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The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) thru its Secretary to the Faculty conducted the Online Student Orientation via Facebook Live for First Semester AY 2017-2018 on 29 July 2017.

Hosted by Asst. Prof. Rita C. Ramos, the FMDS Secretary to the Faculty and Ms. Jeniffer F. De Pasion-Guevarra, the FMDS Student Records Support Staff, and assisted by the FMDS Research Assistants, the online student orientation via Facebook Live is a venue for new and continuing students to raise inquiries and clarify information which are not included in the materials posted at the UPOU Student Orientation Course Site they visited prior to the FB Live.

This semester’s FB Live was divided into two parts: the General Forum for Academic and Administrative Policies and Processes and the Program Orientation. Prof. Jean A. Saludadez, ASEAN Studies Program Chair also joined the FB Live to answer all the queries of the students of ASEAN Studies during the program orientation. Other Program Chairs, some Faculty-In-Charge and Learning Center Coordinators joined the #FMDSLive to answer questions raised by the students.

Garnering over 5400 views with 651 comments, the Student Orientation is a good venue for students who are based in different parts of the globe for posting queries which are answered quickly and real time. Students who attended the Student Orientation also commented thru hashtags that the Student Orientation via FB Live is #StudentCentered and #HeavenSent making them feel welcome and less worried in the world of distance learning.

FMDS makes use of the advantages of Social Media such as Facebook Live in its mission to serve the global community of learners, reaching out to more students around the globe.

Building Your Successful Business: An Exclusive Interview With Ricca Del Rosario of Half the Price Clothing


On Thursday 27 June 2017, Ricca Cruz Del Rosario reveals the story behind the success of Half the Price (HTP). Ricca is generous enough to let us peek into her story that she’ll practically let you steal her business secrets to use for your own business!

Ricca is an alumna of the Introduction to E-Commerce Course in the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, University of the Philippines Open University. Her business Half the Price is an Instagram based e-commerce shop that grew to a powerful clothing brand that now employs 18 marketing and support staff and has around 40 seamstresses.

Click to see HTP's Instagram Store.

You can read the latest article about Ricca here.

Interested participants may register here.


FMDS Comprehensive Examination Date Schedule (2nd semester 2017-2018)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 14, 2018)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (May 16, 2018 )

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 14, 2018)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (May 16, 2018 )
  • Area of Specialization (May 18, 2018)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (May 29, 2018)
  • Major Field (May 31, 2018)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (May 28, 2018)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (May 30, 2018)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (June 1, 2018)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (June 5, 2018 )
  • Methodology (June 7, 2018 )

Master of ASEAN Studies (July 6, 2018)

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