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Master in Business Administration in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) program is a two-year graduate program usually taken by mid-career professionals to gain an advantage in their professional careers. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the skills that will make them qualified and competent in higher-level management positions. The program centers on the current management techniques, functional areas in the field of business, relevant concepts in economics, applied mathematics, statistics, and behavioral science, and their practical applications. It does not only teach students about theories and applications of business concepts, processes, tools, and techniques but also teaches students about managerial tools and right decision-making processes in a business.

Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a Master of Business Administration should have an undergraduate degree in the business or management field. However, students who do not hold an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Marketing Research

  • Financial Management

  • Managerial Statistics

  • Economic Analysis of Business

  • Production and Operations Management

  • Entrepreneurial Management

  • Project Research and Development

  • International Business

  • Management Information Systems

  • Marketing Management

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Policy

  • Problems in Personnel Management

  • Organization Theory and Design

  • Human Behavior in Organization

  • Research Methodology

  • Communication Skills Development

Admission Requirements


  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university

Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Areas of Specialization

  • Business Management

  • Marketing

  • Tourism Management

  • Finance

  • Operations

  • Human Resource Management

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Economics

  • Industrial Management

  • Organizational Development

  • International Business

  • Environment Management

Program Outcome

Graduates of Master of Business Administration are expected to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats

  • Identify key issues facing businesses or specific business units

  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and solve critical business problems

  • Integrate tools and concepts from multiple functional areas to solve business problems

  • Evaluate and integrate ethical considerations when making business decisions

  • Incorporate varied perspectives when making business decisions

Board Exam

The Master of Business Administration does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Master of Business Administration may pursue a career path in business, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, or private companies. They may apply as a marketing head, sales representative, account manager, lead manager, retail manager, operations head, and business development head.

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Reviews of MBA graduates:

M. G.
◈ Studied Master of Business Administration
◈ At Central Mindanao Colleges
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletAbout my college education: MBA is interesting for students who wanted to develop business and help their community grow economically. The most difficult part are mathematics and statistics used as a tool in business management most especially for non-math courses.
What is enjoyable is the actual engagement in the establishment of business enterprise as part of our course where I earned a grade of 1.0!
The most challenging is now applying these techniques into the real world of business management where I work as the Executive Director in the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry!

list bulletMy current job: Business Consultant of the Gesselschaft fur Internationale Zussamenarbeit (GIZ) or German International Cooperation for the DTI-Region 08. I'm tasked to organize and strengthen the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the entire Region 8.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: YES! In assisting the Chamber of Commerce here in Region 8, we do conduct research works such as organizational assessment before we facilitate Strategic Planning Workshops for their organization. Personally, I designed my research works that would fit the needs of both my employer and the target clients (CCIs and SMEs) . Those difficulties I encountered using Mathematics and Statistics before are now very useful in aiding me with my research. The approach is very scientific and its easy to have your employers approved your plans and programs even if it involves huge budget for operations. The target clients are also supportive amid your objective and target results duly explained to them. Such work plans and programs are clear to them!

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was already working in Metro Kidapawan Chamber of Commerce and Industry while taking up MBA in CMC as its Executive Director. But when I complete the Masteral Course in 2010, I easily secured the Consultancy Job in GIZ-Eastern Visayas based on my performance, other experience and such Academic qualification. Both the GIZ and DTI-08 were confident that I could help them strengthen their Chamber of Commerce and improved Private Sector Participation most especially in their SME Development Council and the REgional Development Council. I was hired as Full-time Consultant in the same year of 2010.

list bulletDo I recommend studying MBA: Absolutely YES! Our workforce is currently in global competition. By mastering our field of work like this one in Business Administration, we have edges over other applicants. Most employers are looking forward where their workers can effectively contribute to the realization of their vision or growth of their company. Employers seek reliable and independent workers! Personally, I find it fulfilling if I accomplish my tasks and in so doing we help build up the corporate image of our clienteles. Workers especially its leaders are proud of their company and their operations. To date, I have one of the most satisfying compensation received in the Philippines at the rate of P35,000 a month! It's far higher than the Regional and Provincial Directors of the DTI. Plus extra Consultancy works with my clients in the varied Chamber of Commerce where I closely assist such as the Preparation of Business Plans and PFS, Operation Manual, lobbying with banks, market matching and even trading with some incentives and/or commissions!
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