West Visayas State University

College of Business & Management

Goals and Objectives of the College of Business and Management


  1. Assurance of quality instruction and industry-driven curriculum;
  2. Emphasize the need for research in business and industry and allied disciplines and disseminate products of research in actual instruction;
  3. Innovate, collaborate, and share expertise; and
  4. Relentless quest for excellence


  1. Provide instruction through a relevant and responsible curricular program vis-à-vis business and industry needs and requirements.
  2. Undertake research in business and industry and related disciplines.
  3. Take the lead role in collaborating and sharing of expertise with local and international institutions and entities.
  4. Take the lead role in enhancing the quality of business and management education towards global competitiveness
  5. To conserve and disseminate culture while enriching it with contributions from each generation.


Students are admitted to the Institute according to University rules and regulations. Applicants shall accomplish the following requirements:

  1. have obtained at least 80% high school average;
  2. have passed the WVSU College Admission Test (WVSU CAT);
  3. possess good moral character;
  4. be willing to abide by WVSU and IM policies and regulations;
  5. be proficient in oral and written English;
  6. pass the interview and the Cooperative  Aptitude test given by the College;
  7. submit all credentials necessary for enrolment

Admission Requirements

Entrance Credentials

  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) former professors and/or immediate supervisors in previous or present employers
  • Undergraduate  transcript of records (post-baccalaureate and graduate, if applicable, duly certified true copy)
  • A certified copy of marriage contract (for married female only)
  • Permit to study (if employed)
  • Honorable dismissal/Certificate of Transfer Credential from the last school attended

Additional Credentials Required for Foreign Students:

  • A photocopy of authentication of records from the Philippine Embassy or relevant countries of schooling
  • Certificates of English Language Proficiency for foreign students from countries where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • One long sized white folder.



Bachelor of Science in Cooperatives Management (BSCM)

A pillar in the promotion of Cooperativism and Entrepreneurship for regional and national development through relevant, quality and sustainable Cooperatives Management Education.

The Program

It is directed to continuously develop and produce trained and competent entrepreneurs and cooperatives manpower through relevant instruction, research and extension programs.          

Main Objective

This four year degree course offers rigid exposures to, and training in Cooperativism to prepare students for management in cooperativism and for entrepreneurship.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Continuously develop and produce trained and competent entrepreneurs and cooperatives manpower through relevant instruction, research, and extension programs;
  2. Enable students to acquire a broad and liberal education in order to educate them for life;
  3. Assists students in developing awareness of conditions prevalent in the community and in the country; and
  4. Foster community involvement and commitment through research and extension services.

Course Description



The Institute of Management was conceived as a separate degree granting unit of the West Visayas State University and approved and authorized under Board Resolution No. 27, series of  2007 dated March 8, 2007. Under its umbrella are the Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Management program, a transfer from the College of Education and the Bachelor of Cooperatives Management program from the College of Arts and Sciences.

In June 1, 2007, Dr. Luis A. Abioda, was designated as the OIC-Director of the Institute of Management with Prof. Lourdes F. Espesor and Prof. Elda S. Hallarda as head of the Division of Cooperatives Management and Division of Hotel and Restaurant Management respectively. Last December 5, 2007, Dr. Abioda officially became the Director of the Institute.


Course Offered

* Bachelor in Cooperatives Management
* Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Management
* Bachelor of Tourism




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