Why master of management in U.P. Baguio?








“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”


William Arthur Ward (one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.)

In line with the University’s commitment  in further developing its faculty towards academic excellence, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) of VCAA Corazon L. Abansi organized and held  a teaching effectiveness seminar-workshop for  new faculty members and lecturers on 24 October 2016 at the Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio. Of the 15 participants who attended the seminar-workshop, 6 were  Lecturers  in the Master of Management and BS Management Economics Programs at the  Institute of Management. Dr. Rosario Alonzo, Dean  of the College of Education of UP Diliman and former faculty of UP Baguio was the resource person.

In the seminar-workshop, the participants were reminded of their lead roles and responsibilities as teachers in preparing the crème de la crème, the finest students of the country, as future leaders and trail blazers in their respective fields. During the one-day seminar-workshop, the principles of Outcome-Based Education were thoroughly explained. This educational theory basically determines what the students can do at the end of the course, and  teachers are supposed to develop the skills of the students so they may be able to cope with the challenges of the 21st century.       


The participants from the Institute of Management were: Fran Moredo (Special Topic in Management), Mita Angela Dimalanta (Marketing Management and Strategic Management), Kezia Teresa Tabago (Financial and Management Accounting,  and Business Finance), Bernadette Velasquez (Managerial  Accounting), Roberto Goce (Operations Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics) and Maria Buena Victoria Tenefrancia (Human Resources Management).


The clear message from the seminar-workshop was to set higher standards of learning, the use of more  innovative ways and methods of teaching, more discriminating performance assessments and more inspiration.  (Maria Buena Victoria Tenefrancia)



Once again, the UP Baguio Institute of Management  proved its knack and deftness in analyzing business cases when it capped first major place in the 6th PPM Regional Business Case Competition (RBCC)  held in Jakarta, Indonesia last November 18-19, 2015. The team  composed of Serafin Oliviere Lasquety III, Clifford Chan and Hope Alegria Shin, all senior Master of Management students of the Institute of Management,  bested  four  chosen finalists in the second and final round in the competition. They were awarded a cash prize of  US$1,850 in addition to certificates of recognition.

The case analysis was focused on PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk,   a leading and publicly listed  integrated cargo transportation and logistics company based  in Indonesia.

The team ranked third out of the twelve finalists  in the stiff pre-qualifying competition in which 66 teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines participated. In this year’s competition, only the UP Baguio, from among the entries in the Philippines,  earned a spot in the qualifying round.  Both the second and fourth  major places went to the PPM School of Management and the third place went to Institut Tekhnologi Bandung, all from Indonesia.

The winning UP  Baguio team was mentored and coached by Dr. Bienvenido C. Marzan, Director  and  Prof. Jay C. Siy of the Institute of Management.  The team  was awarded also the  Second Best in Cultural Presentation during the Cultural Night of the activity.

Last year, the UP Baguio team  composed of  Adrian Reci Galang, Sinta Cando and Frederick Magno also of the Master of Management Program of the Institute of Management  won second place in the 5th PPM Regional Business Competition.

The annual PPM  RBCC is a highly competitive event of teams of  students in the masteral level  from various graduate schools in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, China and the Philippines. In the preliminary competition. the  participating teams submitted and competed in analyzing actual business case and in formulating business case solutions.  In the final round, the chosen finalists are asked to present their business analysis and answer challenging questions from the judges  in the areas of finance, marketing, operations, strategic management and human resources management related to the case.  This is the fourth  year of the Institute’s participation where the UP Baguio team also ranked fifth (5th) in the final round in 2012. (B. C. Marzan)


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