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Schedule of VSB Faculty Grant & Professorial Chair Lectures for December 2021

Impact of Various Financial Responses on COVID-19 Recovery

Prof. Josel Richa Ann Rivera

December 20, 8:30AM

https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)


The Regulation of Water Distribution Services in Metro Manila: 2018-2021
Novellino Wines Professorial Chair

Dr. Ben Paul B. Gutierrez

December 20, 2021 11:00AM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)

The effects of microtransactions in triple A console games on electronic word-of-mouth: A study on Playstation 4 metacritic game reviews

Dr. Timothy Zarco

December 20, 6:00PM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)


Risk measures during extreme events: some Philippine examples

Dr. Ivy Suan

December 21, 8:30AM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)

Active vs Passive Funds: The Philippine Case

Prof. Karen Jonas

December 21, 10:00AM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)

A comparison of the degrees of operating and financial leverage of Philippine listed firms before and during the pandemic

Prof. Daniel Vincent Borja

December 21, 1:00PM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)

Can NFTs 'make money'? An assessment of select non-fungible tokens using traditional investment metrics

Prof. Ramon Carlo Pio Roda

December 21, 2:30PM
https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/82852810049
(ID: 828 5281 0049, Passcode: facgrant)

Admission to the VSB Ph.D. Program, AY 2022-23

Professorial Chair Lecture on 13 December 2021

up-edu.zoom.us/j/82387735944
(ID: 82387735944, passcode: 02210077)

Faculty Promotions for 2021

Congratulations to the VSB Faculty who have received promotions as part of the 2021 Faculty Merit Promotions and Sagad Awards!

Department of Business Administration

  • Erik Paolo Capistrano – Professor (cross-rank)

  • Dave Centeno – Professor (cross-rank)

  • Maria Regina Lucia Lizares – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Luis Diego Lee – Assistant Professor (within rank)

Department of Accounting and Finance

  • Daniel Vincent Borja – Professor (within rank)

  • Debbie Chua Bun Pho – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Joselito Florendo – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Mia Rey – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Dani Rose Salazar – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Ivy Suan – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Diogenes Dy - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Raniel Pamatmat - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Al-Habbyel Yusoph - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Ma. Angelica Esmera Calso - Instructor (within rank)

Sagad Awards (for faculty members with Professor 12 rank)

  • Carlos Bautista (Department of Accounting and Finance)

  • Arthur Cayanan (Department of Accounting and Finance)

  • Ben Paul Gutierrez (Department of Business Administration)

UP Professors Emeriti on the Banning of "Subversive" Books

"We, Professors Emeriti at the University of the Philippines, express our strongest support for the University Council of UP Diliman in its protest against the recent memorandum issued by the Commission on Higher Education in the Cordillera Administrative Region urging libraries in that region to remove “subversive” books and materials from their collections ... " ( continue reading )

Admission to the VSB Ph.D. Program, AY 2022-23

Faculty Promotions for 2021

Congratulations to the VSB Faculty who have received promotions as part of the 2021 Faculty Merit Promotions and Sagad Awards!

Department of Business Administration

  • Erik Paolo Capistrano – Professor (cross-rank)

  • Dave Centeno – Professor (cross-rank)

  • Maria Regina Lucia Lizares – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Luis Diego Lee – Assistant Professor (within rank)

Department of Accounting and Finance

  • Daniel Vincent Borja – Professor (within rank)

  • Debbie Chua Bun Pho – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Joselito Florendo – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Mia Rey – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Dani Rose Salazar – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Ivy Suan – Associate Professor (within rank)

  • Diogenes Dy - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Raniel Pamatmat - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Al-Habbyel Yusoph - Assistant Professor (within rank)

  • Ma. Angelica Esmera Calso - Instructor (within rank)

Sagad Awards (for faculty members with Professor 12 rank)

  • Carlos Bautista (Department of Accounting and Finance)

  • Arthur Cayanan (Department of Accounting and Finance)

  • Ben Paul Gutierrez (Department of Business Administration)

UP Professors Emeriti on the Banning of "Subversive" Books

"We, Professors Emeriti at the University of the Philippines, express our strongest support for the University Council of UP Diliman in its protest against the recent memorandum issued by the Commission on Higher Education in the Cordillera Administrative Region urging libraries in that region to remove “subversive” books and materials from their collections ... " ( continue reading )


VSB Virtual Recognition Ceremonies 2021

The 2021 Recognition Ceremony of the Virata School of Business is going to be held this coming Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 3:00pm and will be livestreamed on YouTube at https://tinyurl.com/VSBGradLive.

