Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Studies
Degree Codes: Program- BSIBS Plan- BSIBS


The Interdisciplinary Business Studies (IBS) program was developed for students of the College of Business who desire a more generalist orientation to business. In other words, it is intended for students who are interested in business and economics, but not necessarily in a specific discipline, such as accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing. For these students, the IBS program gives them the flexibility to design their own program of business studies.

However, the flexibility of the IBS curriculum also affords students the opportunity to easily pursue another major, such as Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, Legal Management, Management of Financial Institutions, and Marketing Management.

Given the variety of programs and the adaptability of the IBS curriculum to meet a wide range of study interests, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Studies Program have a diverse set of career opportunities, which may involve entrepreneurship, corporate management, financial management (including banking, insurance, real estate, and stock brokerage and analysis), human resource management and industrial relations, sales and marketing, economic and marketing research, and government service.

Course Design and Curriculum

IBS students are required to take 54 units of the core curriculum. The core curriculum refers to the subjects that all CBE students must take, regardless of their program.

The IBS curriculum capitalizes on its interdisciplinary advantage by allowing students to choose a track in the following minor disciplines:


  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Management
  • Marketing Management

The advantage enjoyed by an IBS student is that his or her program is the only one that allows the student to take courses in all disciplines or departments of the COB. This flexibility gives IBS students the unique opportunity to study what is most interesting for them within the business disciplines.

Other Requirements

Practicum for IBS Students (PRCIBS). This is a 200-hour field exposure of IBS students about to graduate in selected and approved business companies in Metro Manila to familiarize them on the functional area of their interest. Required output is a paper documenting their experience and the relevance of the practicum to their learning.

Thesis for IBS Students (THSIBS). This is a thesis course that integrates the learning of the students. Students can form into groups of either with the same minor or different minors. If it is a homogeneous group, the topic of the thesis is on the minor. If it is a heterogeneous group, the topic is multi-disciplinary.

Course Descriptions

Statistics for Accountants (ACTSTAT)
3 units
This is a first course in business statistics, specifically designed for Accountancy students, which covers basic statistical concepts and methods in descriptive statistics and basic statistical inference. The practical orientation of this course helps students to relate statistics to real-life problems. It also provides students the opportunity to use Microsoft Excel in performing statistical visual presentations and computations.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSMATH, COMALGE
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Advanced Research for Applied Corporate Management Majors (ELECTIVE) (ADREACM)
3 units
This course is concerned with the design, collection, and analysis of business-related information using various applied research methods, particularly survey research, action research, and case study. The course delves into measurement concepts, such as scaling, attitude measurement, and questionnaire design. It also focuses on the appropriate mixed methods of data collection, alternative measurement approaches, and commonly utilized parametric and non-parametric statistical tools. At the end of the course, the students will prepare and defend a thesis proposal.


  • Pre-requisite: MANARES
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Advanced Research Methodology (ADVARES)
3 units
This course is concerned with the design, collection, and analysis of business-related information using various applied research methods, particularly survey research, action research, and case study. The course delves into measurement concepts, such as scaling, attitude measurement, and questionnaire design. It also focuses on the appropriate mixed methods of data collection, alternative measurement approaches, and commonly utilized parametric and non-parametric statistical tools. At the end of the course, the students will prepare and defend a thesis proposal.


  • Pre-requisite: BASIREC
  • Pre-requisite to: THSBMG1

Basic Research Methodology (BASIREC)
3 units
This course focuses on the research process in an organizational setting. It involves the use of practical examples and skill building techniques to provide a solid grounding in the planning and implementation of a research project that is meant to aid managers in decision-making.


  • Pre-requisite: CBESTA2
  • Pre-requisite to: ADVARES/THSMGT1

Calculus for Commerce (BUSCALC)
3 units
This is a course in calculus, specifically designed for business and economics majors, which tackles the rudiments of analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus with emphasis on their applications to business, finance, market structures, probability, and investments.
Note: Formerly COMCALC (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSMATH
  • Pre-requisite to: MANASCI

Management Information Systems for Business Management (BUSIMIS)
3 units
This is a course for Business Management students, which uses computers and the systems analysis framework as a basic tool to provide students with a broad understanding of information technology (IT) and how information systems (IS) can be applied in organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness, as well as to gain and maintain competitive advantage. This is also an advanced computer course which teaches the students how information systems are developed (i.e., the essentials of system analysis and design, and software engineering). It also teaches the students how information systems are implemented, used and maintained in organizations, how information resources are managed, as well as the potential strategic and competitive impact information technology can have in the business environment.


