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.

MBA-DRM students in specialization classes and workshops

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.

International Seminar co-organized by LCWU, UP PLANADES, and PSBA-Manila DRM Unit on February 19-20, 2018

Lahore College for Women UniversityUP PLANADES

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.

MBA-DRM scholars during an International Symposium organized by PSBA-Manila

Quezon City Government

LCCAP Planning Workshop for the QCG

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.

International Symposium of NHEPRN and PSBA-Manila DRM Unit

NHEPRN, Pakistan