Courses - MBA
VSB offers an environment for study in business and management where the students are exposed to the latest management concepts and research in the business field. The MBA program employs the case method and other teaching approaches where theory and practice are combined to help students understand the business environments in the Philippines and beyond.
BA 201 - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Economic theory and policy, with reference to the Philippine business environment. 2 units.
BA 211 - MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Analysis and solution of management problems; decision theory, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment, inventory, and network models, queueing, statistical process control, and forecasting. 2 units. Prerequisite: Computer proficiency and knowledge of basic calculus and elementary statistics.
BA 219 - CORPORATE FINANCIAL PLANNING
Principles, tools, and techniques in preparation and analysis of published corporate financial statements. 2 units.
BA 220 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING & CONTROL I
Principles, tools and techniques for the generation and use of accounting information for management decision-making, including financial analysis of specialized industries. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 219
BA 221 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING & CONTROL II
Designing, implementing and using planning and control systems for organizational strategy. 2 units. Prerequisites: BA 201 and 220
BA 230 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Principles and practices of marketing; planning, implementation and control of marketing programs. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 201
BA 240 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Strategic and tactical decisions in manufacturing and service operations; design and management of products, processes, facilities and systems; quality management. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 211
BA 243 - MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
The firm's research and development (R&D) strategy; the innovation process and its organizational, financial and legal implications. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 230 and 240, or Consent of Instructor
BA 251 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Individual and group behavior in organizations, including leadership, interpersonal processes, organizational design and organizational culture. 2 units.
BA 280.1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Application of financial analysis tools to short-term and long-term concerns of financial management; firm and shareholder value and the risk-return trade-offs of the firm's financial policies. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 219
BA 280.2 - CORPORATE FINANCE AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
Financial forecasting and planning, investment evaluation and portfolio theory, financial structure choices and design, valuation of basic types of securities, and the functions and structures of financial markets. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 280.1
BA 286 - MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The uses and potentials of information technology in managing organizations. Information Technology (IT) concepts, frameworks. and practices in organizations; managing organizational and interorganizational systems; social, political, legal and ethical issues of IT. 2 units. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
BA 290 - GENERAL MANAGEMENT
A holistic approach to analyzing and solving operating problems in business at various levels of the organization. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 230, 240, 251 and 280.1, or Equivalent courses
BA 291.1 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT I
Strategy concepts and practices; environmental and organizational analyses in formulating corporate strategy. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 230, 240, 251 and 280.1, or Equivalent courses
BA 291.2 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT II
Strategy implementation -- sustaining and enhancing corporate governance and performance; building organizational capabilities and relationships; evolving structure and control systems; and managing organizational culture and change. Prerequisite: BA 291.1