Comprehensive Examination

Background and Rationale

The Master of Management (MM) Program is rooted in the tool, functional areas, and strategic management disciplines. The contemporary direction of Management is anchored in basic tools that can address the challenges posed by the situation, instead of tools contingent on just the nature of the organization. This paradigm shift, from a specialist to a generalist perspective, therefore trains the graduate student to work in different settings with the same or analogous tools, thus the program’s integrative and holistic approach.

The MM Program seeks to provide qualified professionals and practitioners with the theoretical background and skills in Management needed in the efficient and effective managing of all types of institutions, be it business, public, or non-profit. The program is non-thesis, hence, the definitive way of ascertaining the quality of graduates is the Comprehensive Examination.


As the final requirement for degree work, the Comprehensive Examination shall test the student’s minimum mastery of the management discipline and its functional areas, including whether the student has acquired the ability to integrate the learning in the various elective courses in the Program. Such knowledge includes the principles, concepts, theories, techniques and tools of analysis in Management, and their application in decision-making, policy, strategy formulation and implementation/evaluation.