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Graduate Programs

Distinctive Features

The Regis Program is designed for senior managers and executives whose corporate responsibilities limit their time in pursuing graduate degrees. A college diploma and a minimum five-year work experience or those in supervisory, managerial or executive positions (if the applicant failed to meet the five-year work experience requirement) are necessary for admission.

1. Partnership between Ateneo De Manila University and Regis University

Ateneo de Manila University and Regis University, a recognized Center for Adult Learning in Denver, Colorado, in the United States, entered into a Program Development and License Agreement in October 1997. Under the agreement, the two Jesuit institutions, through the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and Regis University’s International Studies Program and its Graduate School of Business, committed to develop an MBA program designed specifically for adult learners.

2. Student-Centered Learning

The program is student-centered rather than professor-dependent. Although the professor may still deliver lectures, his facilitation skills are essential to bring out the experiences of his adult students. For this reason, individuals undergo a faculty assessment process to determine qualification to teach in the Regis program.

3. Faculty Assessment Process

The assessment process includes a twenty-minute presentation on an assigned topic in a facilitative mode, an interview, a leaderless group activity, an essay on value-centered education, and a test on evaluating and grading student papers. The assessment process and the training of facilitators were designed by Regis University.

4. "Accelerated" Aspect

The program is commonly referred to as “accelerated” because each course is taken in an eight (8) week term, rather than the usual fifteen (15) week trimester. Although the number of weeks per term in less than in a trimester, the number of total class hours for a course varies only slightly.

5. Learning Style

There are types of students who, because of their learning styles, demands of work, family responsibility, and mobility cannot stay longer in the MBA program. They are capable of accelerating their learning pace on their own and with minimum intervention. They are independent learners who can make use of various media to obtain their leaning outcomes. This program is particularly designed for these types of learners.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Ateneo-Regis MBA Program, a Filipino applicant must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized college or university
  2. An official transcript of records from the college or university
  3. A general undergraduate average of 85% or B or 2.0
  4. Meaningful employment and work experience of at least five (5) years of supervisory or managerial experience is required. Applicants without managerial experience but with more than five (5) years of significant work and professional experience may be admitted. Similarly, applicants with less than five (5) years work experience, but who are currently occupying a managerial position may also be admitted.
  5. Satisfactory score in the entrance examination
  6. Fully accomplished online application
  7. Three (3) recommendation
  8. Interview as may be required by the Admission Committee for Appeals.
  9. GMAT & GRE Results are acceptable in lieu of Entrance Examination especially for foreign-based  applicants.

 

To qualify for the Ateneo-Regis MBA Program, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements, a foreign applicant must have:
  1. Transcript of records or documents showing academic accomplishments from the country of origin, translated into English and authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consular Office in the country of origin
  2. Certificate of degree of equivalency from the education ministry of the country of origin, where necessary and applicable
  3. Working English proficiency, both oral and written, and where insufficient, be currently enrolled in an English proficiency course in the Philippines
  4. Copy of passport
  5. Approved student visa or if working in the Philippines, an employment permit issued by the Philippine government
  6. Police clearance from the country of origin or from the Philippines if already having been in the country for at least sixty (60) days
  7. Affidavit of support and financial capacity
  8. Alien Certificate of Registration
  9. Certificate of Employment
  10. GMAT Results are acceptable in lieu of Entrance Examination especially for foreign-based  applicants.
  11. TOEFL Results maybe required  to be presented by "foreign-based applicants" only.

