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Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) program principally aims to prepare you for a career in the field of accountancy and finance and for the Licensure Examination for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

Why take up BS Accountancy at MC?

  • Features an intensive training that meets the requirements of our increasingly globalized economy
  • Uses a comprehensive curriculum designed to produce professionals who are multi-disciplinary and conversant in business, sciences, and field-related concepts.
  • Integrates ethics and the principles of transparency and accountability in the curriculum to shape competent accountants and business advisors with solid business values
  • Emphasizes on competencies in organizational development, problem solving, objective and analytical thinking, business and corporate communications and information technology (IT), responsible decision-making, self-motivating techniques, and professionalism
  • Provides an on-the-job-training program that ensures immersion in the business work environment while applying theories learned in school
  • Boasts of expert faculty members who are practitioners in the field
  • Features 18 units of integrated accounting courses taken on the last semester as preparatory to the CPA review for the licensure examination
  • Prepares graduating students for their CPA Licensure Examination students through diagnostics exams

What Will I Study?

The Accounting program integrates theory and social practice through values-oriented, student-centered and technology-infused approaches. Below are some career-relevant topics you will encounter in the program:

This course introduces the nature, functions, scope, and limitations of the broad field of accounting theory. It deals with the study of the theoretical accounting framework objectives of financial statements, standard setting process for accounting practice, national as well as international accounting standards relating to the preparation and presentation of financial statements, the conditions under which they may be appropriately applied, their impact or effect on the financial statements; and the criticisms commonly leveled against them. The course covers the detailed discussion, appreciation, and application of accounting principles covering the assets, financial and nonfinancial.
This course is designed to orient the students to the cost accounting and cost management framework of a business. Topics discussed are: overview of cost accounting; manufacturing cost accounting cycle; job order cost system; accounting, planning, and control for materials, labor, and factory overhead; and environmental cost management.
This course is a continuation of Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting 1. It deals mainly with consolidation and mergers, parent-subsidiary relationships, and consolidated statements, including foreign subsidiaries. The other topics deal with accounting for the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates and other similar current issues. Also discussed are debt restructuring, accounting for financially distressed corporations, accounting for the winding up of an enterprise and accounting variations among countries.
This course is designed to expose students both to the demand for and the supply of the profession’s flagship service – financial statement audits – and to the nature of the value added assurance services which decision-makers demand in the information age. It also cover assurance standards and attestation and auditing standards; public sector regulation of accounting practice and legal liability; the framework of financial statements auditing: risk-based approach as audit methodology; audit evaluation and planning, including the concept of risk and materiality; assessing internal controls, and tests of controls including internal controls in computer-based business systems; performance of an audit; evidence collection, analysis, and substantive tests; reporting: reports on assurance services, attestation services, and financial statement audits; and completing the audit including communications with board of directors and management concerning internal control weaknesses. Also discussed in detail are the basic professional values and the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and SEC’s Code of Corporate Governance.
This course is designed to expose students both to the demand for and the supply of the profession’s flagship service – financial statement audits – and to the nature of the value added assurance services which decision-makers demand in the information age. It also cover assurance standards and attestation and auditing standards; public sector regulation of accounting practice and legal liability; the framework of financial statements auditing: risk-based approach as audit methodology; audit evaluation and planning, including the concept of risk and materiality; assessing internal controls, and tests of controls including internal controls in computer-based business systems; performance of an audit; evidence collection, analysis, and substantive tests; reporting: reports on assurance services, attestation services, and financial statement audits; and completing the audit including communications with board of directors and management concerning internal control weaknesses. Also discussed in detail are the basic professional values and the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and SEC’s Code of Corporate Governance.
This course is a continuation of Assurance Principles, Professional Ethics and Good Governance, focusing on financial statements audit. It covers detailed approaches to problems and situations normally encountered in the independent examination of cash, receivables, inventories, investments, prepaid expenses, deferred charges, property, plant and equipment, intangibles, liabilities, owners’ equity, and revenue and expenses. It deals specifically with the application of auditing standards, techniques, and procedures; internal control evaluation; preparation of audit working papers; introduction of computer application in auditing; audit adjustments; and audit reports pertaining to a medium-sized manufacturing or trading concern. The determination of audit objectives and audit programs, evaluation of internal control, and determination of substantive procedures as applied to various accounts are better appreciated as the transaction cycle approach is employed in the course. Audit working papers and audited financial statements are the natural outputs of this course leading to the preparation of audit reports.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the role of the accountant in the management team by providing and assisting in the analysis, interpretation, and forecasting of business organizations. It covers the discussion of the foundation of management accounting; its expanding role, organizational structure, and professional ethics for management accountants; design of management accounting systems (e.g. responsibility accounting system), evaluating the impact of changes in business structure, functions, and appropriateness of management accounting techniques and methods, basic interpretation and use of financial statements; performance measurement for planning and control such as: marginal, absorption, and opportunity costing; cost behavior; cost-volume-profit relationship; advanced analysis and appraisal of financial and related information; business planning and budgetary systems; standard costing and variance analysis; quantitative techniques; and methods for planning and control.
This is an integrative course that covers basic considerations of management consultancy engagements by CPAs; areas of management consultancy, professional attributes of management standards, and ethical considerations. It also covers project feasibility aspects of project development cycle, economic aspect, technical aspect, financial aspect (investment cost, financing, and evaluation): information system (IS) engagement, management/operations audits, and business process improvement/re-engineering.
This course enhances the students’ knowledge of the laws relating to obligations and contracts, business associations, and negotiable instruments, particularly as it relate to accounting and auditing situations. The students should know and understand the pertinent legal provisions, general principles, concepts, and underlying philosophy of the law.
This course enhances the students of the conceptual knowledge and proficiency in the practical application of the basic principles of taxation as they relate to accounting practice. The emphasis is on the application of the theory and principles in solving tax problems. The students are expected to know, understand and be able to apply the laws on income tax, business taxes (value-added and percentage taxes), estate tax, donors tax, as well as Revenue Regulations and Court of Tax Appeals and Supreme Court decisions.
This course is a continuation of Financial Management 1 and provides a conceptual framework within key financial decisions and risks relating to corporations are analyzed. This analysis considers shareholder wealth maximization, long term financing, capital budgeting, risk management (the nature of risk, risk concepts, benefits of risk management, risk management processes, enterprise-wide risk management, managing operating risk and financial risk, credit risk models including Base 2) capital acquisition analysis, capital structure decision, valuation of financial instruments, and the dividend decision. It also examines the main types of derivate contracts: forward contracts, futures, swaps and options, and how these instruments are used in managing and modifying financial risks.
This course examines the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on transaction cycles and business processes, with a focus on the flow of financial transactions through the accounting information system. Internal control concepts and their application to the information systems are also considered.
This course is designed to inform and stimulate thinking on issues of ethics and social responsibility encountered in business. The material covered is intended to prepare students to recognize and manage ethical and social responsibility issues as they arise, and to help them formulate their own standards of integrity and professionalism. The overall course objectives are to increase awareness of the ethical dimension of business conduct, to contribute insight into the professional standards and responsibilities of students in their future careers; to develop analytical skills for identifying and resolving ethical and social responsibility issues in business; and to practice decision making about ethical and social responsibility issues. (Key topics are: the nature of corporate governance, the framework of regulations, role of external and internal audit, the board of directors, appraising and rewarding directors, reporting of corporate governance issues and corporate social responsibility and ethical behavior in the enterprise.)
  • Total Program Units: 257 units
    General Education: 74
    Major Courses: 166

