Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting

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.

As a field of study, Management Accounting is a profession that involves partnering in management decision-making, devising planning and performance management systems, and providing expertise in financial reporting and control, to assist management in the formulation and implementation of an organization’s strategy.

Distinct Features of the Program

The program has distinct features that collectively contribute to the quality and uniqueness of the BS Management Accounting 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 BSMA 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. Industry Partnerships: Strong partnerships with industry leaders provide students with opportunities for networking, mentorship, and access to cutting-edge technology and best practices.
  4. Experienced Faculty: The program boasts a faculty of experienced finance and accounting professionals who are active in research and industry, ensuring that students receive up-to-date knowledge and guidance.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Our BS in Management Accounting 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Our dedicated faculty and advisors guide students in preparing for relevant certifications, such as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination, bolstering their marketability in the management accounting industry.
  6. Students have the opportunity to participate in 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.

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, Management Accounting alumni shall have.

  1. 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.
  2. PEO 2. Practiced management accounting profession with good ethical and professional standards.
  3. PEO 3. Engaged in lifelong learning by pursuing related professional qualifications and certifications that are nationally and/or internationally recognized.

Program Quality Assurance

  • PAASCU Level 3

National Qualification Framework

  • Level 6 (Reference Philippine Qualification Framework)

Reference CMO

  • CMO 28 series 2017- Policies, Standards and Guidelines for BS Management Accounting

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting can have professions and careers as

  • Junior Cost Accountant
  • Management Accounting Staff
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • State Accounting Examiner
  • State Accountant
  • Audit Examiner
  • Financial Consultant
  • Junior Accounting Instructor

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 management accounting 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 or 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.

Admission Criteria and Requirements

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

Requirements needed to graduate.

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

Summary Units of BSMA Courses

Clusters Units
General Eduation Courses 36
Physical Education 8
Common Business and Management Courses 6
Core Accounting Education Courses 93
Cognate/Major/Professional Courses 30
Business Enhancement 9
Institutional 6