Academic Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is by far the largest of the colleges in San Beda College. Currently enrolling over 4000 students, it has eight undergraduate degree programs led by its nationally recognized Accountancy Program, conducting instruction, research and outreach in a wide variety of disciplines.


The four-year bachelor’s degree programs in Accountancy, Economics and Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management and Systems Development, Human Resource Development Management, Information and Communication Technology, Legal Management, Marketing Management and Corporate Communications, Operations Management, Psychology, and Human Biology provide focused instruction on the fields of specialization and enable students to acquire technical knowledge and critical understanding of concepts, principles, systems and procedures pertinent to the field. Practical experiences and structured learning activities in communities and internships in business and industry reinforce the technical competencies and flexibility of students as well as enrich their classroom discussions, enliven individual and group work, foster independent thinking, and deepen their personal reflections. General education programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology, Filipino, English, Languages and Literature, Human Kinetics and National Service Training Program help optimize the undergraduate experience.


Moreover, these programs commonly integrate in their respective curricula and course syllabi learning experiences in such general knowledge and skills area as: 


• Oral and written communication

• Ethical understanding and reasoning

• Analytical, critical and reflective thinking

• Qualitative and quantitative research

• Appropriate use of information technology

• Multicultural, gender and diversity understanding

• Adaptability to and readiness for change

• Risk taking

• Leadership


As a Catholic institution run by the Benedictine order, both curricular and extra-curricular programs in the College of Arts and Sciences reflect strong adherence to Catholic teachings and Benedictine values of community, peace, prayer and work.



Degree Programs

• Accountancy

• Economics and Public Policy

• Entrepreneurship

• Human Biology

• Financial Management

• Human Resource Development Management

• Information and Communications Technology

• Operations Management

• Legal Management

• Marketing Management

• Psychology

Academic Programs
Degree Programs
Degree Programs


The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program provides students with an adequate technical knowledge in financial and managerial accounting, taxation, financial statements analysis, financial and operational auditing, management advisory services, operations research, information systems development and assurance, financial reporting, corporate tax planning, and cost analysis and control. The program prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, or related fields, such as banking and consulting. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in accounting, business and law. With the completion of the program, a student will have the professional competence of a candidate for the CPA licensure examination.


The AB in Literature (Track A: Literature and Cultural Studies/Track B: AB in Literature Across the Professions) involves training in a range of skills including advanced communicative competence, effective strategies in rhetoric in research, and modes of literacy that provide access to macro/micro skills integrated/integrative competencies.


The graduates of the program are expected to lead critical and creative innovations in the following:



The AB in English Language/ AB in English Language Studies program are in demand in fields that require effective use of the English language to realize specific goals.

The courses in the program are designed to integrate theory and practice to prepare the students for effective communication in English in diverse contexts and situations.


Graduates of the AB in English Language/AB in English Language Studies program are in demand in fields that require effective use of the English language to realize specific goals.

  • ACADEMIC & SCHOLARLY WORK (teaching & research)
  • BUSINESS & INDUSTRY JOBS (public relations, advertising & documentation)
  • MEDIA & PUBLISHING (writing, translating, and editing)
  • Economics and Public Policy

Economics and Public Policy

The Bachelor of Science in Economics and Public Policy program is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, designed to equip students with knowledge, research and professional skills to elaborate and evaluate public policies in a wide range of contexts. The program focuses on the economic analytical and quantitative tools to design and evaluate public policies, with core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic policies, econometrics and international economics. Likewise, it provides the necessary multidisciplinary approaches to deal with public policy problems with core courses in governance, law, management and political sciences.  


The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship prepares the students to become entrepreneurs with the triple bottomline in mind, creating wealth not only for oneself but for society. In this program, students are trained to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and to start and manage micro to medium-sized enterprises. Students will be required to present a business plan that they will also implement on their last year in the program.  

Human Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology is a program of choice for aspiring undergraduate students in field of Science and Health. It prepares, develops and trains students to become independent and analytical thinkers with a continuing desire to learn and use their knowledge in, premedical course, to become biological-clinical researchers, pharmaceutical industry specialist, health care managers and other health and science related experts. Through provision of all aspects of learning institution, it will continue to produce scientific experts in the fields of instruction, research and service.

Financial Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Financial Management program focuses on understanding the complex world of finance by marrying theory with practice in the different core areas of financial management: accounting, economics, management and corporate finance.

The program is designed to give students various perspectives on financial decision making and analysis; local and global corporate finance; investment management and its concomitant risks; the various financial intermediaries and a host of other areas in finance education with emphasis on the application of the various theoretical models. The program hones the skill base necessary to prepare students to a rewarding career in the various fields of finance by developing their analytical abilities, technical skills in accounting and finance, oral and written communication skills and research. Graduates of the program enter careers in financial services as well as traditional domestic and multinational corporations. Positons available include: controller, credit analyst, finance analyst, financial planner, loan officer, securities analyst, stockbroker or treasure.

