Undergraduate

Courses

VSB provides a comprehensive variety of business and management courses taught by seasoned academics and practitioners. Subjects are broadly categorized into the following fields: Business Administration, Operations Management, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Business Law, Marketing, Information Technology, and Strategic Management. Availability of courses per semester varies.

PREREQUISITES LEGEND

SoS - Sophomore Standing (at least 30 credited units)

JS - Junior Standing (at least 60 credited units)

SS - Senior Standing (at least 90 credited units)

COD - Consent of Department Chair

COI - Consent of Instructor

ACCTG 1 - INTRODUCTION to FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Accounting concepts and principles applied to service, merchandising, and manufacturing operations; partnerships and corporations; the analysis, interpretation, and uses of accounting data for management. Prerequisite: SoS. 3 units.

BA 99.1 - FUNDAMENTAL ACCOUNTING THEORY and PRACTICE I

Fundamental accounting theory and terminology with reference to accounting practice and management's use of accounting data. Prerequisite: None. 3 units.

BA 99.2 - FUNDAMENTAL ACCOUNTING THEORY PRACTICE II

Continuation of Fundamental Accounting Theory and Practice I. Prerequisite: BA 99.1. 3 units.

BA 101 - INTRODUCTION to BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Principles and practices in business management; an overview of the functional areas of business; an introduction to case problem-solving. Prerequisite: None. 3 units.

BA 102 - PHILIPPINE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

A survey of sociological, technological, legal, psychological, economic, and other external factors which influence business decision-making in the Philippines. Prerequisite: SS. 3 units.

BA 103 - INTRODUCTION to RESEARCH IN BUSINESS

Research methods in business. Prerequisite: Stat 101. 3 units.

BA 105 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Introduction to the strategic and tactical decisions in manufacturing and service operations. Prerequisites: BA 101, 180.1, and 182/Econ 131. 3 units.

BA 106 - FUNDAMENTALS of PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Concepts, tools, and techniques in project management and project finance. Prerequisite: BA 105. 3 units.

BA 107 - MANAGEMENT of TECHNOLOGY

Effective management of technological advances especially planning and control for the benefit of the firm and society. Prerequisite: BA 105. 3 units.

BA 108 - SPECIAL TOPICS in OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: BA 105/COI for non-BSBA students. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 114.1 - ACCOUNTING THEORY and PRACTICE I

Accounting theory and the problems in the application of generally accepted accounting principles. Prerequisite: BA 99.2. 4.5 units.

BA 114.2 - ACCOUNTING THEORY and PRACTICE II

Continuation of BA 114.1 Accounting Theory and Practice I. Prerequisite: At least 2.75 in BA 114.1. 4.5 units.

BA 115 - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Uses of accounting information for managerial planning and control. Prerequisites: BA 99.2/Acctg. 1. 3 units.

BA 116 - COST ACCOUNTING

Principles of cost determination and control; job order cost, process cost, estimated cost, and standard cost systems; budgetary control; analyses and uses of cost data. Prerequisite: BA 114.2/COD. 6 units.

BA 117 - MANAGERIAL COST ACCOUNTING and CONTROL

Specialized topics in cost accounting for planning and control. Prerequisite: BA 116/COD. 3 units.

BA 118.1 - ADVANCED ACCOUNTING I

Fundamental accounting theory applied to special organizations, i.e., partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, government entities, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and other special business entities; Home Office and Branch Accounting. Prerequisite: BA 114.2. 6 units.

BA 118.2 - ADVANCED ACCOUNTING II

Accounting for revenue recognition, effect of changes in foreign exchange, financial instruments and derivatives, and accounting for specialized industries. Prerequisite: BA 114.2. 3 units.

BA 118.3 - ADVANCED ACCOUNTING III

Accounting for associates, joint arrangements and subsidiaries; accounting for business combinations, consolidated financial statements, segment reporting, and other updates in financial reporting standards. Prerequisite: BA 114.2. 6 units.

BA 119 - SPECIAL TOPICS in ACCOUNTING

Prerequisite: SS. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 121 - ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

Design, use, and control of manual and computerized accounting systems. Introduction to the use of computers in accounting. Prerequisite: BA 186. 3 units. (2 lec, 1 lab)

BA 122.1 - AUDITING THEORY and PRACTICE I

Auditing concepts, audit standards, programs and procedures for the examination of current assets, non-current assets, liabilities, proprietorships, revenues and expenses, and the preparation of financial and audit reports. Prerequisite: BA 121. 3 units.

