Continuing Education Program (offering of non-formal courses)


Anchored on the UPOU's objective of providing opportunities for alternative access to quality higher education by offering baccaluaretae and post-baccalaureate degree programs and non-formal courses by distance education.


Offered every January-May and July-November

Target Beneficiaries

General Public

Office in charge


Office Profile Degree granting or non-degree granting Purpose of creation Location in the hierarchy

Degree and non-degree granting/ As a collective of various disciplines spanning from the health to the environment to management and to the development fields, it deals with policy, program and development concerns related to environment and natural resources management, land valuation, research and development, nursing, international health, social work and public management. These thematic areas have become the teaching, research, extension and public service areas of the FMDS over time/ The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) is one of the three faculties of studies of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). It was established in 2004 when the then Faculties of Health Sciences and of Management Studies, both established in 1995, were merged.

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Other remarks

Continuing Education Program consists of courses which are grouped into three clusters: Health & Social Development cluster (which include Caring for the Child with Special Needs/CCSN, Financial Management in Nursing Practice/FMNP, and Research Utilization in Nursing Administration/RUNA) Environment cluster (which include Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Organic Agriculture/OA, Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management/RCRANRM, Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Policies, Plans and Investment toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development/ICCADRM4ISARD, and Satoyama) Entrepreneurship cluster (which include Introduction to Electronic Commerce/eCOM, New Enterprise Planning/NEP, Personal Entrepreneurial Development/PED, and Simplified Accounting for Entrepreneurs/SAfE)