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BS in Accountancy in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) program is a five-year program focused on subjects in financial, public, and managerial accounting, auditing, administration, business laws, and taxation. The program also teaches students to integrate information technology concepts into business systems, to create a more systematic and organized way of storing business-related data. Aside from business topics, BSA also equips students with a basic understanding of computer programming and auditing systems. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Accountancy are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college. 


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Law on Obligations and Contracts
  • Business Laws and Regulations
  • Regulatory Framework and Legal Issues in Business
  • Management Science
  • International Business and Trade
  • Accounting Research Methods
  • Statistical Analysis with Software Application
  • Governance, Business Ethics, Risk Management, and Internal Control
  • Managerial Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Conceptual Framework and Accounting Standard
  • Intermediate Accounting 1, 2, and 3
  • Accounting Information System
  • Cost Accounting and Control

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS)
and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Accountancy are expected to be able to:

  • Handle business issues and problems in a global strategic perspective using the knowledge and technical skills in financial accounting, cost accounting, and management
  • Conduct accountancy related research by properly using theories and methodologies of accounting
  • Use technology as a business tool in generating financial and non-financial reports
  • Maintain ethical practice and practice as an accountant

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various corporate and auditing companies.


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Accountancy needs to pass the Certified Public Accountant's Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Accountancy under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Accountancy may pursue a career path in various corporate and auditing companies. They may for roles such as an accounting associate, audit staff, financial accounting and reporting staff, state accounting examiner, state accountant, and budget analyst.

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Reviews of BS in Accountancy graduates:

I. M.
◈ Studied BS in Accountancy
◈ At Philippine Women's University
◈ Graduated 1998

list bulletAbout my college education: It is a business course as we all know, but as many tells it is more on math but not really it is more on analytical aspect.
I like the course cause it open my minds about business and how to account it...it was difficult then but i you study hard you can make it till the end.

list bulletMy current job: Actually, I''m not working right now but my job was an accounting assistant in one of the biggest and widely known mall in the Philippines. I worked there for seven years. I can say that my job was related to my education because I was at accounting department and handled different kinds of accounts.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After a year because we have the CPA board exam and it took us 6 months to review in a review school.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Accountancy: Yes, I would highly recommend it, because weather you work for a company or you put up your own business you can still use of what you've learned in school.
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