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[ANNOUNCEMENT] List of Conditionally Accepted Applicants to the MBA & MSFin Programs for AY 2024-25 [INVITE] VSB Faculty Grant Lecture Series (June 2024) [NEWS] May 2024 CPALE Results: 43 new CPAs from UPD [NEWS] Two VSB Students awarded the Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Mag-Aaral 2024 [NEWS] UP Diliman Wins CFA IRC Local Finals [NEWS] UP VSB meets with UBC Vancouver [ANNOUNCEMENT] PhD in Business Administration Application for AY 2024-25 is ONGOING! [INVITE] Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Workshop for VSB Students, Faculty, and Staff - Jan 22 (Mon), 9 AM [ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB Internal Shifting Application for the Second Semester AY 2023-24 is NOW OPEN! [NEWS] UP VSB finishes 1st Runner Up in 23rd ICFC [INVITE] VSB Faculty Grant and Professorial Lecture Series (December 2023) [ANNOUNCEMENT] Less than a month to go before the UP VSB Alumni Homecoming 2023! [NEWS] VSB and OIL Diliman international exchange opportunities with Chonnam National University and Kasetsart University [ANNOUNCEMENT] Call for Nominations: 2023 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) [ANNOUNCEMENT] New Email Addresses for the Office of the Department Chairs [NEWS] Cases in Risk Management in the Philippines [ANNOUNCEMENT] Conditionally Accepted Applicants to the MBA & MSFin Programs for AY 2023-24 [INVITE] VSB Ph.D. Dissertation Public Lecture, Final Defense, and Faculty Grant Lecture Schedules (June-July 2023) [ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB Shifting Applications 2023 are NOW OPEN! [NEWS] UP Diliman is the Top-Performing School in the May 2023 CPALE [ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 2023 Remembering Professor Manuel S. Alba, PhD [NEWS] UP alumni conferred Accountancy Centenary Awards of Excellence and Recognition Awards [NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2021 [NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2022 [NEWS] VSB WINS THE 15TH CFA IRC CHALLENGE LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP [REMINDER] 2022 Alumni Homecoming - 11 February 2023 VSB Internal Shifting for 2nd Semester AY 2022-23 [NEWS] 2023 VSB Executive Committee

The Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business (VSB) of the University of the Philippines in Diliman is the leading institution in management education in the Philippines. Established as the College of Business Administration in 1916, it has since been at the forefront of the formation of national business and educational leaders and breakthrough business research, all in pursuit of academic excellence.
Learn more about our academic and research programs.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] List of Conditionally Accepted Applicants to the MBA & MSFin Programs for AY 2024-25

All conditionally accepted applicants must check their email inbox for further instructions.

Master of Business Administration Program

  • Abadilla, Nevoj

  • Aliposa, Limwell Jr.

