Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Degree Codes: Program- BSMGT Plan- BSMGT

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With the growing complexity of the business environment, characterized both by competition and collaboration among businesses, social and political upheavals, and rapid change due to scientific and technological developments, managers of the 21st century should not only have the discipline and technical skills, but also an understanding of management from a holistic rather than a fragmented, highly specialized perspective. They must be able to create a mental model of unity out of diversity and to perceive organizational reality within a wider context.

Goals of the Program

In response to these new realities, the Business Management Program – a 10-term, 195-unit (183 academic and 12 non-academic) program – prepares young men and women to become competent managers and consultants with a mindset of management as a system of integrated and interrelated parts. Moreover, the program aims to produce a new breed of future ethical business professionals with skills in scientific research, problem analysis, decision-making, and consensus building.

Desired Skills and Competencies of Graduates

Graduates of the Business Management Program are expected to gain the following knowledge, values, and skills.

General knowledge

  • Philosophy and evolution of management thought
  • Management concepts/theories – Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources Management, Information Systems
  • Business Systems Analysis and Designs
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

Technical knowledge

  • Financial analysis
  • Market research and analysis
  • Operations audit
  • Organizational development
  • Business planning and feasibility studies
  • Trend analysis and forecasting
Conceptual skills

  • Global thinking and outlook
  • Systems thinking
  • Scientific / logical thinking
  • Analytical / critical thinking

Technical skills

  • Skills in functional areas
  • Information competence
  • Information technology skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Developing a portfolio

Interpersonal skills

  • Leadership
  • Working in teams
  • Public relations skills
  • Belief in God
  • Honesty
  • Goal-orientation
  • Excellence
  • Hard work
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Independence
  • Open-mindedness
  • Social responsibility

Main Features of the Program

Business Management majors must complete the following major requirements to be able to graduate from the program: a portfolio, an internship, and a thesis.

The first requirement is a portfolio of research papers, projects, and creative work submitted in predetermined subjects. The portfolio is meant to showcase the student’s progress in terms of the desired skills and competencies of graduates of the program. The portfolio shall be presented once a year to a panel of faculty members, who will assess the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas for development for both the student and the program.

The second requirement is an internship in any of the following organizations: a family business, an entrepreneurial venture, a non-government organization (NGO), a local government unit (LGU), a business support organization (BSO), or a consulting firm. The internship is meant to expose the student to an actual organizational setting and to enable him/her to work with management in an effort to address key organizational concerns.

The final requirement is a thesis that also serves as a documentation of the student’s internship in the above-mentioned organization. The thesis must not only provide evidence of a solid theoretical understanding of a specific problem the student attempted to address during his/her internship, but also document how he/she worked with management in trying to solve the problem.

Progression of Courses

The Business Management Program follows a schedule 10 regular trimesters and one summer term. The student is expected to substantially complete the regular required courses in languages, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and the core business professional courses during the first two years of the program. Major subjects are offered starting the 6th trimester, while the Practicum on Management Consulting (PRCMGT1) is offered on the summer term of the third year. In the 9th and 10th terms the student will take integrating subjects (Strategic Management or STRATEM and International Business or INTERBU). Also, on the 10th term, the student is expected to complete his or her undergraduate thesis under the subject THSMGT2.