Master of Business Administration Program
The Modern Management Imperatives require that everyone has to compete with everyone else regardless of geographic constraints, that customer’s views which are now refined and sophisticated be sought and their desires respected, that turning an idea into a product or service (cycle time) be shortened, that the structure of work and work flow be re-engineered and that the financial, physical, human and information resources be re- deployed.
The program has a balanced offering of core courses in the functional areas and general management, including electives in various specialized topics in business management. Its main objective is to prepare students to become leaders of organizations competing in a borderless business environment that has grown increasingly dynamic and complex.
It is offered in the evenings and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. It is designed to be an 8 trimesters (2 2/3 years) program. Courses are taught through a mix of teaching methods such as lectures, case methods, and computer simulations, and are handled by full-time faculty who are active in research, by lecturers drawn from practicing managers and Visiting Professors1 from U P Diliman.
The principal requirements for application include:
# Bachelor's degree in any field (copy of transcript required)
# Work experience (at least two years)
# Graduate Program Admission Test (GPAT) results
Local applicants need to take the GPAT. The test covers logic, basic quantitative skills and reading / language comprehension. Overseas applicants are required to submit GMAT and TOEFL scores.
Applicants are required to have basic proficiency in accounting, economics and mathematics. Workshops are offered (prior to the start of the school year) for students whose background shows deficiencies in these areas.
Download Application Forms here:
Application for Admission to UPCebu MBA (Word Format, PDF Format)
Recommendation Form (PDF Format)
List of Requirements to the UPCebu MBA Program
Academic Year and Class Hours
The academic year is divided into three trimesters (1st Trim.: June-August, 2nd Trim.: Mid-September-mid-December and 3r Trim.: January-March). Each course meets twice a week (Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday) for 1 ½ hours each meeting. Classes start at 6:00 pm and /or 7:30 p.m. The program accepts new students only at the start of each school year.
September 1 to Mid February – Application Period
Third Sunday of February (AM) GPAT (Entrance Exam) – UPV Cebu College, Lahug, Cebu City.
Early April to Mid May – Accounting & Mathematics Workshops
Last week of March – Announcement of those who are admitted and those conditionally admitted pending satisfactory passing of the required workshops. In general, conditionally accepted applicants with less than 9 units (hours) of accounting will be required to enroll and pass the workshop in Accounting as a condition for final acceptance. Similarly, conditionally admitted applicants without a calculus course credit will be required to enroll and pass the Mathematics workshop prior to final acceptance.
Tuition Fee is Php 1,850 per unit. In addition, a miscellaneous fee of Php 895 and a contribution to a student fund of Php 46.50 per trimester will be charged. Workshop fees are: Php 4,000 for each.
The Program Structure
The program consists of 15 core courses and 6 elective courses for a total of 21 courses. All courses carry 2 units credit each.
Prescribed Program of Study
A schedule of offerings is prepared for every batch and is rigidly implemented. Applicants who may not be able to follow the schedule are discouraged to enter the program. However, once you have started the program, any deviations due to unforeseeable causes, may only be allowed if the revised study plan is feasible within the program’s steady state course offerings.
BA 201 Economic Analysis
BA 211 Management Science
BA 219 Corporate Financial Reporting
BA 240 Operations Management
BA 220 Managerial Accounting & Control I
BA 221 Managerial Accounting and Control II
BA 230 Marketing Management
BA 280.1 Fundamentals of Financial Management
BA 243 Management of Innovation
BA 280.2 Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
BA 251.1 Organization Behavior
BA 286 Management of Information Technology
BA 290 General Management
Electives 1 – 3
BA 291.1 Strategic Management I
Electives 4 & 5
BA 291.2 Strategic Management II
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION is scheduled toward the end of the 3rd Trimester in time for graduation.
Required MBA COURSES AND THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
Refer to UP Cebu Website
1 UP Diliman Visiting Professors will teach on regular hours.
2 Workshop in Economics is not offered. It is advisable that the applicant, as a gesture of seriousness to enter the program should read basic Economics (Macro & Micro) materials if he/she has not taken a course in the field.