BSBA in Accountancy in the Philippines

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:

M. Y.
Studied B.S. Commerce – Major in Accounting (slightly different course)
at Divine Word University of Tacloban , Tacloban
Graduated: 2004

Why did I choose this course:
I wanted to be like my father who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and was a Manager of Banco Filipino in Tacloban then. I was sure that by taking this course I will follow the footsteps of my father.

About my college education:
I was lucky to have teachers who were from the banks and who were friends of my father. I had my college training in the bank. I learned about deposits and withdrawals. The subject that was was Economics. Even the teacher did not really know much about it. The subject on philosophy was interesting. I passed all my subjects. Everybody will pass and graduate if they are determined to finish and get employed.

My current job:
I am now a Manager of a universal bank owned by the owners of an airlines in the Philippines

Am I using what I learned in college:
In my college, I had my undergraduate training in a bank. I learned about the accounting procedures in the bank. But the most important and practical is being honest. I always practice this up till now.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After my graduation I took the CPA Board exam and when I got my license as CPA I was hired immediately by Tacloban Branch

Do I recommend studying B.S. Commerce – Major in Accounting:
This course major in accounting is good for becoming a CPA. As a graduate of Commerce with an accounting major one will be easily employed in any business company. But if you become a CPA, you can be promoted to any high position in the bank. Or you can have your own accounting firm after so many years in experience.

Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
I knew what I wanted to be. If you want to be a CPA, this is the only course to prepare you.
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