Philippine School of Business Administration
Disaster Risk Management Unit
The MBA-DRM Program
The MBA-DRM program is a formal education program accredited by CHED offered in PSBA-Manila as a first of its kind in the Philippines. This participatory and practice-oriented program trains students to become future disaster managers who will create DRM plans and programs for their communities and workplaces with their capacity to work and link with public and private sectors in sharing, disseminating, and mainstreaming DRM in every functions of the community.
Subjects are modern and innovative, including Damage, Loss, and Need Assessment (DLNA), Crisis Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Impact Assessment, among others, ensuring a well-rounded experience that is relevant to the developing and ever-changing world. In addition, students are required to observe similar programs in PSBA-Manila networked universities via foreign travel in order to learn about trends relevant to DRM. Further, they also conduct at least one international conference per year on relevant DRM topics with focus on Business Continuity.
Joint Venture with UP PLANADES for Lahore College for Women University, Pakistan
The DRM Unit has partnered with Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore, Pakistan, and University of the Philippines Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (UP PLANADES), in organizing international seminars on Disaster Risk Management towards Business Continuity.
Joint Venture with the Quezon City Government and UP PLANADES, Philippines
The Quezon City Government (QCG) has scholars for PSBA-Manila’s MBA-DRM program. As part of research fellows in the DRM Unit, they have provided their technical assistance and expertise in crafting the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) 2017-2027 of the QCG. In partnership with UP PLANADES, the DRM Unit and QCG have organized two international symposiums, inviting local and international experts to present on relevant DRM topics with focus on Business Continuity.
Collaborating with Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
The PSBA-Manila DRM Unit is colalborated with the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and has an ongoing exchange between the institutions. During these exchanges, the DRM Unit research fellows travel to AIT in order to participate in workshops on relevant topics on DRM and CCA.
Partnership with the National Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Network, Pakistan
The PSBA-Manila DRM Unit in partnership with the National Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Network (NHEPRN) has organized the Seminar on Pakistan Perspective towards Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DI-DRR): Rights of Persons with Disabilities on February 15, 2018.
Projects and Researches
The following is a non-exhaustive list of major DRM-related projects completed by the PSBA-Manila DRM Unit.
Strategic Model: Conceptualization and Implementation of a Total Disaster Risk Management: Cherry Hills Tragedy, Antipolo City
Disaster Damage Costing: Hazard Assessment and Risk Attenuation Model (HARAM): Integration in Development Planning
Increase in Total Construction Cost when Recommended Mitigating Measures are not Followed: A Case Study of a Subdivision on Sloping Ground
Mainstreaming DRR in Cantonment Physical and Development / Redevelopment Planning Framework; Case Studies of Attok, Wah and Rawalpindi Cantonments
Pre-Disaster Management of Earthquake by Petron Service Stations along Marikina Fault, Master Thesis
Anatomy of Site Profiling Towards Environmental Hazards Reduction
Development and Application of a Process in Preparing Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP): An Urban Sustainability Framework (USP), Quezon City, Philippines
Geo-referencing of Thematic Maps using Geographic Information System (GIS): Applications for DRR/Risk-sensitive Land Use and Emergency Escape Route Planning, Kathmandu Metropolitan City
External Review Identifying Gaps in Disaster Risk Reduction Management Approach in Mindanao River Basin Integrated Management and Development Master Plan and Corresponding Recommendations
Strengthening Urban Governance and Adaptive Capacity Building for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA): Characteristics of Quezon City Government (QCG) Resilience
Framework in Structuring a Competent Functioning Unit of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM) at City/Municipality: Emerging CCA and Disaster Risk reduction (DRR) Strategies
Strengthening Urban Governance and Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Characteristics of Quezon City Resilience