College of Business and Accountancy
The College of Management and Accountancy was opened in 1960. It obtained its first government recognition on July 12, 1963; another recognition was conferred for its two-year Junior Secretarial course on June 13, 1971: and in 1991 for its Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program. Finally, in January 5, 2001 its Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA) was also granted government recognition. Through the years it has gone on many names such as the College of Management and Accountancy (CMA), College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA), College of Commerce, Accountancy and Office Administration (COM-ACC-OA) and College of Commerce, Accountancy and Office Secretarial (COM-ACC-SEC) and College of Commerce.
Presently, it is recognized as the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA), an academic unit that offers three curricular programs, namely: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majors in Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Development Management, Business Economics and Banking).
Among CBA’s outstanding graduates were:
- Leo Vasco Dagamac, the 1985 CPA Licensure Examination 1st placer who is now a member of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees and serves as Regional Manager of Chevron-Philippines’ Asia-Pacific Pricing and Planning Department;
- Rommel Paras (batch ’92) and Edelio Alday (batch ’96), who both passed the highly-competitive examination administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA);
- Angelica A. Capuyon, Victor Gener M. Alvarez and Enrico C. Rullan who all passed the May 2006-2007 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Examination;
- Edison Ramirez Bautista, a 2008 CPA Licensure Examination 10th placer who works at the top-notch accounting firm SGV and Co. and now currently connected with Deutsche Bank Group;
- Ms. Alison Kay Dela Cruz, October 2012 Top 8 is now at SGV;
- Mr. Rostum Bautista, October 2013 Top 17 is now at SGV
The Dean heads the college with the aid of two Program Coordinators who administer the Accountancy and Business Administration programs. The College under her tenure promotes student empowerment through student-led activities and consultation of college policies (and other matters related to the student body) to students through their local college representatives and minor organization officers.
The CBA has been granted a five-year level III accredited status both for its Business Administration and Accountancy programs in April 2011 and May 2012, respectively.
ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROFILE
The College of Business and Accountancy adopts and supports the vision, mission and goals of the University. To this end, the College has formulated principles in preparing men and women for the manifold tasks of citizenship; instilling in them the spirit of selfless service and dedication to uplift the quality of human life; encouraging excellence and vision in all their endeavors; imbuing in them the need for an international outlook and inspiring them with an abiding faith in God. Thus, its ultimate goal is the development of the people for the whole of life.
The College of Business and Accountancy will take a significant part in the country’s development by pursuing innovative business programs in line with the university’s Christian values.
To deliver an outstanding educational portfolio and to produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards.
- To achieve high quality educational outcomes for all students with focus on professional, business and accounting subjects.
- To improve student learning and achievement in all subjects relevant to the course.
- To develop and promote professional behavior and attitudes in the students’ educational programs which translate theory into practice.
- To instill in the mind of business society the spirit of selfless service, good governance and social responsibility.
- To encourage excellence in its business objectives and the need for international outlook with ethical standards.
- To prepare business professionals for their contribution to the development of Philippine society, especially its economy.