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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:

C. A.
◈ Studied Master in Business Administration
◈ At Batangas State University
◈ Graduated 2005

list bulletAbout my college education: After graduating from college, I believed that it’s not enough just to be a degree holder. I told myself that I need to expand my knowledge and skills further to be more competitive and to have an edge among my peers.
The schedule was favorable since you can choose different class schedules like after office hours and during weekends. I took the weekend classes with nine (9) units will be a full load since I worked regularly from 8am till 5pm, Monday thru Friday. The course group was different given that most of your peers are professionals as well. These groups of students came from different companies with different fields.
Most of the time, discussions on a subject matter will be based on actual experiences in which we can relate and apply to our own field. It was difficult since you still have to study even after office hours and you also have deadline on both your work and school. Time management is a necessity in order to make through the whole nine yards.

list bulletMy current job: I’m currently a professor of one the schools here in Batangas. I’m teaching both computer and business administration subjects to college students.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: It was definitely useful because I’m applying the additional knowledge and skills that I’ve learned in during my post graduate studies. It assisted me a lot in my professional career by adopting what I’ve learned from school, through the different discussions and other researches with my peers, and also helped me become a better person

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was already working at the time when I enrolled to take my Master’s Degree. After I graduated from my post graduate studies, I was immediately promoted as one of the company’s officers.

It was definitely useful because I’m applying the additional knowledge and skills that I’ve learned in during my post graduate studies.

list bulletDo I recommend studying MBA: I will definitely recommend students to enroll for a higher educational level. It may be a Master’s Degree in Business or any higher discipline. In this age and time, prudent educational leadership that sees the relevance of education as an instrument of national and global development is of prime importance, the ultimate goal of which is to upgrade high level professions that will continuously provide leadership for the community
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