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Master in Business Administration

Master in Business Administration

School of Graduate Studies

Central Philippine University

 

About the Program

The Master in Business Administration, accredited as Level IV by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities Accrediting Agencies, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI) aims to respond to the needs of the industry and the society. The program seeks to develop and enhance the students’ knowledge in various areas of business administration. It trains career-oriented students to cope with the fast-changing environment and keep abreast with the current trends. The outcome-based education, with the integration of Christian values is observed.

The courses under the MBA Program  are research-based/outcome-based; where outputs of students are usually in the form of research papers, case study analysis, feasibility studies and business plans. Students are taught to become problem-solvers; researchers and practicing entrepreneurs.

CPU has strong linkages with other partner-institutions across Asia including Japan, South Korea, China, Myanmar and Vietnam. Collaboration with another institution in Myanmar has started this year 2019. A joint-MBA program between Central Philippine University and Myanmar Institute of Theology will begin in September 2019. The two institutions aim to promote cooperation on education, research and training in graduate levels, specifically in the MBA program. As part of the Cooperative Agreement, some faculty members of the School of Graduate Studies will have the opportunity to travel to Myanmar and share their expertise in their respective fields.

Students of the Master in Business Administration are being encouraged to participate or organize seminars, symposia and trade shows for the purpose of professional advancements.

The MBA program, together with other programs of the School of Graduate Studies actively support the community engagement of the University.

 

MBA Program Objectives

The Masteral degree program aims to develop business competencies necessary to design and implement strategies to improve overall organization results. These competencies are developed from a cross- functional and general management perspective taking into consideration the ethical and international issues of the business environment. The MBA program seeks to expand competencies in problem analysis and resolution, team management, performance management, communication and interpersonal skills and project management. The program strives to equip students with the necessary knowledge, theoretical as well as practical, which can benefit them tremendously in managerial and administrative jobs.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate of Business Courses (Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship and other Business-related courses).
  2. Holder of degrees other than the above may qualify in this program provided they have earned the Pre-MBA Courses as follows:

Pre-MBA501- Financial Accounting for Non-Business………   3 units

Pre-MBA502 – Managerial Accounting for Non-Business……  3 units

Pre-MBA503-Quantitative Approaches for Mgt. …………….    3 units

  1. Applicants desiring to enroll in the program must have at least two (2) years of meaningful industry experience in either work or business.

 

MBA Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the graduate programs in business administration shall be consistent with the specification and competency standards. More-over, in all types of graduate programs in business administration, the culture for inquiry and research ,must be developed. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with in-depth exposure to a specific business content area, sophisticated analytical methods, and adult education.

 

MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Thesis)

Curriculum

Course

Number

                            COURSE TITLE Units
  A. Core/Foundation Courses                                                          (12 units)
MBA 726a Social Responsibility, Good Governance, Business Ethics. & Leadership… … 3
MBA 730  Statistics with Computer Application ………………..…………………. ……….. 3
MBA 604b  Quantitative Methods in Business Research …………………………….…….… 3
MBA 604c  Qualitative Methods in Business Research ……………………………………… 3
 B. Major Courses                                                                           (15 units)
MBA 722  Marketing Management  ………………………………………………………… 3
MBA 723a  Operations Management ……………………………………………..……..….…. 3
MBA 613  Financial Management   …………………………………………………….….….. 3
MBA 600  Human Resource Management ……………………………………………….…. 3
MBA 601b Organizational Behavior……………………….……………………………………….. 3
  C.   Elective Courses
(Any one(1) subject for the area of  specialty)                              
 

(3 units)

MBA 612a Financial Systems (Regional & Global Perspective) …..….………………….…. 3
MBA 727 Entrepreneurship (Development of Enterprise/ The Entrepreneur)…………….. 3
MBA 712a Information Management ……………………………………………………………….. 3
MBA 622 Managerial Accounting…..…………………………………..….……………..…….. 3
D. Cognate/Integrative Courses                                                      (3 units)

 

MBA 721a Strategic Management.………………………………….…………………………. 3
   
                COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
E.Thesis                                                                                              (6 units)
MBA 729 Thesis Writing………………………………………………………………….…….. 6
                             TOTAL                                                                     39 units

 

MASTER IN BUSINES ADMINISTRATION

Major in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MBA-THM)

Curriculum 

Course

Number

                            COURSE  DESCRIPTION Units
I. Core Courses                                                          15
MBA 600  Human Resource Management . 3
MBA 723  Production and Operation Management 3
MBA 612a Financial Systems (Regional & Global Perspective) 3
MBA 604a Business Research 3
Stat 600  Statistics 3
 II. Major Courses                                                                           15
MBA-THM 729  Tourist Destination Development and Marketing 3
MBA 721a Strategic Management 3
MBA-THM 730  Advanced Food and Beverage Management 3
MBA-THM 731  Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3
MBA-THM 732  Events and Festival Management 3
III. Cognate/Elective Courses (Any two of the following) 6
MBA-THM 733 Hospitality Product Branding and Promotions 3
MBA 727 Entrepreneurship (Development of Enterprise/ The Entrepreneur) 3
MBA-THM 734 Current Trends in the International Hospitality Industry 3
MBA 726 Political/Social and Ethical Issues in the Business Environment 3
IV. Comprehensive Exam
D. Thesis
MBA-THM 735  Thesis Writing 6
Total Units 42

 

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