UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy

UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy

Degree Programs

Contact Information

UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy (2005)

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Educational Delivery

Admission and Retention Policies

Educational Delivery

Admission and Retention Policies

Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Degree Programs, Retention Policies, and Student Performance Contract

While all programs are anchored on core accounting, business, and general education courses, each program offers a course of study unique and relevant to each accounting specialization.

The BS Accountancy (BSA) program offers a wide array of courses on external financial statements assurance and audit services. BSA graduates are expected to take the licensure examination for certified public accountants administered by the Board of Accountancy (Philippines) and other international accounting certifications (e.g., ACCA).

Meanwhile, the BS Management Accounting (BSMA) program is focused on corporate accounting and controllership. BSMA graduates are expected to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination administered by the Institute of Management Accountants (USA and Australia), or the Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Finally, the BS Accounting Information System (BSAIS) program is geared towards a career in information systems audit and information technology governance with a foundation on accounting information systems. BSAIS graduates are expected to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination administered by ISACA (USA), the international professional organization of information technology governance professionals.

With the breadth and depth offered by the specialized and general courses respectively, graduates of the UST AMV College of Accountancy are expected to become lifelong learners and leaders regardless of specialization.

As a rule, the University has a debarment policy applicable to students who incur failures corresponding to 9 units or the equivalent of one-half of their load (for students who did not take the full regular load).

However, freshmen in their first term in the University are exempted from this rule. A student who in his/her first term in the University and who incurs failures corresponding to nine units or more will be allowed to be readmitted in the succeeding term on a probationary basis.

The probationary basis will allow the student to clear all his/her deficiencies until the succeeding special term. Failure to clear the deficiencies and/or incurring additional deficiencies in the second term will exclude the student on probation from admission to the second curriculum year.

Moreover, any student who incurs a failure during the first curriculum years, subject to the debarment policy as stated, cannot anymore proceed to the BS Accountancy Program and may choose between the BSMA or BSAIS.

The debarment policy of the University will apply as discussed above. 

An uncleared deficiency pertains to an instance of failure in a course which is still to be removed through retaking and passing the said course.

For example, if in the first term of his/her first year, a student incurs a failure in a three-unit course then the student’s deficiency is three units at the end of the first term.

If in the succeeding (second) term, the same student retakes the same course and still incurs a failure, his/her deficiency becomes six units. As a rule, uncleared deficiencies are counted by instance and not by course.

A student without failure for the first and second years may choose any one of the three programs, including the BSA, if s/he has a grade of 2.50 or better in all accounting, finance, law, and taxation courses. All other students who did not incur failures but did not meet the 2.50 grade will be ranked based on grades’ weighted average (GWA) and may be considered for the BSA program, subject to availability of slots.

Yes, the student may be retained in the BSA program provided s/he did not incur failures in any of the courses. S/he may also shift to the BSMA or BSAIS programs.

Yes, provided that all classification requirements are met. However, courses in the first and second years across the three programs are common. It is more efficient if the student will wait for the classification process (at the end of the second year) if s/he considers shifting to another program.

Yes, the debarment policy will still apply to all students across all programs. The debarment policy of the University does not allow his/her admission during the subsequent term when the accumulated uncleared deficiency is at least 9 units.   Fourth year students, however, are not anymore subject to debarment. For this purpose, fourth year students are those who have successfully completed all the courses in the three curriculum years of the program.

Yes, the debarment policy will still apply to all students across the program, except for fourth-year students.  Also for this purpose, fourth year students are those who have successfully completed all the courses in the three curriculum years of the program(s).

Yes, this will be considered as a second-degree application covered by the student handbook (PPS No. 1009a).   Furthermore, the 2.50 grade requirement during the first two curriculum years, among others shall still apply.

Vision, Mission, Core Values, Graduate Attributes, and Philosophy

Recognitions

Vision, Mission, Core Values, Graduate Attributes, and Philosophy

The UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy envisions itself as a premier institution in accountancy education and research in Asia, producing morally upright world-class accountants and effecting social transformation.

The UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy dedicates itself to:

  • provide quality accounting education in the formation of competent, compassionate and committed professionals who are active agents of social transformation;
  • enhance the competencies of its academic and non-academic personnel through continuous training and development;
  • undertake and apply research findings for the improvement of business practices that promote the well-being of society;
  • develop in its stakeholders opportunities for lifelong learning needed to fulfill their aspirations and contribute to society; and
  • sustain an evangelized public presence by actively responding to the needs of industry, government and society.

