CBEA studes complete int’l summer course

By Grazielle Reina S. Laran

StratCom Intern


Students of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) continue to participate in various international academic exchange programs offered by its partner-universities. 


Recently, 19 students of the MMSU College of Business, Economics, and Accountancy (CBEA) have completed a summer course that was organized by the School of Business at the Institut Pertania Bogor (IBP) University in Indonesia.  


Eight accountancy, three economics, six human resource management, and two marketing management students of MMSU-CBEA took the online Summer Course on Business Innovation and Management (BIM) from July 5-14. 


They were Nadia Dominique M. Cayabyab, Maria Regine Angelica Baytec, Clarissa Mae C. Urbi, Shaira Mae G. Bautista, Liezel G. Cabanatan, Edgar S. Bolo, Steward Nino R. Chua, and Queenie Oamil (BS Accountancy); Jenny Joy Dela Cruz, Jamaica Gaile Dagan, and Mark Gil C. Adorna (BS Economics); Jovie S. Palos, Samuel G. Aguinaldo Jr, John Rhey T. Deus, Keilah Jenina R.  Cabugon, Ciara Mae Agasino, and Mark Joshua Luz (BSBA-HRM); Jessa Mae B. Tadeo and Joshua P. Mariano (BSBA-MM).


In the 10-day summer course, the students learned about the new dynamics of business innovation and engineering through virtual expert lectures, class discussions, and cultural exchange opportunity. The students received transferrable course credits and e-certificates after completing the program. 


Of the 19 CBEA students, six also received awards in paper and poster presentations. Luz (BSBA-HRM) was recognized as best presenter; while Urbi (BS Acct) and Adorna (BS Econ) were named first- and second-best undergraduate students, respectively. In the poster competition, Cabugon prevailed second place, while Bolo and Chua (BS Acct) landed third place.  


Ms. Krismary Sharmaine Yapo, CBEA’s focal person to the program, said the students’ academic standing were thoroughly screened by the college before involving them in the program. Yapo is also the special assistant to the MMSU’s External Linkages and Partnerships Office.  


The summer course was designed using a multidisciplinary approach that included IPB University partners, business practitioners and international university partners in Malaysia, Poland, Japan, and Cambodia. SB-IPB took the initiative to offer the BIM since it has been accredited nationally and internationally in offering business courses. 


Participation to summer courses, credit transfer, and exchange programs are among the MMSU’s strategies in intensifying its international student mobility. (StratCom)