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How Much Does It Cost Taxpayers to Educate Each Student in UP and Other State Universities?

The cost varies widely, from below Php10,000 to almost Php200,000 a year

Tens of thousands of high school students have flocked to the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City to submit application forms for the 2019 University of the Philippines College Application Test (UPCAT). Some of them even camped out overnight ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 03, 2018 04:00:00
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New National Book Store College Offers Partial Scholarships for Initial Freshman Batch

Top senior high school graduates also get free tuition, books and uniforms

The NBS College will open in time for the 2018-2019 school year and will offer six academic courses--Accounting, Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and Library ScienceNational Book Store is formally opening its NBS College this year, and to entice prospective students, the ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 26, 2018 10:00:00
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New Hospitality School Guarantees Students Get a Job After Graduation

The Dusit Hospitality Management College says 99 percent of its graduates in Bangkok got job offers

The Dusit Hospitality Management College will occupy nine floors of of the 27-floor dusitD2 Hotel The Fort Manila in Bonifacio Global City in TaguigStudents dreaming of a career in hospitality may consider enrolling in the just-opened Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) this ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 16, 2018 10:00:00
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UP Remains Sole PH School in Times Higher Education’s List of Top Asian Universities

In a list with 26 schools from ASEAN, why is there only one from the Philippines?

The University of the Philippines (UP) ranked 156th in the Asia University Rankings 2018, an annual listing of the top Asian universities by London-based magazine Times Higher Education (THE). The university moved up from a cluster rank of 201-250 in last year’s ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 08, 2018 04:00:00
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Hate Being Late for Class? PH’s First Online Senior High Program Lets You Study at Your Own Pace

AMA Online Education offers programs covering 3 academic strands for those planning to go to college

AMA Online Education (AMA OEd), the digital arm of IT education firm AMA University, recently launched the country’s first full online senior high school program, allowing senior high students to take all of their classes online.Through the program, senior high students can ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 08, 2018 10:00:00
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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

Guess Which State University Spends Almost Php180,000 Per Student a Year?

Another government school's average cost is less than Php9,000 a student

President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act last Thursday, August 3, over the objections of his economic managers, have put the spotlight on state universities and colleges (SUCs) which will bear the main responsibility for ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 04, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

What are the Most Preferred Graduate Schools of PH's Top CEOs?

Majority of those with graduate degrees still opted to study abroad

Only less than half of the chief executives of the Philippines’ 100 most valuable firms listed at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) have a graduate degree, according to a quick look at their short biographies in company annual reports.Of the hundred CEOs ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 02, 2017 11:00:00
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Which Schools Produce the Highest-Paid Employees According to JobStreet Data?

While there’s variation depending on position, the top ranking schools are fairly consistent

While it’s usual to ask a work colleague or even a casual acquaintance what school they graduated from, it’s never polite to ask them how much their salary is. But it’s one of the things we’ve thought about at one point or another: ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 18, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Don't Thrive in School

Why some entrepreneurs are better off skipping the formal education route

My brother Adam and I, like a lot of really successful entrepreneurs, never finished college. Our grades in school were very good, but we didn’t go on to college after high school. We simply had too many ambitions to put them on hold for several years ...

by Matthew Toren  | July 05, 2017 02:00:00
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Who are the Philippines’ Richest School Owners?

8 Filipinos in Forbes magazine’s rich list since 2005 have diversified into higher education

It was 16 years ago when most of the country’s richest tycoons, as ranked by Forbes magazine, bought or set up private colleges and universities. This came after they built huge fortunes in property, banking, manufacturing and other industries.Many of them are ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 01, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

5 business ideas for the back-to-school season

Take advantage of the opening of classes to start your own venture.

The opening of classes is one great business opportunity for businessmen for so many reasons. With the students comprising a huge part of the market, putting up school-related businesses can give aspiring entrepreneurs high chances of earning big. Whether or not you ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | June 02, 2015 06:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Mind over diploma: The value of wisdom for startups involved in the academe

For those in the education business, here are ways to be innovative and relevant in the more competitive and modern landscape.

Dear Amor,I’ve been hearing about Coursera’s free online courses and other teaching smartphone apps and was wondering about how schooling, tutorial, and reviewing startups like me can stay ahead in providing services that appeal to today’s learners. We already have the country’s ...

by Amor Maclang  | April 07, 2015 08:00:00
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