Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development
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Academic Programs
Master of Management Major in Cooperative Management (MM-CM)
The Master of Management major in Cooperative Management is a a joint graduate program offering of the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) and the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME) which aims to provide students with advanced knowledge on the functional areas of management, entrepreneurship and enterprise development in the specific context for the cooperative sector.
News and Updates
ICOPED-CEM Hosts Seminar on the Amendments on Cooperative Guidelines
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) organized a one-hour seminar entitled, “Amendments on Cooperative Guidelines: Issuance of Certificate of Compliance and Exemption of Payment of Local Taxes, Fees, and Charges” last February 15, 2017 at the ICOPED Auditorium. The seminar is part of the CEM Seminar Series, a regular monthly activity that serves...
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED), an academic unit under the College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, provides a strong focus on the development of cooperatives as viable economic and social business enterprises through its instruction, research, extension and training, networking, and policy advocacy programs. This is consistent with the United Nations’ framework that emphasizes “the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development particularly in poverty reduction, employment generation, and social integration”. ICOPED’s strength is rooted in decades of relevant experience in implementing academic and training programs and networking with the cooperative sector, government agencies and NGOs involved in cooperative development work.​
To be a center of excellence for instruction, research, and extension in the field of cooperatives and bio-enterprise development in the Philippines and Asia
  • To help produce graduates with strong academic background and professional skills in managing cooperatives towards bio-enterprise development;
  • To undertake research and extension programs that support policy-making for cooperatives and enhance their roles in sustainable and broad-based development; and
  • To serve as a link between UPLB and the government and private sector on public policy and technical assistance in the promotion of cooperatives as viable business enterprises.
Asma, Jan Danica S.
Assistant Professor
Castro-Bernardo, Maria Theresa M.
Assistant Professor
Cruz, Liezel S.
Assistant Professor
Mina, Ceptryl S.
Assistant Professor
Quilloy, Karen P.
Assistant Professor
Research, Extension and Professional Staff
Duque, JP Roma D.
University Extension Specialist
Maghirang, Paul Kenneth B.
University Researcher
Quicoy, Alicia R.
University Researcher
Quilloy, Adriann M.
University Researcher
Admin Staff
Banalo, Fernando M.
Household Attendant
Rafols, Ronnel M.
Administrative Assistant
Vargas, Raymond L.
Administrative Assistant