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SBA community rises by 19% despite pandemic

Despite the challenges posed by the ‘new normal’ of schooling, the population of the School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) managed to post a 19% increase for the first semester of the school year 2020-2021 from last school year’s second semester. 

According to Ms. Sandra Brucal, Chair of the Accountancy Program, the SBA community welcomed a total of 2,556 students as of the last day of enrollment last August 21, 2020.

The Department of Accountancy remains leading in the SBA community in terms of population as it comprises 68.90% of the overall population, with the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy as the most enrolled program in the department, listing 1,753 students.

Meanwhile, both the Accounting Technology and Accounting Information Systems programs admitted five students each for the school year.

The Department of Management registered a sum of 795 students from its five programs, with Bachelor of Science in Business Management taking the lead with 494 students.

The Marketing Management program posted 176 students for the school year; Financial Management with 63 students; Human Resources Management with 43 students; and Legal Management with 19 students.

Despite the overall increase, a lesser number of incoming freshmen students enrolled for the school year compared from last year’s opening of the first semester, with 789 students for 2020-2021 a 20% decrease from last year’s 990.

Even though the college has reported an increase in the total number of students, this is still “far below [of] what you expect”, Brucal quipped, as there are only 16 fourth year students enrolled for the school year brought by the changes in the implementation of the K-12 curriculum.

In light of the current pandemic which challenged the education sector to shift towards the new normal of schooling, Angelites were given a choice whether to have an online setup of learning or an offline one where the student has completely no internet access.

Brucal reported that the majority of SBA students have chosen the online mode of learning; however, a few students still chose the offline mode. They are now being referred to the HAUConnect Program of the university to help them cope with the online new normal of schooling.


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