The Agribusiness Executives’ Program (AEP) of the Center for Food and Agri Business (CFA) of UA&P is a six-month certificate program designed to develop the managerial, analytical, and strategic thinking skills of executives and managers.

Both content and design are based on a comprehensive needs analysis and innovative design process done in collaboration with agribusiness industry practitioners and experts.

AEP is designed for middle and senior level managers and executives in the food and agribusiness sector, who are directly or indirectly involved in planning, program/project implementation or are expected to be engaged in such activities in the future. The applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Four passport-sized pictures
  • Diploma
  • Photocopy of any government-issued ID

The Center for Food and Agri Business is the agri-food research and instruction arm of the School of Management of UA&P. Started in 1983 as a research unit, it is now a leading center for agri-food economics and agribusiness research in the Philippines.



  • Develop analytical and decision-making skills for managing food and agri-related businesses
  • Apply management tools of benchmarking and competitiveness analyses
  • Provide an in-depth understanding of global markets and supply/value chains
  • Strengthen leadership competence
  • Update core management skills and capabilities


  • Highly integrated program consisting of six modules

Module 1: The Agribusiness Environment

  • Global and ASEAN Agribusiness
  • Managerial Economics
  • Industry Dynamics

Module 2:  Value Chain, Benchmarking and Competitiveness

  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Benchmarking Analysis
  • Competitiveness Analysis

Module 3: Accounting, Marketing, and Business Ethics

  • Accounting and Control
  • Global Marketing
  • Business Ethics

Module 4: Agribusiness Finance and Business Models

  • Extracting Value from Financial Statements and Reports
  • Financial Forecasting and Planning
  • Agribusiness Models

Module 5: Project Analysis and Management

  • Project Analysis
  • Project Management

Module 6: Managing Business Operations and Strategies

  • Operations Management
  • Leadership
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Management
  • Three-day classes every month (Thursday to Saturday) for six months
  • Lectures by leading agribusiness experts, industry practitioners, and guest lecturers
  • An action-learning approach, with emphasis on skills development and application of learnings to field-based projects and organizations
  • Upon completion of the program, the participant receives a Certificate of Completion.


  • Broaden your horizon and expertise. Exposure to global, regional, and domestic trends and market dynamics to enhance strategic capabilities and planning.
  • Strengthen your core management skills. Deeper understanding of the general management tools to execute for greater effectiveness and impact on organizational roles.
  • Shape your companies’ future. Deepen understanding of value chain and competitiveness, expand perspective and insights that will drive the company’s future.
  • Earn UA&P Alumni status. AEP graduates are considered alumni of UA&P and are eligible for lifetime membership with endless opportunities for further learning, networking, and


Prof. Rolando T. Dy, PhD
Program Director, AEP
Executive Director, Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA)
PhD Development Management, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P)

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog
DBA, De La Salle University
International Faculty Program, IESE Business School, Spain

Dr. Peter Lee U
PhD Economics, Purdue University, USA
International Faculty Program, IESE Business School, Spain

Dr. Anna Maria E. Mendoza
DBA, University of the Philippines
International Faculty Program, IESE Business School, Spain

Dr. Eligio P. Santos
PhD Organizational Development, South East Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute

Dr. Ma. Victoria Q. Caparas
PhD Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

Dr. Roque L. Carballo
PhD Philosophy, University of Navarra, Spain

Prof. Jesusa C. Bigay, CPA, CMA
MBA, De La Salle University

Mr. Dionisio C. Papelleras
MBA, University of the Philippines

Mr. Jason N. De Villa
Communication Degree, University of Navarra, Spain
MA Journalism, University of the Philippines

Ms. Florence M. Sevilla
MM, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Mr. Senen U. Reyes
MBA, Ateneo De Manila University

Ms. Ditas R. Macabasco
MS Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Ms. Marie Annette G. Dacul
DBA units, De La Salle University
MS Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Ms. Maridel T. Dizon
President, UMIC International
MS Business Economics, University of Santo Tomas

Dato’ Mustapa Juman
Certificate on Development Studies, University of Cambridge, England
Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts

Contact Us

Center for Food and Agri Business

8637-0912 local 345 | 8633-8349

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