Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering

Message from the Program Director
The BS ME Program celebrated its 40 years of producing outstanding graduates last August 2009. Among its alumni are captains of industry in the banking and finance, consulting, IT, consumer goods, and property development sectors. It has also produced leaders for the public and non-profit sectors, counting among its graduates cabinet secretaries, bishops, and heads of NGOs. ME alumni talk about their systems approach to analytical thinking and decision-making as key to their being effective managers who bring about tangible results to whatever sector they are in. For students contemplating on entering this program, I assure you that it requires a lot of hard work, and retention standards are demanding. This is, after all, an honors program. You will be exposed to teachers who will walk you through complex concepts and give you challenging problems to solve. Your classmates will come from the top tier of their high schools. These experiences build discipline and mental fortitude, and after completing the program, most graduates say that they are ready to take on anything. I look forward to seeing you sometime on campus.

Dr. Darwin D. Yu, PhD.
Program Director

Contact Information:

Dr. Darwin D. Yu
Program Director

Ms. Cristy Esteban
426-6001 loc 5541
Program Staff


The Management Engineering, or ME program of the John Gokongwei School of Management is one of the most prestigious undergraduate degree programs of the Ateneo de Manila, if not the entire country. Admission into The program is limited only to applicants who score in the top 10% of the Ateneo College Entrance Test.

This honors program combines the Ateneo’s traditional strength in the liberal arts with a strong foundation in business management and the decision sciences to create a curriculum that prepares students to meet the challenges of leading modern, information and technology-intensive organizations. Courses cover all the functional areas of business and management, with a special focus on technology management, systems thinking, and the scientific approach to problem solving and decision making.

The program also allows student to take elective to gain further knowledge and skill in topics of personal interest. Management Engineering students must hurdle rigorous academic standards in order to complete the program. Student performance is evaluated year-on-year to determine compliance with strict retention requirements. The program produces highly motivated graduates who are wholistic in their world view, highly analytical in their decision making, and prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace.

ME graduates are highly regarded and heavily recruited by top-tier corporations, both local and multinational, across a variety of industries.

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Student from other programs will be allowed to shift to Management Engineering only at the end of freshman year and before the start of summer classes for incoming school year.

At least cumulative QPI of 3.00
A minimum grade of B in Ma 11/12, MA 11/19/20 or a minimum grade of C+ in Ma18/21


Students must meet the yearly minimum major subject and general QPI requirements, as follows:

A. Major Subjects

The QPI requirements for major subjects shall be computed at the end of the 2nd semester during the freshman and sophomore years and at the end of the 1st semester during the junior year. All computations shall be on a cumulative basis. ME majors are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative QPI of 1.80, 1.90, and 2.00 at the end of their first year, second year, and third year first semester, respectively.


B. General Average (all courses)

In addition to the QPI requirement for major subjects, students are also expected to exhibit overall excellence and must maintain a cumulative QPI of at least 2.50 for all courses taken.

Students who participate in the JTA programs will undergo evaluation upon completion of the screening courses back on the JTA schedule for ME majors.


C.  Retention Policies

  • Any student who receives a grade of F or W in any subject, major or non-major, during the screening periods, shall be asked to leave the program.
  • An ME student may incur at most one (1) D in any subject. A student who gets a 2nd D will be asked to leave the program.
    • Note: Although separate grades are given for Ma18a and Ma18b will be considered as only one subject – using average grade – in applying the 1-D rule.
  • No one is allowed to underload in any given semester. Any underload will be considered sufficient reason for a student to be asked to leave the program.
    • A WP is not be allowed if this will result in an under load for the semester. WPs will only be allowed for elective subjects taken over and above the regular load for the semester.
    • NSTP/PE/CTM requirements are considered part of the semester load and must be completed before the junior year.