Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering

Message from the Program Director

The BS ME Program celebrated its 40 years of producing outstanding graduates last August 2009. Among its alumni are captains of industry in the banking and finance, consulting, IT, consumer goods, and property development sectors. It has also produced leaders for the public and non-profit sectors, counting among its graduates cabinet secretaries, bishops, and heads of NGOs. ME alumni talk about their systems approach to analytical thinking and decision-making as key to their being effective managers who bring about tangible results to whatever sector they are in. For students contemplating on entering this program, I assure you that it requires a lot of hard work, and retention standards are demanding. This is, after all, an honors program. You will be exposed to teachers who will walk you through complex concepts and give you challenging problems to solve. Your classmates will come from the top tier of their high schools. These experiences build discipline and mental fortitude, and after completing the program, most graduates say that they are ready to take on anything. I look forward to seeing you sometime on campus.

Joselito Olpoc 
Program Director

Contact Information:

Joselito Olpoc
jolcpoc@ateneo.edu
Program Director

Ms. Cristy Esteban
cmandagan@ateneo.edu
426-6001 loc 5541
Program Staff

BS ME

The Management Engineering or M.E. program of the John Gokongwei School of Management is one of the most prestigious undergraduate degree programs of the Ateneo de Manila.
 
This Honor’s program combines the Ateneo’s traditional strength in the liberal arts with a strong foundation in business management and decision science to create a curriculum that prepares students to meet the challenges of leading modern information and technology-intensive organizations. The business courses cover all the functional areas of business and management, with special focus on technology, decision science and analytics, systems thinking and the scientific approach to problem solving and decision making.
 
The combination of liberal arts courses and business management courses aims to produce graduates who have a holistic and global view, are capable of data-driven and analytical decision making, and are prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace.

Programme Specification Overview

Awarding Body Ateneo de Manila University
Teaching Institution Ateneo de Manila University
Academic Unit Loyola Schools
Name of School John Gokongwei School of Management
Department John Gokongwei School of Management
Programme Title Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering
Programme Level Undergraduate
Name of Final Awards Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering
Mode of Study Full-Time
Required Credit Units 175 credit units excluding Physical Education and National Service Training Program (189 including PE and NSTP)
Medium of Instruction English
Length of Programme 4 years (8 semesters, 3 intersessions)
Statutory Body Accreditation PAASCU Level III
CHED Center of Excellence
CHED Autonomous University 

Last updated: 3 September 2019

Learning Outcomes

JG-SOM Learning Outcomes

The Ateneo VISION-MISSION Core Curriculum Learning Outcomes Updated JGSOM Learning Outcomes
(SY 2018-2019)
As a University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to preserve, extend, and communicate truth and apply it to human development and the preservation of the environment.

CCLO1: Demonstrates effective communication skills (listening and speaking, reading and writing) on English and Filipino 

 

CCLO2: Evaluates information and issues in various spheres of life using mathematical reasoning and statistical tools to process and manage data 

 

CCLO3: Proposes ways to address pressing social and ecological problems using appropriate critical approaches and scientific methodologies 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SLO2: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches to solving business problems 

 

SLO3: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches in creating innovative business models 

 

SLO4: Develop technical proficiency in their areas of business concentration or major

As a Filipino University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to identify and enrich Philippine culture and make its own. Through the education of the whole person and the formation of needed professionals and through various corporate activities, the University aims to contribute to the development goals of the nation.

CCLO4: Develops a creative and moral imagination that is responsive to contemporary global realities and challenges, but also deeply rooted in local histories, conditions, norms and institutions. 

 

 

 

SLO1: Develop a global perspective for use in nation building   

 

SLO2: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches to solving business problems 

 

SLO3: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches in creating innovative business models 

 

SLO4: Develop technical proficiency in their areas of business concentration or major

As a Catholic University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to form persons who, following the teachings and example of Christ, will devote their lives to the service of others and, through the promotion of justice, serve especially those who are most in need of help, the poor and the powerless. Loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the University seeks to serve the Faith and to interpret its teachings to modern Philippine society. 

 

As a Jesuit University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks the goals of Jesuit liberal education through the harmonious development of moral and intellectual virtues. Imbued with the Ignatian spirit, the University aims to lead its students to see God in all things and to strive for the greater glory of God and the greater service of mankind. 

 

CCLO5: Internalizes the significance and value of his/her own unique existence and purpose in life in life of Christian faith. 

