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

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Financial Management (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 Financial Management is a four-year degree program that provides students with a strong foundation on theories, principles, and concepts that equip them with relevant technical and analytical skills necessary in financial decision-making, cognizant of a dynamic domestic and global business environments, and mindful of their role in nation-building. The students’ terminal outputs are research undertakings that are geared toward both application of learned concepts and/or theory development.

The program is anchored on its three-item agenda: (1) a competency-based curriculum; (2) a mix of faculty who have relevant industry practice and years of teaching experience; and (3) student-centered co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

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. 

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

  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 a 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 Financial Management

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various financial management concepts, theories, and principles requisite of a sound decision-making as applied in both individual and corporate settings, cognizant of their role in nation-building. 
  2. Graduates acquired eligibility to take certification examinations because of the alignment and conformance of curriculum with international and local standards (i.e., CFA, CISI,  SEC-PSE, BAP, PIRA, etc.). 

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

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

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 of synchronous classes and/or asynchronous classes (modular, content-based, etc.). Assessments may also be done online. 

Career Opportunities

Financial Analyst

Investment Researcher

FOREX Specialist

Fund Manager 

Trust/Treasury Assistant

Equity Analyst/Bond Analyst

Stocks/Bonds/Derivatives Trader or Broker

Bank Management Trainee

Financial Consultant

Finance Supervisor

Risk Management Associate

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2021-2022

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

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

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 501
Basic Microeconomics
3
0
3
  
COM 508
Business Statistics
3
0
3
  
COM 5022
Integrated Business Business Management
3
0
3
  
COM 5024
Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis
3
0
3
  
FIL
Panimulang Pagsasalin
3
0
3
  
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
0
3
  
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Sports
2
0
2
  
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
  
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
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
Co-Requisites
COM 502
Human Resource Management
3
0
3
  
COM 505
Introduction to Financial Management
3
0
3
  
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
  
GE ELEC I
Elective I
3
0
3
 
 
MATH_MW
Mathematics in Modern World
3
0
3
  
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
0
3
NSTP 1
 
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Dance
2
0
2
  
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
THY 1
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
23
0
26
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
  
COM 507
Business Law (Obligations and Contracts)
3
0
3
  
COM 5013
Business Analytics
2
3
3
  
FM 561
Financial Analysis and Reporting 1 
3
0
3
COM 5024
 
FM 562
Corporate Financial Management 
3
0
3
COM 505 
 
FM 563
Banking and Financial Institutions 
3
0
3
COM 505 
 
GE ELEC II
Elective II
3
0
3
  
PATH-FIT
Fitness Exercises for Specific Sports 
2
0
2
  
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
 
TOTAL
 
25
3
26
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 5030
Macroeconomics 
3
0
3
COM 501 
 
FM 564
Credit and Collection
3
0
3
COM 505
 
FM 567
Capital Markets
3
0
3
FM 562,
FM 563
 
FM 5612
Quantitative Methods in Finance
3
0
3
COM 508
 
FM 5628
Financial Analysis and Reporting 2
3
0
3
FM 561 
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
  
PATH-FIT
Human Enhancement 
2
0
2
  
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
  
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
 
TOTAL
 
26
0
26
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 5011
Income and Business Taxation
3
0
3
  
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
  
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
 
FM 565
Management and Advisory Services (CMA)
3
0
3
FM 5628 
 
FM 566
Monetary Policy and Central Banking
3
0
3
FM 563
 
FM 5611
Security Analysis I
3
0
3
FM 567
 
FM 5620
Trust and Treasury Management
3
0
3
FM 563
 
FM 5626
Special Topics in Financial Management
3
0
3
FM 562
 
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 5027
International Business Agreements
3
0
3
  
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
  
FM 5613
Investment and Portfolio Management
3
0
3
FM 567
 
FM 5614
Security Analysis II 
3
0
3
FM 5611
 
FM 5615
Global Finance
3
0
3
FM 567
 
FM 5622
Behavioral Finance
3
0
3
FM 562
 
FM 5625
Investment Research 
3
0
3
FM 562, 
FM 5628,
FM 567
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 5019
Practicum
0
18
6
  
COM 5020
Research 1
3
0
3
FM 5628,
FM 567
 
FM 5617
Risk Management 
3
0
3
FM 562
 
TOTAL
 
6
18
12
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
  
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
  
COM 506
Strategic Management
3
0
3
FM 562, 
FM 5628
 
COM 5010
Total Quality Management
3
0
3
  
COM 5021
Research 2
3
0
3
COM 5020
 
COM 5026
Good Governance and Social Responsibility
3
0
3
  
FM 5623
Private Wealth Management
3
0
3
FM 5614,
FM 562
 
TOTAL
 
21
0
21
 
 

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

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

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 505
Foundations of Financial Management
3
0
3
  
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
  
FIL 1
Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
  
FM 561
Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (Corporate Accounting)
3
0
3
  
MATH_MW
Mathematics in Modern World
3
0
3
  
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
  
PE 1
PATH-PE 1
2
0
2
  
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
  
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
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
Co-Requisites
COM 5104
Financial Analysis and Reporting
3
0
3
FM 561
 
