Master in Business Administration

General Provisions

If the student has not taken undergraduate courses in a field of specialization, he is required to take eighteen (18) units of qualifying courses to be determined by the Academic Program Chairperson unless otherwise specified in the curriculum;

The student may take more than the prescribed units in any distribution in the curriculum to meet his career objective and professional needs;

Free electives may be chosen from among the courses offered which are outside the required subjects in the student’s curriculum;

If the student has completed courses substantially equivalent to the required courses, he may waive the latter by application to the Dean.

Program Description

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop capable, socially responsible and mature managers and leaders in today’s global marketplace. The program focuses on those skills needed by business professionals; such as analytical reasoning, communication, leadership, and strategic thinking. The curriculum emphasizes applications currently in demand by Asian and multinational corporations and integrates global trends and computer and information systems application.


The Business Administration program envisions itself as the country’s flagship program in the development of globally competitive leaders and professional managers who are generalists in orientation yet strong - in functional competencies


The Master in Business Administration program is committed to make a difference in the development of managers who will be leaders, decision-makers, innovators and good citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Committed to intellectual expertise, scholarly research and a spirit of community involvement, the Master in Business Administration program is designed to enhance skills in analytical thinking, good judgment, innovation, and creativity.


  • To develop managerial and entrepreneurial skills
  • To enhance competencies for effective participation in management teams
  • To develop skill in applying quantitative analysis in decision making
  • To enhance competencies in conducting research in the field of business administration


  1. Core (12 units)
    • MBA 630 Management of an Enterprise
    • MBA 631 Management Statistics
    • MBA 632 Financial Management
    • RSH 630 Research Seminar 1
  2. Major (18 units, choose an area of specialization)

    Specialization: General Business Administration

    • MBA 633 Human Resources Management
    • MBA 634 Managerial Accounting
    • MBA 638 Strategic Management
    • MAE 630 Managerial Economics
    • MBA 636 Marketing Management
    • MBA 635 Production Management

    Specialization: Marketing

    • MBA 635 Production Management
    • MBA 636 Marketing Management
    • MBA 650 Organizational Behavior and Management Processes
    • MBA 639 Sales Management
    • MBA 640 Integrated Marketing Communication and Promotions
    • MBA 641 Seminar in Marketing Trends and Issues

    Specialization: Entrepreneurship

    • MBA 645 Cooperative Management
    • MBA 642 Entrepreneurial Management
    • MBA 643 Entrepreneurial Innovation and Product Development
    • MBA 644 Asian Business Environment
    • MBA 646 International Trade and Investment
    • MBA 647 Entrepreneurship and the Global Enterprise
  3. Cognates (6 units)
    • RSH 631 Research Seminar 2
    • For MBA with specialization in GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: MBA 650 Organizational Behavior and Management Processes
    • For MBA with specialization in MARKETING: MBA 645 Cooperative Management
    • For MBA with specialization in ENTREPRENEURSHIP: MBA 635 Operations Management
  4. Thesis (6 units)
    • RSH 640 Thesis
  5. Non-Thesis Option (Two research-based subjects, 6 units)
    • MBA 648 Management of Family Business
    • MBA 469 New Venture Formulation

Deficiency Courses (Pre-MBA Courses, 18 units)

  • MBA 501 Management Principles and Dynamics
  • MBA 502 Economic Analysis
  • MBA 503 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • MBA 504 Management Science
  • MBA 505 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 506 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • ENG 505 Advanced English Grammar*
  • ENG 507 Technical Report Writing*

    * For students who did not make the passing grade in Essay/Reading Comprehension of the GS Entrance Exam.
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