BA 122.2 - AUDITING THEORY and PRACTICE II

Audit simulation, auditing in a computerized information system (CIS) environment and the audit of specialized industries. Prerequisite: BA 122.1. 6 units. (5 u. lec, 1 u. computer lab)

BA 123 - PUBLIC ACCOUNTING PRACTICE

An integrated audit course. Prerequisites: BA 118.1,118.2, and 122.2. 6 units.

BA 124 - FUNDAMENTALS of BUSINESS TAXATION

The application of laws and regulations governing different types of taxes that affect business. Prerequisites: BA 99.1. 3 units.

BA 126 - PRINCIPLES of CONTROLLERSHIP

The controllership function; characteristics of management control systems; the tools and techniques for planning and decision-making; financial planning policies and problems; motivation and control in organizations; corporate governance and business ethics. Prerequisite: SS. 3 units.

BA 127 - TAX ACCOUNTING I

The application of the income tax law and regulations in the determination of the tax liabilities of individuals, estates and trusts, partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: BA 114.2. 3 units.

BA 128 - TAX ACCOUNTING II

The application of laws and regulations governing estate, inheritance and gift, business and miscellaneous taxes in the determination of tax liabilities. Prerequisite: BA 99.2. 3 units.

BA 129 - MANAGEMENT SERVICES

The management of consultancy projects; preparation of feasibility studies and project evaluation; industry studies and other applied business research. Prerequisites: BA 115 (BSBA/non-VSB students)/117 (BSBAA students), 105, 142, and 170. 3 units.

BA 132 - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Study of the structure, functions and operations of financial institutions, money and capital markets. Prerequisite: Econ 121/COD. 3 units.

BA 133 - INTRODUCTION to RISK MANAGEMENT and INSURANCE

Principles of risk management for individuals and organizations; the structure of the insurance industry, and the financial aspects of insurance companies and markets. Prerequisite: BA 182 (for BSBA students)/COI (for non-BSBA students). 3 units.

BA 141 - BUSINESS FINANCE I

Introduction to the principles governing financial management of business enterprises with emphasis on short-range planning and management of working capital. Prerequisite: BA 99.2. 3 units.

BA 142 - BUSINESS FINANCE II

Long-range planning and management of the long-term financial position of a local and multinational business organization; recapitalization and liquidation. Prerequisites: BA 114.1/115 and 141. 3 units.

BA 145 - INVESTMENTS

Principles and practice of security analysis, valuation, financial modeling and portfolio management. Prerequisites: BA 142 and 182. 3 units.

BA 147 - FUNDAMENTALS of DERIVATIVES SECURITIES

Study of the basic theory, valuation methods and practical applications of derivatives securities. Prerequisite: BA 142. 3 units.

BA 148 - SPECIAL TOPICS in FINANCE

Prerequisite: SS. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 151 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR in ORGANIZATIONS

The concepts and principles of behavior in business organizations. Prerequisites: BA 101 (for VSB students)/COI (for non-VSB students). 3 units.

BA 152 - INTRODUCTION to HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Basic principles and frameworks in the management of acquisition, development and movement of human resources in organizations. Prerequisites: BA 151 (for VSB students)/COI (for non-VSB students). 3 units.

BA 158 - SPECIAL TOPICS in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Prerequisites: BA 151. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 160 - BUSINESS LAW

Introduction to the Philippine legal system emphasizing business relationships and transactions in contractual agreements; organization and regulation of business enterprises. Prerequisite: JS. 3 units.

BA 161 - LAW on BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

The Constitution, Obligations and Contracts, sales, quasidelicts, damages, lease, all special laws including presidential decrees and administrative regulations pertinent thereto. 3 units.

BA 162 - LAW on BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Agency, single proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, conglomerates, joint ventures, multinationals, securities act, insolvency law, civil code provisions on orders of preference and concurrence of credits, licensing of foreign corporations and cooperatives, and pertinent laws, rules and regulations administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Board of Investment, Central Bank, Board of Domestic Trade and other government agencies. Prerequisite: BA 161/COD. 3 units.

