Graduate School of Business (GSB)
The College of Business Administration and Accountancy Graduate Studies Department educates and prepares men and women to lead, build and manage small, medium-sized and global corporations, organizations and enterprises that create value for constituencies.
Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge of management principles and practice as well as familiarity with the global market. Due to rapid changes taking place in the business environment, the Graduate School of Business enhances the manager's ability to take advantage of changes in technology, markets, products, processes and the workforce.
It also hones students to think and analyze critically and provides them the ability, drive and skills to make effective decisions. Moreover, it strives to instill in its students an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of ethics, integrity, and concern for society and the environment.
The De La Salle University-Dasmariñas College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) seeks to produce socially-aware graduates, particularly in Southern Luzon by promoting adherence to high business moral standards and commitment to community development.
Guided by the Lasallian ideals of faith, zeal and communion, CBAA provides the students with academic training expertise to cope with the fact-paced industry. It also seeks to develop the students’ technical and managerial skills necessary for effective performance in business, government, industry and education.
The College of Business Administration and Accountancy -Graduate Studies (CBAA-GS) is one of the four Graduate Study departments of DLSU-D jointly managed by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their lay partners.
Guided by the Lasallian values, CBAA-GS aims to further inculcate in the hearts and minds of the students the significance of graduate studies and the role of managers, business executives, and corporate leaders who have a strong faith in God, thereby influencing business counterparts with faith, zeal and community spirit.
There are two main degree programs under the CBAA-GS: (1) Master of Business Administration (MBA) and (2) Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD in BA).
Masters in Business Administration (Regular MBA)
The REGULAR MBA program aims to provide would-be managers and mid-level managers with the strong foundation in concepts, principles, and competencies in business administration that will support their development as effective managers.
Masters in Business Administration with Specialization in Supply Chain Management (MBS)
The MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management is a regular MBA course with concentration in Supply Chain Management. This aims to equip students with conceptual, procedural aspects and applications of supply chain, materials management and physical distribution with technological and management skills necessary to meet the operational and strategic objectives of organizations in a dynamic business environment.
Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)
The EXECUTIVE MBA program purposely aims to provide a venue conducive for managers to interact and work together, share ideas on diverse perspectives with academicians, professionals, and business practitioners of corporate and non-government organizations.
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)
In pursuit of the DLSUD-GSB vision-mission, the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D. in BA) is designed to advance the professional development and theoretical foundation of business administrators, management academics and other professionals in the business and public management arena by expanding their knowledge base and theoretical perspective in critical areas of business administration related to promoting humanistic, socially responsible and sustainable business; andequipping them with research and change management skills needed by the academe and organizations in this 21st century.
Credit, Grading, Retention and Maximum Residency
- In general, credit for a course is determined by the number and length of class meetings per week per trimester. Thus, a class meeting for three hours a week for one trimester earns three hours of credit.
- For a student to be in good standing and thus be retained in the program, he or she should:
Failing grade for MBA is 2.25 and 2.50 for PhD.In case of failure, the student needs to re-enroll the subject and pass in order to be retained in the program. A failed subject can be re-enrolled only once. Failure in two (2) different subjects will also subject the students to exclusion from the program.
The GPA may be obtained through the following procedure:
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 or 89% for MBA and 3.00 or 91% for PhD
- no grade of 2.25 in any two pre-requisite, basic, core or elective subjects for MBA and 2.50 for PhD
Credit and grading for transferees are determined by either the Graduate School Director or the College Dean. A maximum of 15 units is allowed to be credited. Accreditation forms are available at the Registrar's Office.
A student is allowed a maximum of three (3) absences in each subject per term. Beyond this, the student should request in writing (cc: The Dean) from his/her professor(s) to excuse his/her absence. The professor(s) may impose additional requirements on the student involved. Failure to observe this policy means incurring a grade of 0.0, which will be reflected in the student's transcript of records. The Dean has the final power to adjudicate all problems arising due to absences from regularly scheduled classes in the college.
All school fees should be paid before the final examination is scheduled, which is on the 15th session of every term. A student is required to present a "Final permit" form to his/her professor before taking said final exams. No permit, no exam.
Special examinations are allowed within one week after the final examination date. However, the student should be able to present a valid excuse in writing to his/her professor. The student should also pay a special exam fee of P100 and present the receipt to the professor together with the exam permit.
Change of Grade. This refers to a change in the final term grade. This is initiated by the professor for a strongly justifiable purpose such as for example, a student having completed the course requirement. Thus the grade of "INC" needs to be changed. The allowable period for this action is within one year.
- Multiply the credit for each subject by the corresponding grade points merited in each subject to get the honor points. Units corresponding to undergraduate pre-requisite/refresher courses are not included in the computation.
- Add all the honor points to get the total; and
- Divide the total honor points by the total number of credit units during the trimester. Indices are computed to four decimal places rounded off to three.
The student whose grade will be changed should request for an Application for a Change of Grade form at the Registrar's Office and submit it to his/her Professor. In turn, the latter should accomplish it and attach the document that the student submitted to complete his/her grade. Before the Dean approves the application, a small group meeting of three professors (change of grade committee) including the applicant shall be convened to deliberate on the change of grade application. The application and supporting documents shall then be endorsed to the University Registrar together with the minutes of meeting.
The following are the rules governing program residency:
Written Comprehensive Examinations (WCE)
- The MBA program must be completed within five (5) consecutive school years after enrollment inclusive of filed leaves of absence. Meanwhile, the PhD program must be completed within seven (7) school years after enrollment and also inclusive of filed leaves of absence.
