UP Cesar E.A. Virata
School of Business
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[NEWS] UP VSB finishes 1st Runner Up in 23rd ICFC
Five (5) BS Business Administration & Accountancy students of the Virata School of Business placed first runner-up nationwide in the final round of the recently concluded 23rd Intercollegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). The tilt was hosted by the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) last 24 November 2023 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila. The team was composed of Joyce R. Belleza, Rose May A. Denila, John Elrich R. Gamboa, Karla S. Lorena, and Nicole Valerie A. Tan.
The team was coached by Mr. John Lester H. Aratea from the Department of Accounting & Finance.
Congratulations to the team and their coach!
[INVITE] VSB Faculty Grant Lecture Series (December 2023)
You are all cordially invited to attend the following research lectures.
Profile of High-Equity Members of and its Policy Implications to UP Provident Fund - Prof. James Ryan O. Jonas - 13 December 2023 (Wednesday) | 1:30 PM | VSB Rm 110
BPI: Building a Digital Marketing Strategy - Prof. Arturo Benedicto M. Ilano - 13 December 2023 (Wednesday) | 2:30 PM | VSB Rm 110
[NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2023
The UP VSB Community proudly celebrates our distinguished alumni. The awardees were recognized in the Alumni Homecoming program last December 2, 2023.
[NEWS] Recent VSB Alumni Donations
[ANNOUNCEMENT] Less than a month to go before the UP VSB Alumni Homecoming 2023!
All UP VSB Alumni are invited to the Alumni Homecoming on 2 December 2023 (Saturday) in UP Diliman. Honoree batches may coordinate with their respective batch coordinators and RSVP by 20 November 2023. For Sponsorship Package inquiries and guests from other batches, email email@example.com.
[NEWS] VSB and OIL Diliman international exchange opportunities with Chonnam National University and Kasetsart University
Last November 14 and 17, 2023, representatives from the UP Virata School of Business and the Office of International Linkages Diliman - OVCAA, UP Diliman met with their counterparts from 전남대학교 (Chonnam National University), South Korea, and Kasetsart University, Thailand. These two meetings explored future opportunities for international exchanges via student and faculty mobility. Through these, we hope we can expand our opportunities to have valuable international exchanges, for our students and our faculty and staff.
[ANNOUNCEMENT] Call for Nominations: 2023 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA)
The school will honor its alumni who have outstanding accomplishments in the field of business management, and/or entrepreneurship, and/or public service. Nominations for the 2023 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards are now open.
The awardees will be honored during the annual alumni homecoming on Saturday, December 2, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) at the UP VSB Building. This year, the honoree classes are: 1973 (Golden), 1978 (Sapphire), 1983 (Ruby), 1988 (Coral), 1993 (Pearl), 1998 (Silver), Classes of 2003 (China), 2008, 2013, and 2018. All MBA, MS Finance, MS Management, PhD graduates, and graduates of Classes 2009-2023 are also cordially invited.
The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding achievement as a professional manager in an industry, and/or;
The nominee is a successful entrepreneur whose firm has a respectable size in terms of Total Assets and/or number of personnel; and/or
The nominee has rendered distinguished public service.
Past recipients of the DAA will no longer be considered for this award. The nomination form can be accomplished through: https://tinyurl.com/VSBDAA2023. Complete nominations should be accomplished no later than Monday, October 30, 2023, 5:00 PM.
[ANNOUNCEMENT] New Email Addresses for the Office of the Department Chairs
For ease of communication, please use the following addresses for all communication to the respective Department Chairs of VSB:
Department of Accounting and Finance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Business Administration - email@example.com
You may also reach the Office of the Department Chairs at +632 8981 8500 local 3458 or visit us at Rm 101, UP Virata School of Business, Diliman, Quezon City
[NEWS] Cases in Risk Management in the Philippines
We are proud to announce the launch of Cases in Risk Management in the Philippines, published by the UP Business Research Foundation, Inc. and Development Center for Finance, Inc., edited by Arthur S. Cayanan, Corazon R. Estrella, and Helena Agnes S. Valderrama.
The book contains a selection of 19 case studies that were chosen to cover a wide variety of risks that companies in the Philippines face. The volume includes cases from the following authors: John Lester H. Aratea • Daniel Vincent H. Borja • Erik Paolo S. Capistrano • Arthur S. Cayanan • Rhey Joseph S. Daway • Diogenes C. Dy • Rowena N. de Guzman • Erlinda S. Echanis • Corazon R. Estrella • Jerold Jay M. Flores • Ben Paul B. Gutierrez • Luis Diego Dans Lee • Calen Martin Legaspi • Regina M. Lizares • Mikhael Anjelu B. Magana • Marc Kevin L. Morales • Justin Reginald Nery • Elisabeth Joan A. Ognita • Josel Richa Ann D. Rivera • Mia Pang-Rey • Rafael A. Rodriguez • Dani Rose C. Salazar • Ivy D.C. Suan • Helena Agnes S. Valderrama • Lawrence G. Velasco • Al-Habbyel B. Yusoph.