  • Anastacio, Anthea

  • Ang, Cathrine

  • Angeles, John Paul

  • Apit, Hyacinth

  • Aquino, Jose Marie

  • Aquino, Mark Romeo

  • Aragon, Sheeramae

  • Bacat, Vincent Kristine

  • Balingit, Bryan

  • Balusero, Jeremy Evan

  • Baran, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

  • Bautista, Jonalyn

  • Belandres, Art Kristoffer

  • Benig-Tan, Kresta

  • Bingcang, Pamela

  • Bolledo, Rolly

  • Bracamante, Anne Dominique

  • Briones, Ardie

  • Bumagat, Janice

  • Cabral, Christian

  • Caindoy, Aaron John

  • Canoy, Arianne Dominique

  • Cariño, Kevin

  • Castillon, Eliza Carrenn

  • Censon, Dakila

  • Chua, Clarice Kaye

  • Colegio, Reina Marielle

  • Coligado, Dirk Jan Dinno

  • De Leon, John Carlo

  • De Leon, Krsnadasi

  • De Torres, Justin Angelo

  • Dungao, Aljay

  • Espiridion, Margarette Mae-Elyse

  • Esquivel, Jannica Marie

  • Estacio, Daniel Andre

  • Estepa, Rowena Angeline

  • Eugenio, Rona

  • Fang, Wei

  • Faraon, Miguel Angelo

  • Feeser, Steven

  • Ferrer, Rovin Clark

  • Flores, Rochelle Marie

  • Fronteras, Janna Denise

  • Gacrama, Jonas

  • Gallosa, Janice

  • Gianan, Geaneil

  • Ilagan, Nikka

  • Lalata, Ana

  • Laquindanum, Vanessa Danueve

  • Loyola, Marc Zyrus

  • Luna, Joselyn Caren

  • Mamba, Jakyz

  • Manalo, Remilyn Theresa

  • Maralit, John Kenneth

  • Marquez, Marc Anthony

  • Mayonila, Aldrin

  • Mendoza, Angela Joy

  • Mendoza, Ma. Cecilia

  • Mendoza, Precious Gem

  • Milanes, Milanie

  • Mira, Benjamin Emmanuel

  • Nadurata, Marie Arrianne Bernadette

  • Natividad, Michael Ryan

  • Ng, Ayeeshia Elise

  • Obispo, Richard

  • Ojeda, Loraine Joy

  • Padua, Mark Lester

  • Pamplona, Romano

  • Parlan, John Nicolai

  • Perez, Armando Jr.

  • Planas, James Ryan

  • Ringor, Daniel Francisco

  • Robles, Valerin Gale

  • Rodriguez, Chiara Krisella

  • Sabarre, Matt Bianco

  • Salvatierra, Leah Anjanette

  • Samson-Capili, Melissa

  • Sanchez, Carla Faith Rilene

  • Sanchez, Mary Rose

  • Santos, Kim Tristan Deniel

  • Sayson, Jose Darmo

  • Seludo, Shiela Marie

  • Serohijos, Jonalyn

  • Talaue, Maylyn

  • Tolentino, Ricky Jr

  • Umali, Maria Imelda

  • Uno, Mariah Abegail

  • Valenzuela, Charmaine Ann

  • Ventura, Marian

  • Wilwayco, Gabrielle

Master of Science in Finance Program

  • Angeles, Joshua

  • Antigua, Bryan Lee

  • Arriola, Christian

  • Banzon, Jolina

  • Cademia, JANELA MAE

  • Calderon, Maria Veronica

  • Cantong, Jane

  • Capada, Erica

  • Constantino, Jordan

  • Coronel, Andreana Grace

  • Del Norte, Kris Gerald

  • Dionio, Neil Brianne

  • Fajardo, Bennette Edward John

  • Gangawan, Pershian Therese

  • Gannaban, Teodoro

  • Geguera, Ma. Camille

  • Go, Raymond John

  • Go, Sheenalyn

  • Guerra, Jocel Ann

  • Javellana, Charis Klaire

  • Kwok, Ivan

  • Lomboy, Marion

  • Lorenzo, Mark Anthony

  • Luga, Raye Marie

  • Macalintal, Michelle

  • Manila, Sam Marc

  • Nakpil, Rowena

  • Orillaza, Mhay Rose

  • Perez, Jenard Matthew

  • p*rnasdoro, Kenneth

  • Ramos, Roberto Jr

  • Relox, Marlon

  • Salita, Jose Luis

  • Sandoval, Sophia

  • Tago, Fahruddin Nawawi

  • Tobias, Auneill Kurt

  • Tolentino, Arlyn

[INVITE] VSB Faculty Grant Lecture Series (June 2024)

You are all cordially invited to attend the following research lectures.

Using a Sari-Sari Store to Contextualize Accounting in the Philippines

- Prof. Remvert Bryan G. Placido - 14 June 2024 (Friday) | 10:00 AM | VSB Rm 106

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[NEWS] May 2024 CPALE Results: 43 new CPAs from UPD

We congratulate the 43 graduates of the BS Business Administration & Accountancy (BAA) program who passed the recent Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination (CPALE) held from May 26 to 28, 2024.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results last June 1, with 3,155 out of 10,421 examinees passing the examination for a national passing rate of 30.28%. UP Diliman registered an exemplary passing rate of 89.58%.

BS BAA Class of 2024 graduate Micolai Kate T. Odronia placed 10th with a rating of 89.17%.