- Failure to complete the MBA program within residency period stated above will mean re-enrolling in penalty subjects, initially for six (6) units if he/she re-enrolls on the sixth year and additional three (3) units for every year that re-enrollment is deferred. Once re-enrolled a student should not anymore take a leave of absence.
- The subjects to be re-enrolled should be Business Research Techniques if he/she has not prepared a thesis proposal, and a core subject or elective.
PhD students who exceed the seven-year residency period should re-enroll on the eighth year twelve (12) units of penalty subjects and additional 6 units for every year that re-enrollment is deferred. These should be core and elective subjects.
- All MBA and PhD students EXCEPT Executive MBA students are required to take the WCE.
- To qualify for the written comprehensive examination, students should have completed and passed the basic and core subjects. They should request for an application form at the Registrar's office, noted by the Director of Graduate Studies.
- WCE is given every term. Exams shall be for two consecutive days including those who need to retake certain subjects.
- WCE consists of five (5) management subjects, as follows:
The student should pass each subject and merit a grade of at least 87 per subject and also a GPA of at least 87 for all five subjects. If the GPA for all five compre subjects is at least 87 and there is a failing subject (below 87%), only the failed subject(s) should be retaken on the regular scheduled WCE every trimester. However, if he/she fails the retaken subject(s), he should take a refresher of the said subject(s) and try for the third time. If the student still fails on the third take, he/she will be recommended for transfer to another school. However, a certificate for finishing the academic requirements will be given. On the other hand, the student is required to retake all five subjects if the GPA for all five subjects is below 87% or if three (3) out of five (5) compre subjects have below 87% mark.
Student should submit to GSB two (2) days before the examination date ten (10) test booklets. GSB shall mark/stamp each sheet and distribute these on the examination day.
PhD Comprehensive Examinations
- Principles and Theories of Management (PTM) for Regular MBA or Managing Information Technology (MIT) for Techno MBA
- Marketing Management (MM)
- Production and Operations Management (ProdMan)
- Financial Management (FinMan)
- Human Resources Management (HRM)
- PhD students should have completed all basic, core and elective subjects to qualify for comprehensive examinations. Total academic units completed should be 48 units.
- Written examinations.
- Coverage shall be 8 subjects namely, six (6) core and one (1) each of basic and elective subjects. With regard to the latter subjects, the examinees shall choose one subject from each category.
- The examinations shall run for 2 ½ days, i.e., 2 days for core and 1/2 day for basic and elective subjects. Examination time shall be two hours per subject. Whole day examinations shall start at 9am and end at 5pm with one hour lunch break at 11am. Half day examinations shall start at 9am and end at 2pm with one hour lunch break.
- Questions shall come from the professors who taught the subject(s). They shall also be responsible for checking the test papers. In case the professor(s) who taught the subject(s) isl not able to submit questions, the Dean shall nominate another professor taking into consideration the course syllabus used and specialization of the faculty.
- For the core subjects, students shall answer three (3) out of four (4) and for the basic and elective subjects, four (4) out of six (6) questions.
- Student shall submit to GSB two (2) days before the examination date (10) yellow ruled sheets. GSB shall mark/stamp each sheet and distribute these on examination day.
- Subjects failed should be retaken. Ruling for the retaking of subjects in the MBA program shall apply, except for this case, 89% should be the passing mark.
- Grades shall be categorized as high pass (98-100), mid pass (94-97) and pass (89-93).
- Thesis Writing
Each student under these programs should enroll for a 6-unit credit in Thesis Writing after completion of all academic requirements. This enrollment, under special arrangement, is good for one year (3 consecutive trimesters) wherein he/she is expected to pass the two defenses for the two parts. The two parts of the thesis development are, proposal writing (Chapters 1 to 4) and thesis completion (Chapters 5 and 6). He/She is assigned an adviser of his choice who will guide him/her through to proposal and final defense. In cases when the student finds difficulty in choosing an adviser, he/she should see the GS Director and/or CBA Dean. An advising contract is issued by the Dean every term and signed by both student and faculty adviser, witnessed by the GS Director. Then the student should enroll again the subject if he/she will not be able to comply with all the thesis requirements within the given period of one year. Proposal and final thesis defense are made before a panel of three faculty members.
- Management Research Paper
This is the final requirement for Executive MBA students and those in either the Regular or Techno Program who opted to write this rather than a thesis. This is actually a strategic management analysis for a corporation. The candidate should enroll this 3-unit non-classroom subject. Immediately after enrollment, he/she will be assigned an adviser of his choice. If he/she finds difficulty in choosing an adviser he should see the GS Director and/or the CBA Dean. An advising contract is issued by the Dean and signed by both student and faculty adviser, witnessed by the GS Director. The candidate is also required to present his completed paper at the end of the term before a panel of faculty members and a representative of the company which is the subject of the paper. The final output is confidential and kept in storage for a period of five years.
A PhD student may enroll in Dissertation Writing I (6 units) after he/she passes the comprehensive examination. He should advise the Office of the Director as to who is his/her preferred adviser. Since Dissertation Writing I and II are each 6 units, the student should be able to defend his Dissertation proposal at the end of one school year. If he/she passes Dissertation Writing I, the student can enroll in Dissertation Writing II (6 units) wherein at the end of three successive terms, he/she is expected to finally defend the entire dissertation paper in order to be conferred the full PhD degree.