by Safa D. Manala-O, College of Business Administration & Accountancy
The College of Business Administration & Accountancy’s BS in Business Administration program where the Departments of Economics and Marketing belong has been re-accredited to Level III Accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
The Level III re-accreditation gives the BSBA program an opportunity to apply for CHEd’s Center of Development (COD) or Center of Excellence (COE) status.
In a separate interview with the Office of Publication and Information (OPI), the new CBAA Dean Polaus M. Bari said, among other things, “We are busy attending to accreditation matters and posing to be a CHEd Center of Development in Business Administration.”
If successfully granted by CHEd, the COD or COE status implies that the program demonstrates excellent performance in instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages, and institutional qualifications.
This is one of the BSBA program’s main objectives for 2017, at the same time other programs of the CBAA are likewise gearing up for their upcoming accreditation visits this year.
The BSA or BS in Accountancy program is scheduled for its Phase 2 Level III accreditation, while the BS-HRM or BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management and the MBM or Master in Business Management (MBM) program are preparing for a preliminary survey visit sometime in June or July this year.
The accreditation process is in keeping with CBAA’s goals to be at par with the best business schools in the Philippines and ensure that its offerings are industry-responsive and effective.