Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (4 years)

Description

The BS Entrepreneurship program is primarily designed to provide training to would-be entrepreneurs in the nuances of starting and operating a business as well as building one’s character. The program commits itself to the education and formation of students who will be competent, committed, and compassionate entrepreneurs imbued with ethical, pro-social, and altruistic qualities of empathy, social responsibility, and justice. The program is inspired by the social doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and is offered in response to the growing economic and social concerns of poverty in the Philippine society. It is considered to be a unique and innovative kind of entrepreneurship program since it seeks to integrate entrepreneurship with social consciousness and ethics education, with the inclusion of the component Social Entrepreneurship.

Through its combination of classroom training and experiential learning, the program will help aspiring entrepreneurs acquire the skills, values, and attitudes that will increase their chances of success. The program culminates with a capstone project where students prepare a business plan and implement the business for one year.

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. Employ both practical and technical knowledge and skills that are relevant and timely through application of concepts theories and principles in the real-world setting
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various management concepts, theories, and principles requisite of a sound decision-making, as applied in both individual and corporate settings
  3. Articulate their ideas through written and verbal forms and augment their views by taking advantage of accessible material sources
  4. Assimilate learned theories and principles that develop competitiveness and conscientious moral values in endeavors that promote nation-building

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) specific to BS Entrepreneurship

  1. Analyze and scan the environment to determine business opportunities and develop their profitability profiles from which entrepreneurial ventures can be selected
  2. Apply the basic concepts that underlie each of the functional areas of business (marketing, finance, human resource management, production and operations management, information technology, and strategic management) and employ these concepts in various business situations

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

Graduates of B.S. Entrepreneurship should be able to:

  • to establish and manage their own business
  • help manage their family business
  • work in any organization where entrepreneurial competencies are required such as:
    a. Business Development and Corporate Planning Assistant/Staff
    b. Marketing Assistant/Staff
    c. other related positions in the corporate, public or non-government organizations

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

There may be minor changes depending on the availability of new guidelines.

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
ENT 5111 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
ELE 1 Professional Electives 1 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 
3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ENT 5112 Business Marketing Communication 3 0 3
ENT 5113 Entrepreneural Accounting 3 0 3 ENT 5111
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 
3 0 3 FIL 1
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
READ_PH Readings in the Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ENT 5114 Pricing and Costing 3 0 3 ENT 5113
ENT 5115 Opportunity Seeking 3 0 3 ENT 5111
ENT 5116 Specialized Track 1 3 0 3
ENT 5117 Entrepreneural Bahavior 3 0 3
ENT 5118 Operations Management 3 0 3 ENT 5111
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
STS Science, Technology and Society 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 505 Foundations of Financial Management 3 0 3
COM 5011 Income and Business Taxation 3 0 3
ENT 51110 Specialized Track 2 3 0 3 ENT 5116
ENT 5119 Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior 3 0 3 ENT 5112
ELE 2 Professional Electives 2 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
GE_ELEC II Elective II 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 3 26

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
COM 502 Human Resource Management 3 0 3
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
ENT 51112 Program and Policies on Enterprise Development 3 0 3
ENT 51113 Specialized Track 3 3 0 3
ENT 51114 Business Immersion 3 0 3 ENT 5111
ENT 51115 Service Management 3 0 3
ENT 51116 Business Research 3 0 3
ENT 51130 Innovation Management 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
COM 5027 International Business and Trade 3 0 3
ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3
ENT 51117 Social Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 COM 502,
ENT 5118
ENT 51118 Business Plan Preparation 1 6 3 ENT 51117
ENT 51119 Specialized Track 4 3 0 3 ENT 51113
ENT 51120 Technopreneurship 3 0 3 ENT 5119
ENT 51121 Supply Chain Management 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 6 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENT 51122 Family Business Management 3 0 3
ENT 51123 Negotiation 3 0 3
ENT 51124 Management Technology 3 0 3
ENT 51125 Business Implementation 1 2 9 5 ENT 51118
ENT 51126 Financial Literacy 3 0 3
TOTAL 14 9 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COM 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 ENT 51118
COM 5026 Good Governance and Social Responsibility 3 0 3
ENT 51127 Business Implementation 2 2 9 5 ENT 51125
ENT 51128 Export Management 3 0 3
ENT 51129 Family Wealth Planning and Stewardship 3 0 3 ENT 51126
TOTAL 14 9 17

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2007-2008 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BA 1 Management Principles 3 0 3
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
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 Logic 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
PE 1 Physical Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 29 0 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 1A Fundamentals of Accounting I 3 0 3
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
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
PE 2 Physical Education 2 0 2
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
TOTAL 29 0 29

 

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 Information Technology with Software Applications I 2 3 3
ECO 1A Introductory Microeconomics 3 0 3
ENTRE 20 Entrepreneurial Behavior 3 0 3 PHL 3B
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
PE 3 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 28 3 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BUS OPP Business Opportunities I 3 0 3 ENTRE 20
CHE ELEM Environmental Management 3 0 3 NS 103
COMP 2 Business SAD with Software Applications II 2 3 3 COMP 1
ECO 2A Introduction Macroeconomics with Land Reform 3 0 3 ECO 1A
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
FIN 101 Basic Finance 3 0 3 BA 1, MATH 102A
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 605 Business Statistics 3 0 3 MATH 101
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
PE 4 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 28 3 29

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 4 Cost Accounting 3 0 3 ACCT 1A, ACCT 1B
BA 7 Human Behavior in Organization 3 0 3 ENTRE 20
BA 12A Production and Operations Management 3 0 3 BA 1
BA 17 Services Management 3 0 3 BA 1
BUSOPP 2 Business Opportunities II 3 0 3 BUSOPP 1
BUSPLN 1 Business Plan I 3 0 3 BUSOPP 1
COMLAW 1 Obligations and Contracts, Sales, Agency, and Credit Transactions 3 0 3
OR 1 Operations Research I 3 0 3 MATH 108D, MATH 605
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 6 Management Accounting 3 0 3 ACCT 1A, ACCT 1B, ACCT 4
BA 22 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 0 3 BA 1, BA 5
BA 30 e-Commerce and Internet Marketing 2 3 3 BA 1, BA 5, COMP 2
BUSPLN 2 Business Plan II 1 6 3 BUSPLN 1
COMLAW 2 Partnerships, Corporations, and Negotiables 3 0 3 COMLAW 1
ENG 103 Business Communications 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
ENTRE 4 Agri-Business 3 0 3 BA 1
ENTRE 18 Retailing and Franchise Management 3 0 3 BA 1, BA 5
TOTAL 22 9 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BA 15 Business Policy and Strategy 3 0 3 BUSIMP 1
BUSIMP 1 Business Implementation I 1 9 4 BUSPLN 1, BUSPLN 2
EEE Entrepreneurial Ethics toward Equity 3 0 3 PHL 5, SCL 3
ENTRE 5 International Business Management 3 0 3 BA 1, BA 5
TAX Income and Business Taxation 3 0 3
TOTAL 13 9 16

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BUSIMP 2 Business Implementation II 1 9 4 BUSIMP 1
ENTRE 17 Entrepreneurial Integration 3 0 3 BUSIMP 1
ENTRE 19 Wealth Creation and Investment Management 3 0 3 FIN 101
ENTRE 21 Social Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 ENTRE 20
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PL 5, SCL 3
TOTAL 13 9 16

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.