With the countless career choices that await students today, chasing your passion in this field means you’d have to put in the time and effort required to prepare for your future career. And that includes your formative senior high school (SHS) years, which will help you build the right background, skills, and knowledge for a worthwhile journey.
As of this moment, you’re most likely considering which career to pursue. If you’re thinking of taking up a BSA course in college, use this guide to help you get to know more about it, the jobs you can opt to apply for in the future, and how CIIT can help you get started in building your path to success—starting with your SHS learning. Read on to learn more!
College Degree Courses to Choose from as a K-12 Graduate
CIIT’s Senior High School Program consists of 4 main SHS tracks: Programming; Animation; Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM); and Media and Visual Arts. These aim to help prepare students for their college journey, as well as their job paths.
What is Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM)?
Students under the ABM track will learn how to handle the modern day’s digital economy by embodying a modern business mindset. Furthermore, the ABM strand helps in building one’s basic knowledge in budget management and marketing in the modern workplace. Lastly, CIIT equips ABM students with a tech background to effectively take on today’s sectors.
ABM graduates often have these options when it comes to what college degree course to take, to name a few:
- BSA course
- BS Accounting Information System (BSAIS)
- BS Management Accounting (BSMA)
In a wider context, ABM is a broad and changing field. Looking at one’s resources, ABM provides details to firms to help them make choices on using such resources in a structured and fruitful way.
For an in-depth guide on which courses you should consider, check out this blog on K to 12 tracks and strands and their college degree equals.
What is Accounting?
Accounting involves the process of filing, explaining, and stating financial data of an entity. Taking concepts from IT, law, and business to name a few, this process mainly highlights one’s budget or business ventures.
This field is perfect for students who are into numbers, analysis, and business. In that sense, courses such as the BSA course let students learn about one’s financial data and inform various concerned parties such as investors and the board (to name a few). This is integral in setting out changes and maintaining compliance with set rules, laws, and guidelines.
What is a BSA Course?
According to CHED, the BSA course is a program that aims to provide basic accounting learning to students who want to pursue a thriving career in the field. Furthermore, this is the program that allows one to take the Certified Public Accountant or CPA Licensure Examination.
Accountancy Course Subjects
Apart from Gen Ed courses such as Math, Science, and Social Sciences, these are some of the core courses that students take in BSA:
- Accounting I and II
- Business Law
Frequently Asked Questions about the BSA Course
1. Is the BSA course hard?
Although every course or degree has its own level of difficulty, the BSA course is one of the hardest ones to take. In contrast with other math courses, the course asks for its students to have great analysis skills that are based on various concepts and theories more than just using simple process methods. Being more studious, putting in a lot of time and effort, and spending less time on personal matters may be helpful to succeed in this field.
2. How long do you study BSA courses?
This course or program often lasts for 4 years, though some schools offer it as a 5-year program. Also, students often have to complete around 4,500 course work hours, having 600 hours for the internship.
3. What do BSA interns do?
Some of the most common tasks or duties BSA interns perform include:
- Data entry and storing
- Keep records
- Maintain journal entries
- Prepare timely and precise reports
- Plan and receive payments
4. What job can you get in BSA?
While there’s a wide range of career options for BSA course graduates, here are some examples:
- Entry-level jobs: Auditor, NBI Agent
- Mid-level roles: Senior Loan Officer, State Accountant V
- Advanced roles: Dean, CFO
5. Is CPA in demand in the Philippines?
As per a Business Mirror report in 2016, there is a rising demand for CPAs both for local and abroad. Nonetheless, there’s also a shortage seen in the number of local CPAs, as only around 8,000 pass the CPA exams and most of them choose to subsequently work abroad.
Taking Up CIIT’s ABM Strand as a Gateway to Earning a BSA Course Degree
It’s important to note that choosing the perfect track and strand may vary from student to student, as one’s choices can be shaped by unique factors. So, for your case, make sure that you’re aware of the required subjects, training, and learning you need to take up for a more in-depth decision making process.
With CIIT, your role as a student in the ABM SHS strand is to use all resources, guidance, and learning you can get to help equip yourself with the ample knowledge and skills for your target career path. This way, what you learn during your ABM SHS years will help you have a fairly smooth ride as you enter the college scene to earn a BSA course degree. Building the needed skill sets early on will only help you to work on them more and more as you go from there. Hence, you’ll be more prepared for what’s in store for you and your learning.
So, do you want to study at CIIT? Contact us now to find out more about our senior high strands! You may also check out other BA and BS degrees offered by CIIT to help you start your path to success today.