Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Modern Management imperatives require that everyone compete with everyone else regardless of geographic constraints, that customers’ views which are now refined and sophisticated be sought and their desires respected, that converting an idea into a product or service (cycle time) be shortened, that the structure of work and workflow be re-engineered, and that the financial, physical, human and information resources be re-deployed in consideration of sustainability issues and corporate social responsibility.

The extent or reach of individual businesses is anchored heavily on information technology. Managers must become globally knowledgeable and seek and make use of information effectively and efficiently to survive.

It is in this context that the Master of Business Administration Program of UP Cebu is designed and will be modified through the years. 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 primary objective is to prepare students to become leaders of organizations competing in a business environment that has grown increasingly dynamic and complex.

It is offered in the evenings (weeknights) and Saturdays and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. It can be completed in 8 trimesters or 2⅔ years. Courses are taught through a mix of teaching methods such as lecture, case method, field exposures, research, and computer simulation. These are handled by full-time faculty who are active in research and by lecturers drawn from a list of practicing managers.

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Institutional Targets

UP Vision A great university, taking a leadership role in the development of a globally competitive Philippines
UP Core Values Honor and Excellence
UP Cebu Vision A lead university in pioneering research, creative design, ICT-driven innovation, responsible governance, and community service in Central Visayas and the global society
UP Cebu Mission UP Cebu promotes scientific, socio-economic, cultural and environmental progress in Central Visayas, in the nation and the world through creative and innovative instruction, research, intellectual productivity, and public service. UP Cebu:

•   offers accessible quality graduate, undergraduate, and continuing  education that will produce innovative, critical, nationalist, ethical, gender-sensitive and socially responsible graduates who demonstrate high levels of academic pursuit;

•   conducts pioneering research, and develops novel and creative technologies through transdisciplinary collaboration;

•   applies products of knowledge generation, dissemination, and intellectual productivity to improve social welfare; and

•   ensures administrative efficiency in the delivery of excellent, responsible service in support of learning, research, intellectual productivity and public service.

UP Cebu Core Values Honor, integrity, excellence
SoM  Vision To be the leading regional educational institution for managers (decision makers).
SoM Mission Provide excellent and accessible management education, generate research and disseminate information to the business community, and deliver public service in the areas of institutional governance and management of the Services industry.
SoM Core Values Integrity and excellence

Master of Business Management Program Learning Outcomes

After completing the program, an MBA graduate will be able:

  1. to solve complex problems addressing various organizational objectives by applying management theories and tools;
  2. to provide innovative and ethical business solutions;
  3. to supervise multi-disciplinary and culturally-driven teams in a professional manner and demonstrate leadership when needed;
  4. to communicate information effectively through written reports and oral presentations; and
  5. to develop a healthy desire for lifelong learning for the well-being of self and the community.

Below is the 2016 revised MBA study program.




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