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FMDS joined the UPOU Research Workshop

FMDS took part in the recently concluded UPOU Research Workshop held last June 6, 2013 at the AVR, UPOU Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna. 

The workshop participants talked about the issues on advancing research productivity in UPOU, shared research interests and achievements, and created research teams based on areas of interests. Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, UPOU Chancellor, opened the workshop. She encouraged the participants to continue creating a culture of research in the workplace. 

Dr. Inocencio Buot, Jr., Dean of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, shared his experiences in research and academic publishing. He expounded on the qualities of peer-reviewed research papers and the relevance of publishing. Furthermore, he noted that research should address disciplinal and societal problems.



FMDS held its strategic planning last 20 May 2013

Full-time faculty members and staff attended the strategic planning of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the UP Open University last 20 May 2013 at the Sandbox, UPOU. 

They reviewed past activities, programs and projects of FMDS. Likewise, they evaluated the issues, challenges and trends that may impact on the vision, mission and goals of UP, UPOU and FMDS. They analyzed if the stated vision, mission and goals of FMDS are still relevant and if FMDS still adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence, service and social responsibility. 

From this viewpoint, they discussed and planned the FMDS activities, initiatives, strategies and priorities for action for the next three years, 2013-2016.

A strategic work plan was finalized to be submitted and discussed during the UPOU’s strategic planning to be held on June 3-4, 2013. 


FMDS-UPOU Participated in the 2013 World Wood Day Celebration

In line with the UPOU’s 18th Foundation Day and in celebration of the World Wood Day, the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) in cooperation with the UPOU Foundation Inc. and the International Wood Culture Society, spearheaded a Wood Carving Competition last March 21, 2013 at the National Computer Center Building, Diliman, Quezon City. The theme of the World Wood day was Wood, Art, Joy and Culture. 



 FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (1st semester 2019-2020)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 21, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (October 23, 2019)

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 21, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (October 23, 2019)
  • Area of Specialization (October 25, 2019)

Master of ASEAN Studies (10 January 2020)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (January 5, 2020)
  • Methodology (January 7, 2020)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (October 17 , 2019)
  • Major Field (October 18, 2019)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (October 21, 2019)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (October 23, 2019)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (October 25, 2019)

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