Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Business Economics (4 years)

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program offers a wide range of specialized majors, namely Business Economics, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Management. The program focuses on the interrelationship of the different functional areas of business. It equips students with technical and practical knowledge in making informed business decisions. 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Economics is a four-year program that prepares graduates for careers in banking, economic and development planning, as well as general management. The program focuses on the relationship of business operations and the economy as a whole. It integrates economic principles and strategies into standard business practices so that the student can have both the micro view of how the business can acquire capital, generate profit, and efficiently produce goods and services, as well as the macro view of how external economic factors, such as government regulation, can affect, and should influence, business decisions.

Furthermore, the program prepares its students to be fully equipped with 21st-century skills that emphasize on both quantitative and qualitative research with strong foundations in mathematics, statistics, and in econometrics. These quantitative tools are essential components to hone the students in sound decision-making in business both in private and public domains. The program culminates with a research output that is worthy of either publication or conference paper presentation for local or international fora.

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply both basic knowledge and practical skills that are relevant in the real-world setting
  2. Acquire knowledge and understanding of various management concepts, theories, and principles requisite of sound decision-making as applied in various business situations
  3. Articulate ideas through written and verbal forms, aided by information technology, to critically, analytically, and creatively solve problems
  4. Demonstrate commitment to the core values of being a Thomasian guided by the teachings of the Church

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) Specific to BSBA, major in Business Economics

  1. Apply the standard analytical tools of applied economics to arrive at a sound business decision
  2. Develop the skills needed to critically analyze information

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Commerce and Business Administration” tab for the tuition fees.

COVID-19 Advisory

With the current global issue on the spread of Covid-19, it is highly anticipated that for the First Term, AY 2020-2021, course delivery may be through online or blended learning. Online delivery will be in the form ofsynchronous classes and/or asynchronous classes (modular, content-based, etc.). Assessments may also be done online.

Career Opportunities

Process Document Controller Credit Risk Associate Junior Economic Analyst
Project Analyst  Research Associate Corporate Planning Assistant
Research Assistant / Data Analyst Market Research Analyst Analyst for Global Business Services
Business Development Assistant Financial or Equity Analyst

 

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

N.B. There may be minor changes upon the availability of new criteria.

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none

 

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 501 Introductory Microeconomics 3 0 3
COM 502 Human Resource Management 3 0 3
COM 503 Introductory Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 5101 Intermediate Marketing 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program  1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 5016 Business Communications 3 0 3
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ECO 5102 Computer Application in Business 2 3 3
ECO 5103 Math Economics I 3 0 3 COM 501
ECO 5104 History of Economic Thought 3 0 3 COM 501
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 25 3 29

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 5025 Mathematical Analysis in Business 3 0 3
ECO 5105 Statistics for Economists I 3 0 3 COM 501
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
COM 507 Business Law (Obligations and Contracts) 3 0 3
ECO 5106 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 5108 Business Analytics for Economist 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 5010 Total Quality Management 3 0 3
COM 5018 Labor Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5106
ECO 5107 Mathematical Economics 2 3 0 3 ECO 5103
ECO 5109 Microeconomics 3 0 3 ECO 5103,
ECO 5106
ECO 5112 Econometrics 2 3 3 ECO 5103,
ECO 5106,
ECO 5108
ECO 5114 Economic Development 3 0 3 ECO 5106
ECO 5126 Special Topics in Business Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5106
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 3 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 5011 Income and Business Taxation 3 0 3
COM 5020 Research 1 3 0 3 ECO 5112
COM 5026 Good Governance and Social Responsibility 3 0 3
ECO 5117 International Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5109
ECO 5118 Public Sector Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5109
ECO 5127 Financial Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5109
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 0 21

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 5019 Practicum 6 0 6 COM 5020
ECO 5121 Economic Research II 3 0 3 COM 5020
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
TOTAL 12 0 12

