There are universities in Cebu offering MBA programs for interested students.
I am taking mine at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB). Their offsite campus in Cebu offers both executive and standard programs. The executive program is shorter, offered only to students with managerial or supervisory experience of at least 5 years. They call it Ateneo-Regis MBA as it was developed in partnership with the Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
The cost per subject is about P17k+. There’s a total of 14 subjects throughout the executive program, 19 if you take the standard program. Below diagram shows the subjects I have to complete under the executive program.
(Click here for the required subjects under the standard program).
Each term lasts for 8 weeks, and a total of 5-6 terms are offered per year. You could finish the executive program in 2-2.5 years, less if you are able to take up more subjects per term. A friend of mine was able to finish MBA in 14 months. But he had to give up work temporarily just to concentrate on school, something I didn’t have the luxury of doing.
If you’re working at the same time, a max of 2 subjects per term is acceptable. However, if you ask me, I’d go for just 1 subject per term. Anything more will totally stress you out. Aside from classes, you’ll need to spare time for assignments (a lot of them), meetings with teams, research, class presentations, and etc.
There’s a max of 20 students per class. What I like about AGSB-MBA is that here, teachers act more as mentors and facilitators. They don’t just give lectures. Also, lessons are structured as academic dialogues amongst students. You learn not just from teachers, but from fellow students as well. I do recommend AGSB as top choice among MBA schools in Cebu. If you wanna learn more about the program, you can check the link here.
There are other nice schools as well, in Cebu, which offer MBA programs. Below are some schools you can check out if you’re interested:
University of San Carlos
Oldest school in the Philippines and one of the country’s best. Has a very nice campus in Talamban, Cebu City. They offer both executive and standard programs. Check their website here:
University of the Philippines – Cebu
Offers a 3-year MBA program. Their website doesn’t elaborate much, so you might need to call them if you wanna know more. Here’s the link to their website:
University of San Jose-Recoletos
I don’t know if it’s just me, but their website is a little confusing. All I wanted was to research about their MBA program, but I’ve spent over 20 mins now, I couldn’t find anything. I just added this because a friend of mine graduated there and he says their program is ok. You might wanna check them out here:
Offers both standard and executive programs. Check out details here:
If you still have other questions, I might be able to help you out. Please email me at christinerom @ gmail.com.
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