 

CCLO6: Discerns life choices with a keen awareness of ethical dilemmas and considerations  

 

CCLO7: Exemplifies a commitment to enhancing human life and dignity, especially of those who are excluded and in greatest need 

 

CCLO8: Practices a vision of leadership and committed citizenship rooted in Christian humanism 

 

 

SLO5: Show an understanding of how to exercise personal moral and ethical standards   

 

SLO6: Demonstrate an understanding of transformative service leadership principles 

 


Major Programme Learning Outcomes

Learning Domains Major Program Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Application (of perspectives and approaches) PLO1: Develop a global perspective for use in nation building

PLO2: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches to solving business problems

PLO3: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches in creating innovative business models

Skill Building PLO4.1: Assess management functions of an organization in an actual or simulated environment

PLO4.2: Make use of a systems thinking approach in analysing and understanding business problem.

PLO4.3: Formulate solutions to business problems using various quantitative techniques

PLO4.4: Adopt a data-driven approach with the help of information technology for effective managerial decision making

PLO4.5: Apply soft skills related to working effectively in groups to achieve desired goals 

Leadership and Ethics PLO5: Show and understanding of how to exercise personal moral and ethical standards

PLO6: Demonstrate and understanding of transformative service leadership principles





Last updated: 3 September 2019

The Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering is an honors program. To be accepted into the program, the freshman applicant must meet the following requirements:
 
ACET Exam
Applicants must be in the top 15 percentile of those taking the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET).   Their PAI should be >= 85; their PMP >= 90 and their PTA should be >= 85.
 
High School Performance
They should have good to excellent grades in high school
 
 
Senior High School Track
It is highly recommended that they come from the STEAM Track because of the level of mathematics they will encounter.  Student from other SHS tracks will also be considered if the meet the ACET Entrance requirement.

Last updated: 3 September 2019

Students from other programs will be allowed to shift to Management Engineering only at the end of freshman year and before the start of Intercession classes for the incoming school year.  Any student shifting into the Management Program, should be prepared to be delayed by at least a semester.

The following guidelines shall be applied in the screening of students for shifting into the Management Engineering program:

  • At least a minimum of C+ in all Calculus courses or B+ in the Math in the Modern World course.
  • At least a cumulative QPI of 3.00 and without a grade lower than a C+ at the time of shifting into the Management Engineering Program in the following courses: Purposive Communication – English, Purposive Communication – Filipino, Math in the Modern World, and any other major courses relevant to a management program.
  • An interview with the Program Director

Students should submit the following requirements when they apply to shift into the Management Engineering program:

  • A Letter of Intent addressed to the Program Director
  • A Printed copy of the student’s grades from AISIS

It should be noted that the number of slots for shifting into the Management Engineering Program is available on a competitive basis.

Last updated: 3 September 2019

Freshmen

  • 2.0 QPI for all the major subjects of JGSOM and the M.E. program at the end of the Freshman Year

Sophomore

  • A cumulative QPI of 2.25 for all the major subjects in the Freshman and Sophomore year at the end of the Sophomore year.

Junior

  • A cumulative QPI of 2.5 for all the major subjects from Freshman year until the 1st semester of Junior Year

Other Guidelines

  • A cumulative QPI of 2.5 at the end of each year up until the 1st semester of their junior year.
  • Except for LOA cases, a student who withdraws from any major course, or underloads in any semester during any of the screening periods from freshmen to the 1st semester of junior year will automatically be dropped from the program
  • A student is allowed only one (1) grade of “D” in any subject, whether major or non-major. A student may be dropped from the ME roster upon receipt of a second D. 
  • Any student who receives an “F” in any course, whether major subject or core curriculum, will be dropped from the program.  No appeals for students with an “F” will be accepted.
  • Appeals for students who do not meet the retention requirements stated in points A,B, D or F can only be done up until the end of the 1st semester, 2nd year to consider adjustment of the students. Strictly no appeals will be accepted at the end of 2nd semester of 2ndyear. 
  • A student who has low grades in any of the Mathematics related courses (Math and QMIT) are strongly advised to leave the program.
  • Should an ME student fail to meet the retention requirement, he is allowed to shift to any other program in JGSOM upon consideration by that program’s Program Director.  It is highly recommended that they shift into the B.S. Management Program so that they can still graduate on time, provided that they shift no later than the 1st Semester of their 2nd year.

Last updated: 3 September 2019