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
  
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsasalin 
3
0
3
FIL 1
 
FM 562
Corporate Financial Management
3
0
3
COM 505
 
FM 563
Banking and Financial Institutions
3
0
3
COM 505
 
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
  
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
0
3
  
PE 2
PATH-PE 2
2
0
2
  
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
THY 1
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
26
0
29
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
  
COM 501
Introductory Microeconomics
3
0
3
  
COM 507
Business Law (Obligations and Contracts)
3
0
3
  
COM 508
Business Statistics
3
0
3
  
COM 5013
Business Analytics
3
0
3
  
GE ELEC I
Elective I
3
0
3
  
GE ELEC II
Elective II
3
0
3
  
PE 3
PATH-PE 3
2
0
2
  
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
Co-Requisites
FM 564
Credit and Collection
3
0
3
  
FM 567
Capital Markets
3
0
3
FM 562,
FM 563
 
FM 5612
Quantitative Methods in Finance
3
0
3
COM 508
 
FM 5627
Advanced Macroeconomics
3
0
3
  
FM 5628
Financial Analysis and Reporting 2
3
0
3
COM 5014
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
  
PE 4
PATH-PE 4
2
0
2
  
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
  
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
 
TOTAL
 
20
0
20
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
  
COM 502
Human Resource Management
3
0
3
  
COM 5011
Income and Business Taxation
3
0
3
  
FM 565
Management and Advisory Services (CMA)
3
0
3
  
FM 566
Monetary Policy and Central Banking
3
0
3
FM 563
 
FM 5611
Security Analysis I
3
0
3
FM 567
 
FM 5625
Investment Research
3
0
3
FM 5628,
FM 567
 
FM 5626
Special Topics in Financial Management
3
0
3
FM 562
 
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
COM 5027
International Business Agreements
3
0
3
  
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
  
FM 5613
Income Taxation
3
0
3
FM 567
FM 5614
FM 5614
Security Analysis (Fixed Income)
3
0
3
FM 5611
 
FM 5615
Global Finance
3
0
3
FM 567
 
FM 5620
Trust and Treasury Management
3
0
3
FM 563
 
FM 5622
Behavioral Finance
3
0
3
FM 562
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
  
COM 5019
Practicum
0
18
6
  
COM 5020
Research 1
3
0
3
FM 5628,
FM 567
 
TOTAL
 
6
18
12
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
  
COM 506
Strategic Management
3
0
3
  
COM 5010
Total Quality Management
3
0
3
  
COM 5021
Research 2
3
0
3
COM 5020
 
COM 5026
Good Governance and Social Responsibility
3
0
3
  
FM 5617
Risk Management
3
0
3
FM 562
 
FM 5623
Private Wealth Management
3
0
3
FM 5614,
FM 562
 
TOTAL
 
21
0
21
 
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2007-2008

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
 

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 1,
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
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BA 7
Human Behavior in Organization
3
0
3
BA 2
ECO 3
Macroeconomics
3
0
3
ECO 2A
FIN 102
Banking and Financial Institutions
3
0
3
FIN 101
FIN 103
Credit and Collection
3
0
3
FIN 101
IE 210
Financial Management
3
0
3
ACCT 2B,

FIN 101
LAW 1
Obligations and Contracts
3
0
3
 
OR 1
Operations Research I
3
0
3
MATH 108D,

MATH 605
TQM
Total Quality Management
3
0
3
BA 1
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ECO 16
Managerial Economics
3
0
3
ECO 2A
ENG 103
Business Communications
3
0
3
ENG 101B
FIN 107
Capital Markets
3
0
3
FIN 102
FIN 104A
Financial Analysis and Reporting I
3
0
3
ACCT 2B
FIN 109A
Security Analysis I
3
0
3
FIN 101,

FIN 102
LAW 7
Law on Corporations and Negotiable
3
0
3
LAW 1
OR 2
Operations Research II
3
0
3
OR 1
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
PHL 5
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
 

First 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,
SCL 3
FIN 106
Investment and Portfolio Management
3
0
3
FIN 107,
IE 210
FIN 104B
Financial Analysis and Reporting II
3
0
3
FIN 104A
FIN 109B
Security Analysis II
3
0
3
FIN 109A
FIN 111
Global Finance
3
0
3
FIN 101
PRACT
Practicum
0
12
6
FIN 107,
IE 210
RES 1
Research I
3
0
3
FIN 104A
TAX 1
Principles of Income Taxation
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
21
12
27
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
FIN 105
Monetary Policy and Central Banking
3
0
3
FIN 102
FIN 108
Strategic Financial Management
3
0
3
FIN 104B
FIN 112
Treasury and Trust Management
3
0
3
FIN 105
FIN 113
Risk Management
3
0
3
FIN 102,
IE 210
RES 2
Research II
1
0
1
RES I
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
PHL 5
TAX 2
Transfer and Business Taxes
3
0
3
TAX 1
TOTAL
 
19
0
19
 

Program Policies

• 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.

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.

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

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.

  • 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. 

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.

  • 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.

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.

Program Recognition

PACUCOA Level III Accreditation

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