  • Pre-requisite: COMP2BU, SYSTAND
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Business Policy and Strategy for Business Majors (BUSIPOL)
3 units
This is an integrating course, which exposes business majors to the basic nature and character of top management decision-making. It gets the student involved in the analysis and formulation of corporate strategies and policies. It also provides the opportunity to apply the basic concepts and techniques learned from the various functional areas of business management studies.


  • Pre-requisite: FINMAN2, MARKET1
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Business Opportunity 1 (BUSOPP1)
3 units
Entrepreneurship is an emergent discipline in the field of business. Its significant contribution to the personal growth of the individual, personal income, and economic development of nations are some of the reasons why people are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. But starting and operating a new business involves considerable risk and effort to overcome the inertia. There is a need to understand this person and the opportunities around to be able to create and start a new venture.

It is in this context that this course is designed to delve into the entrepreneurial realm by introducing the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial process from both a historical and a research perspective. A framework for the entrepreneurship mindset is presented, which focuses on the individual-opportunity nexus. The framework examines the characteristics of opportunities at the domestic and international levels which can be exploited create and start a new venture.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: BUSOPP2, ENTPSYC

Business Opportunity 2 (BUSOPP2)
3 units
This is a course that prepares Entrepreneurship students in the conceptualization of a product idea for commercialization and the development of a business model for the said product idea. Students are introduced to the creative thought process that acts as the foundation of the innovation process. Topics covered are innovation, environmental scanning, and business models.
Note: Formerly ENVSCAN (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSOPP1
  • Pre-requisite to: BUSPLA1

Business Organizations and Management (BUSORGA)
3 units
This is an introductory course to the theory and practice of business and management of small-, medium-, and large-scale organizations. The objective of the course is to expose students to the theories of management and subsequently apply the four basic management functions of planning, controlling, organizing, and leading. The course also aims to provide an overview of the different business functions of production/operations, marketing, accounting/finance, and human resources management.


  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Pre-requisite to: BUSOPP1, COSORES, FABUMAN, FRANMAN, HUMABEH, LEADORG, MANARES, MANPERS, MANTOOL, MARKET1, ORTEDEV, PROJECT

Business Plan Writing 1 (BUSPLA1)
3 units
This course focuses on research concepts and methodologies applied in the context of planning for entrepreneurial ventures. This involves a discussion of current business research concepts and tools for the purpose of developing a business plan.
Note: Formerly ENTRES1 (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSOPP2, FINMAN1, MARKET1
  • Pre-requisite to: BUSPLA2

Business Plan Writing 2 (BUSPLA2)
3 units
Through this course, the student will learn how to evaluate their business plans and prepare strategic implementation plans with consideration of required resources. The mini-business plans prepared in Business Plan Writing 1 (BUSPLA1) will be revisited and scenario-based and contingency plans will be added. Additional strategies for managing start-ups and growing businesses will be discussed. The expected output will be an implementation plan based on the business plan previously prepared in BUSPLA1.
Note: Formerly ENTRES2 (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSPLA1
  • Pre-requisite to: ENTEMIS/ENTRMIS, PRCENT1

Commerce Statistics 1 (CBESTA1)
3 units
This is a first course in business statistics that covers basic statistical concepts and methods in descriptive statistics and basic statistical inference. The practical orientation of this course helps students to relate statistics to real-life problems. It also provides students the opportunity to use Microsoft Excel in performing statistical visual presentations and computations.
Note: Formerly COMSTA1 (ID 105) and COSTAT1 (ID 106, ID 107)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSMATH
  • Pre-requisite to: CBESTA2, MANASCI, MANARES

Commerce Statistics 2 (CBESTA2)
3 units
This is a three-unit course that deals with inferential statistics. It is a useful tool in the analysis and interpretation of statistical data by way of statistical inference methods such as interval estimation of parameters and testing statistical hypotheses. It also includes the use of computer laboratory for facilitating statistical computation.
Note: Formerly COMSTA2 (ID 105) and COSTAT2 (ID 106, ID 107)