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3  ECO 5101
COM 5027 International Business and Trade 3 0 3
ECO 5113 Managerial Economics 3 0 3 ECO 5108,
ECO 5109
ECO 5124 Project Development Management 3 0 3 COM 5019,
COM 5021
ECO 5125 Economic Planning 3 0 3 COM 5021
ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 0 18

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2007-2008

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BA 1 Management Principles 3 0 3
ENG 101A Communication Skills I 3 0 3
FIL 1 Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
NS 201 Biological Science 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
PHL 2/102 Logic 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 1A Fundamentals of Accounting I 3 0 3
ENG 101B Communication Skills II 3 0 3 ENG 101A
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t ibang Disiplina 
3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 102A Mathematics of Investment 3 0 3 MATH 101
NS 103 Environmental Science 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHL 3B Psychology Applied to Business 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 1B Fundamentals of Accounting II 3 0 3 ACCT 1A
BA 5 Marketing Principles 3 0 3 BA 1
COMP 1 Introduction to IT with Software Applications I 2 3 3
ECO 1A Introductory Microeconomics 3 0 3
ENG 104 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 108D Mathematical Analysis in Business 3 0 3 MATH 101
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 2
TOTAL 23 3 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 2B Accounting for Corporation 3 0 3 ACCT 1B
BA 2 Management of Human Resources 3 0 3 BA 1
COMP 2 Logic Formulation with Software Applications II 2 3 3 COMP 1
ECO 2A Introductory Macroeconomics with Land Reform 3 0 3 ECO 1B
FIN 101 Basic Finance 3 0 3 ACCT 1B,
BA 1,
MATH 102A
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 605 Business Statistics 3 0 3 MATH 101
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 3 24

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ECO 3 Macroeconomics 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 4 Microeconomics 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 5 History of Economic Thought 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 7 Statistics for Economists 2 2 3 COMP 2
ENG 103 Business Communications 3 0 3 ENG 101B
LAW 1 Obligations and Contracts 3 0 3
OR 1 Operations Research I 3 0 3 ECO 2A,
MATH 108D,
MATH 605
TOTAL 20 2 21

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ECO 8 Econometrics 2 2 3 ECO 7
ECO 9 Economic Development 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 18 Labor Economics 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 20 Financial Economics 3 0 3 ECO 3
ECO 30 Economic Research I 3 0 3 ECO 3,
ECO 4,
ECO 7
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5
TAX Income and Business Taxation 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 2 21

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BA 7 Human Behavior in Organization 3 0 3 BA 1
ECO 11 Public Sector Economics 3 0 3 ECO 2A
ECO 17 International Economics 3 0 3 ECO 3
ECO 24 Mathematical Economics 3 0 3 ECO 3,
ECO 4,
OR 1
ECO 32 Economic Research II 3 0 3 ECO 30
FIN 104 Financial Analysis and Reporting 3 0 3 FIN 101
PRACT Practicum 0 12 6 ECO 20,
ECO 30,
ECO 8
TOTAL 18 12 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BUS 9 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3 0 3 BA 2,
BA 5,
ECO 2A,
FIN 101
SCL 3
ECO 16 Managerial Economics 3 0 3 ECO 4
ECO 35 Strategic Corporate Development 3 0 3 ECO 32
ECO 36 Project Development Management 3 0 3 ECO 32
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 PHL 5
TQM Total Quality Management 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 0 18

Policies

Religious Activities

• Religious activities are given to students, such as recollection for 1st & 2nd year (in-campus); pilgrimage to Manaoag for 3rd year (off-campus); and retreat at Calaruega for 3 days-2 nights (off-campus) for 4th year. Attendance is a must and expected to all students who will enroll in the University.

Academic / Co-Curricular Activities

Other academic requirements are given to students, such as educational trips (local & international), research works including thesis, project development, feasibility studies, strategic papers, business plan, business implementation, attendance in seminars (in- or off-campus), and participation in competitive contests.