To all our new CPAs, PADAYON!

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[NEWS] Two VSB Students awarded the Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Mag-Aaral 2024

Two UP Virata School of Business students have been awarded the Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Mag-Aaral 2024. The awardees are:

  • Ron Simon B. Lomibao, a 4th Year BS Business Administration student and current Chairperson of the Business Administration Council, and

  • Mark Anthony S. Angeles, a 3rd Year Master of Business Administration student and Founder & President of Noypreneur

From the UP Diliman Information Office: The Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Mag-Aaral is the highest, most prestigious University award given to students who have attained a high level of academic accomplishment, demonstrated good leadership, and exemplified “honor and excellence in the service of the people.”

Congratulations, Simon and Mark!

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[NEWS] UP Diliman Wins CFA IRC Local Finals

Team Emerald Equities, representing UP Diliman, were proclaimed champions at the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2024 Local Finals held on February 23, 2024.

The team is composed of 4th year students Patek Dee, Gabriel Ditching, Alex Pates, Kara Santiago, and Aleisha Uy. They were coached by Prof. Mike Magana. The team will represent the Philippines in the Sub-Regional stage later this year.

Congratulations to the team and best of luck in the next round of the competition!

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[NEWS] UP VSB meets with UBC Vancouver

UP Virata School of Business met with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada, on 11 January 2024. Ms. Jennifer Dinh from UBC’s Student Services and Recruitment Team discussed their 2024 Summer Program, which will be held from June to August.

Dr. Gina Lizares, Dean, and Asst. Prof. Mike Magana, Undergraduate Programs Director, along with Ms. Noelle Rivera and Mr. Justin Alcantara from the UP Diliman Office of International Linkages, met with Ms. Dinh.

VSB students who are interested in applying for the program may coordinate with Asst. Prof. Magana.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] PhD in Business Administration Application for AY 2024-25 is ONGOING!

The VSB PhD Program was established to train highly motivated people to conduct frontier research in business and prepare them for a career in the academic sector. Through a rigorous selection process, the program chooses the individual who has a strong inclination to teach and a drive to excel in research. The program has graduated thought leaders in Philippine and global business research, including stalwart faculty members of the VSB.

The application for AY 2024-25 is ongoing until 30 April 2024. For application details, you may visit: https://www.vsb.upd.edu.ph/phd-program/admission

For more information, please email Dr. Lorna Paredes, PhD Program Officer-in-Charge at liparedes@up.edu.ph.

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[INVITE] Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Workshop for VSB Students, Faculty, and Staff - Jan 22 (Mon), 9 AM

Microsoft Philippines is hosting a free orientation and laboratory workshop on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft's public cloud computing platform that provides tools and ML frameworks for developers to create their own machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) services, on January 22 (Monday), 9 AM-12 PM in the UP VSB Computer Lab. Ziggy Zulueta, a Microsoft-certified Azure Solutions Architect and AI Engineer, will handle the training and workshop.

Interested attendees may register at tinyurl.com/VSBAzureWorkshop or scan the QR code below. Only 40 attendees will be allowed due to classroom size. Attendees may use computers in the Computer Lab or bring their own laptops for the workshop proper. MS Teams will be required.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB Internal Shifting Application for the Second Semester AY 2023-24 is NOW OPEN!

Please note that only applicants from the BSBAA to BSBA program will be entertained this semester. Interested applicants can visit tinyurl.com/VSBshiftinginternall or scan the QR code below.

The deadline for submission of requirements through the online form is 26 January 2024, 11:59PM.

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[NEWS] UP VSB finishes 1st Runner Up in 23rd ICFC

Five (5) BS Business Administration & Accountancy students of the Virata School of Business placed first runner-up nationwide in the final round of the recently concluded 23rd Intercollegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). The tilt was hosted by the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) last 24 November 2023 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila. The team was composed of Joyce R. Belleza, Rose May A. Denila, John Elrich R. Gamboa, Karla S. Lorena, and Nicole Valerie A. Tan.

The team was coached by Mr. John Lester H. Aratea from the Department of Accounting & Finance.

Congratulations to the team and their coach!