  • Pre-requisite: CBESTA1
  • Pre-requisite to: BASIREC, PROJECT

Corporate Social Responsiveness (ELECTIVE) (COSORES)
3 units
This course on corporate social responsiveness discusses the pressing global issue of sustainable development. This encompasses the basic issue of business ethics and moves into environmental management. It also addresses the issue of resource and wealth imbalance. The course discusses the ongoing debate as sustainable development abuts on the issue of free trade. It also serves as a venue to provide ideological and practical solutions at the micro and macro level.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Management Information Systems for Entrepreneurs (ENTERMIS/ENTRMIS)
3 units
This is a course for Entrepreneurship students, which uses computers and the systems analysis framework as a basic tool to provide students with a broad understanding of information technology (IT) and how information systems (IS) can be applied in organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness, as well as to gain and maintain competitive advantage. It teaches how information systems are implemented, used and maintained in organizations, how information resources are managed, as well as the potential strategic and competitive impact information technology can have in the business environment.


  • Pre-requisite: COMP1BU, BUSPLA2
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Entrepreneurial Policy and Strategy (ENTEPOL)
3 units
This is an integrating course for Entrepreneurship students, which exposes them to the basic nature and character of top management decision making to get them involved in the analysis and formulation of strategies and policies. It also provides the opportunity to apply the basic concepts and techniques they have learned in the various functional areas of business management studies.


  • Pre-requisite: MANPERS, OPERMAN
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Business Integration (ENTIGRA)
3 units
The success on an entrepreneur largely depends on one's personal competencies and business management skills aside from the external drivers or opportunities around that influence the creation, start, or sustainability of any business venture.
It is in this perspective that this course was designed. As a final major course for Entrepreneurship students, this summarizes and integrates the entrepreneurship courses that were taken in the program to emphasize the need to hone their personal and technical skills to succeed in their entrepreneurial career. The course also provides opportunities to be updated on the current legal, government, and economic aspects of starting and managing SMEs. Successful entrepreneurs from different sectors of the industry are invited to impart their experiences so that the students can make them as role models. It is also in this course that the culmination of the students' practicum business ventures will be done.


  • Pre-requisite: PRCENT2
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Management Accounting for Entrepreneurs (ENTMANA)
3 units
This course is designed to equip entrepreneurship students with basic knowledge of management accounting. It focuses on different cost classifications and relevant costs and benefits involved in making decisions. It deals with concepts relating to responsibility accounting and decentralization, balanced scorecard, and costs of quality.


  • Pre-requisite: ACTBAS2
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Entrepreneurial Psychology (ENTPSYC)
3 units
This is a unit course which focuses on a psychological approach to understanding entrepreneurial behavior. From the time of an initial business idea to the time that a firm is organized, most of the critical processes involve the psychological characteristics and the actions of the entrepreneur. This course examines the personality, personal entrepreneurial competencies, motivation, expectancies, and entrepreneurial behavior of entrepreneurs.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSOPP1
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Family Business Management (ELECTIVE) (FABUMAN)
3 units
This course discusses the special concerns that face stakeholders in a family business. These stakeholders can be the owners, family members, professional managers, as well as external parties who may be affected by the decisions made by the family business leaders. A theoretical and practical approach is taken with respect to the points of view of the different stakeholders.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Franchise Management (ELECTIVE) (FRANMAN)
3 units
The franchising method of doing business is increasing rapidly in the Philippines and worldwide. Many product and service businesses are managed through franchising networks. Consequently, there is an increasing need among franchise firms for executives with franchising knowledge, and there are increasing opportunities for people to attain business ownership as franchisees. In this course, the student is expected to learn and understand the franchising method of doing business as a form of entrepreneurship from the perspective of both the franchisor and the franchisee. The course allows the students to analyze independent management efforts necessary for a successful franchise business venture as well as to understand the interdependent contractual obligations that are legally binding between the franchisor-franchisee. After completing this course, students should be able to start a franchise company, become a franchisee or franchiser or work as a franchise executive,


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Human Behavior in Organizations (HUMABEH/BEHAORG)
3 units
This course introduces the students to the theories, concepts, models, and dynamics of human behavior in organizations. The course enables students to apply these models on small-, medium-, and large-scale organizations.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: HUREONE, NEGOART

Human Resource Planning, Recruitment, Selection, and Training & Development (HUREONE)
3 units
This course delves into the human resource management functions of planning, recruitment, and selection, as well as of employee training and development. The course presents the various theories, practices, and practical application of the theories related to these two operative functions of human resource management. A strategic approach is taken to emphasize the important role of human resource management in gaining competitive advantage in the era of 21st century globalization.