The Ateneo-Regis MBA Program Curriculum

1. General Description

a. The Ateneo-Regis MBA Program is a non-thesis program designed for senior managers and executives whose corporate responsibilities limit their time for pursuing graduate degrees and are thus compelled to complete the program as quickly as possible through accelerated methods. The program is also designed for senior practitioners whose learning styles and outcomes are achieved through their own direct participation in learning activities without too much classroom interface.
b. Each term of the Ateneo-Regis MBA Program lasts for eight (8) weeks. Each course meet once a week for four (4) hours from 6:00 pm  to 10:00 pm. The maximum number of students per class is twenty-five (25).
c. The regular load is one (1) subject per term, but a maximum of two (2) courses is allowed.

d. The program can be completed in two (2) years and two (2) terms if one (1) course is taken per term. If two (2) courses are taken per term, the program can be completed in fourteen (14) months, or one (1) year and one (1) term.

e. The Ateneo-Regis MBA Program consists of the following courses:
Core Courses33 units
Electives6 units
Integrating Course3 units  
Total
42 units
 
f. Each course has a detailed learning guide (module) for the entire course, as well as for every class meeting. The module serves as the road map for both the students and their professors. Each meeting has a well-defined goal and objective. The reading materials and cases for each session are provided prior to the start of the classes. Thus, on the first day of the class, students are expected to have read the reading assignments and to be ready for discussion.


2. Program Delivery: Facilitation and Student Participation 

The curriculum for the Ateneo-Regis MBA Program includes analytical learning through time intensive courses designed specifically for working adults. The design of the courses recognizes that adults learn most effectively and most rapidly through a process of self-learning, bringing both life and work experiences that can be a learning resource for the other students in the class.
Self-learning occurs before class so that each participant can contribute in a meaningful way to group discussions and be an effective resource in shared-learning. Shared-learning occurs in the classroom, where each participant learns from the life and professional experiences of others.
Each adult learner must be a participant, with the secondary responsibility for the learning of others through sharing. The principal responsibility of the facilitator is to assist in the learning process, not to teach the technical content of the course. The facilitator is a technical expert in the field and will answer questions beyond the competence of the participants, but the primary responsibility for learning belongs to the student. Ordinarily, the facilitator will not lecture for extended periods of time.
At first, students may feel they don’t have much experience they can share in the curricular area. However, as the course progresses most students are delighted to discover that they have more relevant experiences than they first thought.
The level of learning to meet the learning objectives of the courses is quite high. Students will need to think at the creating and evaluating levels. They operate at the evaluation level when they form judgments and assessments by combining their own medley of experiences and learning with disparate conflicting and complex facts. They operate at the creating level when they originate, integrate, and combine ideas into a product plan, or proposal that is new. They will find that all elements of these courses will focus on the learning outcome primarily at the creating and evaluating level.

3. Core Courses

COURSESCODEUNITS
Management DynamicsTSMANDYN3
Managerial AccountingTSMANACC3
Quantitative Methods for ManagersTSQUANTI3
LeadershipTSLEADER3
EthicsTSETHICS3
Management Concepts for Information TechnologyTSINFOTE   3
Economics for Managers TSECOMAN   3
Human Resource Management TSHUMRES   3
Financial Management  TSFINMAN   3
Operations ManagementTSOPEMAN   3
Marketing ManagementTSMARKMA    


4. Electives

COURSES               CODE       UNITS
Business Improvement SolutionsTSBUSSOL   3
Demand ManagementTSDEMMAN   3
Economic DevelopmentTSECODEV3
Electronic CommerceTSE-COMM  3
Entrepreneurship       TSSENTREP   3
Financial Analysis for Decision MakingTSFINDEM   3
Financial EngineeringTSFINENG   3
Global Market Analysis and
International Trade
TSGLOBMA   3
High Performance TeamTSHPTEAM   3
Investment Analysis and        
Portfolio Management 
TSINVEMA   3
Law in the Business EnvironmentTSLAWBUS3
Leading Organizational ChangeTSLEADOC   3
Marketing CommunicationsTSMARCOM   3
Power, Culture and LeadershipTSPCLEAD   3
Project ManagementTSPROJMA   3
Lean Six SigmaTS6SIGMA   3
Quality Management SystemsTSQUAMAN   3
Supply Chain ManagementTSSUPMAN    


5. Integrative Course

COURSECODEUNITS
Strategic Management TSSTRAMA   3

The Ateneo-Regis MBA Program Course Sequence

Course Descriptions

1. Core Courses

Management Dynamics (TSMANDYN)

   The course is an introduction to management in an organization. It reviews the critical issues and concepts in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The role of organizations in relation to their external environment including social responsibility and its role in nation-building is discussed.


