May 2017 Accomplishments

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Faculty Development:


Professor Jesus Cinco, Jr. participated in two of the 6-module Business Intelligence and Analytics Certification Program offered by the National Engineering Center at UP Diliman, Quezon City. Module 1 (Introduction to Business Intelligence) was held from 13 to 15 March 2017 while Module 2 (Data Warehousing) was held from 3 to 5 May 2017. The remaining four modules are scheduled in June to August 2017.

School of Management’s decision to retool its faculty through its Academic Program Improvement effort is intended to support the recently revised Bachelor of Management (BSM) which will be offered starting on the First Semester of Academic Year 2018-2019. The revised BSM Program incorporates a 3-unit Business Analytics course, among other curriculum revision initiatives, to ensure the continued marketability of its undergraduate students.

Faculty Participation:


Professor Mary Gretchen Chaves, DBA was invited by DTI 7 Assistant Regional Director Nelia F. Navarro to participate in the regional meeting of the APO Philippines alumni, organized for the planning of the confederation of the various chapters of the APO alumni in the country, as well as for the sharing of updates on the activities of the alumni. APO is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1961 as part of a productivity initiative to drive greater economic development in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Organized by the Development Academy of the Philippines which serves as the implementing arm of the APO in the Philippines, in cooperation with the DTI Region 7 Office, the forum was conducted at the Golden Prince Hotel last 3 May 2017. DTI Regional Director Asteria Caberte and Provincial Tourism Officer Boboi Costas shared their respective experiences in the Hawaii cultural tourism and the Aloguinsan eco-tourism efforts of the local government and the local community in collaboratively promoting their local tourism programs.

During the workshop on sectoral support to productivity efforts of future APO endeavors, Prof. Chaves was selected as rapporteur of the academe sector (including representatives from the University of San Carlos) to present academe’s role in productivity programs.


The DaanProfessor Ernesto Yap attended the BSP Economic and Financial Learning Program entitled “Gearing Up for External Competitiveness” last 16 May 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Cebu City. The conference was to inform the attendees on the developments in the global environment, the management of foreign exchange risks, and the improvement of the country’s external competitiveness.bantayan Torta group proposed a new logo and business card design, aside from posters, and social media advertising.

Harvard Business School FIELD Global Immersion

Professor Tiffany Adelaine Tan, PhD was invited by the Office of International Linkages to screen, interview and select 20 Management and Business Graduate students from the 8 UP Constituent Units to participate in the Harvard Business School (HBS) FIELD Global Immersion, held on 04 May 2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City. The HBS activity was joined by 60 Harvard MBA students, in collaboration with selected Philippine based business organizations, to report on their field projects and experience. The role of the UP students were to provide feedback and share insights on the Philippine market.


Professors Marie Jane Matero, DPA and Tiffany Adelaine Tan, PhD applied for the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) 2017 Philippine Higher Education Career System Executive Development Program (Phil-HECS EDP). The EDP is to recruit, select, and develop senior executives in the Philippine higher education sector based on merit. The program also aims to prepare participants to lead a State University and College (SUC). The tests and assessment were done in May.

Graduate Student Participation:

                             HBS FIELD Global Immersion

Mr. Melvin Clomata and Mr. Rocsan Bacalan were 2 of the 20 MBA students who were selected (among the 40 nominees across 8 UP CUs) to participate in the In-country session of Harvard Business School FIELD Global Immersion held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City last 04 May 2017.
Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) is a required course for HBS first-year MBA students. The goal is to enable students to work in small but diverse teams and help solve challenges of its Global Partner organizations.

Prof. David J. Collis gave an executive background of Harvard Business School program and its human-centered design methodology. He also presented a Customer Interaction Debrief to all participants.

During the session, Harvard Business School students presented their findings and immersed in an academic collaboration with UP students in a brainstorming activity. The results of the collaboration are expected to support the students to develop new ideas, and present their findings to senior management of its Global Partner organization.

The event gave opportunity to students to network, share experiences, learn from each country’s economic climate, enhance one’s cultural intelligence

Below is a group picture of all UP delegates with Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza (center from the back), Chairman – Office of International Linkages.

MBA Bridge Courses:

Mr. Alexis Arn Ceniza, CPA, MBA handled the Managerial Accounting bridge course for those who were qualified in the MBA program. The people who attended this workshop were those who had no accounting courses in their undergraduate program. The workshop exposed students to the basic theories of accounting to help them read and understand financial statements, which are always used for decision-making.

Fablab group suggested poster designs and taglines.

The Daanbantayan Torta group proposed a new logo and business card design, aside from posters, and social media advertising.

The Bogo Pintos group proposed a new logo design and outdoor advertising campaign.

Cebu Tourism group suggested an online activity called “Bakit List”

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