About the School of Accountancy and Business Management

The school opened in 1952 as the College of Commerce, initially offering four-year degree courses in Accountancy and Finance, as well as two-year Associate courses. Over the years and in response to the dynamic nature of business education, the school expanded to include courses in Economics, Marketing, Banking, and in Entrepreneurial, Business, Human Resources, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Recognized as a Center of Development in Business Education, the school ensures its students’ success in the spirited business arena by matching its programs and courses with the current developments in the field. Maintaining active linkages and organization memberships, hosting international conferences, and sending faculty to relevant trainings further enhance the curriculum. The possession of a creative flair gives any business practitioner a competitive edge. This is why the school adopts learning methodologies that develop critical thinking, advance innovation, and inspire artistry with products and services.

The school established the Business Research, Extension and Development (BREAD) Center in 2003 to serve as the University’s hub for ideas and studies in answer to current business or socio-economic issues and concerns. Through its facilities, the school has been a very prolific innovator, publisher and presenter of researches on such buzz topics as city competitiveness, economic valuation, product sensory testing, and emotional advertising, among many.

As part of its extension objectives, the school works towards the improvement of socio-economic conditions and the promotion of economic self-reliance of local communities. To this end, the school designs modules on business education and provides trainings on profitable livelihood programs. It has also worked in close partnership with the government acclaimed SLU Extension Institute for Small Scale Industries Foundation (EISSIF) in introducing the bee-keeping project in selected municipalities in the Cordilleras. This thriving program has since proven to be a viable and popular source of revenue in the highlands.

Notwithstanding the school’s brisk growth, it shall remain, as the CICM Fathers envisioned its important role in the business world many years ago, a place where the essentials of efficient and ethical management to steer the society towards economic and financial stability, is taught and valued.