The University of the Philippines Board of Regents recently approved four new degree programs proposed by the UP Open University's Faculty of Management & Development Studies – the Diploma and Master in Land Valuation Management, and Diploma and Master of International Health.
The Diploma and Master of Land Valuation Management programs address the need for high quality valuation education that is accessible to private and government valuers and property managers throughout the country and elsewhere in the world. The Diploma program also targets those wishing to enter the valuation and property management profession. The MLVM program hopes to develop a perspective of land valuation and management for sustainable development. The DLVM and MLVM programs are ladderized so that DLVM graduates may continue to the MLVM program.
As most of the international health programs offered by universities in the Asia Pacific Region focus heavily on communicable and non-communicable disease control, the Diploma in International Health (DIH) and the Master of International Health (MIH) programs are envisioned to give equal emphasis to health promotion and health systems development. To be offered by FDMS, both programs are intended for entering and mid-career health professionals who are looking for graduate-level education and training that will prepare them for supervisory work in government health departments, local and international non-government organizations engaged in health and development work. The MIH program is particularly relevant to those who would like to pursue an academic career in international health.