School of Accountancy
Meets International Accounting and Education Standards - 5 year program
he School of Accountancy is committed to providing a holistic, professional education that enables our students to become liberally educated, competent, competitive and socially responsible accounting professionals, living out ora et labora, and making a positive contribution to the profession and the society they serve.
We envision accounting graduates who are:
The School of Accountancy aims to develop students who:
Adhering to Scholastican standards and international Accounting Standards, the School of Accountancy puts emphasis on a professional accounting study that is long and intensive enough to enable students to imbibe the following values:
A. Professional Ethics
B. Moral Values
Beyond ethical rules, there is a need for the accounting graduate to be able to discern between what is morally right or wrong. These values include:
To achieve this goal of accounting education, the accountancy curriculum provides foundation of knowledge, skills and professional values that would enable the students to continue to learn and adapt to change throughout their professional lives.
The General Education component supports the holistic formation of accounting students and contributes to the development of a “liberally educated” professional with a strong and sincere commitment to service.
The Business Education component provides the student with the ability to relate accounting to the issues that confront management business and public enterprises. It equips the student with sufficient understanding of how the organizations function in the practical context of the business environment, how international enterprises operate and an appreciation of the importance of ethics in business.
The Accounting Education equips the students with technical proficiency in accounting and information technology sufficient to prepare them for multicultural environment and the globalization of business and the practice of accounting.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Description of the Program
The BS Accountancy program provide a foundation of professional knowledge, professional skills, professional values, ethics and attitudes that enable students to continue to learn and adapt to change throughout their professional lives.
In the face of the increasing and fast-paced changes in the world of work, it is essential that accounting students develop and maintain an attitude of learning to learn, to maintain their competence later as professional accountants who have the ability to work with others in a consultative process and in cross-cultural and cross-border setting. Thus, the Accountancy curriculum:
Components of the BSA Curriculum
The curriculum for the BSA Program puts emphasis on a professional accounting study that is long and intensive enough to permit students to gain the knowledge and skills required for professional competence as well as the attributes of a liberally-educated accounting professional. Such professional accounting education consists of:
Thus, the curriculum has the following components:
A. General Education - This component of the curriculum focuses on the development of non-professional knowledge, intellectual skills, personal skills, interpersonal and communication skills. A good foundation of general education helps students become broad-minded individuals who think and communicate effectively, and who have the basis for conducting inquiry, carrying out logical thinking and undertaking critical analysis. This foundation will enable students to make decisions in the larger context of society, to exercise good judgment and professional competence, to interact with diverse groups of people, to think globally, act locally and begin the process of professional growth. The process of acquiring these skills is as important as the skills learned.
B. Business Education - The Business Education core equips the student with a broad knowledge of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations essential for professional accountants. It equips students with knowledge of the environment in which employers and clients operate, and provides the context for the application in which professional accountants work. Business Education has two parts: Basic Business Core and Business Education Core
C. Information Technology (IT) Education - The IT education component of the curriculum includes the following subject areas and competences; (a) general knowledge of IT; (b) IT control knowledge; (c) IT control competences; (d) IT user competences; (e) one of, or a mixture of competences of, the roles of manager, evaluator, or designer of information systems.
A. Knowledge that the BSA graduate should possess include:
B. Skills that the BSA graduate should possess include:
a. Intellectual – the ability to carry out abstract logical thinking and learn the process of critical thinking, visualization or “seeing things in the mind’s eye” and reasoning skills.
b. Interpersonal – ability to work in groups and being a team player. It includes the skills to participate as member of a team, and contributing to group effort; teaching others new skills, working to satisfy client’s expectations, negotiation skills.
Thus, the BSA graduate must demonstrate attributes such as being:
c. Communication – refers to active listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively one’s points of view both orally and in writing, at all organizational levels; being able to justify one’s position, deliver impressive presentations and to persuade and convince others.
C. Values that the BSA graduate should possess include:
a. Professional ethics
Some School Highlights
Thesis cum Practicum Program
Performance of graduates in the CPA Licensure Examination
1. 1. Awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission as Top Performing School in Accountancy, Category D : 10-25 examinees 2. A CPA passing percentage that is consistently above the national passing percentage
Employability of Graduates – 100%
A highly qualified, well-blended mix of academicians, accounting and law professionals, Accounting and Auditing standard-setters, who are recognized leaders in academe as well as in business and industry.