Historical Overview

In 1974, Director P. Ramon C. Reyes established the Graduate School for Business Administration with only the Master in Business Administration Program (MBA) as the department’s initial program offering. Meanwhile, Dean Theodoro T. Abrigo, in 1980, instituted the Master in Business Administration Special Management Program (MBA SMP), a first-rate graduate program designed solely for the business executives, managers and leaders.

Subsequently, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) was launched in 1995 under the Dean Perfecto Panuelos with the aim of intensifying the theoretical knowledge of MBA graduates and further sharpen their managerial and leadership skills.

For over 40 years, distinguished university professors and well-known industry practitioners have become part of the teaching and learning history of the Letran Graduate School. Likewise, its dynamic academic set-up and serene campus have been home to many individuals who have risen to important work positions and professional recognitions.

Graduate School Brochure
Graduate School Supplemental Pages to the Official Letran Research Manual

The Academic Programs

Designed to accommodate an individual’s educational goals and career direction, the Letran Graduate School offers the following Programs:

  1. MBA Standard with thesis (recent graduates are accepted in this program of 30-units Coursework and 3+3 units of Thesis Writing and Defense which is equivalent to 36 units)*
  2. MBA Standard with Strategic Management (recent graduates are accepted in this non-thesis program of 36 units of Coursework and 3 units of Integrating course with Defense which is equivalent to 39 units)
  3. MBA Special Management Program is re-introduced as a first-rate, intensive, modular–type, stand-alone certificate and seminar-designed program for business executives, managers, senior educators, seasoned academic administrators, entrepreneurs, individuals in leadership capacity and those preparing for high level administrative assignments (consists of 36 units of Coursework equivalence and 3 units of Integrating course requirement called Business Project Paper )
  4. Doctor of Business Administration, with focus on either Management Consultancy or Educational Leadership direction (qualification for application is any Masters Degree in a related field) **
The Graduate School Schedule

The Letran Graduate School operates in a 3-term cycle. Regular classes are scheduled in 4 sessions every Saturday (8-11, 11-2, 2-5, 5-8) and on weekdays (Thursdays and Fridays) 6-9pm. The Certificate Courses and some course of the MBA SMP may from time to time run on a full weekend or on 3 consecutive week day schedule.

Certificate Courses

The Letran Graduate School with its thrust of continuing professional education also provides Certificate Programs to practitioners, some of which are credited courses in the new MBA Special Management Program such as:

  • ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATIONS (1 day)
    This 2-day course focuses on the basics of developing the ability to express positive and negative ideas and emotions in an open, honest, tactful and direct way. Through innovative modalities, participants will be introduced to the various skills that recognize one’s rights and responsibilities in a communicative exchange that arrives at a mutually beneficial and satisfying outcome.
  • POWER SPEAKING AND WRITING (2 days)
    This course is about enhancing one’s skills and techniques to plan, lead and participate in meetings of any kind, including spontaneous discussion between colleagues, to formal presentations and meetings with external suppliers or customers. This course is helpful not only to regular meeting participants who feel that their time is better used for another purpose, but also to a frustrated meeting chairperson who is constantly struggling to keep things on track. Using exercises to improve communication and facilitation skills, focus and creativity, this course will develop an individual to become a more effective business meeting manager and speaker.
  • SELLING BASICS (2 days)
    The challenge of moving our products/services to get across our customers remains to be of tall importance in the field of business. The adage that “nothing happens until a sale is made” proves to be an existing truth which puts great importance on making (trade) “transactions” where any economy rests its soul. The course provides the understanding on the basic essentials in selling - knowledge about the product/service, the target market environment/industry, and the essential selling skills that make an effective salesperson. Using the key (basic) techniques in selling, the discussions and exercises in the course will help prepare an individual to develop his/her basic selling skills and utilize them to build an edge in the business.
  • PERSONAL FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP (1 day)
    A program that leverages on the financial sector’s culture of financial fitness, prudent lifestyle, planned spending and calculated entrepreneurial risk-taking. It aims to help people in the financial sector, even ordinary individuals to understand the path towards financial independence through the sound management of income and creative investment.
  • SUPERVISORY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (2 days)
    The key to the successful supervision of other people is being able to effectively delegate, manage time, set clear goals and expectations and resolve conflict. Oftentimes, people are promoted to a position of supervision without a clear understanding that it requires a completely different skills set. This dynamic training approach which includes strategies on conflict resolution, setting of SMARTER goals and conscientious provision of feedback is an employee’s new take of the challenging but rewarding role of managing men.
  • COMMUNICATIONS PROFICIENCY (2 days)
    In this continuously evolving industry, high demand for prime-skilled professionals arises in quite an astounding rate. But what is at the core of these “prime-skills” that really does matter? Sometimes, the problem is where we least expect it to be—memos, e-mails, letters, conversing? We thought that these are natural skills enhanced through school education, but these ‘simple’ skills, as a majority of us may call them, may be determinants of one’s professional aptitude. Wrong construction, grammar, and approaches in a conversation say a lot about an individual, especially in the professional industry. This training course works on the reinforcement of the participants’ writing skills, including grammar and construction, speech and conversational skills. Writing fundamentals will include pointers on writing effective business pieces such as e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and proposals. This part of the course is designed to provide the participants with the key understanding of modern business writing techniques to enable them to write more efficiently and professionally. Speech and conversational skills will teach the participants proper articulation and pronunciation, and the proper approaches that may be used when engaging in a communicative exchange. It will also give pointers on how to facilitate and present one’s self properly when speaking with another individual, or in front of an audience.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT( 2 days with pre-work; equivalent to Risk Management course credits in the MBA SMP)
    This seminar on Risk Management aims to facilitate the cascading of information, practices, experiences and expertise on the topic of Risk. Its purpose is to introduce ideas and promote good practice for those involved in the business of managing risk. All too often assessments of risk are crudely made and the consequences of getting things wrong can be serious; including lost opportunities, loss of business, the loss of reputation and even life of the company. This seminar presents the basic information, the current issues and emerging problems and the steps toward properly managing risk for the practitioners of an industry that thrives on uncertainty and taking chances.

