partnership with the Oracle Academy is part of the Director’s IBA Strategic Plan, which envisions IBA to be ranked among the top 100 global business schools and top 10 business schools in the region in five years. The IBA-Oracle partnership proves to be a milestone in this direction and is part of multi-dimensional reforms recently introduced in IBA.

The Oracle Academy

The Oracle Academy and the Oracle Education Foundation’s initiatives reach over 1 million students worldwide. The Oracle Academy supports 655,000+ students in 86 countries. By partnering with schools, districts, and ministries that believe in early career preparation, the Oracle Academy helps students develop the technology and business skills required for 21st century careers. Participating institutions may integrate Oracle’s cutting-edge software and curriculum into their courses and avail their faculty to first-class professional development opportunities.

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