University of Asia and the Pacific

Introduction

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers some of the most outstanding academic programs in Asia. It provides a powerful combination of liberal education and professional specialization. The formation of UA&P students is facilitated by an environment conducive to learning, qualified and dedicated teachers, a superior faculty-to-student ratio, and well-maintained facilities.

Brief History

UA&P began in 1967 as the Center for Research and Communication, a think tank conducting research and offering graduate courses in economics and management. CRC started out small and inconspicuous, but gradually expanded its educational activities. It was awarded university status in 1995, and although it has since been known as the University of Asia and the Pacific, the mission remains the same: the fullest development of everything that is human in the individual.

The President

The president of UA&P is Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog. He was installed as the fourth University President in 2015.

The Faculty

The UA&P faculty is composed of devoted and competent academicians and industry practitioners.

The Alumni

UA&P alumni distinguish themselves in the workplace as much by their work ethic and discipline as by their technical prowess. They bear out that the broad education, professional preparation, and personal formation they have received as university students have equipped them well for the workplace.

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Master of Arts in Education, major in Child Development and Education

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The program seeks to form early childhood educators and specialists (preschool and primary school teachers and administrators, child development consultants, and researchers) who can effectively blend theory and practice in creating positive learning opportunities and experiences for young children to promote their total development. [+]

The program seeks to form early childhood educators and specialists (preschool and primary school teachers and administrators, child development consultants, and researchers) who can effectively blend theory and practice in creating positive learning opportunities and experiences for young children to promote their total development. The MAE-CDE curriculum thus intertwines four areas of learning: foundational subjects, psychology, specialization subjects, and research. Program Delivery The program leads to a degree of Master of Arts in Education, major in Child Development and Education (MAE-CDE) for thesis track and Master in Education, major in Child Development and Education for non-thesis track. Participants can complete the program in two yearswithout having to give up or be released from their jobs. They must earn 39 units (33 units of coursework and 6 units of action research or thesis writing) to be eligible for graduation. Program Coverage Educational Research Educational Statistics Philosophy of Education Child and Adolescent Development Psychology of Teaching and Learning Assessment and Evaluation of Young Learners Theories and Approaches in ECE Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Instruction Organization and Management of Early Childhood Programs Work and Society Thesis Writing I & II / Research Seminar I & II Admission Applicants shall pay the admission processing fee (PhP 500) at the UA&P Accounting Office and shall submit the following documents: Accomplished Application Form Two Recommendation Forms Official Transcript of Records Resume Two 1.5 x 1.5′ and two 1 x1′ ID pictures Letter of application addressed to the Program Director Essay on the purpose of... [-]

Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Leadership

Campus Full time August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Leadership program major seeks to develop principal-leaders and teacher-leaders. It is meant primarily for educators who are occupying or who are being prepared for leadership and key academic and administrative positions in their schools, especially those in basic education. [+]

The Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Leadership program major seeks to develop principal-leaders and teacher-leaders. It is meant primarily for educators who are occupying or who are being prepared for leadership and key academic and administrative positions in their schools, especially those in basic education. The curriculum for the program intertwines courses in education, psychology, and values-based school leadership and management and puts all of them at the service of the key tasks of teaching, learning, and the development of students into whole persons. Program Coverage Educational Research Educational Statistics Philosophy of Education Lifespan Developmental Psychology Psychology of Teaching and Learning Instructional Leadership and Supervision School Program Design Strategic Management and Values-Based Leadership School-based Management Work and Society Thesis Writing I & II / Research Seminar I & II Admission Applicants shall pay the admission processing fee (PhP 500) at the UA&P Accounting Office and shall submit the following documents: Accomplished Application Form Two Recommendation Forms Official Transcript of Records Resume Two 1.5 x 1.5′ and two 1 x1′ ID pictures Letter of application addressed to the Program Director Essay on the purpose of study All applicants are required to take the Graduate Level Test administered by the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) in Makati City and undergo an interview in person. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants. [-]

