In a meeting conducted yesterday by the student leaders and administration department of the School of Business and Accountancy (SBA), it was reiterated that the qualifying examinations for the incoming Fourth Year Accountancy students is provisionally scheduled on May 31, June 2, and June 4 this year.
The Accountancy Chairperson, Ms. Sandra Brucal stated, “The probability of the exam will depend on the CPALE exam scheduled [in] May. So far, no updates are yet available.”
She also said that they already requested the said dates but will still be subject to the guidelines given by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), together with the Local Government Unit (LGU) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
“We have deferred it too long and this is the last. So for [the third year students], there is no deferment anymore. This is where it ends. So, we definitely have to push through with it, whatever mode we will be offered,” Dr. Ma. Lina Ramoneda, Dean of the SBA, said.
The qualifying examinations for the incoming Third Year Accountancy students are tentatively scheduled on June 14, 16, and 18 on the condition that everything is approved and permitted. The retake is initially set on June 21, 23, and 25. It was noted that one semestral deferral is possible, but would preferably be done on the original dates to have a better projection of who will be taking Management Accounting and Internal Auditing after the examination.
The updated table of specifications (TOS) for both qualifying exams will be released soon.
Meanwhile, a comprehensive examination will take place next school year among the graduating management students as required by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) to assess the learning of the students. The preliminary examination of the integrated subject, Strategic Management, will be spent on the said assessment.
“The compre just aims to assess whether the students are ready to graduate given that they have already a strong foundation of the basics… and the exam is relatively manageable,” noted the Management Chairperson, Dr. Ma. Cristina Naguit.
She added that a review session will take place sometime in the summer which includes the subjects Marketing Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and a professional subject unique to their chosen track.
“The grade they’ll get from the compre exam will form part of their Strategic Management subject,” Dr. Naguit stated. If the student fails, a retake will be carried out within the semester.
She also cleared out that this setup will only be applied to those who are currently Second and Third Year students. As for the freshmen, this will now be a separate undertaking or a prerequisite for them to graduate upon reaching their first semester in Fourth Year.
A one-day Online Marketing Exhibit showcasing and not selling the marketing management student’s products will be done instead of a bazaar this year. Dr. Naguit said that they are benchmarking on what the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) had done and is currently doing, which is an online trade fair and exhibit for small and medium enterprises.
A further notice will be announced by the management department for possible changes.
Orientation will occur sometime towards the end of the midterm or final term for the practicum On-the-Job Training (OJT) of management students. Guidelines are also being prepared in case a face-to-face or a work-from-home OJT, in partnership with companies willing to accept students, will happen.
While there is still no approval for those taking Personality Development and Public Relation (PersonDev) to have a culminating activity in Marriot Hotel, further information will be disseminated by the professors, as stated by Dr. Naguit. It was also mentioned that no amount will be collected from the students in any subject to do any activities.
The meeting was also attended by Associate Dean of SBA, Dr. Albert G. Morales, and student leaders of College Student Council-SBA (CSC-SBA), Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants Holy Angel University Chapter (JPIA-HAU), Management Society (ManSoc), Juris Orbis (JO), and the Enterprise.
LAYOUT BY: Cristine Joie Q. Bacud
PHOTO SOURCE(S): Holy Angel University