Managerial Accounting and Control (TSMANACC)

    The course explores the uses of accounting for effective management and decision-making and discusses the basic concepts of controllership as they relate to management information needs for planning and control. The topics include a review of financial accounting processes and techniques, analysis of financial statements, cost concepts, methods and systems, the use and analysis of cost data for decision-making, evaluation of performance, responsibility accounting, short- and long-term managerial decisions, capital budgeting, and basic concepts of controllership. Emphasis is given to decision- making, its ethical implications, and its impact on business and national development.

Quantitative Methods for Managers (TSQUANTI)

    The course is a study of quantitative methods used to enhance or improve the management of business and its decision-making processes. Topics include mathematical modeling, linear programming, probability, decision theory, inventory management, queuing theory, monte-carlo simulation techniques, PERT/CPM, and forecasting methods.

 

Leadership (TSLEADER)

    The course is an introduction to the foundations of leadership, i.e., identity and mission.

    It draws from both the theory and practice of leadership, as well as psychology and spirituality. The Jesuit tradition and Ignatian values in leadership shall be the guiding framework of the course. The course includes an exploration of key leadership concepts with the student undergoing exercises on self-awareness, self-mastery, and discernment of mission.


Business Ethics (TSETHICS)

    The course will discuss the foundations of ethics in general and business ethics in particular. It will attempt to help students critically examine moral values and principles. The course will help students understand how moral character is developed. It aims to improve their ethical decision-making by presenting a model for ethical reasoning to analyze dilemmas involving employee relations, employee-organization relations and corporation-employee, corporation-community relations.

Management Concepts for Information Technology (TSINFOTE)

    The course presents management concepts that lead to an understanding of information technology and its role within the enterprise, as well as in building the nation. It includes enhancing awareness of the digital and economic divide within a nation and how a business performs its economic activities while at the same time investing in marginalized sectors/ communities. Building consensus among business and technology professionals using modern approaches to strategic planning, business process re-engineering and systems development are discussed, highlighting the ethical and legal principles that impact this environment.


Economics for Managers (TSECOMAN)

    The course provides a working knowledge of Economics, the social science that deals with the optimal use of scarce material resources to maximize the satisfaction of human material needs and wants. It consists of two parts: Microeconomics, focusing on the use of the analytical tools and techniques to enable managers of an enterprise to make sound decisions that maximize the productivity of scarce organizational resources and the attainment of organizational goals; and Macroeconomics with a business perspective, focusing on basic concepts and models concerning the nature and workings of a modern free-enterprise, market-based economy, particularly the key variables that affect the business environment, both national and global.


Human Resources Management (TSHUMRES)

    The course emphasizes the alignment of Human Resource Management practices and programs with the goals and strategies and values of the organization. It presents tools for analyzing strategic alignment and provides a fresh perspective on the role of HR and its function as change agent, and how in partnership with top management, one of the most critical sources of sustainable competitive advantage - an organization whose design, culture, and people are aligned with strategy and values - can be built.


Financial Management (TSFINMAN)

    The course deals with the application of contemporary finance theory to the solution of management problems, focusing on policy formulation and decision-making under uncertainty. Critical evaluation of concepts is emphasized to assess their usefulness in practical business situations. Problem-solving methodology is used to illustrate the theories and tools in financial decision-making, including the use of computers as an analysis tool. It tackles the ethical issues and dilemmas faced by the finance manager in his day-to-day work and how these are resolved using an ethical decision analysis framework. The course discusses the implications of financial management decisions in the life of the enterprise and how such impact the national economy.


