Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

General Description of the Program

This program provides general accounting education to students wanting to pursue a professional career in Accountancy in general and in Public Accounting in particular. Further, this is the program that complies with the latest competency framework for professional accountants issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) through their International Education of Standards. Thus, this qualifies the graduate of this program to take assessments leading to certifications in Accountancy given by the Professional Regulatory Commission – Board of Accountancy (PRC-BOA) and other global professional Accountancy organizations. As a field of study, Accountancy is a profession that involves providing assurance and audit services for statutory financial reporting, tax-related services, management advisory services partnering in management decision-making, devising planning and performance and control systems, and providing expertise in financial reporting and control to assist various stakeholders in making decisions.


Program Outcomes

  1. Resolve business issues and problems, with a global and strategic perspective using knowledge and technical proficiency in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost accounting and management, accounting and control, taxation, and accounting information systems;
  2. Conduct accountancy research through independent studies of relevant literature and appropriate use of accounting theory and methodologies;
  3. Employ technology as business tool in capturing financial and non-financial information, generating reports and making decisions;
  4. Apply knowledge and skills to successfully respond to various types of assessments; and (including professional licensure and certifications); and
  5. Confidently maintain a commitment to good corporate citizenship, social responsibility and ethical practice in performing functions as an accountant.

Career Opportunites

Entry-level positions:

  • Public Practice: Junior Analyst, Consulting Staff
  • Commerce and Industry: Cost Analyst, Investment Analyst, Accountancy Staff, Tax Accounting Staff, Financial Analyst, Budget Analyst, Credit Analyst, Cost Accountant
  • Government: State Accounting Examiner, NBA Agent, Treasury Agent, State Accountant, LGU Accountant, Revenue Officer, Audit Examiner, Budget Officer, Financial Services Specialist
  • Education: Junior Accounting Instructor

Middle-level positions:

  • Public Practice: Senior Consulting Manager/Financial Advisory Manager
  • Commerce and Industry: Controller/Comptroller, Senior Information Systems Auditor, Senior Loan Officer, Senior Budget Officer
  • Government: State Accountant V, Director III and Director IV, Government Accountancy and Audit, Financial Services Manager, Audit Services Manager, Senior Auditor
  • Education: Senior Faculty, Accounting Department Chair

Advanced positions:

  • Public Practice: Partner, Senior Partner, Senior Consultant/Financial Advisor
  • Commerce and Industry: Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer
  • Government: National Treasurer, Vice President for Finance/CFO, Commissioner, Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner
  • Education: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean

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