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[INVITE] VSB Faculty Grant and Professorial Lecture Series (December 2023)

You are all cordially invited to attend the following research lectures.

  1. Profile of High-Equity Members of and its Policy Implications to UP Provident Fund - Prof. James Ryan O. Jonas - 13 December 2023 (Wednesday) | 1:30 PM | VSB Rm 110

  2. BPI: Building a Digital Marketing Strategy - Prof. Arturo Benedicto M. Ilano - 13 December 2023 (Wednesday) | 2:30 PM | VSB Rm 110

  3. Prof. Debbie Chua Bun Pho, PhD - 18 December 2023 (Monday) | 11:00 AM | VSB Rm 110

  4. Prof. Ben Paul B. Gutierrez, PhD - 19 December 2023 (Tuesday) | 11:00 AM | VSB Rm 110

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Less than a month to go before the UP VSB Alumni Homecoming 2023!

All UP VSB Alumni are invited to the Alumni Homecoming on 2 December 2023 (Saturday) in UP Diliman. Honoree batches may coordinate with their respective batch coordinators and RSVP by 20 November 2023. For Sponsorship Package inquiries and guests from other batches, email rmavante1@up.edu.ph.

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[NEWS] VSB and OIL Diliman international exchange opportunities with Chonnam National University and Kasetsart University

Last November 14 and 17, 2023, representatives from the UP Virata School of Business and the Office of International Linkages Diliman - OVCAA, UP Diliman met with their counterparts from 전남대학교 (Chonnam National University), South Korea, and Kasetsart University, Thailand. These two meetings explored future opportunities for international exchanges via student and faculty mobility. Through these, we hope we can expand our opportunities to have valuable international exchanges, for our students and our faculty and staff.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Call for Nominations: 2023 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA)

The school will honor its alumni who have outstanding accomplishments in the field of business management, and/or entrepreneurship, and/or public service. Nominations for the 2023 UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards are now open.

The awardees will be honored during the annual alumni homecoming on Saturday, December 2, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) at the UP VSB Building. This year, the honoree classes are: 1973 (Golden), 1978 (Sapphire), 1983 (Ruby), 1988 (Coral), 1993 (Pearl), 1998 (Silver), Classes of 2003 (China), 2008, 2013, and 2018. All MBA, MS Finance, MS Management, PhD graduates, and graduates of Classes 2009-2023 are also cordially invited.

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding achievement as a professional manager in an industry, and/or;

  • The nominee is a successful entrepreneur whose firm has a respectable size in terms of Total Assets and/or number of personnel; and/or

  • The nominee has rendered distinguished public service.

Past recipients of the DAA will no longer be considered for this award. The nomination form can be accomplished through: https://tinyurl.com/VSBDAA2023. Complete nominations should be accomplished no later than Monday, October 30, 2023, 5:00 PM.


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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New Email Addresses for the Office of the Department Chairs

For ease of communication, please use the following addresses for all communication to the respective Department Chairs of VSB:

Department of Accounting and Finance - daf.upd@up.edu.ph

Department of Business Administration - dba.upd@up.edu.ph

You may also reach the Office of the Department Chairs at +632 8981 8500 local 3458 or visit us at Rm 101, UP Virata School of Business, Diliman, Quezon City

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[NEWS] Cases in Risk Management in the Philippines

Dear colleagues,

We are proud to announce the launch of Cases in Risk Management in the Philippines, published by the UP Business Research Foundation, Inc. and Development Center for Finance, Inc., edited by Arthur S. Cayanan, Corazon R. Estrella, and Helena Agnes S. Valderrama.

The book contains a selection of 19 case studies that were chosen to cover a wide variety of risks that companies in the Philippines face. The volume includes cases from the following authors: John Lester H. Aratea • Daniel Vincent H. Borja • Erik Paolo S. Capistrano • Arthur S. Cayanan • Rhey Joseph S. Daway • Diogenes C. Dy • Rowena N. de Guzman • Erlinda S. Echanis • Corazon R. Estrella • Jerold Jay M. Flores • Ben Paul B. Gutierrez • Luis Diego Dans Lee • Calen Martin Legaspi • Regina M. Lizares • Mikhael Anjelu B. Magana • Marc Kevin L. Morales • Justin Reginald Nery • Elisabeth Joan A. Ognita • Josel Richa Ann D. Rivera • Mia Pang-Rey • Rafael A. Rodriguez • Dani Rose C. Salazar • Ivy D.C. Suan • Helena Agnes S. Valderrama • Lawrence G. Velasco • Al-Habbyel B. Yusoph.