Note: For all official off-campus activities, the College/Department provides an Undertaking Form requesting for Parental Consent & Waiver prior to the said activity. Medical clearance is needed in all off-campus activities.

 

Certification Exams such as TOEIC (English proficiency exam) for all 1st and 4th year students are also conducted.

Deportment / Discipline Policy Highlights

All enrolled students are requested to read the student handbook that can be downloaded from their MyUSTe student portal (https://myuste.ust.edu.ph/student/). Important areas of consideration are as follows:

1. Honesty

The University, in accordance with its Catholic & Dominican teachings, puts a high premium on the practice of honesty, the act of truth-telling, truth-seeking, truth-doing. Consequently, any act of dishonesty should be avoided. Acts of dishonesty may be sanctioned depending on the gravity of the case, even to the extent of dismissal or expulsion.

2. Courtesy

Courtesy is an act of respect towards another, in recognition of fundamental human dignity. Courtesy is a sign of one’s maturity. Its observance creates a climate of goodwill and fellowship. Thomasian students must, at all times, be courteous and respectful of others, most especially the guards-on-duty when they are approached for improper grooming.

3. Diligence

Thomasian students give honor to their family and to the University by being diligent in their studies. They should have a natural thirst for knowledge and view their attendance in the University as an opportunity to learn and improve themselves.

Thus, the student must:

a. Be punctual
b. Be present in their classes and participate in school-sanctioned activities (cutting classes can be sanctioned & can be considered violation of this policy provision)
c. Be prepared for their lessons, homework, and examinations given.
d. Students are only allowed up to 10 hours of absences for the whole semester for each course/subject. Excused absences and absences due to sickness are also included in the 10 hours allowable absences.

  • FA = failure due to absences; a student who incurs more than 10 allowable absences and has taken the preliminary exam but shall not be allowed to take the final exams
  • WF = grade that is given to a student who stops attending classes before the preliminary examinations (did not take the prelim exams) without officially dropping the course/subject.
  • WP = grade given to a student who stops attending classes after officially dropping the course/subject.

4. Good Grooming

Good grooming includes the wearing of the prescribed college uniform, the authorized shoes, the ID, the male haircut and other considerations that are similar to these. There are two (2) types of uniform for the College. Type A uniforms are worn starting the First Term up to Ash Wednesday. Type B uniforms are worn after Ash Wednesday up to the end of the Special Term.

Note: Unless otherwise allowed through a written permission by the administrators (Dean/Asst. Dean), all students must wear the proper uniform at all times within the University premises.

5. Decency & Modesty in Action

Thomasian students must, at all times, act with proper decorum and etiquette. Engaging in indecent or lewd conduct is contrary to the mores of Catholic behavior and morality.

  • Special Item: In case of pregnancy out of wedlock
    • The University upholds the sanctity of human life, as well as the sanctity of the conjugal act within marriage. However, in the event that an unmarried student gets pregnant, she is encouraged to inform and seek the help of the SWDB Coordinator or the Guidance Counselor.
    • The University, through the collaboration of the Regent, the Health Service Director, SWDB Coordinator, Guidance Counsellor, and the student’s parents, shall accompany the student through spiritual direction, medical assistance and guidance counselling.
    • To give the student adequate time and space to prepare for the important responsibility of single parenthood and, secondarily, to avoid the possibility of offending the moral sensibility of students, parents, and the university community on account of her irregular status, a pregnant student shall then take a Mandatory Leave of Absence from the University upon public disclosure, whether deliberate
      or otherwise.

6. Maintenance of Peace & Order

The University upholds and protects peace & order within its community. Members of the Thomasian community are expected to give due regard to the rules and regulations formulated and implemented by the University authorities to ensure that peace & order may prevail.
Thomasian students who impede, obstruct, prevent or defeat the right and obligation of a teacher or professor to teach his/her subject, or the right to attend his classes or any official activity shall be subject to disciplinary action.
*REMINDER: Physical Examination is a must since a Medical Clearance is a requirement for all off-campus activities (co-curricular & extra-curricular) as mandated by the Commission of Higher Education.

