Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Degree Codes: Program – BSAE2 Plan – BSAE-F/ACC
This program combines the disciplines of financial economics and accountancy to equip students with the skills necessary to apply economic theory to an understanding of financial markets and financial dicision-making and to prepare the student for a career in finance, accountancy, and related fields. Students will learn the importance of formal economic and econometric modeling frameworks and strategies emphasizing the increasingly dominant role of mathematics and logic. They will develop the ability to communicate the essential aspects of economic policy and its implications through applied research, develop problem solving skills, and integrate the core La Sallian values into one’s life.
Students are also prepared to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination. The program will provide vital skills and the technical knowledge required in formal accounting work through specialized courses in auditing practice, cost accounting, and financial accounting, among others. The economics curriculum encompasses important fields like financial statement analysis, international trade and finance, money and banking, futures, options and derivatives, portfolio analysis, and other fields directly related to finance.
It takes 14 trimesters and 1 summer term to finish the program. To successfully complete the program, students should be able to hurdle 274 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 for their wholistic 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.
Updated: July 29, 2013