Congratulations to the editors, authors, and the project team behind the book!

The book is available through the UP Business Research Foundation, 2nd Floor, UP Cesar EA Virata School of Business, UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Conditionally Accepted Applicants to the MBA & MSFin Programs for AY 2023-24

All conditionally accepted applicants must check their email inbox for further instructions.

Master of Business Administration Program

  • Abilay, Susana Capones

  • Aguilar, Krisha Antonio

  • Ang, Charish Mae Cabello

  • Baja, Julie Anne Borzal

  • Balagtas, Carl Edison Mendoza

  • Bangloy-Guillermo, Melissa Joyce Respicio

  • Buenaventura, Hahnlyn Medino

  • Cadungon, Khia Andrea Coballes

  • Calitis, Bernabe Lastimosa

  • Campañano, Gerald Roy Derano

  • Castro, Michaela Veronica Padora

  • Centeno, Stephen Sonn Medina

  • Chua, Karissa Casunuran

  • Chuatoco, Ethel Lyn Pangilinan

  • Consuegra, Christian Colar

  • Corona, Arnel Plopinio

  • Cruzat, Julius Bryan Oxales

  • De Leon, Love Rose Luna

  • Delos Santos, Lauro Iii Ang

  • Diestro, Dionie Wilson Acosta

  • Duran, Christine Belo

  • Elizondo, Klaudine Ann Belda

  • Emlano, Jana Marie Paduada

  • Escosar, John Daniel Lim

  • Estares, Patrick Matthew Rizardo

  • Eugenio, Jose Francisco Ventosa

  • Galgo, Ma. Lee

  • Gonda, Brian Julius Pedrido

  • Humarang, Wilyne Puaso

  • Jolingan, Rose Joy Muyco

  • Lalata, Rex Montemayor

  • Lopez, Elyssa Christine Apelo

  • Ma, Wenjun No

  • Mendez, Hiraya Ramos

  • Mercolita, Ma. Lourdes Pacayo

  • Merino, Ma. Theresa Cecilia Guidote

  • Monzon-Ong, Josephine Tan

  • Morales, Neil Jerome Cayetano

  • Nocheseda, Ina Patricia Sotto

  • Ocampo, Soleandrea Batario

  • Orante, Ivan Fausto

  • Osma, Alveen Alamo

  • Otero, Jay Angelo Corpuz

  • Panisales, Edelca Gaylan

  • Placino, Mary Rose Racoma

  • Plana II, Jose Abraham Valdez

  • Racadio, Keana Lois Alban

  • Ramirez, Mikee Amparado

  • Rara, Maria Carmela Torres

  • Reyes, Frances Abigail Aguilar

  • Roxas, Fildred Sheena Cari

  • Sales, Christine Jane Jorolan

  • Santos, Tovi Bryant Santos

  • Tentativa, June Gloton

  • Tibi, Karen Joyce Garlan

  • Tubigan, Jan Heraldace Hernandez

  • Tungol, Ma. Katrina Cortez

  • Uy, Brian Nicole

  • Velasquez, Rekon Evangelista

  • Vergara, Raymart Chavez

  • Villa, Ciara Anne Ocampo

  • Villahermosa, Janine Reyes

  • Villaroman, Raphael Franco Gomez

  • Villaroya, Llaxlee Joize Cabading

Master of Science in Finance Program

  • Alejo, Ian Chris Castronuevo

  • Andicoy, Jenilyn Dacobor

  • Ang, Keenly Sheila Cruz

  • Atienza, Mhay Marasigan

  • Bantayan, Paul Adrian Baoy

  • Bello, Beren Ladislao

  • Bucaling, Joshua Abdon

  • Cariquitan, Vea Tretasco

  • Cipres, Lorenzo Galang

  • De Guzman, Jeremy Jeffrey Mercado

  • De Leon, John Alexis Castro

  • Dela Paz, Faith Chrysanthemum Espiritu

  • Formoso, Nikko Buenaobra

  • Guatato, Anne Mikaela Tayag

  • Ibaviosa, Raphael Dominic Umali

  • Lataquin, Jeanine Abenir

  • Miranda, Angela Victoria Dumrigue

  • Mortos, Andrei Dale Delgado

  • Ong, Jolina Banda

  • Palomo, Eliseo Grospe

  • Quiling, Mary Diola Ann Maniaul

  • Quiros, Matthew Liwag

  • Ramos, Danielle Benito

  • Rivera, Roselle Coleen Rivera

  • Samas, Mary Rose Johana Evangelista

  • Silvestre, Nicole Angelo Claudio

[INVITE] VSB Ph.D. Dissertation Public Lecture, Final Defense, and Faculty Grant Lecture Schedules (June-July 2023)

You are all cordially invited to attend various research lectures of the VSB faculty for June and July 2023. For Zoom lectures, kindly register for the events by clicking on the links below.

