The Applied Business Economics Program (ABEP) is designed for company staff who assist top executives in corporate planning and research and for line people who would like to build strong theoretical foundations in planning.
These include corporate analysts and middle-level managers who have such responsibilities and objectives.
The program aims to provide the participants with an awareness of and sensitivity to the issues and problems confronting the nation, and with opportunities to apply economic research techniques and develop analytical and problem solving skills, especially those necessary to understand and evaluate the economic environment.
ABEP allows the participant to relate current economic conditions and issues to business operations at the firm level using UA&P’s wealth of local and international research data. Since the participants are gainfully employed, the program applies to their industry and institutional needs.
The program runs for two years. The first one and a half years are primarily devoted to seminars and workshops. The last semester of the second year covers thesis writing and defense. The program consists of 36 academic units leading to a Master in Applied Business Economics.
- Economics of a Nation
- Business Economics Statistical Techniques
- Corporate Accounting
- Economics of a Firm
- Applied Econometrics
- Corporate Aspects of Finance
- Economic Development
- Economic Policy
- Industry Analysis
- Operations Management
- Corporate Aspects of Human Resource
- Applied Business Economics Research
- Business Ethics
- Corporate Aspects of Marketing
- Research Seminar
- Thesis / Non-Thesis (Paper)
Schedule and Activities
The program begins in July. The courses are given in eight modules that have two subjects each. Each subject runs once a week for ten weeks.
Class hours are from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm every Tuesday and from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every Saturday.
It features lectures, research presentations, and class discussions.
The program is recognized by the Commission of Higher Education as a full-fledged graduate degree course. The student receives a master’s degree in Applied Business Economics, provided he meets the following requirements:
- Completion of academic requirements (attendance, research and integration papers, examinations for the courses prescribed in the curriculum), with no grade lower than 2.5.
- Submission, defense, and approval of a thesis. The thesis must address an issue in the industry, the sector, or the corporation the participant is in, and must demonstrate the analytical tools and skills acquired from the program.
For admission to the program, each applicant must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from any college or university
- Have at least 2 years of work experience
- Pass the qualifying examination to be administered by ABEP.
Office of the ABEP Director
School of Economics
6th floor, APEC Communications Building
University of Asia and the Pacific
Telephone: 637-0912 to 26 local 375