June 2016 Accomplishment Report

1. ACADEMIC MATTERS

2016 MBA WORKSHOP

There were 58 unique individuals who joined the MBA workshops during the months of May to June. The courses were offered (i.e., Statistics and Mathematics, Economics, and Case Method) to better prepare the incoming MBA students for the program.

Resource Speaker: Prof. Jessa Jane Langoyan
Bridging Course: Statistics and Mathematics of Finance (15 hrs)
No. of Enrollees: 25

Algebra-Prof. Langoyan

Out of 27 only 25 passed the Statistics and Mathematics in the 2016 MBA Workshop

Resource Speaker: Dr. Lanndon Ocampo
Bridging Course: Statistics and Mathematics of Finance (15 hrs)
No. of Enrollees: 26

Algebra-Dr. Ocampo

Out of 27 only 26 passed the Statistics & Mathematics in the
2016 MBA Workshop

Resource Speaker: Prof. Ernesto G. Yap
Bridging Course: Case Method A, part 1 (5 hrs)
No. of Enrollees: 27

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Out of 27 only 26 passed the Case Method in the
2016 MBA Workshop

Resource Speaker: Prof. Tiffany Adelaine G. Tan, Ph.D.
Bridging Course: Case Method A, part 2 (5 hrs)
No. of Enrollees: 27

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Out of 27 only 26 passed the Case Method in the
2016 MBA Workshop

Resource Speaker: Prof. Mary Gretchen F. Chaves, DBA
Bridging Course: Case Method B (10 hrs)
No. of Enrollees: 28

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Total of 28 who passed the Case Method in the
2016 MBA Workshop

2. ACADEMIC PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT:

Title: Retooling of Faculty Members-Case Writing
Date: 21-23 June 2016
Venue: Juana Hall- Cebu Parklane Hotel

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Day 1, 21 June 2016
Clockwise, with Dean/Chancellor Liza Corro, Dr. Mary Gretchen F. Chaves, Prof. Jesus C. Cinco, Jr., Prof. Rhenozo C. Barte, Prof. Marilou G.Busano, Dr. Marie Jane J. Matero, Prof. Ernesto G. Yap, Prof. Stevenson Q. Yu and Dr. Tiffany Adelaine G. Tan

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Day 2, 22 June 2016
LUNCH Meeting with Faculty & Staff, counterclock-wise:
Prof. Marilou G. Busano, Dr. Marie Jane J. Matero, Ms. Marve Deiparine, Dean/Chancellor Liza D. Corro, Prof. Stevenson Q. Yu, Dr. Leahlizbeth A. Sia, Prof. Ernesto G. Yap, Dr. Tiffany G. Tan, Dr. Mary Gretchen F. Chaves, Prof. Jesus C. Cinco, Jr., Prof. Rhenozo C. Barte and Ms. Arnella Labiste

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Day 3, 23 June 2016 (last day)
Clockwise: Prof. Marilou G. Busano, Dr. Marie Jane J. Matero, Prof. Ernesto G. Yap, Prof. Stevenson Q. Yu, Dr. Tiffany Adelaine G. Tan, Dean/Chancellor Liza D. Corro, Dr. Leahlizbeth A. Sia, Prof. Jesus C. Cinco, Jr. and Prof. Rhenozo C. Barte

Accomplishment and Highlights of the API Retooling of Faculty Project:

Prof Barte worked on the following research papers: Foreign Trust and Confidence in Philippine Stocks Using Benford’s Law (completion, editing and revisions), Sari-sari Store Distribution channels (partial review of literature), and Influence of individuals (noise) investors on trading volume volatility using Benford’s Law (finished the introduction, review of literature, hypothesis and partial results)

Prof Busano completed her paper on ‘Optimal Capital Structure (OCS) of the selected furniture firms in Cebu’. Her paper is focused on the significant implications of OCS on the industry’s profitability, the associated risks and ultimately on the firm’s value.

Dr Chaves finished the revisions for publication of 3 papers: Filipino Children’s Understanding of TV Advertising and the Link to their Cognitive Development, Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Intention: A Case on Philippine Business Students, and Mainstreaming the Management of Innovation in the Curriculum: A Review on Cebu Universities’ Business and Management Programs. Also, Dr Chaves gathered and made an outline for literature review on Entrepreneurial Experiential Learning, Place Attachment and Sustainable Local and Tourists Behaviors and Sustainable Tourism.

Prof Cinco identified and reviewed 34 articles for his research and has drafted the ‘Significance’, ‘Background’ and ‘Objectives’ of the study.

Dean/Acting Chancellor Corro co-proposed a research proposal for submission to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for its funding. This is for the setting up of a successful and sustainable Go Negosyo Center (GNC) within an academic setting of UP Cebu, which at the same time can be an alternative learning vehicle for students while at the same time assisting small and medium enterprises. Also, Atty Corro refined her current research entitled “DOST-UP CEBU Technology Business Incubator: It’s impact and effectiveness as a tool for entrepreneurship and enterprise development.” This is for possible submission for publication.

Dr Matero developed a draft for submission for possible publication of a co-researched study entitled the ‘Derivatives in the Philippines: An emerging market perspective’. She was able to finish the introduction, theoretical framework and the methodology.

Dr Sia finished the literature review requirement for the EIDR proposal of the Cluster on The relevance of government developmental programs on tourism based communities in Central Visayas and Palawan.

Dr Tan finished the revisions for publication of her paper entitled, “Influence of demographic variables to customers’ complaint behavior in a dine-in restaurant setting: A study of graduate students in Metro Manila”. The article was submitted for consideration of publication as an article in International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering. Also, she finished the EIDR proposal of the Cluster on The relevance of government developmental programs on tourism based communities in Central Visayas and Palawan.

Prof Yap finished the research and project proposal for Go Negosyo (co-proposed with AC Corro).

Prof Yu started reading and doing the literature review on two topics: token economies and student motivation (and using token economies to motivate students). During the write shop, he launched an online student survey to ascertain his students’ feedback regarding his UPBucks system, and this survey comes with question sets from previous studies that would allow some kind of local replication.

Plans:

At least three papers will be submitted for possible publication in the next two months.

Before the year ends, at least two papers will be submitted for possible publication.

If there is enough budget from this API and if time permits, we will schedule another write shop within the year (2016).

3. RESEARCH PRESENTATION:

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Prof Yap Research presentation 6.7.16

4. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 64 GRADUATES & 8 Cum Laude
29 JUNE 2016

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