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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:

E. J.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting
◈ At University of the Philippines Visayas
◈ Graduated 1989

list bulletAbout my college education: My course was not my first choice but I learned to love it. It involved mathematical as well as analytical skills. It needed patience and lots of gruelling hours of studying. Our practical exams gave us insights on the real corporate world. They gave us a feel of what it's like to be a part of the business world. My course introduced me to different office jobs and has fully equipped me to handle them well.

list bulletMy current job: Treasury Supervisor

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Definitely yes.
I was able to use everything I learned in college in my current job. My knowledge in accounting and finance are very important tools to my work in the office. I easily grasped my duties and obligations in the office so I need only minimum supervision. Before I was promoted to Treasury Supervisor, I did purely accounting and bookkeeping tasks like recording of accounts, journalizing, posting to ledgers and filing. When I was transferred to the cash department, I was able to use my knowledge in cash management, ensuring that the office will not run out of funds. I practically managed all the receipts and disbursements transactions of the office.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was employed five months after graduation

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSBA in Accountancy: I think that the course I've chosen will always remain to be useful and important despite the fast changing times and the modern technology. Everything in the business world requires accounting and office works. There's only a need to upgrade your knowledge especially in the use of the computer and other modern equipments. But the whole procedure in running an office or any business, for that matter, remains the same.
For me, pursuing a course which was not my first choice, never gave me regrets. My university has developed me into a person who is ready to meet any challenge in life after school. Proof of this is the several promotions I've been given and even an offer to manage the entire office.
As for the salary level, I can say it has made me financially stable. I have learned to love my course, after all and my career is very self-fulfilling. I strongly recommend my course to the incoming college students. Anyway, every office requires and needs an accountant, office clerk or finance employee.
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