PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The MM 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.

          Core Courses                           27 units

          Elective Courses                        9 units

          Total                                           36 units

Passing a Comprehensive Examination after completing 36 academic units.

PROGRAM CONTENT (All courses have 3-unit credit)

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the following courses:

Core Courses 27 Units
MM 201: Fundamentals of Management 3 Units
MM 202: Organizational Behavior 3 Units
MM 203: Managerial Economics 3 Units
MM 220: Managerial Accounting and Control 3 Units
MM 222: Financial Management 3 Units
MM 230: Marketing Management 3 Units
MM 240: Operations Management 3 Units
MM 291.1: Strategic Management I 3 Units
MM 291.2: Strategic Management II 3 Units
  The student must choose any
  three (3) of the following electives:
MM 250: Human Resource Management 3 Units
MM 292: Policy Making and Program Management 3 Units
MM 293: Development Management (cross-listed with SDS 201) 3 Units
MM 294: Management of Knowledge and Information Systems 3 Units
MM 295: Seminar in Management 3 Units
MM 296: Enterprise Planning and Development 3 Units
MM 298: Special Topics in Management (may be taken twice with different topics) 3 Units
MM 299: Applied Management Research 3 Units
   
Additional Requirement
Comprehensive Exam (3 Units)
   
Total 36 Units


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PROGRAM STRUCTURE 

1. For Full-Time Students
First Year Second Year   
First Semester Second Semester First Semester Second Semester  First Semester  
 MM 201  MM 222 MM 291.1   MM 291.2  Compre Exam  
 MM 202  MM 230 Elective 1   Elective 3    
 MM 203  MM 240  Elective 2      
 MM220          
2. For Part-Time Students (9 units per semester)
First Year Second Year Third Year 
First Semester Second Semester First Semester Second Semester First Semester  Second Semester
MM 201 MM 220  MM 222 MM 291.1  MM 291.2  Compre Exam
MM 202 MM 230 Elective 1  Elective 3     
MM 203 MM 240 Elective 2       
3. For Part-Time Students (6 units per semester)    
First Year   Second Year   Third Year
First Semester  Second Semester  First Semester  Second Semester  First Semester Second Semester
MM 201   MM 202  MM 222 OR MM 230  MM 222 OR MM 230  MM 291.1 MM 291.2
MM 203 OR MM 220  MM 203 OR MM 220  Elective 2  First Sem-4th year-Compre Exam
MM 240  Elective 1     

Course Number, Title, Description and Prerequisite

Required 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.

Other courses from the  MA Social Development Studies (MASDS) Program of the College of Social Sciences (CSS) and other relevant management courses of the UP System can be taken as elective course/s with the consent of the Director of the Institute of Management.

RETENTION POLICY AND DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE MASTER'S PROGRAM

The Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) hall be based on all courses taken by the student in his/her approved Program of Study, including those taken in compliance with the Maximum Residence Rules, if applicable.

 To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a CWAG of “2.0” or better in his/her course work at the end of each academic year until the completion of the Program of Study.  This CWAG shall be computed by the Program Adviser/Director .  A student who fails to satisfy the  CWAG of “2.0” or better at the end of the academic year shall be disqualified from the master’s program unless the Dean/Director decides, on justifiable grounds and upon recommendation of the student’s Program Adviser/Committee, through channels, to waive the rule.