BSBA in Accountancy in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting program (BSBA-A) provides knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Economics, Business Organization and Management. The program also involves topics in taxation, auditing principles, programming, money, credit and banking.

The BSBA-A program aims to prepare its graduates for the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination, and for careers in accounting in both the private and public sectors.

Admission requirements for BSBA in 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 BSBA in Accounting program in the Philippines

The BSBA-A program takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BSBA in Accounting program

  • Fundamentals of Accounting: Partnership Corporation
  • Fundamentals of Computer Software Application
  • Introduction to Information Technical Concept
  • Fundamentals of Programming & Database T/A
  • Principles of Economics with Agrarian Reform
  • Principles of Marketing, Sales, Management
  • Philippine History w/ Politics & Government
  • Principles of Money, Credit and Banking
  • Business Organization & Management
  • IT Concepts: System Analysis/Design
  • Business Research/Feasibility Study
  • Macroeconomic Theory & Practice
  • Law on Partnership & Corporation
  • Law on Obligation and Contracts
  • Agency & Business Organization
  • Speech & Oral Communication
  • Filipino II: Pagbasa at Pagsulat
  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Business and State Taxation
  • Production Management
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Financial Management
  • Study & thinking Skills
  • Business Psychology
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing Principles
  • Philosophy: Logic
  • Income Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • College Algebra
  • Taxation

What exam do I need to take in order to practice as an Accountant in the Philippines?

A graduate of BSBA in Accounting needs to pass the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination in order to practice as an Accountant in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Accountancy under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

What are the requirements for admission to the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination?

  • Must be a holder of a degree in BSBA in Accounting with academic credits on required subjects from a university recognized by the Philippine government.
  • Must have a copy of the Transcript of Records with Special order and date of graduation with remarks “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”
  • Must not have any case filed or pending for moral turpitude in any court in the Philippines that involves moral turpitude
  • Must have an original copy of community tax certificate (cedula)
  • Must have a copy of the NSO authenticated birth certificate
  • Must be of good health and sound mind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen

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

  • Accounting Staff
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Government Accountant
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Government Auditor
  • Public Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Academician

Reviews of BSBA in Accountancy graduates:

J. T.
◈ Studied BSBA Major in Accounting
◈ At Jose Rizal University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose BSBA in Accountancy:
To be honest I didn't choose this course but eventually I fell in love with it.

list bulletAbout my college education:
Its really challenging and fun experience.

list bulletMy current job:
For the meantime I'm still processing my requirements, got a job offer from Accenture. It's Data Analyst position it's all about processing all the billings and solve all the customer concerns. But I still have a plan to apply in BPI bank as Phone Banker (CSE specialist).

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me 2 weeks to get a job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSBA in Accountancy:
All companies are in need of accounting graduates for their accounting department. Accounting is a lifeblood of all company.
Basic salary is P10,000-P15,000

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
The course that you choose it's really a crucial thing in your entire life, it will determined your future. Let me say this Choose a course that while working in your course enjoyed it. In skills and attitude it's all depend to us guys if you want to get a honors. Start it now! read a lot of books, make friends to students that love to study and have the same interest with you. Always have a mental attitude that you always get a 1.0 in every subject that you've get so you yourself will make necessary work to get that.
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