The College offers three degree programs both in its undergraduate and graduate levels. Starting in the school year 2009-2010, the revised curriculum of these programs will be implemented.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
1. BS Accountancy
2. BS Management
3. BSBA Marketing
Graduate Degree Programs
1. MM Business Management
2. MM Public Management
3. Diploma in Urban Planning
A constituent university (CU) is a group of colleges headed by a chancellor, with a defined vision and purpose that meets the following requirements: it is necessary to UP, the region where it is located, and the country; it possesses the capacity and faculty resources to offer appropriate programs of quality; it has enough personnel items to run on the accepted standard of quality; it conforms to established University standards and requirements in the recruitment of, grant of tenure to, and promotion of faculty, the formulation and evaluation of academic programs, rules on student progress, etc.
A new CU is and must always be created by the University through its Board of Regents (BOR).
A college is a degree-granting unit consisting of various departments, institutes, or divisions, with the dean as head. College can also mean school, provided that the latter offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. An autonomous college, in particular, is one such unit, though it does not fall under any constituent university and is a scaled-down version of a CU. Both college and university enjoy autonomy in the formulation of their thrusts, taking into consideration their regional location and how they can contribute not only to the UP System but to the country as well.
When a college is declared autonomous from a CU, it is usually a temporary status until it meets all the requirements to be elevated to CU status. An example of this is UP Baguio. Since its inauguration in 1961, it was a regional unit of UP Diliman (UPD) and was then called UP College Baguio. In April 1999, the BOR approved its elevation from a UPD unit to an autonomous college under the Office of the President of the University and was called UP Baguio. In 2002, it was elevated to CU status.
The top 50 UPCAT passers are automatically awarded the Oblation Scholarship. Oblation scholars enjoy full tuition exemption, as well as special allowances.
There are also other scholarships that students can apply for. To know more about these scholarships, please contact the following:
UP Open University:
UP students are represented by a Student Regent in the Board of Regents, the University’s highest governing body, as well as by a University Student Council in each constituent campus.
They enjoy benefits such as selected free services and discounts in health service clinics within the system, and in the Philippine General Hospital, the premier tertiary referral center in the country.
Meanwhile, the eLib allows them to access the largest database in the Philippines. They also have access to other facilities like UP’s many research centers and institutions.
Spacious campuses in various UP units inspire the students’ youthful and creative energies.
Outside the classrooms, students mount theater, dance and musical performances, art exhibits, poetry-reading sessions, film screenings that set their imagination free, quench their thirst for new experiences and explore the dimensions of their creativity.
The vigorous cultural life in UP makes classes beyond the classroom shape a collective consciousness that is critical yet constructive, global yet uniquely Filipino, and imaginative yet rooted in the nation’s heritage.