Prof. Pamela Lloren-Alcantara (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • Dissertation Public Seminar - 25 July 2023 (Tuesday) | 10:00 AM | RM 206, Virata School of Business

  • Final Defense - 31 July 2023 (Monday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business

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Prof. Andrei Relente (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • Dissertation Public Seminar - 27 June 2023 (Tuesday) | 1:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/RelenteDissertation)

  • Final Defense - 4 July 2023 (Tuesday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business

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Prof. Manuel C. Manuel III (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • Dissertation Public Seminar - 29 June 2023 (Thursday) | 1:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ManuelDissertation)

  • Final Defense - 5 July 2023 (Wednesday) | 1:00 PM | RM 206, Virata School of Business

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VSB Faculty Grant Lectures

  • John Lester H. Aratea - 26 June 2023 (Monday) | 3:00 PM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ArateaGrant)

  • Prof. Dani Rose C. Salazar - 29 June 2023 (Thursday) } 10:00 AM | RM 206, Virata School of Business

  • Prof. Rhey Joseph S. Daway - 30 June 2023 (Friday) | 10:00 AM (Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/DawayGrant)

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB Shifting Applications 2023 are NOW OPEN!

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For applicants from UP Diliman and other UP units, visit https://tinyurl.com/VSBShifting.

For applicants within VSB, visit https://tinyurl.com/VSBShiftingInternal.

Deadline for submission of requirements (via online form) is on 12 July 2023, 11:59PM.

Applicants from other universities should apply directly at the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar. You may check the FAQs on their website at https://www.our.upd.edu.ph/faqars.php for transfer requirements.

In case the above links do not work:

https://www.vsb.upd.edu.ph/undergraduate-program/transfer

https://www.vsb.upd.edu.ph/undergraduate-program/internal-shifting

[NEWS] UP Diliman is the Top-Performing School in the May 2023 CPALE

We congratulate the 55 graduates of the BS Business Administration & Accountancy program who passed the recent Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination (CPALE) held on May 21-23, 2023.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results on May 30. 2,239 out of 7,376 examinees passed the examination for a national passing rate of 30.36%.

PRC also announced that the University of the Philippines Diliman is the lone top-performing school with a passing rate of 93.22%. This award is the first for the CPALE since October 2019 when UP Diliman was also the only top-performing school

To all our new CPAs, PADAYON!

[ANNOUNCEMENT] UP VSB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 2023

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Through the continuing support of our alumni and other benevolent donors, we are once again opening applications for various VSB scholarships. This is open to all enrolled BS BA and BS BAA students this 2nd Semester A.Y. 2022-2023.

Selected scholars must maintain a good scholastic standing, carry a full semester load during the period of scholarship, and must not enjoy any other similar financial assistance, grant or scholarship from other sources.

To apply, just fill up the scholarship form https://tinyurl.com/UPVSBScholarship (you will be required to submit an application form, cover letter, and a copy of your grades from CRS) on or before 03 April 2023.