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Master of Science in Management – Evening Program

Campus Part time 2 years August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The Master of Science in Management is the flagship graduate program of the School of Management (SMN). It is a unique two-year graduate course that equips its students with the knowledge, skills, and determination to transform the challenges of the 21st century into business opportunities and socially responsible enterprises. [+]

The Master of Science in Management is the flagship graduate program of the School of Management (SMN). It is a unique two-year graduate course that equips its students with the knowledge, skills, and determination to transform the challenges of the 21st century into business opportunities and socially responsible enterprises. It arms them with strong analytical skills, communication skills, ethical sensitivity, and soft skills, making them dynamic and flexible in meeting the ever-changing demands of the business environment. The Program offers, in the first year, a strategic view of basic management functions (Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, and Enterprise Resource Systems). On the second year, the focus is on a multi-disciplined analytical framework, a holistic and strategic perspective to decision-making, and a systematic approach to implementation. This is offered to working professionals who want to earn a Master’s Degree in Management. CURRICULUM Year I – 24 units Principles of Accounting Managing People in Organization (with Human Behavior in Organization) Marketing Management Operations Management Business Ethics Finance Competitive Strategy Analysis Managerial Economics Year II – 23 units Corporate Planning and Business Policy International Business and International Economics Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Law Management Research Seminar I & II Strategic Thinking and Management ADMISSION CRITERIA 1. Graduate of any degree with at least two years of work experience 2. Satisfactory interview results 3. Proficiency in oral and written communication skills ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Submit the following documents in a short brown envelope: 1. Completed MScM Application form 2. Original copy of Transcript of Records... [-]

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Master in Applied Business Economics

Campus Part time 2 years August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The Applied Business Economics Program (ABEP) is a Master's program for young managers who are looking for more that the usual in a graduate business course. ABEP prides itself on its over 30 years of experience in business and economic policy planning and analysis that trace its roots to the Center for Research and Communication, the forerunner institution of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). [+]

The Applied Business Economics Program (ABEP) is a Master's program for young managers who are looking for more that the usual in a graduate business course. ABEP prides itself on its over 30 years of experience in business and economic policy planning and analysis that trace its roots to the Center for Research and Communication, the forerunner institution of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). In addition to the fundamental management areas of production, marketing, and finance, ABEP also covers macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, industry analysis, forecasting, and project analysis. Equipped with these tools and the knowledge to wield them with precision, the ABEP graduate is prepared to make sharp business and economic analyses as well as draw out implications of business decisions–-at the level of the company, the industry, and the economy as a whole. Moreover, through UA&P's numerous conferences, briefings, and seminars, ABEP students will also have numerous opportunities to interact with industry experts and policymakers. The course begins in July of every school year—with the first one and a half years devoted to coursework and the last semester to thesis or paper (Non-thesis track) writing and defense. The course is composed of eight modules, with two subjects per module, running for total of two years. Classes are held twice a week, every Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Curriculum Economics of a Nation Business Economics Statistical Technique Economic Policy Applied Econometrics Economics of a Firm Business Ethics Industry... [-]

Master in Information Technology

Campus Full time August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The Master in Information Technology (MIT) program aims to produce the complete IT professional –equally capable as a software engineer, systems administrator, business analyst, and researcher. The Master’s Degree gives the graduate an edge in the IT industry as it trains graduate students not just to be administrators, but to be managers, senior engineers, strategic planners, chief information officers, entrepreneurs, and educators. [+]

