For the upcoming Academic Year 2022-2023, Mapúa University and Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapua School, have launched Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC), a new, digital-first college focused on technology and business.
Digital-First College Education of the Future
MMDC is an affordable, accessible, and flexible offering that delivers a cutting-edge online
curriculum and offline experiences designed for the modern Filipino student. With this, MMDC is
the first digital-first college in the Visayas. It’s set to open the doors to one of its pioneering
Learning Hubs, located at Ayala Malls Capitol Central – the very first Learning Hub of its kind for
With traditional colleges, students spend most of their time sitting in classrooms and commuting
to and from campus, with limited time and flexibility to collaborate with others. At MMDC, while
completing their online degree, students will get to experience an exclusive and modern
collaboration space, where they can meet up with their peers, do focused work or group
projects, organize clubs, and more.
The MMDC Learning Hub at Ayala Malls Capitol Central
The launch of MMDC’s Learning Hub was made possible through its partnership with Ayala
Malls, with the common goal of making future-ready learning opportunities more accessible to
the Bacolodnon college students, entrepreneurs, and working professionals.
Sharon Ciocon, Ayala Malls General Manager, says, “This is a first in VisMin. We’re looking
forward to supporting not just senior high graduates but also the mompreneurs, startup
businesses, and even merchant employees who would like to upskill or go back to finish their
college degree. MMDC’s curriculum is flexible enough that we welcome this innovation in
The Future of Bacolod is Digital
With Bacolod’s vision of becoming a “smart city,” there is a need to build the right mindset and
skills so that everyone in the community can play a role in the city’s continued growth.
Ayala Malls Capitol Central is also swiftly becoming a local hub for entrepreneurship and tech,
with the rise of BPOs and MSMEs. Through its partnership with MMDC, Ayala Malls is pleased
to offer exclusive opportunities to upskill its employees and tenants within their community, so
that they may benefit from MMDC’s Projects, Problems and Cases (PPC) learning model, which
emphasizes the development of soft skills.
“Employers want to see individuals who are proactive, going beyond their usual job description.
Hard skills can be learned on the job. We want to see individuals develop critical thinking,
decision-making, creativity, maximizing available resources to produce results,” said Ciocon.
MMDC continues to collaborate with other community partners in Bacolod to support the city’s
growth. For students interested to inquire and enroll for the 2022-2023 school year (including
scholarship opportunities), visit www.mmdc.mcl.edu.ph and watch out for MMDC’s Learning Hub
opening this June at Ayala Malls Capitol Central.