Philippines Top MBA Schools

Philippines Top MBA Schools You Should Choose From

Philippines top MBA schools can surely help every professional climb the corporate ladder. It can make or break a career. The universities in the Philippines that offer MBA programs follow international standards in providing quality business education. These schools also employ professionals who are highly qualified in their field. Here is a list of the Philippines’ top MBA universities in alphabetical order.

Here is a list of the Philippines top MBA schools in alphabetical order.

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIS)

AIIS was established by Seventh-Day Adventist Church and is part of the world’s second largest education system, the Seventh-Day educational system, which focuses on holistic education. They are also one of the few that offers their MBA program online.

AIIS offers the MBA program with emphases in Business Management, Finance, and Information Technology in a 43-46-semester hour program. Aside from being online, their MBA program is also offered on both their main and DLC campuses where the former schedules for Full-time programs and the DLC’s schedule for Part-time. You can view their detailed program, curriculum, and its requirements here.

Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

AIM is an international management school that pioneers in graduate education. It’s a member of the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS) and also one of the few business schools in Asia accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or AACSB. AIM also ranked 16 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 according to its profile views on and ranked 1 under the Best Executive MBA category of Asiaweek.

AIM offers both MBA programs as well as Executive MBA (EMBA) Evening program. MBA Students may also opt for the general management track or major in one the following areas: Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. For more detailed information regarding these programs and their requirements, students may refer to their website

Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB)

AGSB is the graduate school for business of Ateneo De Manila University and has six campuses in the country. It is one of the top business schools in the Philippines and has been ranked No. 1 with an average rating of 4.6 out of a perfect score of 5.0 based on a comprehensive study of 199 MBA programs in the country by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE). It is also ranked 52 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 by

The MBA Standard Program of AGSB is designed for young adult practitioners who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills while the Middle Manager MBA program is designed for senior managers and staff members who occupy a supervisory and managerial position in their organizations. For more detailed information regarding these programs and their requirements, you can visit their website at

De La Salle University – Manila (DLSU)

DLSU ranked 47 in the 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 and its MBA program has been ranked among the top 20 part-time MBA programs in Asia.

Students who opt to enroll in their MBA program may major in any of the following areas: agribusiness, business and governance, business law, business management, culture and arts management, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, operations management, property management, sports and recreation management, and supply chain management. For more information on the curriculum and the program’s requirements, you may visit this link.

University of Santo Tomas (UST)

University of Santo Tomas offers several Master’s Degree Program including Masters in Business Administration. They are ranked 88 our 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 according to

UST offers their Full-Time MBA program in a 21-month period where students gain a competitive edge by polishing the communication, leadership and ethical skills that are highly valued by corporate recruiters. For more details about their MBA program, you can download the specifics in the curriculum here.

University of San Carlos (USC)

The University of San Carlos located in Cebu offers both EMBA and MBA. MBA was also the first master’s program to be offered by USC as part of the College of Commerce.

The duration of their MBA program is 3 year and requires a research paper. However, a student is given a total of 5 years to complete the program, otherwise he/she will receive a Certificate in Graduate Business Studies and be removed from the program. You can refer to this link for information about requirements and fees.

University of San Agustin (USA)

University of San Agustin is a catholic school in the city of iloilo and an active member of several associations such as the Association of Catholic Universities in the Philippines (ACUP).

Its graduate school offers a number of graduate degree programs including MBA which has two programs; one with a Thesis and another with a Seminar Paper. Their MBA focuses on human resources, and products and services. The program is given a duration of two years. You can check think link for more information.

University of the East (UE)

University of the East is among the 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 with a rank of number 79. UE’s MBA program majors in entrepreneurship, financial management, marketing management, and operations management.

The MBA program offered can be taken with thesis or with non-thesis and has a duration of two years. For more information about their program and requirements, you can refer to their website here.

University of the Philippines – Diliman (UP)

The College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines Diliman was established in 1916 and is the oldest university to offer MBA programs and has been the leader in management education in the Philippines. It has been ranked number 34 out of 100 Most Popular Business Schools in 2016 by and ranked number 24 in Asia by Reputation in CNN Asiaweek report. UP Virata School of Business is regarded as one of the Philippines top MBA schools by business professionals.

The school offers MBA programs which are practitioner-oriented and categorized into Full-Time and Part-Time which students can complete either in 2 years or 4 year. You can visit to know more about these programs and their requirements.


    1. Which schools offers saturday classes except USC because I am in Manila and I also know that they offer saturday classes on MBA.

      1. Inquire @ PICPA Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants 1yr MBA program

  1. Hi, does an applicant with no corporate experience be admitted to the MBA program? I have a masters in Engineering and would like to get an MBA before I enter the industry. Much support and appreciation for this very helpful blog 🙂

    1. Author

      I think they need corporate experience. You might have some experience that they can consider. Try using your previous masters as one. I’m not sure if they’ll honor that

  2. Hi which schools offer online MBA in the Philippines?
    Currently I am based and working overseas and would like to study online on a part-time basis.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Author

      I’m not sure of schools who offer MBA via distance learning medium. Thou you can check University of the Philippines Open University for undergraduate and masters degrees given in a full distance learning medium.

  3. hi, I want to ask what school offers Sunday class? I want to take MBA for i am available only every Sunday.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. PICPA Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Saturday class 1yr MBA program =D

  4. Hi! I just want to know what schools here in Metro Manila offers Master in Marketing Management? Specifically weekend Class. Thanks in Advance.

  5. Does it need to be currently teaching in school or at least you had 2 years experience in teaching before? I have a job now but in a different industry and I’m planning take up MBA in one of these universities, hopefully. Thanks in advance.

  6. Will it be a problem if my overall working experience is more than 2 years but with different companies?
    (Company A – 11 months, Company B – 8 months, Company C – currently 5months)

  7. What is the basis of this?

    What, you just listed the schools you liked?

    1. Author

      These are the schools I know that would give a good MBA education. As far as the other, I don’t really have information on them. Hence, they are not included in the list.

    1. Author

      I shouldn’t but based on my experience and what I hear from HR professionals, it matters. That’s also the reason why there are also university rankings.

  8. hi, can you please email me a copy of your GPAT reviewer? I’m having difficulties downloading them from my computer. Thank you for all the helpful info.

  9. Hello,

    Can you help me to differentiate the DLSU-M vs DLSU-D , MBA program? Does campus matter to employers? Although they have the same curriculum and approach, there’s still a competition between these two campuses but they’re using the same name brand. Would you recommend the taft campus versus dasmarinas?.

    THanks in advance.

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