Comparison of Curriculum and Instruction of the Master of Business Administration Programs of Select Graduate Schools

This study compares the curriculum and instruction of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program of New Era University (NEU), De La Salle University, University of the Philippines (UP) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM). Primarily, the researchers used face-to-face interviews in gathering data. Findings reveal that select graduate schools of business have common MBA program objectives. The MBA program of NEU is the youngest, only 20 years old followed by AIM at 48 years old, De La Salle at 56 years old and UP 100 years old. The inclination of MBA programs of NEU and AIM is towards international setting or global studies. NEU is the only the business school among these graduate schools that offers specialized MBA programs and the most affordable while its faculty is at par with the other business schools and utilizing the same mode of instruction. University of the Philippines in Diliman has no bridging or pre-MBA courses. UP has the most number of required core and elective courses and has the most variety of elective courses. De La Salle University has the most number of linkages with foreign-based academic institutions followed by the AIM. NEU may utilize the results of the study to review and strengthen its MBA program in the area of curriculum and instruction. This study only served as a starting point in benchmarking the MBA programs of NEU with other business schools in the country. Further studies may include other areas for comparative analysis.

MBA, Curriculum, Benchmarking

Learning in Higher Education

Poster/Exhibit Session

  • Ramil Del Rosario
    • Communication Officer, Media Affairs Department, Social Security System, Philippines Philippines
    • Experienced public relations professional and communication practitioners performing coprorate communications and public relations for the Philippine government. Completing Master in Business Administration major in Organizational Development with focus on the implementation of Quality Management System in state-owned institutions.