The UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the Master of Research and Development Management (MR&DM) program proposal at the 1356th BOR Meeting held on 26 November 2020. It will be offered during the First Semester of AY 2021-2022 at UP Open University.

The MR&DM is a 36-unit fully online graduate program designed to develop knowledge and skills in effective leadership of government and private R&D organizations and research funding institutions. It aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate enhanced managerial leadership with an R&D-oriented perspective in organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating R&D organization; influence the transformation of R&D system as a productive, dynamic, cost-effective, environmentally adaptive, socially relevant, ethical and development-oriented organization; and lead in implementing strategic R&D management innovations in technology generation, commercialization, and societal development. It will be offered in thesis and non-thesis tracks.

The MR&DM program will be offered as a ladderized program. This will allow DR&DM students to transfer to the MR&DM program upon completion of the core courses of 21 units with a GWA of 2.0 or better. MR&DM students may also apply for transfer to the DR&DM program. 

The curriculum and course material development of the MR&DM program has been funded by the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) through the MR&DM Project of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies of UP Open University.

The UPOU is open to accepting applications for admissions to both DR&DM and MR&DM programs for the First Semester of A.Y. 2021 to 2022. Interested applicants can go to the link: for questions and other inquiries.

D/MRDM Contact Information
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