UA&P has recently been recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the Delivering Higher Education Institutions (DHEIs) under the Commission’s Faculty and Staff Development Program in the K to 12 Transition Period. Under the program, UA&P will provide graduate education for faculty and staff of higher education institutions (HEIs) through the University’s Applied Business Economics Program (ABEP) and Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP).
The Faculty and Staff Development Program in the K to 12 Transition Period is part of CHED’s efforts in strengthening higher education to equip 70 percent of HEI faculty with graduate degrees by 2021 . The graduate education to be provided by DHEIs will aid educators in building competence, national and cultural rootedness, and in enhancing consciousness and ethical moorings. Authorized DHEIs will accept HEI faculty and staff funded by CHED, and may also admit non-CHED-funded faculty applicants into their graduate programs.
According to the Commission, one of the major limitations for many faculty members in pursuing graduate studies is the lack of available quality graduate education programs across disciplines and regions in the country, which consequently limits efforts to upgrade qualifications of HEI faculty.
UA&P is offering HEI faculty and staff graduate education programs under its School of Economics. ABEP is designed for those who assist top executives in corporate planning and research and for line people who wish to build strong theoretical foundations in planning. Using UA&P’s wealth of local and international research data, it allows graduates to relate current economic conditions and issues to business operations.
SBEP is designed typically for top management executives who handle strategic and long-term policy issues that confront their organizations. It will enable them to 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.