Remembering Professor Manuel S. Alba, PhD

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Former UP College of Business Administration Professor Manuel S. Alba, PhD. passed away on March 19, 2023. He previously served the College as Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Business Administration (1963-1964), Director of Graduate Studies (1964-1965; 1969-1970), Chairman of the Department of Marketing (1968-1971; 1972-1973), and Chief of the Division of Business Research (1968-1969). He taught Public Policy and Business, Marketing Management, Introduction to Management, and Philippine Business Environment.

He also facilitated the approval of Executive Order 714, which pushed for the fiscal control and the management of funds of the University of the Philippines, in his capacity as Minister of the Budget and Management in the 1970s. This has ensured the fiscal autonomy of the University to control its internally-generated resources.

He also served as the Quezon City Administrator (1992-2001), as Chief of the Staff to the Department of Trade and Industry Secretary (2002) and as Board of Investments Governor (2002).

The community extends its condolences to Dr. Alba's family, friends, and loved ones.

[NEWS] UP alumni conferred Accountancy Centenary Awards of Excellence and Recognition Awards

Alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP) were proclaimed recipients of “Centenary Awards of Excellence” and “Recognition Awards for the Board of Accountancy Members” during the celebration of the Centenary Year of the Accountancy Profession in the Philippines, led by the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy under the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Several are graduates and active alumni of the Cesar EA Virata School of Business. Congratulations to the awardees!

The full article can be viewed here: https://up.edu.ph/up-alumni-conferred-accountancy-centenary-awards-of-excellence-and-recognition-awards/

[NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2021

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[NEWS] VSB Distinguished Alumni Awards 2022

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[NEWS] VSB WINS THE 15TH CFA IRC CHALLENGE LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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Five BS Business Administration & Accountancy students of the Virata School of Business bagged the Local Championship of the 15th CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society Philippines last 16 February 2023. The team, composed of Gracylyn Mikhaela D. Arada, Hector F. Deato, Marnelle Maxine G. Ortiz, Julianne Nicole L. Vitug, and Christian Martin R. Salgado, bested five other schools in the Local Finals.

The team will represent the Philippines in the Subregional stage later this year. The VSB team was coached by Kevin John D. Dela Cruz of the Department of Accounting & Finance.

Congratulations to the team and their coach, and best of luck in the Subregional stage!

[REMINDER] 2022 Alumni Homecoming - 11 February 2023

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Less than a month to go before the 2022 Alumni Homecoming on 11 February 2023 (Saturday), 10 AM at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business in UP Diliman. Honoree batches are invited to RSVP through your batch coordinators in the attached list. Ticket prices at Php 1,500. For interested corporate sponsors, sponsorship packages are available through Raquel Avante at rmavante1@up.edu.ph. Thanks and see you there!

VSB Internal Shifting for 2nd Semester AY 2022-23

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UP VSB Internal Shifting Applications for 2nd Semester 2022-2023 are NOW OPEN!

Only applicants transferring from BA BAA to BA BA will be entertained. Visit https://tinyurl.com/VSBShiftingInternal or scan the QR code to access shifting requirements.

Deadline for submission of requirements through the online form is on 31 January 2023 (Tuesday), 11:59 PM.

[NEWS] 2023 VSB Executive Committee

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The Cesar EA Virata School of Business welcomes the new year with a refreshed slate of administration leadership, helmed by the new Dean, Dr. Maria Regina Lucia M. Lizares.

In the photo are the members of the VSB Executive Committee, from left to right:

  • Prof. Mikhael Anjelu B. Magana, Undergraduate Programs Director

  • Dr. Dave DG. Centeno, PhD Program Director

  • Prof. Josel Richa Ann D. Rivera, Masters Programs Director

  • Dr. Maria Regina Lucia M. Lizares, Dean

  • Prof. Ma. Angelica Esmera Calso, Department of Accounting and Finance Chair

  • Dr. Erik Paolo S. Capistrano, College Secretary, and

  • Prof. Luis Diego D. Lee, Department of Business Administration Chair

The team completed its Strategic Planning for 2023 and beyond last 9 January 2023, and is looking forward to serving the VSB community.


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