The Master in Information Technology (MIT) program aims to produce the complete IT professional –equally capable as a software engineer, systems administrator, business analyst, and researcher. The Master’s Degree gives the graduate an edge in the IT industry as it trains graduate students not just to be administrators, but to be managers, senior engineers, strategic planners, chief information officers, entrepreneurs, and educators. It does this by providing IT training that focuses on the development of intellectual activities and not just the acquisition of skills. The program emphasizes the acquisition of concepts and technologies preparing and enabling the graduate student for the industrial practice of systems integration, systems administration, systems planning, systems implementation and other activities that maintain the integrity and proper functionality of a system and its components. It also involves projects relevant to the industry including business, education, government. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) offers a graduate program leading to a Master in Information Technology (MIT) degree in order to make it competitive as a preferred provider of learning and development solutions to IT professionals. The MIT program aims to produce graduates who excel not only in terms of knowledge and know-how but also in terms of sophistication, adaptability and professionalism. It prepares the students to meet the demands of the fast-paced IT industry through a work-and-study approach combining strong theoretical foundations with practical training and liberal education. MIT graduates are also developed to have a critical mind in order to facilitate research to further develop... [-]

Master in Strategic Business Economics

Campus Part time 11 months August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

The Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP) is exclusively for senior executives like you who hold top management positions and who play an active role in formulating and implementing the overall strategies and management policies of your organization. [+]

The Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP) is exclusively for senior executives like you who hold top management positions and who play an active role in formulating and implementing the overall strategies and management policies of your organization. The program will enable you to: - Broaden your economic perspective and enhance your capacity to handle strategic and long-term policy issues that confront your organization; - Identify the fundamental trends and changes taking place in the national and international economies, and understand how these influence the performance and prospects of regions, sectors, industries, and your specific business firm; - Access up-to-date research findings to make successful and strategic business decisions; and - Apply business economic tools to create value in every facet of your organization. You will return to your firm re-energized and equipped with strategies and innovative solutions leading it to success in the new global competitive environment. Connect with Top Executives Interact with company presidents and vice presidents, directors, NGO and government leaders, entrepreneurs, expatriates, ambassadors, and professionals Share your ideas and challenges with executives from diverse business backgrounds and nationalities (over 1,600 alumni represented by 26 nationalities since 1974) Network with top government officials and business leaders through “kapihan” and alumni get-togethers Program Delivery Enjoy a Flexible and Convenient Schedule 3 half-day sessions per month for 11 months Choice of a weekday or weekend schedule Inclusive of 2 out-of-town conferences (local and international) Program Coverage National Economy and Business Impacts Macroeconomic Policy Business Economic Forecasting Techniques Microeconomics and Social... [-]

Masters in Political Economy – Evening Program

Campus Part time 4 years August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

Inspired by Oxford University’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, UA&P’s Political Economy program seeks to equip students with skills that will enable them to examine society through different lenses–political science, philosophy, economics, history, sociology–and to consider social issues not merely from a local but also from a regional and global perspective. [+]

Inspired by Oxford University’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, UA&P’s Political Economy program seeks to equip students with skills that will enable them to examine society through different lenses–political science, philosophy, economics, history, sociology–and to consider social issues not merely from a local but also from a regional and global perspective. The Masters in Political Economy Evening Program caters to fresh graduates and young professionals. The program has the following specializations: - International Relations - Development - Public Policy and Governance Classes are conducted on weekday evenings (6-9 pm) and on Saturdays. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Like all UA&P students, students in the Masters in Political Economy Evening Program are provided with personal and professional mentoring. The program is accredited under the K to 12 transition program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), meaning that faculty and non-teaching staff of universities and colleges can pursue the program under CHED scholarship. Curriculum CORE (15 units) Theories of Political Economy Comparative Political Economy Quantitative Research Methods Qualitative Research Methods Seminar in Political Economy SPECIALIZATION (12 units) International Relations Theories of International Relations International Economics International Political Economy International Organizations Development Theories of Development Managing Governance Economic History Culture and Development Public Policy and Governance Managing Governance Public Policy Analysis Public Economics Local Governance and Development Coursework. Students are encouraged to take as many subjects for their coursework every semester as their schedule permits and as are available, provided they do not exceed the maximum load of twelve (12)... [-]