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For Job Seekers: Your Social Media Skills May be More Important Than Your School if Applying with Small Businesses, Says Report

Facebook study also details how SMEs use the social media platform to grow their businesses

Which is more important: the school you studied in or how savvy you are with social media? Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seem to be looking more at the latter more than the former when hiring new recruits.That comes from a report ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 25, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How Much Does it Cost to Review for the Bar Exams in the Philippines?

The fees vary but are roughly equivalent to new college graduates’ average starting monthly salary

In the last decade, a total of 52,662 law graduates took the Philippine Bar Examinations in the hopes of earning the privilege to be called an attorney.The exam covers eight subjects from different fields of law: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 18, 2017 09:00:00
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How Much Does it Cost to Study to Become a Lawyer in the Philippines?

The price of legal education ranges widely depending on the school

Every year, thousands of hopeful law students take the Philippine Bar Examination, a professional licensure test for aspiring lawyers in the country.This year alone, the Supreme Court Public Information Office said a total of 7,227 candidates are registered to take the exam, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 11, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Keen on the 'World’s Sexiest Job' that Pays $70-90K a Year in the US? Apply for a Slot in AIM’s MS in Data Science Class of 2018

Despite $26,500 cost, 14-month full-time course has attracted 45 applicants and counting

The Asian Institute of Management launched last November 8 its pioneering Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program, the first of its kind in the Philippines and one of the first in Asia. It began accepting applications for the inaugural class ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 10, 2017 07:00:00
News and Events

UP Junior Finance Association Summit: Helping Students Gain an Edge on Money Matters

Event aims to educate young people on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career planning

 The UP Junior Finance Association (UPJFA), a student organization based at the UP Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business (formerly the UP College of Business of Administration) in Diliman, is sponsoring a one-day summit on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career planning for ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 06, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Picked the Wrong College Course? This Guy Thinks It Should Never Happen Again

Henry Motte-Muñoz's is a matchmaker for students and schools

Too many people settle for their education rather than actively pursuing it themselves.Too many students have had to settle for their schools based on tuition and location and convenience; and if they get to go to college at all, they settle for ...

by Miguel Escobar for  | October 30, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

"I Tried to Test the Speed of Philippine Internet. It's No Good" and Other Notable Quotes from Jack Ma at DLSU

These quips resonated the most with viewers of FB Live coverage of the Alibaba founder's remarks

The De La Salle University (DLSU) conferred an honorary doctorate degree in technopreneurship to Jack Ma (real name Ma Yun), founder and executive chairman of Chinese online ecommerce giant Alibaba Group, on Wednesday, October 25.The world’s 23rd richest man and second richest ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 25, 2017 01:00:00
News and Events

How Much Money Are College Entrance Exam Review Centers Making?

A close look at revenues and profits of MSA Group and AHEAD Learning Systems

It’s the season for college entrance exams again.In the past few years, getting into the country’s top-rated colleges and universities has become even tougher as rising affluence has made it possible for more families to afford quality tertiary education.Before the onset of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 20, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Where Did the Richest Filipinos Go to School?

Which school produced the most billionaires and millionaires in the Philippines?

How, where, and even why you went to college probably won't be an indication on how your life (and bank account) will turn out, butÂthe answers mightÂcarry some privileges. Bill Gates himself—the world's riches man and a college dropout—regularly stresses the value ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for  | October 19, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Everyone Can Learn from the Owner of STI

Tips from Eusebio Tanco, who made it to this year's Forbes list of 50 Richest Filipinos

Eusebio Tanco grew up watching his family manage their textile business but never had the chance to experience running the day-to-day operations of their company.He wanted to try his skills at managing his own company that he decided to buy into another ...

by Henry Ong  | October 03, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

How STI's Stock Price Surge Landed Eusebio Tanco in Forbes 2017 PH Rich List

The owner of IT education pioneer is the only new face in the magazine’s Philippines 50 Richest this year

Eusebio Tanco (center) with Jollibee's Tony Tan Caktiong and Edgar "Injap" SiaAmong the 50 business tycoons who made it to US business magazine Forbes’ latest list of the Philippines’ richest people, only one is a complete newcomer to the list.Eusebio Tanco, who ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 25, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Top Executives’ Grad Schools: Men Are From AIM, Women From UP, DLSU

Only a handful of female directors in the biggest listed PH went to graduate school

There is a big difference between the number of female and male executives in the board of directors of the country’s 25 most valuable listed firms.A close look at the composition of directors of the 25 biggest companies by market capitalization as ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 16, 2017 01:00:00
News and Events

Which State Universities Have the Highest Passing Rates in Licensure Exams?

Do schools that have more budget perform better in board exams?

Tuition and other schools fees will soon be free in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) under the newly signed Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. With cost out of the way, students and their parents will next be concerned with ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 14, 2017 10:00:00