The Industrial Economics Program (IEP) of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) is the only economics program of its kind in the country, with a unique focus on the analysis of industries and business. It equips students with the ability to analyze trends in the business and economic environment and to draw out the implications for strategic decision making.
The IEP is the most direct route to knowledge-based professions requiring a blend of mathematical expertise and a thorough understanding of how the economy and business work.
Business is our economics.
IEP is offered by the School of Economics (SEC), the flagship institution of UA&P. It is the University’s original academic program, having started over 40 years ago with its predecessor, the Center for Research and Communication (CRC). It has produced some of the country’s leading investment analysts and corporate planning managers.
Students go through a common liberal arts curriculum during their first three years in the University. In their third year, however, they begin to take subjects in their chosen field of specialization. IEP has the following core subjects:
With faculty members holding doctoral and master’s degrees from the best institutions around the world, students get a truly global education. They learn from these professionals who have earned their reputation for highly relevant research in the fields of economic forecasting, financial markets, industrial economics, wage determination, and the workings of the economy. And with our excellent teacher-student ratio, students have a first-hand opportunity to learn the economist’s craft from these mentors.
IEP graduates are better equipped than most graduates to work for investment or commercial banks, management consulting companies, corporate planning departments, and enterprises involved in business process outsourcing and other IT-enabled services – the sector that will grow the most rapidly within the next five to ten years in the Philippines. Our graduates have also pursued a wide range of careers in government, manufacturing, information technology, the academe, and law.
In the fifth year, IEP students spend a semester working in the field with corporations in the private and public sectors. This internship begins in the summer prior to the fifth year and gives students a chance to apply the tools they learn in the classroom to actual business and economic problems.
During the internship, students work for most of the week in their host organizations and return to UA&P on Fridays and Saturdays for their coursework. Top corporations like Citibank, San Miguel Corporation, Pilipinas Shell, HSBC, Unilever, among others, have participated in this alliance to mold the IEP students into future business leaders.
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