Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Admission Requirements:

Following are the requirements to be complied with by the applicant before admission into the PhD program:

  • Must be a Master’s degree holder in a business related field. The program completed must be a thesis program.
  • If the program completed is non-thesis, the applicant admitted must take up courses in research or show evidence that he or she has had research experience.
  • The applicant must submit a brief description of the research that he or she will undertake as his/her dissertation. This description should include the following: a.) Proposed Title of the Research, b.) Statement of the Problem, c.) Reasons for choosing this topic of research, and d.) Significance of the research to the field of study.
  • Clearance Slip from the Office of External Affairs (for International Students).
  • TOEFL/EILTS (for International Students from Non-English speaking countries)

The PhD student may choose 4 cognate courses that are in line with the topic of his dissertation. Dissertation III is required over and above the 4 cognate courses. The PhD student is required to enroll in 3 elective courses or an equivalent of 9 units. The student may choose from the elective Philosophy courses and the cognate courses not yet taken. Aside from the dissertation requirement, the candidates for graduation must have published at least three research articles in the Journal of Business Studies of the School of Business and Economics before he/she will be considered for graduation.

Basic Courses
Course No.
PhD BA 301
PhD BA 302
PhD BA 303
PhD BA 304
PhD BA 305
Descriptive Title
Management as Field of Study
Development Economics
Organizational Behavior and Dynamics
The Research Process/Dissertation
Dissertation I: Dissertation Proposal Writing
Units
3
3
3
3
3
Major Courses
Course No.
PhD BA 306
PhD BA 307
PhD BA 308
PhD BA 309
PhD BA 310


PhD BA 311
Descriptive Title
Research Issues in Strategic Marketing
Research Issues in Operations Management
Research Issues in Human Resources Management
Research Issues in Financial Management
Research Issues in Corporate Governance and
Social Responsibility
Dissertation II: Developing the Theoretical Framework
Units
3
3
3
3


3
3
Cognate Courses
Course No.
PhD BA 312
PhD BA 313
PhD BA 314
PhD BA 315
PhD BA 316
PhD BA 317
PhD BA 318
PhD BA 319
PhD BA 320
PhD BA 321
PhD BA 322
PhD BA 323
PhD BA 324
PhD BA 325
Descriptive Title
Studies in Knowledge Management
Studies in International Business
Studies in Managerial Accounting
Studies in Financial Accounting
Studies in Corporate Finance
Studies in Global Marketing Management
Studies in E-Commerce Management
Studies in Quality Management
Studies in Business and Enterprise Development
Studies in Wage and Salary Administration
Effective University Teaching
Corporate Planning
Labor and Social Legislation
Dissertation III: Dissertation Writing
Units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
Required Philosophy Courses
Course No.
PhD BA300A
Philo 354
Descriptive Title
Advance Philosophy of Man
Philosophy of Culture
Units
3
3
Dissertation
Course No.
Philo 337
Philo 355
Philo 357
Philo 332
Philo 338
Philo 358
Philo 347
Philo 359
Descriptive Title
Business Ethics
Philosophy of Ecology (Environmental Philosophy)
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Science
Filipino Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Post Modern Philosophy
Social Philosophy
Comprehensive Examination
Units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Units Required: 66