BSBA Accounting and Finance


The Bachelor of Science Business Administration Dual Emphasis in Accounting and Finance program is a comprehensive undergraduate degree designed to equip students with a strong foundation in both accounting and finance fields.

This dual emphasis program is ideal for individuals seeking to pursue a rewarding career in finance or accounting or those looking to work in positions that require expertise in both areas.

The program aims to provide students with a broad and in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, and theories in both accounting and finance disciplines.

Students will develop essential skills, such as financial analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, tax preparation, and investment management, to become proficient in applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional certifications in both accounting (e.g., CPA - Certified Public Accountant) and finance (e.g., CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst) fields, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Requirements for Dual Emphasis (Accounting)15
Core Requirements for Dual Emphasis (Finance)15
Communication skills09
Social Sciences18
Mathematics and Computer Science09
Non-Business Electives09
Business requirements33

Core Courses for Dual Emphasis - Accounting (15 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT 340AFinancial Accounting and Reporting I03
ACT 340BFinancial Accounting and Reporting II03
ACT 341Financial Accounting and Reporting III03
ACT 344Computer Applications in Accounting03
ACT 345Cost Accounting03
ACT 348Auditing03

Core Courses for Dual Emphasis -  Finance (15 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
FIN 334Investments03
FIN 337Principles of Real Estate03
FIN 338Practice of Personal Financial Planning03
FIN 350Financial Policies / Advanced Financial Management03
FIN 356Commercial Bank Management03
FIN 360Principles of Insurance03
FIN 380International Finance03

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BSBA Dual Emphasis in Accounting and Finance program are well-prepared for various career paths in both accounting and finance domains.

Some potential career opportunities include:

  1. Financial Analyst
  2. Accountant
  3. Investment Banker
  4. Tax Consultant
  5. Financial Planner
  6. Corporate Finance Manager
  7. Auditor
  8. Credit Analyst
  9. Budget Analyst

Additionally, some graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in accounting, finance, or business-related fields, such as an MBA or a Master's in Finance.

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.