Graduate School of Management

In June of Academic Year 1974-1975, the first graduate program in Business and Management, the Bachelor of Business Management-Master in Business Administration (BBM-MBA), was offered in the University through the College of Business Administration (CBA). Aimed to develop entrepreneurs and management consultants for small and medium sized industries, the BBM-MBA program became the springboard of innovative and timely programs in business and public management.

On 10 October 1977, the Master in Government Management was initially offered in response to the representation of the Chairman of the Commission on Audit (COA) for the development of a corps of effective government administrators. Likewise, on 18 February 1980, the Master in Business Administration-Top Executive Program, for the top executives and supervisors; on 16 March 1981, the straight Master in Business Administration for professionals who hold a baccalaureate degree in business or management, and on 27 November 1985, the Doctor of Business Administration.

From the years 1979 to 1983, all graduate programs were under the Graduate College headed by the Dean. During the Academic Year 1983-1984, Graduate Schools were restructured vertically, hence, the birth of the Graduate School of Management, under the administration of the Dean of CBA. On 01 September 1989, all graduate programs were placed under one Dean assisted by a Director for each of the graduate program, such as the Graduate Programs in Management (GPM).

Legendary Center for the Development of Professionals and Leaders in Business and Public Service

Nurture professionalism, leadership, community relations through excellent management education, training, research and extension service.

• Strengthen the competencies of key players in business and government by engaging the students in:
- identifying, analyzing, and contextualizing theories and current issues related to global awareness, management, organization design, planning and administration, decisionmaking, corporate culture, teamwork, strategic action, motivation, and ethics.
- examining critically whether in the classroom, in research, or lifelong learning, the material and virtual manifestations in business and public service, as they contribute to the advancement of knowledge and refinement of service to society.
• Enhance the students' responsibility to continually develop them, improve their performance and those of the people they work with in order to deliver their products and services more efficiently, profitably, and to the highest standards of quality.