Operations Management (TSOPEMAN)

    The course is a study of specific Operations Management (OM) philosophies, concepts, trends, tools, and techniques to highlight the importance of OM in a manufacturing and service organization. It focuses on strategic and tactical issues covering quality management, process management, and supply chain management, among others. While it provides students with technical and quantitative tools, it focuses more on the managerial aspects of operations, as well as on the social and ethical implications of OM decisions.


Marketing Management (TSMARKMA)

    The course provides training on the fundamental concepts and practices of Marketing in the context of the new economy. It focuses on the formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in the areas of research, products and services, pricing, distribution, advertising and promotion, market analysis, alternative approaches to competition, brand building, and revenue-generating activities. It provides an understanding of administrative processes in which Marketing plays a central role in demand creation and customer satisfaction.

2. Electives

Business Improvement Solutions (TSBUSSOL)

    The course provides a comprehensive exposure to various business improvement tools and methodologies, in both the manufacturing and service sectors, to strengthen the student’s foundational understanding of business processes, particularly the “value-adding” aspects of operations. The course provides an in-depth appreciation of emerging applications, tools, and techniques used by successful companies engaged in manufacturing and service operations, while emphasizing the ethical and social implications of all business improvement solutions.


Demand Management (TSDEMMAN)

    The course provides the knowledge and skills that will translate internal customer demand, or user demand, into realistic and cost-effective product specifications that will in turn facilitate the manufacture and purchase of the product. The course introduces techniques, such as Value Engineering, Value Analysis, and Forecasting.


Electronic Commerce (TSE-COMM)

    The course guides managers through the processes of overcoming the fear of change and embracing the benefits of e-commerce for customers, employees, and shareholders. It provides a complete introduction to the world of electronic commerce, including technical and business topics. Implementation strategies are analyzed, using examples of both successful and unsuccessful implementations.


Economic Development (TSECODEV)

    The course deals with the economics of long-term growth and development. It focuses on areas and issues of policy-making that are likely to remain of primary concern in the efforts of underdeveloped and developing countries to achieve economic growth and development.


Entrepreneurship (TSENTREP)

    The course is designed to inspire and to encourage entrepreneurship, through the examination, discussion, and analysis of contemporary entrepreneurs. It focuses on the principles, concepts, and evaluation techniques used in assessing entrepreneurial capability, resource requirements, and risks for increased likelihood of strategic success.


Financial Analysis for Decision-Making (TSFINDEM)

    The course deals with the understanding and analysis of financial information for decision-making, with emphasis on the critical analysis, diagnosis, and evaluation of financial information as applied in practical business situations. Problem-solving methodology is used to illustrate the theories and tools in financial decision-making, including the use of computers to help with the analysis.


Financial Engineering (TSFINENG)

    The course deals with the basic concepts and the application of the principles of financial innovation, the process that seeks to adapt existing financial instruments and processes or develop new ones to enable financial market participants to cope more effectively with the financial risks inherent in a changing world. It focuses on financial engineering as a tool to interrelate the areas of planning, organization, administration and control of company affairs; financial instruments, institutions, and techniques that have evolved over time; new developments and approaches to asset and liability management; and the application of innovative tools in risk management in response to current issues and developments in Philippine and international financial markets.


Global Market Analysis and International Trade (TSGLOBMA)

    The course presents the challenges of marketing goods and services to foreign markets. The cultural, political, geographic, technological, and economic influences on international marketing will be discussed. It will also cover international market research and the application of the four P’s in an international setting.


High Performance and Team Development (TSHPTEAM)

    The course focuses on teams in the workplace. Major topics include the appropriate use of teams, development stages of high performance, membership diversity, relationships to organizational culture and leadership, and managing differences.


Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (TSINVEMA)

    The course deals with the application of the principles of investment analysis and portfolio management of corporate and personal finances. The steps and procedures involved in the investment process are discussed and simulated by the students to provide them the skills of creating their own corporate or personal investment portfolios. Risk and return management strategies are discussed and analyzed as they apply, not only to global investment setting, but also, to specific investment situations in the Philippines.