  • Standard Completion Time: 5 years

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Career Paths

There are four sectors and examples of organizations where our BSA students may opt to work:

Public Practice
  • Navarro Amper & Co (formerly Manabat Delgado Amper & Co) - Deloitte
  • Isla Lipana & Co - PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • SGV & Co - Ernst & Young (EY)
  • RG Manabat & Co (Formerly Manabat San Agustin & Co) - Klynveld, Peat, Marwick & Goerdeler (KPMG)
  • Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co, CPAs, (Formerly Alba Romeo & Co, CPAs) - Binder Dijker Otte (BDO)
  • Punong Bayan & Araullo (P&A) - Grant Thornton
Government Accounting
  • Commission on Audit (COA)
  • Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Bureau of Customs (BOC)
  • Department of Finance (DOF)
  • National Bureau of Investigations (NBI)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Bureau of Treasury (BoTr)
  • Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)
  • Insurance Commission (IC)
  • Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)
Commerce and Industry

Universal / commercial banks such as:

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
  • BDO Unibank (BDO)
  • Metrobank
Academe

various universities and colleges

Other career options
  • Accounting Managers
  • Audit Partners
  • Audit Associates
  • Audit Managers
  • Audit Supervisor
  • Business Advisers
  • Consultants
  • Chief Audit Executives
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
  • Cost Accountants
  • Financial Advisers
  • Fraud Auditors
  • Management Accountants
  • Payroll Accountants
  • Information Systems Auditors
  • Information Systems Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Tax Analysts
  • Treasury Analysts

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