The TORCH symbolizes the light that guides the University in its devotion to serve the nation through instruction, research and community extension.
The HANDLE OF THE TORCH is divided into three, historically suggesting the progressive transformation of the school from Makati Polytechnic Community College to Makati College and finally UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI
The radiant RAYS OF THE TORCH is the geographic pattern of Makati and the 33 barangays that the University has pledged to ceaselessly serve.
The GEAR stands for the business course the University initially offered when it was established in 1972. It aims to meet the demands of Makati and to further affirm the city's distinctions as the foremost business center of the country.
The TRIANGLE denotes technology, Industrial Technology, one of the original courses the institution developed. The University also aims to utilize all existing technologies in order to provide the highest quality of instruction in the academe.