Academic Programs

Master of Management in Business Management

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General Info

Brief description of the major field

The Master of Management major in Business Management degree program was born in 1998 in response to the rapid growth of industrial and non-agri-based enterprises in the Philippines particularly, in CALABARZON and the Asia-Pacific region.

The curriculum is aimed at developing success-oriented and socially-responsible managers and entrepreneurs who shall establish and manage non-agri-based enterprises into economically-viable entities. It seeks to continue the role of the Department of Agribusiness Management in developing and serving the managerial requirements of the region and the surrounding areas.

 

Prospective Students

  • At least two years of management-related work experience;

  • Two recommendations with at least a “Satisfactory” rating;

  • Proof of English language proficiency (for foreign students);

  • A weighted average score of 71 and above in the MM Summer Program; and

  • Compliance with the other requirements of the UPLBGraduateSchool MM Summer Program

MM Summer Program

The Master of Management (MM) Summer Program is the final admission requirement of applicants to the MM Graduate Programs. After the applicants have accomplished and submitted their application papers to the UPLB Graduate School, their documents will be evaluated and screened at the Department of Agribusiness Management. Those who will pass the preliminary screening will be provisionally admitted and are required to attend and pass the MM Summer Program. The Summer Program is a 5-weekend course (Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays) offering which is regularly offered from the second weekend of April to the second weekend of May. It consists of three modules:

Module 1 Key Management Tools and Concepts (Weekends 1 & 2)

  • ·Introduction to Management: Management Process and Business Functions

  • ·The Basics of Marketing Management

  • ·The Basics of Operations Management

  • ·The Basics of Personnel Management

  • ·The Basics of Financial Management

  • ·The Case Method of Solving Business Management Problems

  • ·Case Analysis/Discussion of the Assignment

Module II Accounting (Weekend 3)

  • ·Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • ·Debit and Credit Rules

  • ·Accounting Cycle

  • ·Presentation of Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Module III Quantitative Business Tools (Weekend 4)

  • ·Business Mathematics

  • ·Business Statistics

Participants who successfully passed the Summer Program are recommended as regular graduate students to the Graduate School. The MM Summer Program also serves as a refresher course to participants who do not intend to enter the graduate programs. These participants may opt to attend any of or all the three modules. 

 

Opportunities 

Graduates of the MMBM Program are well-placed in national and international organizations. Among them are heads of banks, development advisors, marketing managers, academicians, entrepreneurs, and management consultants.

 

Requirements and Mechanics

The Master of Management in Business Management is a non-thesis program. Prior to regular admission to theprogram, prospective students will be required to attend a summer workshop on the problems and prospects of agribusiness today, fundamentals of accounting and financial statement analysis, quantitative management, and microcomputer applications. The 5-week workshop will serve both as post-screening procedure and refresher course to prospective students.


The BM curriculum has 39 academic units, these are, 9 units of core courses (MGT 201, MGT 213 and MGT 231);  27 units of major courses (MGT 203, MGT 209, MGT 215, MGT 221, MGT 251, MGT 281, BM 240, BM 255, BM 280), and 3 units of electives (MGT 117, MGT 207, MGT 273, BM 261, STAT 250 or any graduate course
approved by the student’s guidance committee.)

 

Courses

 Graduate Courses

Business Management

BM 240. Production and Operations Management (3). Production, principles, procedures and techniques for efficient utilizations of production resources. 3 hrs (class). PR. MGT 221. (2)

BM 255. International Marketing (3). Export-import trade with emphasis on analyzing the commercial feasibility of export products. 3 hrs (class). PR. MGT 251. (1)

BM 261. Law in Business Transaction (3). Laws affecting the various aspects of business operations, particularly those affecting the production, financing, marketing and distribution of goods and services. 3 hrs (class). PR. MGT 201 (1)

BM 280. Research Methods in Business Management (3). Statistical description, estimation and inference; statistical decision theory; survey of research methods and analytical procedures in the social sciences and their application in business management. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1, 2)

Management

MGT 201. Organization and Management (3). Organization and management theories, concepts and processes; organization changes and managerial systems. 3 hrs (class). (1,2)

