BS in Management Accounting in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting program (BSMA) provides knowledge and skills in the practice of management. The program includes topics in the systems, procedures and policies used by executive and top management in making company decisions.

The BSMA program aims to produce graduates who are capable of working in positions involving accounting and management both locally and internationally.

Admission requirements for the BS in Management Accounting program in the Philippines

  • Must have the original and photocopy of the high school report card (form 138)
  • Must have recommendation from High school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the college entrance examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of the honourable dismissal
  • Must have a copy of the high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of the BS in Management Accounting program in the Philippines

The BS in Management Accounting program takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BS in Management Accounting program

  • Business Finance w/ Introduction to Global Business Environment
  • Sales, Agency, Labor and Other Commercial Laws
  • Computer Fundamentals & Word Processing
  • Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Principles of Organization & Management
  • Math Analysis in Business (Calculus)
  • Management Accounting Synthesis
  • Quantitative Technical In Business
  • Accounting Information System
  • Filipino sa Iba’t-ibang Larangan
  • Law on Business Organizations
  • Elementary Business Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Early & Modern Phil. History
  • Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan
  • Management Consultancy
  • Business Correspondence
  • Business and Other Taxes
  • Production Management
  • Special Topics in Finance
  • Modern College Algebra
  • Marketing Management
  • Obligations & Contracts
  • Database Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Communication Arts
  • Business Research
  • Biological Science
  • Microeconomics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Physical Science

What are the career opportunities for graduates of BS in Management Accounting in the Philippines?

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Auditing Assistant
  • Cost accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer

Reviews of BS in Management Accounting graduates:

C. B.
◈ Studied Bs in Management Accounting
◈ At John Paul II College of Davao
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletWhy did I choose Management Accounting:
I preferred this course because it’s a good investment that I really think has great value for my future as in the later years of my career, I am planning to put up my own business which can be a restaurant or selling some highly sought product or service.

list bulletAbout my college education:
Accounting Management is very in demand by business establishments. It is simply not just accounting as it applies accounting in a subjective manner from the business owner’s or manager’s perspective. I learned very important concepts on costs and it's classification or types and how crucial it's role is in providing useful financial information for the business or enterprise. I also learned that in order to be effective in accounting, you have to be very meticulous about almost everything that concerns the use and allocation of resources. I had difficulty in making a feasibility study. For me it was the biggest challenge of getting this course. Some of my classmates didn’t do good with the exams, the reason may be because they didn’t take the subjects seriously and only relied on class discussions without the initiative to study in advance. For me it was actually a very interesting course. I enjoyed almost of the subjects we took because these gave me more practical knowledge and made me feel more confident with my abilities.

list bulletMy current job:
I am now a sales promo assistant in a big store in a mall here in Davao City.
It is my role to market the products to increase the sales of the store for profit-making. This requires me to know the products and devise different interesting ways to promote them to the customers.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
The subject on computer technology was practical for employment purposes. Making the feasibility study was also a practical exercise, in making the feasibility study, I was able to reconcile all my learning with it's application in real life. The feasibility study, which I think is a core aspect in mastering management accounting, prepared me for what’s really important in business-proposal making once I enter employment.

Additionally, the subjects related to customer relations and office work helped me in my current job like customer relations, courtesy, the “customer is always right”, being honest, and so forth.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I got my first job 1 month after I graduated.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Management Accounting:
In terms of employment, graduating from this course, you can easily be hired because it has a better understanding of a business through accounting and management principles and practices. People who graduate from Management Accounting can attain a managerial position so you can expect a high salary grade if you get assigned to a similar position. But of course, as accounting is the core in every business, knowing that you can participate in the management of the business can be a very purposeful role that you might find fulfilling.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
While studying, I always carried the motto: “Try and try until you succeed”. To be honest, I wasn't very sure in the beginning if I could finish the course on time, but with this motto stuck in my mind, I guess there was no way I could've failed. Thus I was able to succeed.

For students who are considering this course, I advise you to always take the initiative to study in advance. Why? It's because the teacher won't always have to catch up with what you already know, or what you still don't know. The teacher will just oftentimes give you situations where you can apply the concepts, but thoroughly understanding the concepts will be your responsibility since each person has a different way of understanding things. Lastly, you need to practice. Hone your analytic skills with answering exercises and real-life problems so in the long run in tackling a more difficult topic, you already have a good foundation of the basics in accounting concepts.
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