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Master of Management

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

The Master of Management (MM) Program of the Institute of Management is generally rooted in the tools and functional areas of management, and strategic management discipline. The Program is anchored in the contemporary direction of field of management which considers that management tools and functional areas can address the challenges posed by prevailing organizational conditions and situations, instead of these basically contingent on the nature of the organization. Thus, with this paradigm shift from a specialist to a generalist perspective, the Program aims to train and develop the graduate student in different organizational settings with the same or analogous management tools and functional areas, thus the Program’s integrative and holistic approach.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to its elevation as a distinct academic unit of U.P. Baguio, the Institute of Management (then the Management Sciences Division) served as an extension of the graduate program for the Colleges of Public Administration and Education of U.P. Diliman.

Dubbed as U.P.'s "Summer School" in the 1960s, U.P. Baguio's management courses started as extension graduate program offering summer courses in education and public administration. In AY 1971-72, the Master of Arts and Teaching (MAT) was formally opened with four graduate courses and 23 graduate students. In offering graduate courses, the then U.P. College Baguio was regarded as a "service school" since the students graduated at the UP College of Education in Diliman, Quezon City.

In the 2nd semester of AY 1973-74, a survey of the needs of the Northern Luzon in terms of graduate programs showed the need for programs in business administration, public administration and educational administration. The survey served as a springboard for developing a program to address these expressed needs. The ademic Year 1976-77 saw the approval of the Master of Management (MM) program which was developed by the Management Education Council of the UP Diliman for all regional units of the University of the Philippines.

The mid-to-late 1990s saw the opening of new programs as then UP President Emil Javier advocated for U.P. Baguio's response to regional needs. This led to the institution of Health Services Management (HSM) in 1995 and Industrial Relations (IR) in 1996, as additional specializations in the MM program. In AY 1998-99, the Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) was adopted as a new program.

The new millennium carried with it new challenges, with UP President Francisco Nemenzo advocating academic excellence and quality education. The then Management Sciences Division took the challenge of rethinking management education, leading to the revision of the Master of Management program. From a program with several specializations, the Master of Management was revitalized into a generalist-oriented management program. This is in keeping with the changing paradigms in management and the increasing need of organizations for more flexible and integrative managers. The Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning was also phased out in AY 2002-03.

The year 2002 saw the elevation of the then U.P. College Baguio as the UP Baguio which became the seventh constituent university of the University of the Philippines System under the leadership of Priscilla S. Macansantos as its first Chancellor. At this time, the then Management Sciences Division was elevated into the Institute of Management and has become part of the newly created College of Social Sciences as a result of the reorganization and restructuring of the U. P. Baguio.

MISSION

The Institute’s main mission is “to establish and maintain itself as a professional management education center of the highest level of excellence." Towards this mission, the Institute aims to:

  • further develop and enrich a responsive, updated, relevant professional management curriculum program in a global context;
  • attract and maintain a pool of qualified and professionally competent faculty complement;
  • continually pursue a highly selective process of student admission;
  • provide and continuously upgrade state-of-the-art learning facilities;
  • provide an integrated management research, extension and consultancy

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The Master of Management (MM) Program seeks to provide qualified students, professionals and practitioners with the theoretical background and skills in management needed in the efficient and effective management of all types of organizations or institutions.

MAIN FEATURES

The Master of Management, a non-thesis graduate program, is designed to equip students, professionals and practitioners with holistic and integrated knowledge and skills in management to enable them to assume and implement responsible supervisory and other related positions. Graduation from the Program requires completion of thirty-six (36) units of academic course work and passing a comprehensive examination.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Within the first semester of the student’s initial year in the Master’s Program, a Program of Study shall be designed by the Program Adviser in consultation with the student on the basis of the latter’s academic preparation.

To complete the MM Program, the student is required to take 9 core courses (27 units) and 3 electives (9 units) for a total of 12 academic courses or 36 units as well as passing a comprehensive examination after completing the 36-unit academic requirements

PROGRAM COURSES AND STRUCTURE

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Core Courses
    • 27 units - MM 201, 202, 203, 220, 222, 230, 240, 291.1, and 291.2
  • Elective Courses
    • 9 units - MM 250, 290, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298*, and 299

*May be taken for credit twice; student may take a maximum of two different special topics.

  • Comprehensive Examination

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (27 UNITS)

The core courses are intended to develop and strengthen the student’s knowledge in management. These courses build on important managerial and leadership tools and competencies necessary to manage problems and opportunities towards greater performance of any organization, thus, providing the generalist orientation of the Program.

 

MM 201 Fundamentals Of Management

Basic concepts, theories and practices of management and the interplay between the external environment (international, economic, politico-legal, socio-cultural, technological, natural/ physical) and the internal management of organizations. 3u.