Graduate School Mentors and Learning Partners

AREOLA, EUNICE MARETH Q. Ph.D. HSG - Dean of the Graduate School Doctor of Philosophy in Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; DBE – Diplomate in Business Education, Philippine Associate of Professionals in Business Education, Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Economics (Cum laude), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Master Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Kaufmann Foundation, USA; Visiting Lecturer, Global Executive MBA and Business Leadership MBA, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and Aalto University (Helsinki School of Economics), Finland Strategic Management; Corporate Social Responsibility; Graduate Seminar

AGATON, MARY ROSELEEN, DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Master in Business Administration, Far Eastern University; Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University of Sto. Tomas Human Resource Management, Dissertation Writing 2

BALASAN, Ma. Nancy T., DBA
Doctor of Business Administration and Master in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Far Eastern University; Negotiation Course, Asian Institute of Management Marketing Management

CONSIGNADO, JEFFREY, DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Far Eastern University Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Management

MARTICIO, RAMON, DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting Lyceum of the Philippines; Associate Fellow in Business Education Marketing Management, Thesis Writing 1 and 2

SALONGA, VIRGINIA, DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Master in Business Administration, Far Eastern University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy, Philippine Christian University Business Project Study, Strategic Management

ROSAS, Ma. Victoria U., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Bachelor of Arts in Economics Adamson University; Master in Economics, University of Santo Tomas; Master in Management, Philippine Christian University; Registered Marketing Professional Business Economic Analysis, Dissertation Writing 1, Dissertation Writing 3

ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS (as of AY 2015)

PRUDENTE, JOSEPHINE, DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Computer Science, San Sebastian College-Recoletos Business Information System

RUNGDUIN, TERESITA, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Development Psychology, University of the Philippines, Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Philippine Normal University Management Psychology

ATTY. CEBALLOS, PONCEVIC (Dean, College of Law/Entrepreneur)
Bachelor of Laws Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science De La Salle University Legal Aspect of Business

PASTRANA, RONALD, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce, University of Sto. Tomas, Doctor in Business Administration, De La Salle University, Masters in Business Administration, Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Science in Management and Industrial Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology Production and Operations Management, Project Planning and Evaluation

ATTY. BUNDANG, AUGUSTO (Senior Law Partner)
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Ateneo De Manila University Legal Aspect of Business

INSO, DINDO, MBA (Entrepreneur)
DBA candidate, Our Lady of Fatima University, Masters in Business Administration, Fatima University, Master of Science in Marketing, De La Salle University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Jose Rizal University Human Resource Management

HALCON, NEIL ANGELO, Ph.D.
Doctor of Public Administration, Trinity University of Asia; Master of Arts in International Business and Development Studies, Sophia University Japan; Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Computer Applications, San Beda College Public Finance and Fiscal Policies, Financial Planning and Analysis

ESGUERRA, RHANDY RYANG, MBA (VP Marketing, Sony Philippines, Inc.)
Master in Business Administration, San Pedro College Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, San Beda College Marketing Management