Announcement of New Program Directors, 2021

UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo appointed the following faculty members as Program Directors of the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business:
Asst. Prof. Mikhael Anjelu MaganaUndergraduate Programs Director(effective July 9, 2021 to July 31, 2022)
Asst. Prof. Josel Richa Ann RiveraMBA/MS Finance Programs Director(effective July 9, 2021 to July 31, 2022)
Assoc. Prof. Dave CentenoPhD Program Director(effective Aug 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022)

Officer-in-Charge, Virata School of Business

UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo appointed Prof. Adeline A. Pacia, Vice Chancellor for Administration, Officer-in-Charge of the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, for 90 days, effective July 9, 2021, unless otherwise further amended.

2020 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awardees

The UP VSB Faculty congratulates the three 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awardees (DAA) – Corazon Nenita C. Pangan, Eugene T. Tan, Stella Marie B. Santos.

Sixteen candidates for the DAA were submitted to the Board of Judges composed of Dr. Lingling Patalinghug (Professor Emeritus), Eduardo Francisco (President, BDO Capital), Estelita Aguirre (Executive Dir, Philippine Institute of Accountants), Joel Tan-Torres (Dean), and Arturo Ilano (College Secretary). The Board of Judges shortlisted eight candidates for UP VSB Faculty’s further deliberation and confirmation. Congratulations once again!

The complete list of the distinguished alumni awardees can be found here: http://vsb.upd.edu.ph/alumni.

UPVSB Team wins the Global Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Case Competition

The team Fighting Balloons from the Virata School of Business was proclaimed champion in the global finals of the 2021 IMA Student Case Competition held last July 10, 2021. The team is composed of 5 BSBA and BSBAA students: Nicole Chelsey Pua, Clarizze Faye Mondoy, Von Salosagcol, Isaiah Inocencio, and Jamila Domingo.


Last May, the team beat competitors from Thailand and Singapore in the regional finals to earn the right to represent the Asia Pacific region in the global finals. In the final phase of the competition, the Fighting Balloons emerged victorious over teams from India and Romania, after impressing the judges the most with the presentation and defense of their solution on a management accounting case about a hypothetical Indian textile wholesaler, Star Textiles.


As part of the prize, the winners get a full scholarship to take the CMA examination, which is administered by the IMA organization. The team was mentored by Prof. Mike Magana of the Department of Accounting and Finance. Congratulations to the team and their mentor!

UP VSB wins the 2020 CIMA Global Business Challenge and the 2020 PWC M&A Challenge


UP VSB wins the 2021 IMA Asia Pacific Student Case Competition

Congratulations to Team Fighting Balloons of UP VSB for emerging as the Champions of the 2021 IMA Asia Pacific Student Case Competition. The students are Nicole Chelsey Pua, Clarizze Faye Mondoy, Von Salosagcol, Isaiah Inocencio, and Jamila Domingo. The team is coached by Prof. Mikhael Magana.

The top 4 teams from the AsiaPac region competed to present their analysis on a management accounting case about an Indian textile wholesaler. Other competing teams included a team from Thammasat University of Thailand and two (2) teams from the National University of Singapore. The competition is organized by the Institute of Management Accountants.

The team will proceed to the Global Finals in July 2021.

AY 2021-2022 BSBA/BSBAA Shifting/Transfer Process

Shifting/Transfer Application Form requires you to upload your Shifting/Transfer Application Form and TCG/TOR. The TCG/TOR should show all the grades from your First Semester in UP until the Second Semester of AY 2020-2021. Please do not accomplish the form if your grades for the Second Semester of AY 2020-2021 are not yet in.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants from UP Diliman and other UP Units: Students of UP units who have completed at least thirty (30) units, regardless if the courses are credited in the BSBA or BSBAA curriculum, may apply to shift, provided they have not already graduated from another undergraduate degree. Subjects with a grade of Pass will be counted in the 30-unit requirement.

Applicants from within UPVSB: For students planning to shift to/from BSBA/BSBAA, please visit this page.

Applicants from outside UP: Applicants from other schools and universities may apply directly at the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar (OUR) subject to University and College policies. Please direct all admission inquiries and concerns to the OUR.

APPLICATION PROCESS

(For applicants from UP Diliman and other UP units)

Download and fill out the Shifting/Transfer Application Form.

Request your college for your True Copy of Grades (TCG) or Transcript of Records (TOR). The TCG or TOR should show all the grades from your First Semester in UP until the Second Semester of AY 2020-2021, issued and validated by your college or unit.

Fill out this form on or before Monday, 12 July 2021 (moved from the original deadline of 5 July 2021 ). The form requires you to upload your Shifting/Transfer Application Form and TCG/TOR.

Wait for the release of the list of successful applicants. The results will be emailed individually on or before Monday, 9 August 2021.

Please click this link for additional UP Diliman FAQs on shifting/transferring.

For inquiries, please contact: cba@up.edu.ph

Inquiries on the crediting of subjects and the screening process will not be entertained.