Top Business Schools in Philippines 2018
Posted on Jun 05, 2018
Interested in pursuing business? Here are some of the top business schools you should consider. Take note that some of these colleges and universities do not offer undergraduate programs but if you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, there are schools on this list that may be good for you. Once you finish your undergraduate degree, you can decide to pursue a masters degree and enter into business school. Some people get their masters degrees at a specialized business school while others get their masters degrees at the same school that they got their undergraduate degrees in. What is the best choice to make? In business, a school with a good program is often a good choice for a masters degree and undergraduate degree. If tuition is too expensive, there are schools that are still good even if they are not #1. The best teacher in business will always be outside-the-classroom experience.
1. ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (AIM)
While AIM does not offer undergraduate programs, it is considered the #1 business school for graduate students pursuing business. AIM is an international management school that pioneers in graduate education. It’s a member of the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS) and also one of the few business schools in Asia accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or AACSB. AIM also ranked 16 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 according to its profile views on find-mba.com and ranked 1 under the Best Executive MBA category of Asiaweek.
AIM offers both MBA programs as well as Executive MBA (EMBA) Evening program. MBA Students may also opt for the general management track or major in one the following areas: Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.
AIM was #1 in being the most preferred graduate school by top CEOs in the Philippines (What are the Most Preferred Graduate Schools of PH’s Top CEOs?).
2. ATENEO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (AGSB)
AGSB is the graduate school for business of Ateneo De Manila University and has six campuses in the country. It is one of the top business schools in the Philippines and has been ranked No. 1 with an average rating of 4.6 out of a perfect score of 5.0 based on a comprehensive study of 199 MBA programs in the country by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE). It is also ranked 52 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 by find-mba.com
The MBA Standard Program of AGSB is designed for young adult practitioners who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills while the Middle Manager MBA program is designed for senior managers and staff members who occupy a supervisory and managerial position in their organizations.
Ateneo also ranks as the leading university that produces the most number of successful startup founders and CEOs in the Philippines with startups and businesses that have received Series A or more funding (Which Universities Graduated the Most CEOs of PH’s Largest Listed Companies?, Which Schools Graduated the Most Founders of Top PH Startups?)
3. DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA (DLSU)
DLSU ranked 47 in the 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 and its MBA program has been ranked among the top 20 part-time MBA programs in Asia.
Students who opt to enroll in their MBA program may major in any of the following areas: agribusiness, business and governance, business law, business management, culture and arts management, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, operations management, property management, sports and recreation management, and supply chain management.
4. UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS (UST)
University of Santo Tomas offers several Master’s Degree Program including Masters in Business Administration. They are ranked 88 our 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 according to find-mba.com.
UST offers their Full-Time MBA program in a 21-month period where students gain a competitive edge by polishing the communication, leadership and ethical skills that are highly valued by corporate recruiters.
5. UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS (USC)
The University of San Carlos located in Cebu offers both EMBA and MBA. MBA was also the first master’s program to be offered by USC as part of the College of Commerce.
The duration of their MBA program is 3 year and requires a research paper. However, a student is given a total of 5 years to complete the program, otherwise he/she will receive a Certificate in Graduate Business Studies and be removed from the program.
6. UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN (USA)
University of San Agustin is a catholic school in the city of iloilo and an active member of several associations such as the Association of Catholic Universities in the Philippines (ACUP).
Its graduate school offers a number of graduate degree programs including MBA which has two programs; one with a Thesis and another with a Seminar Paper. Their MBA focuses on human resources, and products and services. The program is given a duration of two years.
7. UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST (UE)
University of the East is among the 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 with a rank of number 79. UE’s MBA program majors in entrepreneurship, financial management, marketing management, and operations management.
The MBA program offered can be taken with thesis or with non-thesis and has a duration of two years.
8. UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – DILIMAN (UP)
The College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines Diliman was established in 1916 and is the oldest university to offer MBA programs and has been the leader in management education in the Philippines. It has been ranked number 34 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 by find-mba.com and ranked number 24 in Asia by Reputation in CNN Asiaweek report. UP Virata School of Business is regarded as one of the Philippines top MBA schools by business professionals.
The school offers MBA programs which are practitioner-oriented and categorized into Full-Time and Part-Time which students can complete either in 2 years or 4 years.
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