MGT 203. Environment of Management (3). Survey of socio-cultural, economic, politico-legal, technological and natural forces in local and international environment, their interactions/interrelationships, and their influence and effects on management of public and private organizations. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (2,S)

MGT 207. Managerial Problem Solving and Decision-Making (3). Quantitative and non-quantitative concepts, tools, and dynamics in problem solving and decision-making processes at the national, firm, and individual levels. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1,2)

MGT 209. Economic Analysis (3). Economic theory and policy with reference to the Philippine development program. 3 hrs (class). (2)

MGT 213. Management Accounting and Control I (3). Financial accounting policy in private and public organizations within the framework of accounting conventions. 3 hrs (class). (1)

MGT 215. Financial Management (3). Short and long-range financial planning. Management of working capital and long-term financial position of a business organization. 3 hrs (class). (2)

MGT 221. Quantitative Methods in Administration (3). Various techniques of determining optimization involving univariate and multivariate functions. Includes differential and integral calculus, linear systems, and matrices and an introduction to linear programming. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1)

MGT 231. Human Behavior in Organization (3). Individual and group behavior as these are influenced by cultural and technological factors: organizational change. 3 hrs (class). (1,2)

MGT 251. Marketing Management (3). The nature and dynamics of demand, the major marketing problems confronting the management in adapting to demand conditions; the development of pricing strategies for new and existing products. The types of distribution patterns and promotional programs employed to obtain sales and profits under a variety of operating conditions; the management of existing product lines, the development, testing, and introduction of new products; and the dynamics of export markets. 3 hrs (class). (2)

MGT 273. Management of Small Business (3). Characteristics, opportunities and hazards of small business;entrepreneurship and the formation of small business; problems of survival; problems created by growth and ways todeal with them. 3 hrs (class). (1)


MGT 281. Strategic Management (3). Strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation and control; integration of the functional areas of business for a better strategy-environmental alignment. 3 hrs (class). PR. MGT 215, MGT 251 and BM 240 or ABME 240. (1, 2)

Faculty Info

Faculty Information

NAME

HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

FACULTY RANK

SPECIALIZATION 

 Prof. Faustino Q.  Arrienda

MM

Assistant Professor

Agribusiness Management Entrepreneurship

Prof. Nanette A. Aquino

MM

Assistant Professor

Marketing

Business Management

Dr. Agnes T. Banzon

PhD

Associate Professor

International Marketing

Agribusiness Management Marketing

Dr. Dinah Pura T. Depositario

DBA

Associate Professor

Organization and Management

Technopreneurship

Agribusiness Management

Mr. Mar B. Cruz

BSABM

Instructor

Entrepreneurship

Agribusiness Management

Prof. Jeanette Angeline B. Madamba

MM

Assistant Professor

Operations Management

Business Management

Prof. Carolyn V. Melgar

MS

Associate Professor

Managerial Economics

Prof. Loida E. Mojica

MM

Associate Professor

Marketing

Agribusiness Management

Prof. Nimfa D. Montes

MBA

Assistant Professor

Business Administration Entrepreneurship

Agribusiness Management

Ms. Maritess B. Panabang

BSABM

MS (on-going)

Instructor

Agribusiness Management

Industrial Engineering

Dr. Mario V. Perilla

PhD

Professor

Business Management Organization and Management Managerial Economics

Prof. Teresita Flordeliz M. Ragudo

MM

Assistant Professor

Accounting

Business Management

Dr. Reynaldo L. Tan

PhD

Professor

Agribusiness Management

Managerial Economics

Resource and Environment Economics

Prof. Jimmy B. Williams

MS

Associate Professor

Finance

Agribusiness Management

Prof. Normito R. Zapata Jr.

MS

Assistant Professor

Finance

Agribusiness Management 

Ms. Jewel Joana S. Cabardo

BSABM

MS

Instructor

Agribusiness Management

Electronics

Ms. Hanna D. Miranda

BSC

Instructor

Accounting

Contact Info

Contact Information

Dr. Reynaldo L. Tan/Ms. Elda dR. Rico

Phone Number/s           (049) 536-2846

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