UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

VIRATA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Ph.D. in Business


PhD Core and Field courses

These courses are offered on a semestral basis. One semester is 17 weeks. Each course is 3 hours per week and gives 3 credit units to the student.


BA 302 - MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Consumer choice; choice under uncertainty; analysis of firm behavior; market structure; principal-agent problem; general equilibrium, public goods & externalities.
Prerequisite: None

BA303 - MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Macroeconomic theory; schools of thought in macroeconomics; growth theory; financial market systems
Prerequisite: None

BA 311 - MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 1

Deterministic and stochastic models applied to business
Prerequisite: None

BA 312 - MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 2

Multivariate statistical models
Prerequisite: None

BA 313 - ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS

Single and simultaneous equation regression estimation using time series data, cross-section data and panel data; estimation with qualitative dependent variables; generalized method of moments
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 320 - FINANCIAL THEORY

Basic portfolio theory; static and dynamic asset pricing theories; analysis of financial markets.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 321 - RISK ANALYSIS

Risk measurement and modeling including value at risk; options and other financial derivatives; credit, market, operational and integrated risk management strategies.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 322 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Open-economy macroeconomics; exchange rate regimes; International capital markets
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 323 - CORPORATE FINANCE

Capital budgeting; theory of capital structure; corporate governance, corporate control and capital restructuring
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 324 - EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE

Empirical testing of CAPM, APT, CCAPM, and other asset pricing models; market volatility and market microstructure studies; interest rate models; advanced financial econometric issues
Prerequisites: BA 313 Econometric Analysis

BA 330 - MARKETING DECISION MODELS

Empirical models of consumer behavior and markets.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 350 - ORGANIZATION THEORY

Behavioral concepts as applied to organizations
Prerequisite: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 390 - BUSINESS POLICY

Strategy formulation and implementation at the firm level.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 391 - INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

Exercise of monopoly power; degrees of price discrimination; Short-run price competition; dynamic price competition; price and non-price competition through product differentiation; information and strategic behavior.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 392 - REGULATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Economic, political, and legal foundation of public regulation; benefits and costs of regulation, effects of regulation, alternatives to regulation, and the issues of regulatory reform and deregulation.
Prerequisites: BA 302, 311, 312

BA 394 - EMPIRICAL METHODS IN BUSINESS POLICY

The interaction of the firm with the macro-environment; research concepts and scientific methods; formulation of hypotheses, measurement concepts and multivariate analytical tools. Blend of behavioral science and quantitative approaches in the research applications.
Prerequisites: BA 313 Econometric Analysis


GRADING SYSTEM:
1.0 - highest (increments of 0.25 up to the passing mark of 3.0); 5.0 - failing

For a list of Master's level courses used to satisfy breadth requirements, click here. Breadth courses are offered on a trimestral basis. One trimester is 13 weeks. Each course is 3 hours per week and gives 2 credit units to the student.