However, MBA programs remain mainly oriented toward training generalist business managers. As a result, substantial resources are still expended in non-formal special training in finance. Furthermore, the growing size and complexity of the Philippine finance sector has created the need for a specialized degree program in finance. In accordance with UP's mandate to be at the forefront of learning and advanced education, the University became convinced about the financial services industry's need for a master's program in finance. In June 1995, with the strong representations from prospective students and finance practitioners, UP finance faculty members conceptualized and designed a Finance program at University of the Philippines Diliman. This proposal was later refined by the faculty of the Department of Accounting and Finance and by the business community represented by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP). Visiting professors from US and Canadian universities with which UP has academic linkages further reviewed the proposed program. All these inputs taken together, led to the final design of the MS Finance Program. Just like the MBA, courses are offered on a trimestral basis.
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Macroeconomics & the Financial System
- Quantitative Methods
- Financial Planning, Analysis & Reporting
- Corporate Finance
- Investment Management
- Financial Derivatives
- International Finance
- Financial Risk Management
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning; GWA at a grade not lower than 3.00, to be set by the unit;
- Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research
- Language proficiency; and
- Satisfaction of additional University requirements such as health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit concerned and/or appropriate Graduate Committee/ Office.
Living costs for Quezon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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