Program Description

The MBA Program of the University of the Philippines aims to help managers gain a distinct advantage in their profession, whether they are in industrial, financial, government or non-profit institutions.

The MBA Program seeks candidates of high caliber -- i.e., students with strong academic backgrounds, professional experience, personal maturity and the interest and discipline to develop their managerial and leadership potential. On the average, 50 students are admitted into the Full-time Program and twice as many in the Managers' Program.

To achieve this goal, the College offers a broad-based program curriculum which hopes to strike a balance between technical training and practical problem-solving, that is founded on current management theories and approaches. It is complemented by case analyses, company/industry studies, business games and other experiential learning methods.

A conscious effort has been made to develop a curriculum responsive to the unique features of the Philippine and Asian environments. MBA students engage in an intensive study in current management concepts and techniques through a core curriculum covering the functional areas in business as well as economics, applied mathematics and statistics and behavioral science. Students are encouraged to gain added functional expertise by pursuing elective courses offered at the College of Business Administration or in allied graduate units of the University.

The UP MBA Program curriculum, founded on the latest management concepts, balances technical training with practical problem-solving.

The Program's courses are delivered by a seasoned full-time faculty, in tandem with lecturers who are prominent practitioners in industry. The learning process is enhanced by a specialized library with the Philippines' largest collection of business management books and journals, well-appointed facilities, and up-to-date learning equipment.

The study program consists of a total of 21 core and elective courses.

The core courses are in economics, Quantitative methods, managerial accounting, finance, marketing, production/ operations, human behavior in organizations, and business policy.

Elective courses may be taken at CBA or in other colleges of the University. These "concentration" courses may be in areas like investment theory and practice, advanced topics in finance, international finance, management of technology, new enterprise planning and management, special topics in policy formulation and implementation, management information systems, controllership, advertising, personnel and industrial relations, and managing with emerging technologies.

Last updated Dec 2017

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