UMT The First Pakistani University to Get Campus Access to IBM Super Computer Watson
In a continuing effort to help give our students a competitive edge in the workforce, we are pleased to announce our partnership with IBM Watson Analytics. Through this new relationship each student will be entitled to his or her own subscription of Watson™ Analytics Student Edition at no cost!
University of Management & Technology, Johar Town Lahore is fully committed to building Watson Analytics into the curriculum. As a result, we will be offering 300 students university wide this complimentary access. The end goal is to help prepare you for the new demands of the workforce and we believe Watson Analytics will help prepare the next generation of "citizen" data scientists and be instrumental in helping close a critical skills gap identified in the workforce.
At a time where employers expect individuals at all levels of the organization to use raw data for new insights, the more prepared our students are to deliver results and insights, the better! We encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive offer extended to us.
SAP Training & Development Institute’s Growing in Pakistan
SAP training and development institute is pleased to share another milestone achieved by its University Alliance Program team in Pakistan. The member universities are working closely with SAP University Alliance to Incorporate SAP academic content in their existing curricula or launching new program/courses in their respect.
One of the recent update is form University of Management and Technology where Syed Hussnain Abbas Shah (Chairman, Department of Information System) has established a specific division to work closely with the SAP University Alliance and to support ERP academics in the University. He is leading the academic of SAP in the School of Business and Economics.
Previously, Mr. Hussnian has also launched Bachelor of Business and Information System (BBIS) program in the university which incorporates 49% theory and 60% lab-base exercises of ERP as he commented:
“Hands-on experience gives the students valuable practice knowledge before they enter the field, and it provides them with valuable insight on how companies run their businesses.”
Collaboration between university of Management and technology and SAP University Alliances has helped to achieve another milestone of establishing Center for Enterprise Technology Advancement (CETA). CETA is aiming to achieve following three objectives:
- Center will research and develop course outlines that will incorporate hands-on training of ERP software which will help the students to learn ERP.
- Focused research on incorporation of ERP in the world of academia. It will also conduct research in new areas which will further explore the relationship between the implementation of ERP in the business world and the academia.
- Candidate would be provided with opportunities to get live project support from our local vendors.
Game-Changers in Pakistan Produce Amazing Results as 35 Students Are Hired by a Microsoft Dynamics Partner
The University of Management and Technology (UMT), in Pakistan, is a game-changer in implementing technology within the classroom to shape bright, successful leaders of tomorrow. The success of the current students and recent graduates of UMT can be fundamentally linked to their hands-on experience of Microsoft Dynamics products in the classroom. UMT is changing the game by shifting most of the classroom learning to real-life experiences and opportunities. Syed Hussnain Abbas Shah, Chairman of the Department of Informant
Mr. Shah bridges the gap between students and business professionals by working in coordination with Microsoft local partners, both in seminars and small group sessions, where the business professionals share their experiences, industry trends, and key insights with the students. Specifically, he invites guests and motivational speakers to share their journeys and success stories. Mr. Shah stated, “Discussions with specialized industry leaders and experts helps students to gain insight with the working world.” One such guest, Maison Consulting and Solutions, a Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft Dynamics in Pakistan, made a lasting impact on the students at UMT.
The rate of students hired out of the University of Management and Technology makes it one of the most successful Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance programs worldwide. Mr. Shah shared that 35 Bachelor of Business and Information System (BBIS) undergraduate students at UMT landed jobs with a Microsoft partner right after they graduated.The 35 recent graduates started in an intern program for three months before moving on to permanent positions with the company. Now as Junior Functional Consultants at Maison, the recent graduates are putting their knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX to the test. In addition, many others recent graduates are already working with other companies because of their sound knowledge about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products.
“Hands-on experience gives the students valuable practical knowledge before they go into the field, and it gives [the students] valuable insight on how companies run their businesses.”
- Syed Hussnain Abbas Shah, Chairman, Department of Information Systems
UMT has implemented a state-of-the-art computer laboratory dedicated to the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions, including the AX, GP, and RMS modules, as well as adapting for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The BBIS program incorporates 40% theory and 60% lab-based exercises, which mirrors Mr. Shah’s teaching methodology to focus primarily on real-life examples. Mr. Shah has even developed specialized case studies and scenarios for the course, in which his students submit work based on these special cases.
In addition, the students work together to create a “Demo Company” and execute all the processes needed to run the company transactions by using these real-life scenarios. Furthermore, Mr. Shah mentioned that the final project of the course, based on ERP solutions, will play a vital role in the skill development of students and would better equip them to engage with the industry.
There is also a major focus on specialization within the University of Management and Technology. At UMT, both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to complete an additional specialized course related to Microsoft Dynamics.The specialized courses currently offered at UMT include Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Supply-Chain Management. Mr. Shah advises his students to take a seedling of curiosity within Enterprise Resource Planning and feed it with hard work and knowledge to let that curiosity grow into a specialized passion.
As the Pakistani business industry is constantly evolving, there is a gap for specialized field experts; therefore, as Mr. Shah expressed, theoretical knowledge mixed with practical experience in specialized areas will not only improve the futures of students, but will also contribute significantly in the business growth of companies that hire them.
Besides engaging in activities in specialized areas, Mr. Shah believes that students should enhance their skills by making a constant effort to improve professionalism, as well as participating in certificate programs, such as the Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate Program (MDSCP).The MDSCP provides measureable requirements, supports the use of Microsoft Dynamics products in educational institution curricula, and provides students with additional opportunities to use real-world solutions across multiple courses.
Maison Consulting and Solutions, a Microsoft Inner Circle member and Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft Dynamics, is a leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solution provider having its existence in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other parts of the Middle East and Africa. In 2011, Maison was also named into the Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for the 4th consecutive year.
The University of Management and Technology (UMT), a Premier-Level Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance member,is a project of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Trust, and has evolved into a premier institution of higher learning in Pakistan. UMT, a Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate Program (MDSCP) member, provides students a competitive advantage in the job market through classroom experience with the latest Microsoft Dynamics software used every day by more than 350,000 organizations and thousands of Microsoft partners worldwide. Find out more about the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance by visitinghttp://www.microsoft.com/dynamicsaa.