7. Camaraderie

The University recognizes the role of molding Thomasian students as well-rounded social beings by encouraging formation and membership in organizations that advocate positive values and self-improvement. Hence, only student organizations whose objectives uphold the mission and goals of the University may be formed and recognized.

Students are advised to join only duly recognized student organizations either college-based or university-wide level to avoid being a victim of hazing.

8. Care for the Environment
The task of caring for and of maintaining a clean campus belongs not only to the University Administration, but also to the community. A clean, smoke-free and well-kept environment benefits everyone. Hence, Thomasian students are encouraged to actively participate in keeping the campus clean and in preventing pollution or other environmental degradation.

Environmental degradation may result from:
a. Smoking (the whole University is a NON-SMOKING AREA)
b. Littering and improper solid waste disposal (the St. Raymund de Peñafort Building is a styro-free building)
c. Smoke-belching vehicles, or leaving the car engine on while parked inside the University premises
d. Playing of car stereo with the use of bass amplifiers/boosters at a high volume; and
e. Similar situations deemed detrimental to the environment

Penalties

PPS 1028 – PENALTIES

Penalties shall be imposed for violations of the Code of Conduct to instill in the student the understanding that any act of misbehavior, willful violation and/or defiance of lawful rules and regulations has no place in a Catholic University.

When violations are committed, the ID of the student is confiscated by any administrative or academic official, faculty member, support staff, members of the Security force of the University and turned over to the SWDB Coordinator of the College. The erring student should claim his ID from the SWDB Coordinator or Assistant Dean at the earliest possible time to avoid additional violations.

Penalties are PROGRESSIVE in character, taking into account the previous violations committed by the offender. The penalties imposed shall range from:
• Warning
• Admonition (parents are called already)
• Suspension
• Exclusion (the name of the student is removed from the rolls of the University)
• Expulsion (excluded from admission to any public or private school in the
Philippines)

Additional penalties may be in other forms, such as but not limited to:
• Payment of fine/civil liabilities
• Non-issuance of certificate of good moral character
• Disqualification from further enrolling in the University
• Withholding/non-issuance of credentials (diploma & TOR)

Kindly abide or follow the Policy Guidelines of PPS 1027 – Code of Conduct & Discipline to avoid sanctions for violations and non-compliance thereof.

Grading System
  • Based on the 5-point numerical grading system, 1.0 is the highest and 3.0 is the lowest and 5.0 means failed (with .25 interval).
  • The passing mark for all courses in the College is 75%.
  • A grade of Incomplete (INC) is given to students who have failed to take the final examination or to submit a major requirement for a course on account of illness or other valid reasons. The student receiving a grade of INC should be able to complete the requirements immediately within the succeeding term; otherwise, a failing grade will be given.

Academic (Latin) Honors

The University confers honors upon her students who exhibited academic excellence in their fields of specialization. The following honors are awarded to graduating students:

  • Cum Laude: GWA 1.46 – 1.75
  • Magna Cum Laude: GWA 1.21 – 1.45
  • Summa Cum Laude: GWA 1.00 – 1.20

The general weighted average (GWA) is based on all grades for academic courses including Theology and non-academic courses, PE and ROTC or NSTP from first year to fourth year.

In addition, no grade of 3.00 in any course and no major or grave offense committed based on the UST Student Handbook and not convicted of crime involving moral turpitude.

Petition Classes
  • Students with failures/deficiencies (less than 9 units) can enroll the concerned courses only on petition basis during the regular semester or special term.
  • • In case of failure/deficiency in a Theology course, there will be no petition class in the regular term or special term.
Debarment

The University shall debar students who do not show satisfactory performance in their academic undertaking. Students with failures corresponding to nine (9) or more units are not to be readmitted in the succeeding semesters.