Business Affairs Office (BAO)

History of the UPLB Business Affairs Office

The Business Affairs Office of the University of the Philippines Los Baños provides leadership and direction in the management of UPLB’s business enterprises such as the short- and long-term leases of University assets; food concessions; training, lodging, and recreation facilities and new business.

The reorganization of UPLB Central Administration through Executive Order No. 3 dated March 3, 1987 created the Business Affairs Office that was originally under the direct administration of the Office of the Chancellor. After several transfer of administrative supervision, the BAO is now under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA).

Functions of BAO

  1. Provide leadership and direction in the management of business enterprises;
  2. Oversee the management of all existing generating enterprises and projects;
  3. Initiate and manage new income generating projects; and
  4. Recommend policies, guidelines, systems and procedures for the improvement of the operational and financial performance of income generating projects.