Communications Technology Management
The ComTech Program is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates courses from the fields of mass communication, computer science, and telecommunications into the business curriculum to create managers who are conversant with the creative processes as well as the technological tools that are an integral part of the modern-day communication process. Students enrolled in this program will be exposed to the communication theories and to the technology that are driving today’s information society. ComTech is especially designed to increase the pool of trained managers for the country’s burgeoning communications industry and is an excellent preparation for careers in marketing, advertising, public relations, media management, and the management of telecommunications firms.
Like the BS Management program, the Legal Management program is also devoted to developing the next generation of high growth entrepreneurs by giving students the theoretical and practical tools, global perspective, networking opportunities and hands-on experience to maximize their chances for success.
Driven by the JGSOM thrust of developing competence and flexibility among its students, the LM program seeks to develop well-rounded managers and entrepreneurs who have a good grasp of the legal intricacies of the business environment. On top of the regular business curriculum is added a law-curriculum that will cover all major components of law encountered in business, such as: obligations and contracts, taxation, labor laws, negotiable instruments and laws on business organization. Although not primarily designed to be a preparation for law school, it has also proven to be an excellent preparation for formal law studies. The effective integration of the business and legal clusters is supported by the principle-based approach of the Ateneo humanities core subjects, providing the graduates of the program with the skills & sensibilities necessary to pursue career options in business, entrepreneurship and law.
Management and Management (Honors)
The Management program of the Ateneo is designed to develop in our students the sort of entrepreneurial eye and attitude that will help them to see opportunities where others might see problems, to innovate where others might be contented to simply keep things the same, to say “I will do it” where others might say “I wish someone would do this”. To achieve this, the major curriculum of the program is heavily project-oriented, with an emphasis on experiential and hands-on learning, rather than just classroom based and textbook learning. The centerpiece of the program is a culminating (and integrating) project where students are organized into groups of five or six in senior year and asked to actually run a microbusiness for the entire year. Upon graduation, it is our intention that our students should have the requisite skills in the various business disciplines necessary to efficiently and effectively manage an organization. More importantly, they should have the sort of entrepreneurial attitude and outlook that will help them to be effective change agents, innovators and leaders, whether as founders of their own business ventures, or as managers in small to medium-sized enterprises.
The Honors program in Management has the same educational objectives as the Standard program, but is a more rigorous course targeted at the top 10 percent of all entering students. It will cover essentially the same disciplines as the Standard program, but in greater depth and breadth. Students who have successfully completed the program often find that the discipline, resourcefulness and creativity that they develop in working to meet the program requirements, and the constant drive to achieve their best possible output in all that they do, are the most important things they take with them upon graduation.
The Management Engineering Program builds on the liberal arts tradition at the Ateneo and combines courses in management with extensive training in the scientific approach to problem solving and decision-making. In addition to the core curriculum and core management subjects (marketing, operations, accounting and finance, economics, organizational behavior, business strategy), the ME curriculum includes courses on systems methodologies, management science (mathematics, statistics, and operations research) and information technology applications.
The ME program produces motivated graduates who have a wholistic world view and are highly competent in critical thinking and analysis. The ME graduate also possesses good organizational skills, and is prepared to assume leadership roles in his place of work.
ME graduates are highly recruited by top corporations, both local and international, across all industries. Career tracks are just as diverse, and include: management consulting, marketing management, finance and investment management, operations and logistics, information systems services, human resources management, academe, and even government service.
Management of Applied Chemistry
This innovative program is the first of its kind in the Philippines and is the combination of two unlikely partners: Management and Chemistry. It aims to develop managers and entrepreneurs with a strong technical background and a working familiarity with the chemical processes used in manufacturing operations. Success in business and in chemistry usually requires a combination of practicality, creativity, discipline, and exactness. These are the qualities and skills that the program hopes to impart through a four-year curriculum that covers Management, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Computers. This program has a strong hands-on and project orientation. Chemistry will be taught from a more applied perspective, and laboratory courses will have more practical experiments that will require individual work by students. The centerpiece of the program is a sequence of courses that will allow the students to use marketing research to identify unfilled niches in the market, go to the laboratory to design the product that will fill this niche, and then prepare a business plan to launch and market this new product. Students who intend to be entrepreneurs or to work in businesses dealing with chemistry-based products—such as pharmaceuticals, processed foods, rubber, and plastic— will benefit from the sort of training provided by this program.