  • Pre-requisite: HUMABEH
  • Pre-requisite to: HURETWO, PRCACM1

Industrial Relations and Compensation Administration (HURETWO)
3 units
This course delves into the dynamics of industrial/labor relations and compensation administration. It examines the theories, practices, issues, and practical application of the various theoretical foundations related to labor relations and compensation administration. Moreover, the course focuses on the comparative analysis of the two operative functions of human resource management as practiced in different Philippine industries and in other countries.


  • Pre-requisite: HUREONE, PRCACM1
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Management of Innovation and Technology (ELECTIVE) (INNOTEC)
3 units
This is a course that prepares management students to manage innovation and technology. It covers the application and management of innovation and technology in different scales of business and different industries. Topics covered are innovation process and frameworks, innovation as a management process, innovation strategies, technology and competitive advantage, economic forecasting of innovation and technology, technology assessment and technology impact evaluation, and benefit/cost analysis.


  • Pre-requisite: OPERMAN
  • Pre-requisite to: None

International Business (INTERBU)
3 units
This course involves an intensive examination of the international dimensions of business management. It includes topics on foreign market opportunities, sales agreements, and legal framework.


  • Pre-requisite: STRAMAN/STRATEM
  • Pre-requisite to: None

International Management and Cross-Cultural Communication (ELECTIVE) (INTLMGT)
3 units
This is a course about understanding the dynamics of management and communication across cultures. Responding to globalization and convergence, it focuses on how cultural differences and diversity influence the local as well as the global workplace. It considers cultural intelligence and intercultural competence as indispensable factors in dealing with people between countries, groups and corporate levels.


  • Pre-requisite: HUMABEH
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Leadership in Organizations (ELECTIVE) (LEADORG)
3 units
This course is offered to business management students because De La Salle University recognizes that its students are destined to become leaders in their organizations whether these are profit, non-profit, or governmental institutions, within a community, regional, or national environment. DLSU finds that it is its moral obligation to help future leaders truly understand what it means to lead in the 21st century. This course helps the students to learn to familiarize themselves with several approaches to leadership, describe the different leadership theories and philosophies, explore their own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and identify their leadership style.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Management Research (MANARES)
3 units
This course focuses on the research process in an organizational setting. It involves the use of practical examples and skill building techniques to provide a solid grounding in the planning and implementation of a research project that is meant to aid managers in decision-making.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA, CBESTA1
  • Pre-requisite to: ADREACM, THSACMG/THSAPC1

Management Science (MANASCI)
3 units
This is a course on the study of quantitative techniques in business decision-making. The course covers linear programming models and its special algorithms, inventory and production, network (PERT/CPM) models, decision-making theories and processes, and decision tree construction and analysis using manual and computer solution methods.
Note: Formerly QUATECH (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSCALC, CBESTA1
  • Pre-requisite to: OPERMAN, PROJECT

Human Resource Management/Personnel Management (MANPERS)
3 units
This course focuses on the various functions of human resource management for small, medium and large enterprises. It presents theories and principles on various human resource practices and provides many practical applications of these theories and principles. Global human resource practices are also discussed to make students aware of effective human resource management as a competitive tool in this era of globalization. A strategic approach is taken to emphasize that human resource issues should be central to all strategic-level decisions in the organizations.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: ENTEPOL

Contemporary Management Tools, Concepts, and Trends (ELECTIVE) (MANTOOL)
3 units
This course provides students with a deeper understanding of contemporary management concepts, tools, and techniques used and widely accepted by top businesses and corporations. It allows the students to appreciate the theoretical basis as well as the operational framework of these current concepts and tools. As this course takes off from basic concepts in all functional areas of management, it is ideal for those in their junior or senior years.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Negotiations and Settlement (ELECTIVE) (NEGOART)
3 units
This course discusses the fundamentals behind negotiations and conflict management. It encompasses the sources of conflicts, the nature of bargaining, and the strategy and tactics for negotiation. It also addresses the issue of conflict styles and their consequences, the role of perception in conflict and negotiation, ethics, and international and cross-cultural negotiations. The course discusses best practices in negotiations.


