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BSBA in Business Economics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Economics is a four-year degree program that equips students with an understanding of key economic theories, principles, and models. The program tackles specific topics on banking, investment, development planning, and business processes. It gives students a wider understanding of how financial markets work, how products are manufactured, and the proper distribution of goods and resources. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BSBA in Business Economics 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
  • Introduction in Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Basic Finance

Admission Requirements


  • 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 Business Economics 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 corporations and business 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 Business Economics 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 Business Economics may pursue a career path in corporations and business companies. They may apply as a management trainee, economics researcher, commodity analyst, business economist, market research analyst, financial analyst, and investment analyst.

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Reviews of BSBA in Business Economics graduates:

list bulletWhy did I choose BSBA in Business Economics: I chose to study this particular course because economics is a flexible course. You will be able to touch Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and even understand entrepreneurship.

list bulletAbout my college education: The course for me was challenging. At times, you would find it difficult but interesting. There is a thrill once you are in this course especially when you are around your cool professors. It is fun in the sense that sometimes you would find each situation congruent or at least comparable to the theories you study inside the class. For you to survive and succeed in this course, you need to be analytic and open for possibilities. You need to be a fighter to finish this course. I tell you, it would be difficult but everything would be worth it.

When you are an economics graduate, you fully appreciate the role of the government together in partnership with private entities. Moreover, you get to know what causes poverty and it gives you a chance to understand on how you could fully help in poverty alleviation.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Research Analyst at Republic Biscuit Corporation. I do technical research on market data and determine the veracity of the data gathered.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: What I have learned in college is very helpful in my current job. It enabled me to think out of the box, it enabled me to be an asset to the company I'm working with. The analytical side of me have been very helpful. The way I deal with things is more strategic.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me 2 months to find my ideal and right job after graduation. I could say that there was a lot of offers and calls even before graduation but of course, I still had to consider standards before accepting the job offer.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSBA in Business Economics: The employment opportunities after you graduate are endless. For sure, you could have numerous job titles because this course is flexible. The salary level is good and benefits are maximized for every economics graduate.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: My advice for those people in considering studying in this course is that, be ready to face hundreds of real economic situations that would show up as you participate in the course. Do not give up because at the end of the road, everything is priceless. It is fulfilling. Every theory comes naturally to you that you can relate it to your real life situations.
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