Disaster Risk Management Unit, Graduate School of Business
Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) was incorporated as a full-fledged school in 1966. It is duly recognized by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and included in World Higher Education Database (WHED). It is also part of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) and the International Association of Universities (IAU) so called IAU/UNESCO List.
The main rationale of the School is to help meet the country's management requirements for more advanced and sophisticated industrial and commercial life and government responsibilities as well. PSBA started its Research Arm for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) researches and projects in 2001.
Currently, to fulfill the country's demand for DRM formal education, PSBA-Manila has launched the Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialization in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program in first semester of Academic Year 2017-2018 being the first Higher Education Institution (HEI) to offer a formal DRM education in the Philippines.
Researches on Disaster Risk in The Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) started in 2001, when Dr. Teodoro Santos and Prof. Harry Lorenzo along with Dr. Teodorico Molina approved the proposal of Dr. Tabassam Raza, while taking up his Doctorate in Business Administration, for his dissertation that was focused towards Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The pilot research entitled "Strategic Model: Conceptualization and Implementation of a Total Disaster Risk Management: Cherry Hills Tragedy, Antipolo City", was published on 2002 as a first of its kind of researches on disasters in the Philippines. In 2003, the DRM Unit was founded under the Graduate School Research Center of PSBA where Dr. Raza was appointed Special Associate for the DRM and Information Technology (IT) Researches and Projects for PSBA. From here on, researches on DRM with focus on Business Continuity were done under the name of the School.