The graduates from the UST-AMV College of Accountancy are characterized by:

— professional competence (in-depth and extensive knowledge in accounting and finance with the ability to conduct research and use results in formulating decisions in response to current problems and new opportunities);

— ability to think critically to develop powers of analysis, application, evaluation, synthesis and creation of new knowledge;

— ability to communicate effectively;

— capacity to work independently and as part of a team;

— willingness to accept social and civic responsibilities and uphold high ethical standards; and

— moral integrity observed in one’s respect for laws and regulations, compliance with professional standards, and commitment to the core values of the University and teachings of the Church.

The UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy Administration, Staff, Faculty and Students embodies the following core values:

  • Competence,
  • Compassion, and
  • Commitment

The UST AMV College of Accountancy believes that the “learners of today are the leaders of tomorrow”. Therefore, teaching and learning is expected to produce competentcompassionate and committed Thomasian accountants.

Competence: Developing Mental Agility

Learning best happens when learners construct their own knowledge. Facilitators must therefore equip the learners with essential concepts and theories for problem solving. Furthermore, facilitators (faculty members) should carefully scaffold the problem solving process through the learner’s application of frameworks, theories and concepts. Thomasian accountants are expected to select, apply and reflect on existing theories in analyzing the most pressing accounting issues.

Compassion: Inculcating Our Christian Identity

Tracing to its Christian roots, the college believes that all learning is incomplete without its social dimension. Learning in the college, therefore, should encompass the ethical and social dimensions of business, finance and accounting. Furthermore, Thomasian accountants are expected to be reflective of their own decisions, taking into consideration all stakeholders involved.

Commitment: Life-long Learning, Life-long Leading

The college fosters a learning environment where learners are expected to be fully dedicated and committed to their own learning. Rather than giving them answers, leading learners into a feasible solution enables them to take full ownership of their own learning. As accounting practice constantly evolves, Thomasian accountants are expected to simultaneously learn and lead in their respective fields.

Teaching and learning in the college develops learners into well-rounded professionals where a healthy balance of competence, compassion and commitment will enable them to lead lives of integrity as professional accountants and nation builders.

Recognitions

Certified (BS Accountancy)

Level III Accreditation (BS Accountancy)

Updates

Student Organizations

Patron Saint

Updates

Student Organizations

Community Achievers Association – Accountancy Unit

Paci Rhutmos

Pax Romana – Accountancy Unit

Scarlet – Accountancy Unit

Society of Business Managerial Accountants

The Accountancy Chamber Singers

Thomasian Youth Builders

Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants

UST Red Cross Youth Council – Accountancy Unit

Rotaract Club – UST-AMV-COA Unit

Patron Saint

Saint Joseph (Feast Day: March 19)

Administrators

Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, PhD,
Dean

Rev. Fr. Reynaldo J. Adalid, O.P.,
Regent

Asst. Prof. Christine S.M. Alday, MBA, MSPA,
Assistant Dean

Mr. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., MBA, MSPA, Faculty Secretary

Program Chairpersons

Mr. Albert D. Cruz, BSA
Chair, BS in Accountancy

adcruz@ust.edu.ph

Mr. Richmond V. Cruz, MBA
Chair, BS in Management Accounting

rvcruz@ust.edu.ph

College Council

Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, PhD,
Chair (Ex-Officio)

Rev. Fr. Reynaldo J. Adalid, O.P.,
Member (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Christine S.M. Alday, MBA, MSPA,
Member (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Christopher I. German, MBA,
Member

Asst. Prof. Leoncia C. San Andres, PhD,
Member

Mr. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., MBA, MSPA,
Member

Coordinators and Supervisors

Asst. Prof. Apollo D. Layug, MBA, MSPA

adlayug@ust.edu.ph

e-Learning Specialist

 

Mr. Louie Gene G. Marasigan

lgmarasigan@ust.edu.ph

e-Learning Specialist

 

Mr. Fermin Antonio D.R. Yabut, MSPA

Pedagogical Lead

fdyabut@ust.edu.ph

Ms. Melba C. Matula, MBA, Manager 

Accounting Center

mcmatula@ust.edu.ph

Faculty Members​

Accountancy, Finance, and Taxation Cluster

Asst. Prof. Christine S.M. Alday, MBA, MSPA

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Mr. Ryan N. Alejo, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Alfred Lindon F. Berbano, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Ms. Josephine O. Bravo, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Antonio B. Burgos, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Antonio Eriberto C. Cabug, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Francisco Jr. M. Caliwan, MBA, MSPA

