De La Salle University-Manila College of Business and Economics
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College of Business and Economics
|Dean||Dr. Myrna Austria|
Rene B. Hapitan
|Location||Malate, Manila, Philippines|
The College of Business and Economics (CBE) of De La Salle University-Manila is one of six undergraduate and graduate schools of the University. It was established in 1920, as the College of Commerce, when the University began offering a two-year commercial course. In 1931, the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree was first conferred after a third year was added to the initial two-year program.
In 1957, the College underwent its formal first survey by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Now known as the College of Business and Economics, it is home to two academic departments, which have been recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Development, Business Management and Economics.
Students of the CBE may opt to specialize in any of the following fields: Accountancy, Business Management, Legal Management, Management of Financial Institutions, Marketing Management, Advertising Management, or Applied Economics. Students can also choose to pursue a double-degree (Commerce-Commerce) program, which combines the degree of Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics with that of Accountancy or Commerce, major in any other business program of the College. The College also offers a double-degree (Liberal Arts-Commerce) program in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, that combines a Bachelor of Arts major with that of Accountancy or Commerce, major in any other business program. Its administrative offices are located at the St. La Salle Hall.
It is currently the largest College of the University in terms of students. Many of its alumni have distinguished themselves as assuming top-level positions in the academe, business and industry, and government, such as Jose Diokno, Alberto Romulo, and Enrique Zobel.
 Academic departments of the CBE
The Accountancy Department aims to produce prepare the students of the University for careers in accounting and its related fields. Its primary offering is the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program, which is presently taught using a modular approach, that is, the entire program is divided into four modules: Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting and Auditing, Managerial Accounting and Computer Information Systems, and Accounting Review. The primary aim of this approach is to produce board exam topnotchers and increase De La Salle's passing rate in the board exam. While the modular program aims to improve the University's standing as regards the board exams, the Accounting students are concerned about the necessary burden the program places on them as the modular program moves at a faster pace than the regular program.
 Business Management
The Business Management Deparment is currently a Center of Development of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The Department's primary offering is the Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in Business Management, which is one of the two most popular programs of the College.
The Department employs two thrusts in management education, Entrepreneurship and Applied Corporate Management. The first aims to prepares students to become socially responsible managers and entrepreneurs who are also competent, while the second provides experiential learning through on-the-job training programs.
Its current Chair is Arnel O. Uy.
 Commercial Law
The Commercial Law department offers programs that are intended to prepare students for law school as well as introduces students to Fundamental and Commercial Philippine Laws, with such subjects as Obligations and Contracts, Partnerships and Corporations, and Taxation, among others.
It offers the degree, Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Legal Management, which was first offered in 1987. The current Department Chair is Atty. Christopher E. Cruz.
The Department of Economics is one of only two CHED Centers of Development of the College of Business and Economics. It aims to produce students that are well-versed with economic principles, policies, and research methodologies, as well as allowing Economics majors to specialize in any one of the following: labor economics, public finance, environmental economics, financial economics, and agricultural economics among others.
The faculty of the Department are holders of advanced academic degrees and are noted in the academe, such as Dr. Tereso Tullao, Jr., current Executive Director of the Center for Business and Economics Research and Development, past dean of the College of Business and Economics, and who was cited as one of the most outstanding teachers in the Philippines in 1993 by the Metrobank Foundation, Dr. Angelo Unite, whose paper, The Effect of Capital Market Liberalization Measures on the Integration of the Philippine Stock Market with International Markets: Evidence from Johansen’s Multivariate Cointegration Procedure, won an Outstanding Scientific Paper award in the 2005 National Academy of Science and Technology Awards, Dr. Ponciano Intal, Jr., who was a member of the editorial board of the Philippine Journal of Development and current Executive Director of the DLSU-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies, and Dr. Myrna S. Austria, who is the current dean of the College.
Its program offerings are the Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics programs. Its current Chair is Dr. Neriza M. Delfino.
 Financial Management
Its primary degree program offering, the Management of Financial Institutions (MFI) Program was launched in 1976 to answer the financial management needs of Filipino businesses and financial institutions.
Aside from its major program offering, it also provides Introduction to Financial Management subjects to non-MFI students. It is currently headed by Dr. Liberty S. Patiu.
 Marketing Management
The Department's BSC in Marketing Management aims to train its students for corporate work or to become entrepreurs. It is one of the degree programs of the College that was offered to address the manpower needs of the industry; along with Accountancy and Applied Economics, its graduates, who are working in large or multinational corporations, end up in supervisory positions usually within a year or two.
 Center for Business and Economics Research and Development
The Center for Business and Economics Research and Development of the College of Business and Economics was established to address the need of providing and undertaking research for use by government, businesses, and the academe. It aims to translate theory into actual projects and provide other services, which would ensure its implementation.
Its publications include:
- Working Papers
- Negosyanteng Pinoy
- Notes on Business Education
- Business Focus
It also publishes the academic journal, Philippine Journal for Business and Economics.
The Center is currently headed by Dr. Tereso S. Tullao, Jr.
 Student Organizations
The following student organizations serve the students of the College and are under the oversight of the Council of Students Organizations:
- AD Create Society (ACS)
- Business Management Society (BMS)
- Economics Organization (ECONORG)
- Junior Entrepreneurs Marketing Association (JEMA)
- Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
- Ley La Salle (LLS)
- Management of Financial Institutions Association (MaFIA)
 Degree offerings
 Undergraduate Programs
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in Advertising Management
- BSC major in Business Management
- BSC major in Business Management with Applied Corporate Management
- BSC major in Legal Management
- BSC major in Management of Financial Institutions
- BSC major in Marketing Management
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accountancy
- BS in Applied Economics
- BS in Applied Economics and BS in Accountancy
- BS in Applied Economics and BS in Commerce
- BS in Entrepreneurship
- BS in Interdisciplinary Business Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in Economics
- AB major in Economics and BS in Accountancy
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Advertising Management
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Business Management
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Legal Management
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Management of Financial Institutions
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Marketing Management
- AB major in Economics and BSC major in Business Management with Applied Corporate Management
 Graduate Programs
- Master of Marketing Communications
- Master in Applied Economics
- Master of Science in Accountancy
- Master of Science in Economics
- Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
- Master of Science in Financial Engineering
- Master of Science in Industrial Relations Management Management
- Master of Science in Marketing and Diploma in Marketing
- ↑ As the College of Commerce
- ^ Frequently Asked Questions to the Modular Approach to Accounting Education. Accountancy Department
- ^ Business Management
- ^ DLSU and National Development in Business and Economics
- ^ De La Salle University-Manila. (2002). Undergraduate catalog. Manila: DLSU Press.
- ^ A Brief Biography of Tereso S. Tullao, Jr.
- ^ De La Salle faculty, alumnus reap NAST awards
- ^ Philippine Journal of Development