The MBA program, with emphases in Business Management, Finance, and Information Technology, is a 44 semester hour program. It is designed for individuals to develop professional competence, leadership potential, decision-making abilities, and interpersonal skills to serve commercial, governmental, faith-based and social organizations in various managerial capacities. It is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) and by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) at Level III. The main campus offers a full-time course of study, while DLCs offer scheduling for part-time students. An online MBA is also offered.

Academic Advisor: RAIMOND LUNTUNGAN, PhD Candidate

When to Begin

Students who plan to take the full-time MBA program on the main campus are advised that there are required course sequences which must be met. The best time to start the MBA program is at the beginning of the first semester (June) or the beginning of the second semester (October), in order to avoid scheduling problems and a delay in the completion of their program. All students should coordinate their arrival on campus with the Business Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (four-point scale).
  2. Demonstrated English Proficiency


1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of each of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics (Macro- and Microeconomics)
  • Management (Theory and History)
  • Statistics (and Probability)

Most students will meet these prerequisites by earning undergraduate credits with a minimum grade of B in each of the areas. Students may present other relevant documentation to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge in the area. The department will evaluate each student’s application and make the final determination as to whether a prerequisite has been met.

Applicants should note that AIIAS does not regularly offer most of these prerequisites. However, online self-study modules may be available for some of these prerequisites which students can register for on payment of the required fee and complete the module by fulfilling the requirements and by passing the tests and/or exam. Students applying for admission into the MBA program coming from disciplines other than business should have completed more than 50% of the total number of prerequisites required before they will be considered for admission.

Students who have completed these prerequisites with a grade of less than B from their respective college/s are subject to the following:

a. Enroll in the prerequisite subject in other college/s approved by the Department of Business and receive a minimum grade of B.

b. If the student is able to present evidence of experience related to the prerequisite area for at least three (3) years, he/she may be granted a single opportunity to write a proficiency exam for the prerequisite. If the result is 84% or higher, the prerequisite requirement is considered met. 

2. Students who choose the Information Technology emphasis need to demonstrate solid working knowledge in the area. Those who have no programming knowledge will be expected to acquire limited proficiency during the program.

3. If deemed necessary, undergo an interview.

Students must use current information technology such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software and the Internet in their coursework. Proficiency in mathematics is expected and prior knowledge through advanced algebra (pre-calculus) is assumed. Those who initially lack these skills should plan to acquire them early in their program to help ensure their success.


To complete the program and be awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 44 semester hours according to the curriculum specified below.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  3. All students who have less than one year of full-time work experience must register for and complete BUAD 595 Business Practicum (3 credits) before their second registration.
  4. Students must complete a thesis or a project as the culminating phase of their MBA depending on their choice.
  5. Complete the Service Learning requirement.
  6. Demonstrate the acquisition of the Professional Competencies by building and presenting an e-portfolio.


The curriculum of the MBA degree is made up of 44 semester hours of coursework as explained below. To be awarded the degree the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:


Program Structure Credits

Program Structure Credits
  Thesis Option Project Option






Culminating Phase



Research Methods







Total 44 44

The thesis (6 credits) and the projects (3 credits) must be in the area of emphasis


Master of Business Administration Curriculum
Core    26 units
ACCT 645

Managerial Accounting and Control (3)

BUAD 615  Marketing Management (3)
BUAD 635  Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making (3)
BUIT 660 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 640 Financial Management (3)

LEAD 610

Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics (3)

MGMT 610 Organisational Behavior (3)
RESM 520  Academic Writing (2)

Capstone Course: BUAD 691

Strategic Management (3)


Complete four courses from one of the following emphases: 

9-12 units

*Management -- Take the following three required courses:

MGMT 612 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 624 Entrepreneurship (3)
MGMT 676 Project Management (3)

One of the following courses (only for Project Option) or from any of the other two areas of emphasis: 

MGMT 602 Managerial Communication (3) 
MGMT 626 International Business Management (3)
MGMT 629

Topics in Management (3)

MGMT 692

Fieldwork in Management (3)

* Also offered online (Academic Advisor: LEROY TIM RUHUPATTY, PhD)

Finance -- The following three required courses:
FNCE 642 Investments (3)
FNCE 654 Financial Analysis and Reporting (3)
FNCE 658  Financial Risk Management (3)

One of the following courses (only for Project Option) or from any of the other two areas of emphasis: 

FNCE 629 Topics in Finance (3)
FNCE 644 Banking Systems (3)
FNCE 646 Finance for Not-for-Profit Organizations (3)
FNCE 656 International Finance (3)
FNCE 692 Fieldwork in Finance (3)

Information Technology Emphasis -- The following three required courses:

BUIT 662 Information Technology Management (3)
BUIT 674 Database Applications and Business Analytics (3) 
BUIT 684

Telecommunications, Network, and Security (3)

One course of the following courses (only for Project Option)or from any of the other two areas of emphasis:

BUIT 629 Topics in Information Systems (3)
BUIT 672 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
BUIT 681 E-Marketing (3)
BUIT 682 E-Business (3)
BUIT 692 Fieldwork in Information Technology (3)
Customized Option

If a student chooses not to have any of the above emphases, four courses (12 credits) should be selected from courses offered by the Business Department. This option is only open to students with more than three years of full-time work experience and upon approval of the department.

 Culminating Phase

6-9 units

Select one of the following culminating modalities:



Complete the following two required courses: 

BUAD 698 MBA Thesis (6)
RESM 610 Research Methods (3)


Complete the following two required courses:

BUAD 696 Research project (3) 
RESM 610 Research Methods (3)
Total semester hours

44 hours

Note: BUAD 691 Strategic Management is the capstone course and should be taken last after all courses are complete prior to graduation.

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