The Ateneo Graduate School of Business - Center for Continuing Education (AGSB-CCE) was established to complement the existing Ateneo-BAP Institute of Banking, a consortium between the Ateneo de Manila University and the Bankers Association of the Philippines. It was initially known as the Basic Leadership Program (BLP) until the name was changed to Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and then finally, to Center for Continuing Education (CCE).
Under AGSB, CCE takes an active role in addressing specific industry concerns that require immediate, purposeful, and focused response. As an industry resource and partner, CCE offers continuing professional development programs that are workplace-based with immediate take-away value. Methodologies are based on business simulation, practical exercises and applications, case analyses, and focused discussions. Courses are designed, developed, and delivered by industry practitioners who are noted experts in their respective fields. Together, AGSB and CCE support the Ateneo mission to promote excellence, integrity, and service.
In 2003, the Commission on Higher Education granted AGSB full autonomy status, in recognition of its pace-setting innovations in management training and leadership development, and its continuous commitment to quality education. In 2004, CHED rated AGSB as the number one business school in the country out of the 199 schools it evaluated that year. In August 2010, the school received full accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, College and Universities, or PAASCU.
To make its brand of business education more accessible to a wider public, the AGSB operates satellite campuses all over the country, including in Santa Rosa, Laguna; Clark Field, Pampanga; Cebu City, and Iloilo City.
Staying true to the Jesuit tradition of magis and excellence in service to others, and constantly spurred by its passionate desire to provide its students with the best quality education in the service of the nation, the AGSB today remains ever more committed to its value proposition that business is not only for profit but also for nation building, and that “our country is our business”.