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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:

S. L.
◈ Studied BS in Accountancy
◈ At Holy Angel University
◈ Graduated 2008

list bulletAbout my college education: BS Accountancy consider one of the most difficult course we have and this can be proven by the high percentage of students failing in board exam. Im very much chalenge with this course since i like and love math.

list bulletMy current job: After working in one of leading Bank in Phil., currently im working in Saudi Arabia as a Accountant.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, whatever you learned in your school you can apply in your actual job but ofcourse there are some situation wherein you will learn in your day to day job. What i advise to the student they must study well for their own benefits.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Less than a month after my board exam i already have a job

list bulletDo I recommend studying Accountancy: I took BS Accountacy because i believe i easily find job. There a too much available job for a Accountancy graduate though most likely y begin in a clerk position from there you can begin to prove your worth.
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