Sunday, May 15, 2011

The IFSU & GISM Ladderized MBA Program

Ladderized MBA Program

Master of Business Administration
Awarded by: Ifugao State University, Philippines
Founded in 1920

Professional Diploma in Business Administration
Awarded By: Global Institute of Strategic Management, USA


Minimum Duration: 12 months

The minimum credit requirement for a MBA Degree is 40 credits beyond the Bachelor degree, as outlines below. Students are required to attend all of the tutorial seminars and successfully complete all the coursework assignments within a timely manner, achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Stage 1:
GISM Professional Diploma in Business Administration
via Flexi-Studies with tutorial seminar support

MB 535: Financial Management (4 credits)
MB 536: Marketing Management (4 credits)
MB 546: Project Management (4 credits)
MB 548: Strategic Planning & Implementation (4 credits)
MB 550: Logistics & Supply Chain Management (4 credits)
MB 571: Customer Relationship Management (4 credits)

Stage 2:
IFSU Master in Business Administration
via Residential Studies in Penang, Malaysia
Select any three modules:
MB 519: Business Research (4 credits)
MB 579: Talent Management (4 credits)
MB 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
MB 584: Creating a Sustainable World Class Organization (4 credits)

Plus two of the following modules
Independent Guided Studies (Required: 4 credits)

MB 585: Management Report on Field Study (2 credits)
MB 591: Professional Portfolio Project (2 credits)

Standard, Minimum-Maximum Degree Periods
The standard degree period is two years for Master program. The minimum required enrollment period for Master program is one full calendar year from the date of initial registration. The maximum periods allowed for program completion is four years for Master program.

Grading System
Ifugao State University awards a letter grade for each module for which grade points are earned based on the four -point scale (A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0). The scaling for these grades is as follows:
A - (Excellent) 91 thru 100
B - (Above Average) 81 thru 90
C - (Average) 71 thru 80
F - (Fail) 70 and below
PR - (Progress) This grade is used to indicate that a thesis or dissertation is in progress but not complete.
W - (Withdrawal) A W grade is used for approved administrative withdrawals.

Grade-Point Average
Student’s academic standing is referred to in terms of grade-point average calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned at the University by the total number of hours attempted. Courses given a grade of PR or W are excluded in the grade-point average calculation.

The IFSU and GISM Ladderized International MBA tuition fees is US$4,900 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$5,300 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second installment payment full before attending the Residential Studies in Penang, Malaysia.

Residential Fees in Penang
Students are required to pay USD890 to cover the cost of hotel accommodation for 9 days and 8 nights in twin-sharing room, breakfast & lunch during the studies session, airport pick-up, welcoming dinner, Penang Heritage City tour and other miscellaneous cost.

About Ifugao State University, Philippines
Ifugao State University (IFSU) is a government-funded institution of higher learning established in 1920 and converted into a chartered state university in 2009. Its main campus is located in Nayon, Lamut,

Ifugao Province and occupies an aggregate of 516 hectares of land, spread over six campuses. IFSU has a population of about 5,500 comprised of faculty members, administrators, support staff, and students. IFSU also has an international adjunct campus in Penang, Malaysia, which delivery the MBA and DBA degree programs.

By virtue of its being a premier institution of higher learning in Ifugao, IFSU has become a self-reliant community sharing in the development, growth, success and the amelioration of concomitant problems of the developing Centers of Excellence as it responds to the needs and challenges of a developing Philippine society and economy. For further details on IFSU, please visit

About Global Institute of Strategic Management, USA
Global Institute of Strategic Management (GISM) are dedicated to advancing the standards of management worldwide, and fostering growth in the ethical character of business and economic cooperation worldwide.

The mission Global Institute of Strategic Management GISM is to improve the standards of management, expand the ethical character of business, and further economic cooperation worldwide. GISM operates as a professional membership association focused upon the advancement of corporate managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs, government and NGO administrators worldwide. For further details on GISM, please visit

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For further information, kindly contact:

Dean, IFSU Cross-border Program
48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398-4306 Fax: +604-3909766

Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Main Campus, Nayon, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao, Philippines
Tel: +63917-5782362

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