  • Pre-requisite: HUMABEH
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Operations Management (OPERMAN)
3 units
This is a course introducing the students to management tools related to production and operation including concepts in value analysis and appropriate technology as applied to small- and medium-scale industries.
Note: Formerly PRODMAN (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: MANASCI
  • Pre-requisite to: ENTEPOL, INNOTEC, PRCACM2, PROJMGT, SUPPMAN

Organization Theory and Development (ORTEDEV)
3 units
This is a course on organization theory. Starting with classical theories of organization and ending with key issues in organization theory, the course is designed to help students understand the relationship of organization theories and managerial decision-making within the Philippine scenario.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Project Management (for Non-MGT students) (ELECTIVE) (PROJECT)
3 units
This course delves into the practice of project management. It presents theories and models in project planning, cost management, contract negotiations/procurement, corporate/administrative management, time management, and other aspects of the project management cycle. This course also tackles the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the overall planning, organizing, and managing of resources of a project, from its inception to completion aimed to deliver all the work required within defined scope, time, cost and quality standards. A managerial process approach is adapted to so that project management can be carried out either by a private consultant or an employee of a project client.


  • Pre-requisite: BUSORGA, CBESTA2, MANASCI
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Introduction to Project Management for Business Management (PROJMGT)
3 units
The course serves is an integrating course for Business Management students and provides the continuum on the project management process and tools that students have learned in management science, operations management, and business math. It allows the students to better understand the overall view of managing projects from project planning and selection to project implementation through the use of technical/quantitative techniques in statistics, net present value analysis, cost optimization, and logistics management. The quantitative tools are blended with the managerial approach on team selection and, project communication, documentation and presentation, information systems. At the end of the course, the students must be able to present a project proposal to an actual client.


  • Pre-requisite: OPERMAN
  • Pre-requisite to: PRCBMAN/PRCMGT1

Strategic Management (STRAMAN/STRATEM)
3 units
This is an integrating course, which exposes business majors to the basic nature and character of top management decision-making. It gets the student involved in the analysis and formulation of corporate strategies and policies. It also provides the opportunity to apply the basic concepts and techniques learned from the various functional areas of business management studies.


  • Pre-requisite: FINMAN2, MARKET1
  • Pre-requisite to: INTERBU

Systems Dynamics (SYSDYNA)
3 units
This course introduces systems dynamics modeling for analysis of business policy and strategy. The emphasis of this course is in understanding how systems behave by constructing influence diagrams, stock and flow diagrams and simulation model to mimic the dynamics of a system. The course uses role playing games, simulation models, case studies, and films to understand the principles and tools of system dynamics.


  • Pre-requisite: SYSTAND
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Systems Analysis and Design (SYSTAND)
3 units
This course introduces Business Management students to the concepts, processes, and activities of systems analysis and design. It discusses different techniques that can be used at each stage of the systems analysis and design process.


  • Pre-requisite: MANALOG
  • Pre-requisite to: BUSIMIS, SYSDYNA

Practicum Courses

Management Practicum 1 (PRCACM1)
3 units
This is the first of three terms of internship experience in the company, aims to give the student interns exposure and experience in an actual business organization; enable the students to relate and apply the theories they learn in the university to real business situations and problems; give the students an insight on the various functional operations, processes, techniques and controls currently used in business and industry; develop and instill in the students a positive attitude, self-confidence and self-motivation required of a responsible professional in handling tasks and work in different departments; and impress on the students the importance of human relations in the workplace or business environment


  • Pre-requisite: HUREONE, FINMAN2, MARKET1
  • Pre-requisite to: HURETWO, PRCACM2

Management Practicum 2 (PRCACM2)
3 units
This is the second of three terms of internship experience in the company, aims to give the student interns exposure and experience in an actual business organization; enable the students to relate and apply the theories they learn in the university to real business situations and problems; give the students an insight on the various functional operations, processes, techniques and controls currently used in business and industry; develop and instill in the students a positive attitude, self-confidence and self-motivation required of a responsible professional in handling tasks and work in different departments; and impress on the students the importance of human relations in the workplace or business environment


