The Henley Business School at the University of Reading in London has announced a new program in partnership with TECH Education Group, an education provider in the technology field. The new Information Communications Technology (ICT) Master’s and Huawei Certification program helps solidify the school’s tech-centric offerings.
This addition makes Henley the school the first in Europe to offer “expert-level Huawei certification,” according to a press release. Starting in September 2018, students in the MSc Information Management and MSc Business Technology Consulting courses will begin taking new modules to work toward the Huawei certification, which will take one year. The new curriculum will include modules that will allow students to graduate with certifications as a Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA), Network Professional (HCNP), and Internet Expert (HCIE).
“In this digital age in which topics such as big data, data security, and digital innovation are highly relevant, there is an increasing need for talent with a firm understanding of both business and technology in developing innovative and creative solutions,” Professor Keiichi Nakata said in the release. “This new partnership with TECH Education Group is ideally timed to enhance our existing collaboration with Huawei to supply industry-ready talent for businesses around the world, as well as providing a boost to professionals as they enter the job market.”
This certification is highly recognized in the industry. More than 140 countries have acknowledged the certification. It’s sure to stay up to date as the ICT sector evolves and merges closely with other similar sectors like computing and mobile broadband, according to its website.
Interested students can begin applying for the program later this year until August 2018.
“This partnership marks a continuation of our efforts in educating and nurturing experts who are equipped with the knowledge to deal with the complexities of an increasingly digital and data-orientated business world,” TECH Education Group CEO Kangping Lin said in the release. “We need reliable and talented professionals to help move society forward towards a better-connected world and students completing this pathway will finish their study ready to excel in their field.”
Last July, Huawei became the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturing company, surpassing Apple. The Chinese telecommunications giant currently owns more than 10 percent of the global smartphone market, thanks in part to a deeply diverse manufacturing catalog, according to Counterpoint Research data.