MM 202 Organizational Behavior

Concepts, theories, models, processes, approaches and practices in describing, understanding and explaining the dynamics of behavior, interactions and relationships in organizations. 3u.

MM 203 Managerial Economics

Economic analysis of private, public and non-profit organizations; includes macroeconomic theory and policy as context for organizational decision-making. 3u.

MM 220 Managerial Accounting And Control

Concepts and principles of financial and management accounting as applied in private and public organizations, with emphasis on the issues of accounting information for managerial and control. 3u.

MM 222 Financial Management

Introduction to finance theory and its application in organizations. Includes the management of short-term and long-term assets; management of sources of short-term and long-term finance; financial analysis and planning and capital structure decisions of organizations. Prerequisites: MM 203 and MM 220. 3u.

MM 230 Marketing Management

The management of the marketing function as applied to private and public organizations; the nature and dynamics of marketing, the major marketing problems confronting management in adopting to demand conditions, the development of pricing strategies for new and existing products and the use of marketing research and other activities of marketing management. Prerequisite: MM 203. 3u.

MM 240 Operations Management

Systematic direction, control and management of the processes that transform inputs finished goods and services; applicable to both profit and non-profit, manufacturing and service organizations, and functional area or industry at the strategic and tactical levels; includes operations management philosophies. Prerequisite: MM 203. 3u.

MM 291.1 Strategic Management I

Integration of the tool and functional area courses to develop holistic management point of view for strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control. Prerequisite: MM 222, MM 230 and MM 240. 3u..

MM 291.2 Strategic Management II

Appraisal of an organization’s resources, plans, structure and governance and the assessment of the organization’s macro- and industry/sector environment as basis for strategic action. Prerequisite: MM 291.1. 3u.

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 UNITS)

The core courses are supplemented with elective courses that are expected to enhance the general management knowledge and skills. Students may choose 3 elective courses from the following:

MM 250 Human Resources Management

Management of selection, recruitment and development of human resource in organization; organization development concepts and uses. Prerequisite: MM 240. 3u.

MM 292 Policy Making And Program Management

Planning, implementation and evaluation of policy and development programs/projects as applied in public and private organizations. 3u.

MM 293 Development Management

Concepts, theories, models, approaches, strategies and practices of development as applied in the micro (organizational) and macro (national) levels of analysis. 3u.

MM 294 Management Of Knowledge And Information Systems

Identification, evaluation, modification and integration of information flows and technology into the management of knowledge and information systems. Prerequisite: MM 240. 3u.

MM 295 Seminar In Management

3u.

MM 296 Enterprise Planning And Development

Establishment, management, and evaluation of any type of organization using the entrepreneurial approach. Prerequisite: MM 222, MM 230 and MM 240. 3u.

MM 298 Special Topics In Management*

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3u

*May be taken for credit twice; student may take a maximum of two different special topics.

MM 299 Applied Management Research

Supervised undertaking of actual research work using quantitative and/or qualitative methods and designs, focusing on relevant areas of management in actual organizational setting. The nature of work may be model formulation, empirical validation, policy assessment and other related undertakings. 3u.

PROGRAM CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

For Full-Time Students

First Year

Second Year

First Semester

  • MM 201
  • MM 202
  • MM 203
  • MM 220

Second Semester

  • MM 222
  • MM 230
  • MM 240

First Semester

  • MM 291.1
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Second Semester

  • MM 291.2
  • Elective 3

For Part-Time Students (9 units per semester)

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

First Semester

  • MM 201
  • MM 202
  • MM 203

Second Semester

  • MM 220
  • MM 230
  • MM 240

First Semester

  • MM 222
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Second Semester

  • MM 291.1
  • Elective 3

First Semester

  • MM 291.2

Second Semester

For Part-Time Students (6 units per semester)

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

First Semester

  • MM 201
  • MM 203 or MM 220

Second Semester

  • MM 202
  • MM 203 or MM 220

First Semester

  • MM 222 or MM 230
  • MM 240

Second Semester

  • MM 222 or MM 230
  • Elective 1

First Semester

  • MM 291.1
  • Elective 2

Second Semester

  • MM 291.2
  • Elective 3

Faculty Information

Abansi, Corazon L.
MA (UP Diliman); MS,Ph.D.(UP Los Baños)

Dacanay, Santos Jose O. III
MBA (S.L.C.), Dip in URP (UP Diliman), Ph.D. (UP Diliman)
Macabiog, Teofino C.
MM (UP Baguio)

Marzan, Bienvenido C.
MM (UP Baguio), DBA (UP Diliman), Dip in IR (UP Diliman)
Palaganas, Erlinda C.
MPH (UP Manila), Ph.D. (Univ. of Sydney)

Siy, Jay Stephen C.
MM (UP Baguio)