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SBA spearheads 9th PAC, arranges new plans for incoming AY

In accordance with its annually held conference, the School of Business and Accountancy
(SBA) convened this year’s 9th Program Advisory Council (PAC) on June 11, featuring the
theme: “Future-Proofing Education: Navigating Sustainability and Flexibility in the Business
Environment”, at the Peter G. Nepomuceno (PGN) building Caseroom 310, from 1:00 PM to
4:00 PM.
SBA Program Coordinator Dr. Maria Lutgarda Manuela B. Punay from the Graduate School of
Business (GSB), Department of Management Chairperson Ms. Loren Aina L. Trinidad, and
Associate Dean Ms. Leah S. Manalang presented the offered programs in the academe,
alongside the curricular activities of the students during the academic year.
During the conference proper, the invited industry head partners evaluated and debriefed the
GSB, management, and accountancy departments, respectively— which the administrators
justified and responded to.
Some recommendations addressed for sustainability and entrepreneurship include further
integration of artificial intelligence, enhanced skill sets of students, and expanded mental health
care efforts. Moreover, the schedule of students who had to juggle both practicum and thesis
were also criticized.
Meanwhile, Newly appointed SBA Dean Dr. Carmelita Y. Lao reassured all feedback is taken
into consideration as they are planning to review the current curriculum in order “to incorporate
the doable suggestions” of the alliances.
“I’ll ask our professors to be included in the review, and then, we [also] have our practitioners
among our faculty members. So, they would [also] know better—what is needed in our
curriculum. Para kung talagang kailangan, then [we will] be submitting this to CHED for
approval. And then, they might be incorporated in the following school year,” Dr. Lao stated.
With the addition of Aviation Management under the Business Administration program, the SBA
Dean also said they are looking at certain courses that could be “topped” as the service learning
on all courses in the department of accountancy and management, aligning the university’s
learning direction.
PAC is an annual round-table discussion conference between the partner companies of the
school and its administration staff to assess the academic offerings of SBA for the upcoming
academic year.
The four SBA student institutions, College Student Government – SBA (CSG-SBA), Junior
Philippine Institute of Accountants and Auditors – United (JPIAA-U), Management Society, and
The Enterprise attended the event.

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