Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Program Description:

This is the program that provides general accounting education to students wanting to pursue a professional career in management accounting. Further, this is the program that complies with the latest competency framework for professional accountants issued by International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) thru their International Education Standards. Thus, this qualifies the graduate of this program to take assessments leading to certifications in Accountancy given by Professional Regulatory Commission – Board of Accountancy (PRC-BOA) and other global professional Accountancy organizations.

As a field of study, Accountancy is a profession that involves providing assurance and audit services for statutory financial reporting, tax-related services, management advisory services partnering in management decision-making, devising planning and performance control systems, and providing expertise in financial reporting and control to assist various stakeholders in making decisions.

Distinct Features of the Program

The program has distinct features that collectively contribute to the quality and uniqueness of the BS in Accountancy program, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to excel in their careers and make a positive impact in the field of accounting.

  1. Whole Person Development: The BSA program offers a structured framework for individuals to achieve holistic personal growth and well-being. By integrating a diverse range of physical, mental, and emotional exercises, this program enables participants to foster a harmonious and flourishing life.
  2. Hands-on: Through internships and project-based accounting simulations, students gain practical exposure to real-world business challenges, allowing them to apply their knowledge in a professional setting.
  3. Experienced Faculty: The program boasts a faculty of experienced certified public accountants who are active in research and industry, ensuring that students receive up-to-date knowledge and guidance.
  4. Supplemental review sessions: The program offers expert-led lectures on key exam topics, helping BS Accountancy students perform better by giving them focused insights and guidance tailored to their needs.
  5. Industry Partnerships: Our collaborations with industry leaders offer students invaluable opportunities for networking, mentorship, and access to the latest technology and best practices in the field of accountancy.
  6. Micro-Credentials: The program integrates micro-certifications and micro-credentials, offering a dynamic approach to skill development. These concise, industry-focused certifications empower you to stay current and excel in your professional journey.
  7. Continuous Improvement Regular program assessments and feedback mechanisms ensure that the curriculum evolves to meet industry demands and aligns with international quality assurance standards.

Opportunities Provided by the Program

Opportunities Provided by the Program

  1. Our dedicated faculty and advisors guide students in preparations for the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination (CPALE) and other local and international certifications like Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), and NCIII for Bookkeeping.
  2. Students can engage in internships and cooperative education experiences with industry partners, gaining valuable real-world insights and building professional networks, all within the realm of management accounting.
  3. Students have the opportunity to participate in regional and national skill competitions sponsored by professional organizations, adding another dimension to their skill development in the field of management accounting. Faculty and advisors are there to guide and support students in these endeavors.
  4. The program also offers students the chance to participate in leadership development programs and organizations, enriching their skills in management and leadership within the context of accounting.
  5. Our BS in Accountancy program provides students with opportunities to attend and present at conferences and symposia, immersing them in the latest research and industry trends in the field of management accounting.
  6. Students have the option to join accounting clubs, societies, and student chapters of professional organizations to expand their knowledge, leadership capabilities, and networking opportunities in the field of management accounting.

Institutional Graduate Attributes (IGA)

GA 1. Collaborative and Team Leaders

GA 2. Competent Lifelong Learners

GA 3. Critical Thinkers and Problem Solver

GA 4. Committed and Values Driven Leaders

GA 5. Creative and Innovative Leaders

Program Education Objectives (PEO)

Three to five years after graduation, BSA alumni shall have.

PEO 1. Performed relevant functions of increasing responsibility or by successfully applying accounting, taxation, business consultancy, and auditing proficiency as a member of multi-disciplinary management teams.

PEO 2. Practiced accountancy profession with good ethical and professional standards.

PEO 3. Engaged in lifelong learning by pursuing related professional qualifications and certifications that are nationally and/or internationally recogni

Student Outcomes (SO)

The students should attain the following by the time of graduation:

  1. Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  2. Apply information and technology (ICT) skills as required by the business environment.
  3. Work effectively with other stakeholders and manage conflict in the workplace.
  4. Resolve business issues and problems, with a global and strategic perspective using knowledge and technical proficiency in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost accounting and management, accounting and control, taxation and accounting information systems.
  5. Ability to conduct accountancy research through independent studies of relevant literature and appropriate use of accounting theory and methodologies.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills to successfully respond to various types of assessments including professional licensure and certifications.
  7. Confidently maintain a commitment to good corporate citizenship, social responsibility and ethical practice in performing functions as an accountant.
  8. Demonstrate a service orientation in one’s profession.
  9. Develop lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy can have professions and careers as

  • Public Practice as a Certified Public Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant / Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Consultant / Advisor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Government Accountant / Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Academic / Researcher
  • Entrepreneur / Business owner

Program Quality Assurance

  • PAASCU Level 3

National Qualification Framework

  • Level 6 (Reference Philippine Qualification Framework)

Reference CMO

  • CMO 27 series 2017- Policies, Standards and Guidelines for BS in Accountancy

Admission Criteria and Requirements

  1. For Freshmen
    1. Form 138 (Report Card)
    2. Form 137 (Transcript of Record)
    3. Good Moral Character Certificate
    4. Original PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate
    5. 2 pcs Identical 2 x 2 ID Photo with white background and name tag
  2. For Transferees
    1. Certificate of Transfer Credentials
    2. Certificate of Grades
    3. Course description with Course Content
    4. Good Moral Character Certificate
    5. Transcript of Records
    6. Original PS Authenticated Birth Certificate
    7. 2 pcs Identical 2 x 2 ID Photo with white background and nametag

Summary Units of BSMA Courses

A. General Education Courses 36
C. Physical Education 8
D. Common Business and Management Courses 6
E. Core Accounting Education Courses 93
F. Cognate/Major/Professional Courses 54
G. Business Enhancemen 9
H. Institutional 6

Requirements needed to graduate

  1. Complete Academic Requirements
  2. Passing the Final Oral Defense for Capstone Project and Project Feasibility Study

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