Strategic Business Economics Program

Under UA&P’s School of Economics, the Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP) is the UA&P flagship program exclusively for top management executives. After eleven months into the program, the participants gain a Certificate in Business Economics (CBE). If the participant successfully defends a strategic plan for his or her company as a thesis, he or she obtains a Master in Business Economics (MBE). The program aims to enable these executives to:

  • Broaden their economic perspective and enhance their capacity to handle strategic and long-term policy issues that confront their organizations;
  • Identify the fundamental trends and changes taking place in the national and international economies, and understand how these influence the performance and prospects of regions, sectors, industries, and their specific business firms;
  • Access key research information to make successful and strategic business decisions;
  • Optimize the limited resources of their organization so that it becomes adaptable to changes in the business environment, thus, creating opportunities for growth.


The study sessions feature monthly lectures, case discussions, workshops, research presentations by UA&P economists and guest lecturers who represent a cross-section of Philippine business. There are also two out-of-town conferences held for three consecutive days on selected weekends to give the participants an opportunity to compare notes with one another while in a more relaxed environment. The program also arranges informal dialogues and get-togethers with top government officials and business leaders to keep abreast with topics of current interest. SBEP offers the following courses:

  • National Economy and Business Impacts
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Business Economic Forecasting Techniques
  • Microeconomics and Social Economics
  • Competitive Strategy and International Economics
  • Strategic Finance
  • Strategic Marketing and Logistics
  • Regional Economics and Agribusiness
  • Strategic Thinking and Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Economics and Business Ethics
  • Global Competitiveness Issues and Program Integration

Contact Information

University of Asia and the Pacific
6/F APEC Communications Building
Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605, Philippines
TELEPHONE: +63 2 637 0912 loc 222