ATTY. ARIATE, EUNICE CARMELA, CPA (Senior Law Partner)
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor Science in Accountancy, San Beda College Financial Planning and Analysis, Risk Management

ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS (as of AY 2015)

DELOS REYES, ANNA, MBA (HR Director, Team Energy, Inc.)
Master in Business Administration, San Sebastian College-Recolletos; Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of the Philippines Corporate Social Responsibility

ANAGBOGU, IGNATIUS Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University of Sto. Tomas; Masters in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Marketing Far Eastern University International Trade and Investment; Corporate Social Responsibility

REV. FR. CANCERAN, DELFO, OP
Philosophy of Business

LAOAYEN, JUNBY Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Washington International University, USA; Master in Business Administration, University of Sto. Tomas Portfolio Management

ACERON, Orlando C., OP, Ed.D.
Doctor of Education in Educational Management, Bicol University; Master in Education in Administration and Supervision, Aquinas University, Bicol; Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas Educational Leadership, Philosophy of Business, Management Ethics

BARTOLOME, Nancy, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce and Masters in Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Master Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Kaufmann Foundation, USA International Marketing, Marketing Management

BATHAN, Rodelio L., DBA
Doctor of Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Master of Business Administration, De La Salle University; Bachelor of Science in Statistics, University of the East Public Finance and Fiscal Policies; Enterprise Analysis

CAYAO, Erlinda A. Ed.D.
Doctor of Education in English Language, Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education major in English and Filipino, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Language Expert, Organizational Development (with focus on Educational Leadership)

CABRAL, Cristina Castro M., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), Master of Science in Commerce major in Business Economics and Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Santo Tomas ; Diploma in Industrial Relations, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines, Diliman; Master Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Kaufmann Foundation, USA Comparative Management Systems, Strategic Management, Dissertation Writing 3

CALARA, Ma. Socorro P., Phd.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Cum laude), Master of Science in Commerce (Meritissimus) and Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Santo Tomas Advanced Applied Research Methods

CAPARAS, Ma. Vida G., Ph.D
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude), Master of Arts in Psychology (Meritissimus) and Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science, University of Santo Tomas; Diploma in Public Management, University of the Philippines, Diliman Management Psychology

HILARIO, Paulito V. Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, Master of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, De La Salle University- Dasmariñas Organizational Behavior, Management Psychology

LLAVE, Fernando, CPA, LlB, MBA (Senior Legal Partner, KPMG)
Master in Business Administration-Regis, Ateneo de Manila University; Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, San Beda College Legal Aspects of Business

LOPEZ, Jerry A., CPA, MBM (VP, Citibank)
Master of Management major in Business Management (presidential Scholar and Rank 1), University of the Philippines, Diliman; Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (Cum Laude), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Financial Management

MANSUETO, Rommel R. DBA
Doctor in Business Administration, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu; Master in Public Administration major in Public Personnel Administration, Mindanao State University -Iligan Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, Iligan Capitol College; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority USA FINRA Registered Series 7 and Series 63. Strategy Consulting, Portfolio Management

ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS (as of AY 2015)

MARTINEZ, Manuel Jr. V. Ph.D.
MscD, MpsyD, PsyThD, Doctor in Metaphysical Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Mystical Research, Doctor in Metaphysical Psychology and Doctor in Theocentric Psychology, University of Sedona, Arizona, USA; Doctor of Philosophy in Management, International Academy Management and Economics; Master in Entrepreneurship , Asian Institute of Management; Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Ateneo de Manila University Philosophy of Business, Global Business Environment, Project Planning Development

MATIAS, Augusto, Che.Eng.
MBA, Master in Business Administration, Ateneo de Manila University; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology; National Chemical Engineering Board Examination 6th Place, Philippine Professional Regulations Commission Operations Management

PASQUIN, Eric G., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Master in Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas; Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Master Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Kaufmann Foundation, USA International Trade and Investment; Monetary and Fiscal Policy

RECIO, Elizabeth O., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce, Master of Science in Commerce and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University of Santo Tomas Philippine Business Environment

SACRISTAN, Aldrin T., DBA
Doctor of Business Administration, Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Corporate Social Responsibility; Management Ethics and Social Responsibility

SANTIAGO. Imelda C., Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Public
Policies and Business Management and Masters in Public Administration, Lyceum of the Philippines University; Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences major in Political Science and History, University of the Philippines - Manila Dissertation Writing; Project Planning Development

TAN, Jackson, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce, University of Santo Tomas; MBA, Master in Business Administration (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas; Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute of Architecture, New York and Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA International Business Management, Innovative Entrepreneurship

