The Agribusiness Executives’ Program (AEP) of the Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA)* 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.

Program Benefits

  • 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 enjoyment.

*The Center for Food and Agri Business is the agri-food research and instruction arm 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.

Program

Delivery

  • 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

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

Lecturers

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)
International Faculty Program, IESE Business School, Spain

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog
President, University of Asia and the Pacific
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. 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. Jason N. De Villa
Communication Degree, University of Navarra, Spain
MA Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman

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

Ms. Florence M. Sevilla
Master in Management, 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

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be middle and senior level managers and executives in the food and agribusiness sector including government agencies and local government units, 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
  • Soft copy of passport-sized picture
  • Scanned copy of any government issued ID

Contact Us

Center for Food and Agri Business
8637-0912 local 345 | 8633-8349
cfa@uap.asia | aep@uap.asia