Congratulations to the editors, authors, and the project team behind the book!
The book is available through the UP Business Research Foundation, 2nd Floor, UP Cesar EA Virata School of Business, UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City.
[ANNOUNCEMENT] Conditionally Accepted Applicants to the MBA & MSFin Programs for AY 2023-24
All conditionally accepted applicants must check their email inbox for further instructions.
Master of Business Administration Program
Master of Science in Finance Program
Alejo, Ian Chris Castronuevo
Andicoy, Jenilyn Dacobor
Ang, Keenly Sheila Cruz
Atienza, Mhay Marasigan
Bantayan, Paul Adrian Baoy
Bello, Beren Ladislao
Bucaling, Joshua Abdon
Cariquitan, Vea Tretasco
Cipres, Lorenzo Galang
De Guzman, Jeremy Jeffrey Mercado
De Leon, John Alexis Castro
Dela Paz, Faith Chrysanthemum Espiritu
Formoso, Nikko Buenaobra
Guatato, Anne Mikaela Tayag
Ibaviosa, Raphael Dominic Umali
Lataquin, Jeanine Abenir
Miranda, Angela Victoria Dumrigue
Mortos, Andrei Dale Delgado
Ong, Jolina Banda
Palomo, Eliseo Grospe
Quiling, Mary Diola Ann Maniaul
Quiros, Matthew Liwag
Ramos, Danielle Benito
Rivera, Roselle Coleen Rivera
Samas, Mary Rose Johana Evangelista
Silvestre, Nicole Angelo Claudio
[INVITE] VSB Ph.D. Dissertation Public Lecture, Final Defense, and Faculty Grant Lecture Schedules (June-July 2023)
You are all cordially invited to attend various research lectures of the VSB faculty for June and July 2023. For Zoom lectures, kindly register for the events by clicking on the links below.
Prof. Pamela Lloren-Alcantara (Ph.D. Candidate)
Dissertation Public Seminar - 25 July 2023 (Tuesday) | 10:00 AM | RM 206, Virata School of Business
Final Defense - 31 July 2023 (Monday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business
Prof. Andrei Relente (Ph.D. Candidate)
Dissertation Public Seminar - 27 June 2023 (Tuesday) | 1:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/RelenteDissertation)
Final Defense - 4 July 2023 (Tuesday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business
Prof. Manuel C. Manuel III (Ph.D. Candidate)
Dissertation Public Seminar - 29 June 2023 (Thursday) | 1:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ManuelDissertation)
Final Defense - 5 July 2023 (Wednesday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business
VSB Faculty Grant Lectures
John Lester H. Aratea - 26 June 2023 (Monday) | 3:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ArateaGrant)
Prof. Dani Rose C. Salazar - 29 June 2023 (Thursday) } 10:00 AM | RM 206, Virata School of Business
Prof. Rhey Joseph S. Daway - 30 June 2023 (Friday) | 10:00 AM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/DawayGrant)
[ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB Shifting Applications 2023 are NOW OPEN!
For applicants from UP Diliman and other UP units, visit https://tinyurl.com/VSBShifting.
For applicants within VSB, visit https://tinyurl.com/VSBShiftingInternal.
Deadline for submission of requirements (via online form) is on 12 July 2023, 11:59PM.
Applicants from other universities should apply directly at the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar. You may check the FAQs on their website at https://www.our.upd.edu.ph/faqars.php for transfer requirements.
In case the above links do not work:
[NEWS] UP Diliman is the Top-Performing School in the May 2023 CPALE
We congratulate the 55 graduates of the BS Business Administration & Accountancy program who passed the recent Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination (CPALE) held on May 21-23, 2023.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results on May 30. 2,239 out of 7,376 examinees passed the examination for a national passing rate of 30.36%.
PRC also announced that the University of the Philippines Diliman is the lone top-performing school with a passing rate of 93.22%. This award is the first for the CPALE since October 2019 when UP Diliman was also the only top-performing school
To all our new CPAs, PADAYON!
[ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 2023
Remembering Professor Manuel S. Alba, PhD
[NEWS] UP alumni conferred Accountancy Centenary Awards of Excellence and Recognition Awards
[NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2021
[NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2022
[NEWS] VSB WINS THE 15TH CFA IRC CHALLENGE LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Five BS Business Administration & Accountancy students of the Virata School of Business bagged the Local Championship of the 15th CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society Philippines last 16 February 2023. The team, composed of Gracylyn Mikhaela D. Arada, Hector F. Deato, Marnelle Maxine G. Ortiz, Julianne Nicole L. Vitug, and Christian Martin R. Salgado, bested five other schools in the Local Finals.
The team will represent the Philippines in the Subregional stage later this year. The VSB team was coached by Kevin John D. Dela Cruz of the Department of Accounting & Finance.
Congratulations to the team and their coach, and best of luck in the Subregional stage!
[REMINDER] 2022 Alumni Homecoming - 11 February 2023
VSB Internal Shifting for 2nd Semester AY 2022-23
[NEWS] 2023 VSB Executive Committee
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