College of Business Administration at University of the Philippines
The Program only admits new students to start in September.
The basic prerequisite for admission is a four-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent. No preference is given to business degree holders. Applicants with substantial work experience are generally preferred. Those who are fresh out of College are not admitted.
All local applicants are required to take the CBA Graduate Programs Admission Test (GPAT) consisting of logic, reading and quantitative exams administered before Program opening. In the case of foreign applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be taken in lieu of the GPAT. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL test score. GMAT and TOEFL scores that are more than five years old are not acceptable.
However, all admitted applicants are expected to acquire (if not yet present) a minimum level of proficiency in accounting, statistics and mathematics. For this purpose, the Program offers workshops or noncredit courses before school opening for those whose backgrounds show deficiencies in these areas. Students are expected to be proficient in using computers. Admitted applicants from non-English speaking countries may be required to complete an intensive English course prior to the Program opening.
Considering the knowledge and skills requirements described in the preceding section, the minimum level of proficiency in the following areas should be present prior to entry to the Program.
1. Accounting (fundamentals);
2. Quantitative Methods (basic statistics and mathematics); and
3. Computer Literacy.
Prior background in economics and business law is desirable, but not necessary for entry, as these will be taken up in the core courses.
1. Accomplished Application Form
2. Original Transcript of Records
3. NSO Birth Certificate (photocopy)
4. Certificate of Employment
5. 2 x 2 photo (2 copies)
DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: JUNE 6, 2008