University of Makati
Unibersidad ng Makati
Pamantasan ng Makati
|Fort ANDRES Bonifacio College|
|Motto||"Aim High, UMak"|
|President||Mar-len Abigail Binay-Campos (Acting President)|
|Colors||Royal Blueand Yellow|
|Affiliations||ALCU, UCSAA, NAASCU|
|Mascot||Great Brave Herons|
The University of Makati, (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Makati or Pamantasan ng Makati), popularly known as UMak, is a public, locally funded city-flagship university in Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines.
UMak was one of the first university in the Philippines to pilot the Senior High School Modelling Program of the Department of Education in 2012.
The University of Makati is the country's first ISO certified local university, certified in four processes such as Admission, Registration, Releasing of Grades, and Issuance of Transcript of Records in the ISO 9001:2008.
The University of Makati founded in 1972 as the Makati Polytechnic Community College, also known as MPCC, Through Municipal Resolution No. 242 Ordinance No. 64.
MPCC offered technical and vocational programs in industrial and business technology. In 1987, MPCC was renamed Makati College.
The Philippine Army turned over the Fort Andres Bonifacio College to the then Municipal Government of Makati and merged with Makati College in 1990.
In 1991, Makati College was renamed Pamantasan ng Makati by virtue of Municipal Order No. 433
To be more globally competitive, Pamantasan ng Makati changed its name to University of Makati or UMak in 2002 through City Ordinance 2002-111 paving the way for education innovation in the City of Makati. 
By virtue of Municipal Ordinance No. 433, the Pamantasan ng Makati became a chartered university on December 19, 1991, under the administration of Jejomar Binay. On August 27, 2002, City Ordinance 2002-111 was approved amending City Ordinance No. 99-126 revising the Pamantasan ng Makati Charter to change the official name of Pamantasan ng Makati to University of Makati.
Buildings and facilities
The UMak facilities include Academic Buildings 1, 2, and 3, Administrative Building, Health and Physical Science Building (HPSB), Makati Grand Stadium and University Track and Oval Field. as well as;
Mini Theater- Ground Floor of Administrative Building
Grand Theater- 6th Floor of Administrative Building
Indoor Basketball and Volleyball courts- 12th Floor of the Health and Physical Science Building (HPSB)
Multimedia Rooms (HPSB)
For more information please call: 882-0678
Colleges and centers
- College of Allied Health Studies (COAHS)
- College of Arts and Letters (CAL)
- College of Business and Financial Science (CBFS)
- College of Computer Science (CCS)
- College of Education (COE)
- College of Construction Sciences and Engineering (CCSE)
- College of Technology Management (CTM)
- College of Governance and Public Policy (CGPP)
- College of Maritime Leadership Innovation (CMLI)
- College of Science (COS)
- College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM)
- Center of Human Kinesthetics (CHK)
- Center for National Service Training Program(CNSTP)
- Higher School of UMak (HSU)
- College of Continuing Advanced Professional Studies (CCAPS)
- School of Law (SOL)
UMak-MInD Center and Dual Training System (DTS)
The UMak-Medical Informatics Development (MIND) Center program is the first and only industry-academe partnership program in the country for health informatics advocacy, training, implementation, and research and development. The UMak-MInD Center is in collaboration with E-Health Records International.
The Dual Training System (DTS) of the College of Technology Management offers a three-year multi-skilled program for Industrial Facilities Technology (IFT) since 2002. The DTS strategy was eventually adopted for the four-year bachelor courses in Building Technology Management and Bachelor in Electrical Technology, which were developed in partnership with the Philippine Association of Building Administrators (PABA). The Bachelor in Building and Property Management was developed in partnership with Building Owners, Managers Association of the Philippines (BOMAP) which led to the development of DTS variant called Dualized University Education System (DUES).
Performance in Licensure Board Examinations
Consistently, UMak's percentage of passers in the Licensure Board Exams (CPA, Nursing, Teachers, Master Electrician, etc.) has been higher than the national passing rate.
College of Allied Health Studies produced numerous top-notchers in the nursing licensure examinations. Some of these students are Denise Claudia Mangiliman and Betty Chua Chung (College of Nursing batch 2007 graduates) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the December 2007 Nursing Board.
UMak 's Accountancy Program made history in October 2010 when 25 accounting students passed the CPA Licensure Exam: the most number of CPA passers in the history of UMak in one board exam taking. In the May 2011 CPA Board Exam, 1 0 UMak students passed for an outstanding 50% passing rate. 19 students passed the October 2011 CPA Board Examination. Kristofferson Isar Dela Cruz was ranked fifth out of 2,132 passers with a rating of 89.43%. UMak achieved a 56% passing rate (vs. 35.78% national passing rate) in the CPA Licensure Examination in 2015 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi.
The varsity team of the University of Makati are the UMak's Great Brave Herons. The school's athletic program participated in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) and the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Games. UMak is the 7-peat overall champion of ALCU Games. UMak is a founding member of the newest collegiate league in the country: the University, Colleges and Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA).
Among the athletes of UMak are the following:
- Jasmin Figueroa is an archer who participated at the 2004 Athens Olympics. During the Olympics, she defeated former World Champion Natalia Valeeva of Italy. She was also a gold medalist at the South East Asian Games.
- Edwin Asoro led the university in the finals of NAASCU in 2002. The 6'4" Asoro was drafted by the Barako Bull during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2009 rookie draft. He was a part of the Philippine under-20 national basketball team that competed in the 2004 Asian Basketball Championship. Asoro played at the wing and power forward positions during his stint with the Bulldogs in the UAAP and Harbour Centre and Oracle in the Philippine Basketball League.
- Rachelle Anne Cabral is a South East Asian Games Gold Medalist in archery.
- Ayssa Dalida is a squash player who represented the Philippines at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
- Charlene Gillego was a draftee at an annual event in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) calendar when teams can acquire new players outside the league who are not free agents in an agreed-upon order. She was a fourth pick in the second round. She was a member of Cagayan Valley Rising Suns.
- "History of the University of Makati" (PDF). University of Makati. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Local college and university (Philippines)
- Association of Local Colleges and Universities