  • Pre-requisite: PRCACM1, MARKET3, OPERMAN
  • Pre-requisite to: PRCACM3, THSAPC1

Management Practicum 3 (PRCACM3)
3 units
This is the last of three terms of internship experience in the company, aims to give the student interns exposure and experience in an actual business organization; enable the students to relate and apply the theories they learn in the university to real business situations and problems; give the students an insight on the various functional operations, processes, techniques and controls currently used in business and industry; develop and instill in the students a positive attitude, self-confidence and self-motivation required of a responsible professional in handling tasks and work in different departments; and impress on the students the importance of human relations in the workplace or business environment


  • Pre-requisite: PRCACM2
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Entrepreneurship Practicum 1 (PRCENT1)
3 units
This is the first of three terms of practicum, which aims to give students actual experience in running an entrepreneurial venture. The practicum will take place after the students scan the environment for business opportunities and prepare their business plans.
Note: Formerly PRCBMG1 (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: BUSPLA2
  • Pre-requisite to: PRCENT2

Entrepreneurship Practicum 2 (PRCENT2)
3 units
This is the second of three terms of practicum, which aims to give students actual experience in running an entrepreneurial venture. The practicum will take place after the students scan the environment for business opportunities and prepare their business plans.
Note: Formerly PRCBMG2 (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: PRCENT1
  • Pre-requisite to: ENTIGRA, PRCENT3

Entrepreneurship Practicum 3 (PRCENT3)
3 units
This is the last of three terms of practicum, which aims to give students actual experience in running an entrepreneurial venture. The practicum will take place after the students scan the environment for business opportunities and prepare their business plans.
Note: Formerly PRCBMG3 (ID 105)


  • Pre-requisite: PRCENT2
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Practicum for Interdisciplinary Business Studies (PRCIBSx)
3 units
This is a 200-hour field exposure of IBS students about to graduate in selected and approved business companies in Metro Manila to familiarize them on the functional area of their interest. Required output is a paper documenting their experience and the relevance of the practicum to their learning.


  • Pre-requisite: STRAMAN
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Practicum on Management Consulting (PRCMGT1/PRCBMAN)
3 units
The management internship, alternatively known as the "client engagement", consists of at least 150 hours of work, preferably on a full-time basis during which Business Management majors, alone or in a group, undertake to assist organizations in the implementation of specific time-bound projects. The project assistants shall be under the supervision of a manager or an assigned employee of the firm.


  • Pre-requisite: PROJMGT
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Thesis Courses

Thesis Course (Proposal) for Applied Corporate Management Majors (THSAPC1)
3 units
This course is a pre-final requirement for students in the Applied Corporate Management (APC) program, during which they must complete and defend a thesis proposal that focuses on a particular business-related problem or concern.


  • Pre-requisite: MANARES, PRCACM2
  • Pre-requisite to: THSAPC2

Thesis Course (Defense) for Applied Corporate Management Majors (THSAPC2/THSACMG)
3 units
This course is the final requirement for students in the Applied Corporate Management (APC) program, during which they must complete and defend a thesis that focuses on a particular business-related problem or concern.


  • Pre-requisite: THSAPC1
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Thesis Course (Proposal) for Business Management Majors (THSMGT1)
3 units
This course is a pre-final requirement for students in the Business Management (MGT) program, during which they must complete and defend a thesis proposal that focuses on a particular business-related problem or concern.


  • Pre-requisite: BASIREC
  • Pre-requisite to: THSMGT2

Thesis Course (Defense) for Business Management Majors (THSMGT2/THSBMG1)
3 units
This course is the final requirement for students in the Business Management (MGT) program, during which they must complete and defend a thesis that focuses on a particular business-related problem or concern.


  • Pre-requisite: THSMGT1
  • Pre-requisite to: None

Undergraduate Paper for Interdisciplinary Business Studies (UPRIBS1)
3 units

Thesis for Interdisciplinary Business Studies (UPRIBS2)
3 units
This is a thesis course that integrates the learning of the students. Students can form into groups of either with the same minor or different minors. If it is a homogeneous group, the topic of the thesis is on the minor. If it is a heterogeneous group, the topic is multi-disciplinary.


  • Pre-requisite: Research Courses
  • Pre-requisite to: None