BA 164 - NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS and INSURANCE

Instruments, Warehouse Receipts Law, Document of Title under the Civil Code, Insurance Law, Deposit. Prerequisites: BA 160/Equiv. 3 units.

BA 166 - THE LAW on SALES, AGENCY and OTHER BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

The legal framework governing contracts of sales, agency, loans, guaranty, pledge and mortgage; negotiable instruments and other laws affecting business transactions. Prerequisite: BA 161/Equiv. 3 units.

BA 168 - SPECIAL TOPICS in BUSINESS LAW

Prerequisites: BA 160/Equiv. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 170 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Principles, practices and development of integrated marketing programs. Prerequisite: BA 101. 3 units.

BA 172 - MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Planning, managing and evaluating the communication mix -- advertising, sales promotion, packaging, public relations and personal selling. Prerequisite: BA 170. 3 units.

BA 173 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Psychological, economic, anthropological and sociological perspectives in understanding the consumer and in designing marketing programs. Prerequisite: BA 170. 3 units.

BA 174 - MARKETING RESEARCH

Principles and methods used in the systematic and objective search for and analysis of information relevant to identification and solution of marketing problems. Prerequisites: BA 170 and 182. 3 units.

BA 175 - GLOBAL MARKETING

Principles and practices in the marketing of goods and services across borders in the context of a dynamic international business environment. Prerequisites: BA 170 and Econ 100.1. 3 units.

BA 176 - DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

Principles and practices in the management of retail and wholesale enterprises; merchandising, store operations, promotion, and control. Prerequisites: BA 105, 115, 170, and 186. 3 units.

BA 177 - PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Developing and managing brands, products or product lines including development, product launch and product portfolio assessment; maintaining brand equity and leveraging strong brands across line extensions and categories. Prerequisites: BA 115 and 170. 3 units.

BA 178 - SPECIAL TOPICS in MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: BA 170. 3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 180.1 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in BUSINESS I

Information and communication technology concepts and tools; business process applications of software packages. Prerequisite: BA 101. 3 units. (2 lec, 1 lab).

BA 181 - MANAGEMENT SCIENCE I

Analysis and solution of management problems; deterministic models such as linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment, inventory management, and project management models. Prerequisites: Math 21 (for approval) and Stat 101. 3 units. (2.5 lec, 0.5 lab).

BA 182 - MANAGEMENT SCIENCE II

Analysis and solution of management problems; stochastic models; decision theory, Markov processes, queuing, simulation, forecasting, regression, and other statistical applications. Prerequisite: BA 181. 3 units. (2.5 lec, 0.5 lab).

BA 186 - SYSTEMS ANALYSIS and DESIGN

Principles and methods for analyzing, designing and developing different types of business and management systems. Prerequisite: BA 180.1. 3 units. (2 lec, 1 lab).

BA 190 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

An integrated approach to decision making viewed from a top management perspective; discussion of comprehensive problems of organizations. Prerequisites: GS, BA 105, 141, and 170. 3 units.

BA 191 - INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Strategic approaches to the integration and management of information, with emphasis on top management involvement, hardware, telecommunications, and human resources. Prerequisites: SS, BA 186. 3 units. (2 lec, 1 lab).

BA 192 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Principles, problems, and practical aspects of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship; innovation and new business formations in start-up or corporate settings. Prerequisite: JS. 3 units.

BA 193 - INTRODUCTION to CORPORATE GOVERNANCE and BUSINESS ETHICS

Principles, concepts and best practices of controlling and managing the relationship and interests of the firm’s primary stakeholders (shareholders, board of directors and top management); application of ethical decision making in business organizations. Prerequisites: BA 105, 142, and 170. 3 units.

BA 194 - FUNDAMENTALS of INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Theories, trends, practices and constraints in international business environment, international trade and investment; strategies in the development of international operations and management problems of multinational enterprises. Prerequisites: BA 105, 142, and 170. 3 units.

BA 198 - SPECIAL TOPICS in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

3 units. (Stipulation: May be taken thrice provided the topics are different and shall be indicated in the report of grades for the course.)

BA 199 - BUSINESS PRACTICE

Supervised field work or internship. 3-6 units. Prerequisite: JS

BA 200 - BUSINESS RESEARCH

3-6 units.