Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Degree Codes: Program- ABEC2 Plan – AB-ECO/BSA
This program combines the disciplines of economics and accountancy to equip students with the skills necessary to understand and apply economic theory to real world problems specifically those present in the business and policy environments. The program is designed for students who prefer a multidisciplinary approach to economics. It is for those who are keen in understanding how economic analysis is relevant in explaining and resolving pressing economic issues of social importance. Students are expected to: understand the importance of formal economic and econometric modeling frameworks and strategies emphasizing on the increasingly dominant role of mathematics and logic, achieve effective communication in conveying the essential aspects of economic policy and its implications through applied research, develop problem solving skills needed for business, appreciate the complex relationships between the fields of economics and accountancy, and integrate the core La Sallian values to transform oneself into a vital resource for God and country. The program also aims to provide vital skills and technical knowledge required in formal accounting work through specialized courses in auditing practice, cost accounting and financial accounting among others.
It takes 15 trimesters and 1 summer term to finish the program. To successfully complete the program, students should be able to hurdle 292 units of formal academic coursework as well as comply with the academic requirements set by the two departments. Aside from this academic requirement, students will take up 12 units of non-academic subjects mainly in the interest of enabling a wholistic student development. Students in this program need to write two independent theses that conform with standards prescribed by each department. Students are also required to undertake practicum work in any private corporation or government entity and must demonstrate research ability by writing a research paper. Three course electives in economics designed for those who belong to the economics track as well as specialized accounting elective courses are required.
Updated: July 24, 2013