by Phoebe May F. Falame and Rhoda Mae Gelaga

Research from the College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) won first place in the undergraduate category (Social Science research) of the 8th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research and Development Projects last June 25, 2010.

The study entitled “A Study on the Skills and Competencies Requirements in Industries and Business Firms in Iligan City: An Input to Curriculum Development” was authored by Phoebe F. Falame, team leader, Rhoda P. Gelaga, Amersab L. Magangcong, Annabelle B. Patayon and Nessa Tiffany S. Ravacio of the Marketing Department. Adviser is Prof. Pamela F. Ressureccion.

The study indicates that, generally, industries and business firms in Iligan City today consider the organizational competencies of individuals as the main requirement for applicants and employees. The seven skills and competency categories used in the study, namely, personal, communication, computer, organizational, entrepreneurial, international/intercultural, and domain competencies are regarded as important and, thus, these skills must be incorporated in any business curriculum.

CBAA Research

Moreover, another research of a team of faculty members from the Economics Department, namely, Prof. Alita T. Roxas and Prof. Lady Lou N. Marapao with Prof. Nimfa L. Bracamonte and Prof. Sulpecia L. Ponce from the College of Arts and Social Sciences, won first place in the professional category of the Social Science research entitled “The SocioEconomic Effects of a Rainforestation Project in Mt. Malindang Natural Park.”

Prof. Anne Orejana, Prof. Rizalia Teves, and Prof. Nerio Gamolo, likewise, participated in the event with their research, “Economic and Environmental Determinants of the Health Condition of the Filipinos.”

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