Law in Business Environment (TSLAWBUS)

    The course introduces the leaner to the various laws that are relevant in the business environment. A wide range of law subjects from Contracts. Credit Transactions to Corporate Governance will be studied. The course is intended to equip the student with an understanding of how business decisions and operations are directly influenced by law.


Leading Organizational Change (TSLEADOC)

    The course explores the dynamics of organizational change as well as models of organizational development in the business management context. Various concepts will be learned including the forces and the conditions behind organizational change, the types and levels of change, the resistance to change and the constructive strategies necessary to manage the uncertainties of change in organizations. Emphasis is given on self-mastery and in developing traits of effective leadership.


Lean Six Sigma (TS6SIGMA)

    The course focuses on the lean six sigma projects, and the specific methodologies, tools, and techniques for their evaluation and implementation in companies and organizations. It makes use of a ten (10) step solution process in implementing projects in both service and manufacturing organizations.


Marketing Communication (TSMARCOM)

    The course provides a deeper analysis of the vital links of the message chain - the Marketers (who sell the products or services), the Providers (creative, service, and media firms), and the Sellers (field, retail, and office sales personnel). Students will be given the opportunity to take a direct hand in creating various communication tasks that contribute toward the successful implementation of the Promotion Program.


Power, Culture and Leadership (TSPCLEAD)

    The course focuses on three areas of human behavior: power, culture and leadership that are critical to effective management in a global environment.


Project Management (TSPROJMA)

    The course provides the framework for managerial and leadership effectiveness leading to the acquisition of skills to handle complex problems frequently encountered in project management. It involves the study and understanding of the core processes for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects under various circumstances. The course includes the human side of project leadership and its strategic perspectives as applied in various types of organizations.


Quality Management Systems (TSQUAMAN)

    The course enables learners to analyze and apply various quality management tools using the systems approach. The course focuses on different quality management systems, from basic Total Quality Management to the more advanced Environmental Quality Management System, with emphasis on structure, requirements, critical success factors, and its implementation procedures. Case studies highlight applications in different organizations involving quality and productivity movements, their evolution, and implementation strategies.

Supply Chain Management (TSSUPMAN)

    The course covers the study of management philosophies, concepts, trends, tools, and techniques involved in the integration of activities from the procurement of materials and services to their transformation into intermediate goods or final products, and ultimately to their distribution and delivery to customers. It deals with managerial processes that span functional areas within individual firms and links suppliers, trading partners, distributors, and customers across organizational boundaries. It considers logistics, technology, network design, and administration of supply chains from the standpoint of business strategy and global competition.

3. Integrating Course

Strategic Management (TSSTRAMA)

    The course is the capstone course for the MBA Program. It involves the utilization of knowledge and skills acquired from other MBA courses as well as their integration and application in the real world setting, following the strategic management framework. The main areas covered include strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation and control. The framework is applicable to profit-oriented businesses, non-profit organizations, private enterprises, and government entities.

Contact Details

Sta. Rosa - Richard Z. Victoria
                   2/F, Unit E, Paseo 1, Paseo de Sta. Rosa,
                   Sta. Rosa, Laguna
                   (049) 541-2987
                   rvictoria@ateneo.edu

Cebu       - Marian F. Durano
                  G/F, Cebu Holdings Center, Cardinal Rosales Avenue,
                  Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
                  (032) 231-9478 ; 232-1665
                 madurano@ateneo.edu

Clark      - Sherwin S. Calderon
                 07C-2 BerthaPhil Clark Center,
                 Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga
                 (045) 4990970 / (045) 4990971
                 scalderon@ateneo.edu

Iloilo      - Jasmin Lazaro
                Ateneo de Iloilo
               Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
               (033) 396-6506
               jasglazaro@gmail.com


Contact Person: Bigette C. Vinuya (898-5007, 899-7691 loc. 2206)
                           
Shineth Tidalgo (899-7691 loc. 2229)

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