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Mr. Luisito M. Chua, MS

Master of Science in Computational Finance

Mr. Albert D. Cruz, BSA

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Mr. Richmond V. Cruz, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Atty. Paul Vincent T. Cunanan, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Mr. Michael M. Dalimot, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Antonio J. Dayag, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Kenneth Michael A. de Castro, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Business Management

Ms. Rosalina L. Erece, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Al Jason A. Gallardo, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Alfonso G. Garcera, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Earl Jimson R. Garcia, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Christopher I. German, MBA, MSPA

Master in Business Administration

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Ms. Abigail A. Ibañez, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Shirley C. Irineo, BSc

Bachelor of Science in Commerce

Ms. Rowena U. Jaucian, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Atty. Reginald L. Laco, JD

Juris Doctor

Mr. Christian A. Lacsi, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Apollo D.C. Layug, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Ernie II M. Lat

Master in Applied Business Economics

Asst. Prof. Dennis C. Ligan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

Atty. Christopher P. Llamado, JD

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Tristan L. Lopez, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Mr. Gorgonio D. Macariola, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Atty. William Jr. P. Manzanares, Ll. B., MPF

Master of Public Finance

Bachelor of Laws

Mr. Louie Gene G. Marasigan, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Ms. Melba C. Matula, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Gerber G. Mendoza, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Angelo Miguel P. Oasan, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Eliseo III R. Panganiban, MSPA

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Mr. Ian Paulo N. Punsalan, MM

Master of Management

Mr. Clifford V. Ramos, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Ronald A. Ricablanca, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Leoncia C. San Andres, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Business Management

Mr. Alan Jeffrey T. Santos, MSPA

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Mr. Guillermo V. Sebastian, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Asst. Prof. Enrico D. Tabag, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Mr. Fernando I. Talion, PhD

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr. Ferdinand L. Timbang, MS

Master of Science in Computational Finance

Mr. Fermin Antonio D.R. Yabut, MSPA

Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Business Law Cluster

Atty. Rex Cris N. Angeles, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Richard Armand C. Angeles, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Ivan Yannick S. Bagayao, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Karren Mae C. de Chavez, JD

Juris Doctor

Atty. Precy C. de Jesus, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Kenneth Lloyd G. dela Cruz, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Angela Francesca M. Din, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. James Christopher D. Domingo, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Joeffrey G. Pagdanganan, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Asst. Prof. Almanzor P. Sarip Macmod, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Cesar Nickolai Jr. F. Soriano, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Vanessa Grace F. Tamaray, Ll. B.

Bachelor of Laws

Atty. Clark Edward R. Uytico, JD

Juris Doctor

Business and Mathematics Education Cluster

Mr. Rex Emmanuel N. Agapay, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Ofelia T. Balubar, EdD

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration

Asst. Prof. Mary Jane A. Castilla, MME

Master in Mathematics Education

Mr. Gerardo M. Castro, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Ginavee F. Dapula, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

Asst. Prof. Cecilia D. Flores, MA

Master of Arts in Economics

Marie Anne Lourdes N. Guanzon, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Luisito S. Macapagal, MA

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Asst. Prof. Nancy R. Macapagal, MA

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Asst. Prof. Nestor M. Noble, DBA

Doctor of Business Administration

Mr. Arnold M. Petalver, MME

Master in Mathematics Education

Mr. Mark Lester D. Toribio, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Antonette C. Torreda, EdD

Doctor of Education, major in Educational Leadership

Asst. Prof. Edgar Allan M. Uy, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Economics

Support Staff

Ms. Jaily Kristine A. Aguilar

Office Clerk

Ms. Maria Concepcion B. Arepentido

Office Clerk

Ms. Cherry Ann M. Empestan

Office Clerk

Ms. Chiara Joy O. Manahan

Office Clerk

Mr. Michael Ronald R. Lising

Laboratory Technician (Multimedia Room)

Mr. Alvin P. Taypa

Laboratory Technician (Multimedia Room)

History

Established on November 10, 2004 by the University of Santo Tomas, upon recommendation of and in coordination with the UST College of Commerce Alumni Foundation, Inc. (COCAFI), the UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy is the first degree-granting unit of the University named after a private individual, an unprecedented event in the 394-year history of the oldest university in the Philippines.

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