Ho Chi Minh City Open University – HCMCOU
Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMCOU) was founded in 1993 to cater the needs of educational transformation and improvement in knowledge and skills of Vietnamese work force. As a multi-disciplinary university with 11 faculties, HCMCOU provides teaching, training services and researches focusing on economics, law, finance-banking, accounting-auditing, biotechnology, civil engineering, computer science, foreign languages (English, Japanese, Chinese), sociology, social work and Southeast Asian studies.
HCMCOU has 475 staff. There are currently more than 40,000 students enrolling either in on-campus or distance programs leading to degrees. Programs of the on-site mode range from the bachelor to doctorate programs. The three DTPs are of economics, business administration and English teaching. HCMCOU is also the leading distance program via e-learning providers in the south of Vietnam. Programs of the distance mode including traditional distance and online programs confined to the bachelor degrees.
HCMCOU internationalization fosters the following activities: Providing joint programs leading to degrees at HCMCOU; teaching (staff/students mobility; joint training programs); research (co-organize conference, co-authors in publication).
HCMCOU is proud to have strong and long established collaboration with EU universities such as with Université Libre de Bruxelles for more than 22 years to offer three Master programs in management, marketing and quality management; with Toulon-Var University for the Master of Quality management; with Berlin School of Economics and Law for the Master in Accounting and Finance management besides the other joint master programs with Australian universities.