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BSBA in Banking and Finance in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Banking and Finance is a four-year degree program designed to equip students with knowledge in investments, financial management, and capital markets. Students will also have an understanding of the financial aspects of the economy, operations of financial institutions, and financial management of business operations to effectively apply business administration principles.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BSBA in Banking and Finance are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations which will be helpful in their college journey.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Principles of Management
  • Human Behavior in Organization
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Basic Finance
  • Philippine Business Environment
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Ethics


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 BSBA in Banking and Finance are expected to be able to:

  • Study and analyze the business environment
  • Create operational plans
  • Think of modern business ideas
  • Effectively manage a business unit for economic sustainability
  • Conduct research methods from a business perspective


On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are usually required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in relevant workplaces such as financial institutions, corporations, 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

The BSBA in Banking and Finance does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

 Graduates of BSBA in Banking and Finance may pursue a career path in any financial institutions, corporations, and auditing companies. They may apply as an accounting officer, banking assistant, loan officer, budget analyst, and tax examiner.

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Reviews of BSBA in Banking and Finance graduates:

C. R.
◈ Studied Bachelor in Banking and Finance (slightly different course)
◈ At Polytechnic University of the Philippines
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Banking and Finance: If there is one industry applicable even in the simplest lives of each person in the world, that is Banking and Finance.

I chose this particular course because I wanted to learn more about the industry that partly runs the world. At the same time, being able to impart what I have learned in the field of Banking and Finance to the Filipino people, teaching them how to be financially independent, and introducing the importance of the bank to them, hoping that someday, this would help ease poverty among our nation.

list bulletAbout my college education: Studying Banking and Finance is interesting yet difficult. It is interesting how the banking industry evolves as the new generation comes in. Yet on the other hand, it is difficult as it is an integral part of the society. If the banking industry fails, many industries will follow and fail as well.

For succeeding in this course, one should possess high ethical standards and prudence because the Banking industry is a business of trust.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently a management trainee under the Officers Development Program of RCBC Savings Bank. But the program will end soon and by June 2, 2014, I will be an official Accounts Officer, Junior Assistant Manager level, under the SME loans Department, Wholesale Lending Division of the Consumer Lending Group.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: All the things that were taught in college are applicable. The principles, theories and formulas are important to survive in the workplace. However, the most important lesson I have learned from school that I applied in my current job is more on the values and maturity that comes with education.

The principles, theories and formulas would never be enough if one does not possess the values and maturity needed in the workplace. It is not all about what is written in the book. Most of the time, it is about one's attitude.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 1 month after graduation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Banking and Finance: The employment opportunities are wide for Banking and Finance degree holders. The salary range for bank positions is dependent on the size of the bank and varies widely. Also, salaries within each individual bank may vary for the same job title depending on the amount of lending authority or scope of responsibility of the bank employee.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Have the passion to excel, and be disciplined enough to be able to grasp the lessons the course would offer. Always keep in mind that this will be your first step on the ladder to success.
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