UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAÑOS
Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) and Department of Agribusiness
Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME), College of Economics and Management
Master of Management Major in Cooperative Management (MM-CM)
The MM-CM is a joint program offered by the Department of Agribusiness and Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME) and the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) of the College of Economics and Management (CEM). There has been a rapid growth in the number and types of cooperative enterprises requiring professional managerial and entrepreneurial skills. Based on the records of the Philippine Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), there are more than 20,000 active cooperatives of 20 different types with membership of close to eight million comprising of 461,500 officers, 20,000 managers, 92,000 staff; with financial resources of PhP210 billion in total assets and PhP35 billion paid-up capital (CDA website). Past reports show an even greater number of cooperatives (COOPVoice 2009) but it is a well-known fact that many cooperatives have failed and now inactive. One reason for this failure is the inadequacy of good management and business orientation among cooperatives (Van Steenwyk 1987, PCCARD 1996, ACCI 2010, CEM-UPLB students’ theses). The new Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 declares that the policy of the government is “to foster the creation and growth of cooperatives as a practical vehicle for promoting self-reliance and harnessing people power towards the attainment of economic development and social justice. Toward this end, the Government and all its branches, subdivisions, instrumentalities and agencies shall ensure the provision of technical guidance, financial assistance and other services to enable cooperatives to develop into viable and responsive economic enterprises”. In this program, the students will gain knowledge about general management and entrepreneurial and cooperative management skills. Hence, the student can both be a manager of a business enterprise or can be cooperative manager or officer.
Objectives of the Program.
The program aims to provide students with advanced knowledge on the functional areas of management, entrepreneurship and enterprise development that are consistent with the cooperative values and principles.
Program duration: Full time students can finish the program in three semesters and one summer.
Admission Requirements: UPLB Graduate School Requirements (see UPLB Graduate School website (http://gs.uplb.edu.ph).
The MM-CM Curriculum
The student must earn at least 36 units of course work to get the degree. These include at least 9 units of core courses (MGT 201, 213, 231); 24 units of major courses (MGT 207, 215, and 251; ENTR 201; COST 201, 204, 291 and 298) and 3 units of elective. The course titles and descriptions are detailed below.
|Course Code||Units||Course Title||Course Description||Summer/Sem Offered|
|Core Courses (9 Units)|
|MGT 201||3||Organization and Management||Organization and management theories, concepts and processes; organization changes and managerial systems||First and Second|
|MGT 213||3||Management Accounting and Control||Financial accounting policy in private and public organizations within the framework of accounting conventions||First|
|MGT 231||3||Human Behavior in Organization||Individual and group behavior as these are influenced by cultural and technological factors and organization change||First and Second|
|Major Courses (24 Units minimum)|
|COST 201||3||Theory and Comparative Development||Concepts, philosophy, history, and nature of cooperatives; comparative study of cooperatives development in different societies||First|
|COST 204||3||Cooperative Enterprise Development||Analysis and planning of cooperative enterprise development||First and Second|
|COST 291||3||Special Topics||Maybe taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student's program will not exceed 4 units||First and Second|
|COST 298||3||Field Studies||Summer|
|ENTR 201||3||Theory and Practice of Enterpreneurship||Theories, principles, perspectives, practices and trends in entrepreneurship||First and Second|
|MGT 207||3||Managerial Problem-Solving and Decision-Making||Quantitative and non-quantitative concepts, tools, and dynamics in problem solving and decision-making processes at the national, firm, and individual levels||First and Second|
|MGT 215||3||Financial Management||Short and long-range financial planning. Management of working capital and long-term financial position of a business organization||Second|
|MGT 251||3||Marketing Management||The nature and dynamics of demand, the major marketing problems confronting the management in adapting to demand conditions; development of pricing strategies for new and existing products. The types of distribution patterns and promotional programs employed to obtain sales and profits under a variety of operating conditions; the management of existing product lines, the development, testing, and introduction of new products; and the dynamics of export markets||Second|
|Elective Courses (3 Units)|
|Choce from AECO, ABM and courses from other units relevant to student's plan of study|
|Total of 36 units|
PROGRAM OF STUDY
|First Semester (12 units)||Second Semester (12 units)||Summer (3 units)|
|COST 201||COST 204||COST 298|
|MGT 201||MGT 215|
|MGT 213||MGT 231|
|ENTR 201||MGT 251|
First Semester (9) Units