TOLENTINO, Rebecca C., Ed.D.,
Doctor of Education in Educational Administration, Master of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Ph.D. in Statistics minor in Computer Science, University of the Philippines, Los Banos on-going. Statistics with Computer Applications, Advanced Decision Science and Statistical Analysis

TRINIDAD, Fernando L., Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce (Summa Cum Laude), Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas; Master in Business Management, Asian Institute of Management, Training Course on Trust and Investments, Bank of New York, USA Philosophy of Business, Current Business Problems (with focus on Strategy Consulting)

TRINIDAD, Fernando V., DBA
Doctor of Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Masters in Entrepreneurship, Asian Institute of Management; Master of Arts in General Management, Harvard University, USA; Diploma in Marketing, University of Boston, USA. Innovative Entrepreneurship, Comparative Leadership, Strategic Management

UY, Chin Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy major in Development Education, Master of Science major in Mathematics Education and Bachelor of Science in Education major in Mathematics, University of Santo Tomas Business Research Methods

VENTURA, Annalie N., DBA
Doctor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) and Master in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics, De La Salle University; Bachelor of Science in Education major in Mathematics (Cum Laude), St. Paul College of Manila; Management Development Program (Superior Performance Award), Asian Institute of Management Human Resource Management

Visiting Foreign Academic

DR. MEHDI MAJIDI
Chair, International Business Administration Department of American University of Paris, France Ph.D. International Business & Cross-cultural Management, the George Washington University; Executive M.B.A., the George Washington University, USA Strategy Consulting

DR. SHIRLEY YEUNG
Director, Center of Corporate Sustainability and Innovations, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong; IEMA approved Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner; IRCA ISO 9000 Auditor DBA, University of Macau Graduate Seminar on Sustainability and Innovation

DR. LORETTA CHEN
Group Business Development and Creative Director of The Activation Group, Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern Maine, at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, at Argosy University and at Leeward Community College, USA Ph.D. in Critical Theory, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA and National University of Singapore; Master of Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK;English Literature and Theater Studies, National University of Singapore Leadership Enterprise Management

DR. KIRPAL SINGH
Director, Wee Kim Wee Center, Singapore Management University, Singapore; Chief Academic Officer, Training Vision Institute, Pte.Ltd. Ph.D, University of Adelaide, Australia; MA and BA, University of Singapore Philosophy of Business

DR. PANG ENG FONG
(Former Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Professor of Strategy, Singapore Management University; Professor of Business Policy at the National University of Singapore; Former Singapore High Commissioner/Ambassador to the UK, the Holy See, the EU, Belgium, Netherlands, South Korea and Mongolia) PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Global Business Environment, International Trade

DR. AGUNG WICAKSONO, HSG
Director of Operation and Maintenance (COO), MRT Jakarta PT and Adjunct Professor, SBM Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy in Management, University of St. Gallen; Master of Science in Production Management , Technical University Hamburg, Germany; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung Production and Operations Management; Crisis Management

Visiting Foreign Academic

DR. YUDO ANGGORO
Deputy Director, School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia Ph.D in Public Policy with minors in Industrial Policy and Economic Competitiveness – Fulbright Scholar, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA; pre-Academic program, Drexel University, USA; Masters in Management Science and Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung Production and Operations Management

DR. SHAHSUZAN BIN ZAKARIA
Associate Professor, Univeristi Teknologi MARA, Kelantan, Malaysia Ph.D. Financial Risk Management, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES), Melbourne, Australia; Master in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Diploma in Banking, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia Financial Planning and Analysis

DR. NIK NOR HASIMAH NIK ISMAIL
Associate Professor, Univeristi Teknologi MARA, Kelantan, Malaysia DBA Corporate Entrepreneurship, Northern University, Malaysia; Master of Management, International Islamic University, Malaysia; Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology, University of Malaya, Malaysia Enterprise Analysis

DR. ROSLAN BIN AB RAHIM
Director, MASMED, Univeristi Teknologi MARA, Kelantan, Malaysia Enterprise Management; Enterprise Analysis

DR. ZURINA ISMAIL
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business at Univeristi Teknologi MARA, Kelantan, Malaysia Graduate Seminar, Crisis Management

DR. MOHD RAFI BIN YAACOB
Dean of Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, University Kelantan, Malaysia Ph.D. Management, University of Newcastle, Australia; Postgraduate Diploma Entrepreneurship, University of Cambridge; MBA, Middlesex University, UK; B.Sc (Hons) Geography, University of Malaya, Malaysia Current Business Problems

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