The program likewise prepares its graduates to take certification programs in Finance such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.

Human Resource Development Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Human Resource Development Management prepares students for a career in the field of Human Resource Management and Development. Covering all the human resource (HR) functions, the program instills in students the value of and skills necessary in recruiting, selecting, motivating, training, developing, and maintaining people in an organization. The program also introduces the students to the different aspects of business, with emphasis on discussing the relationships between these functions and human resource management, and aligning HR strategies, programs, and policies with the organization’s overall vision and strategy.

Information and Communications Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, critical understanding and competencies in developing, using, and managing tools for exchanging information in the business context. It provides students with the technical knowledge and competencies on logic formulation and algorithm analysis skills vital to computer programming and the design of modern computer operating systems, database management systems software, computer graphics and multi-media systems, data communications, network installation and administration and wireless applications, computer system organization, website development, social networking and e-commerce technologies.

Operations Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Operations Management (OM) prepares the students to lead and manage manufacturing and service-oriented businesses. This program introduces the concepts, tools, and techniques in designing, planning for, and managing manufacturing and service operations. The program also introduces the students to the different aspects of business, with emphasis on discussing the relationships between these functions and operations management, and aligning OM strategies, programs, and policies with the organization’s overall vision and strategy. Graduates may pursue a career in plant and facility management, inventory management, quality assessment, and supply chain management, among others.  

Legal Management

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Management program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills regarding the laws of business, obligations and contracts, taxation, labor laws, and negotiable instruments as well as a global viewpoint and practical apprenticeship opportunities for exploring the legal aspects of business.  Considered by many students as a degree preparatory to formal studies in law, the program likewise adequately equips students with the entrepreneurial skills, business and legal research skills, legal and business writing and verbal communication skills necessary for establishing their own business, pursuing post-graduate degree, or being part of the corporate environment.

Marketing Management

The new BSBA major in Marketing Management program of San Beda is geared towards preparing our students to become “Responsible Global Business Collaborators” equipping them in the three major areas of skill in the marketing profession, mainly to become: good sales negotiators; creative thinkers, proficient and well-grounded in research. Students in the marketing program will be exposed in a wide variety of business situations, honing their business writing skills, analytical and strategic thinking, developing and executing marketing plans, market/audience research, oral presentations, non-verbal and cross-cultural communications, and application of new digital media technologies for business. Students enrolled in the program are expected to be active in their related student professional organization, where they will be trained to communicate effectively to target publics, grounded with the right practice of business ethics, making them servant leaders in the industry and good citizens of our country, adapting to different environments and flexible to global challenges. 

Graduates of the program may land a career in:

  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Marketing Research firms
  • Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing Communication service agencies
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Academe and Consultancy
  • Retailing and Retail Management 
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Events Management 
  • Advocacy related industry
  • Digital and Social Media Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Other related industries

Physical Education

Bachelor of Physical Education major in Sports and Wellness Management is a four-year comprehensive program aimed at providing the students with a broadly based understanding of the sports discipline through theoretical and practical applications.

This program allows maximum opportunity for students to pursue various combinations of courses in teaching, coaching, programming and administration, and within their particular areas of interest. It has been designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in various Sports, fitness and recreation activities required by the industry.

Political Science

A.B. Political Science is a dynamic and innovative program designed to transform the youth of today into empowered members of the society who are endowed with intellectual competence, keen perspicacity, prudent skills, and Benedictine virtues. It is engaged actively in educating learners on critical social and political issues that define the multiplicity of cultural realities in which they exist to endure with wisdom, understanding, and deep sense of responsibility. It equips learners with substantial knowledge and training on political processes, behavior, policies, and theories as well as government policies, relations, and standards. Its ultimate goal is to produce luminaries in the fields of law and politics who transcend in the name of legal expertise and supremacy.  


The Department of Psychology of the College of Arts and Sciences of San Beda College aims to produce a world class community of practitioners in the field of Psychology and other related disciplines developed through holistic learning, fostering care, and upholding professionalism with the fervent aspirations to serve the community, country, and God.

The faculty and students of the Department of Psychology strive to be accountable and transparent in:

1. Providing quality education thru proactive student-oriented activities

2. Engaging in relevant academic discourse addressing national and global concerns

3. Establishing and maintaining affiliations and linkages with both local and international communities of
    scholars and practitioners in the field of psychology and other related disciplines.

4. Promoting integrity by adhering to the ethical practice and universal standards set forth by the
    Psychological Association of the Philippines, American Psychological Association, etc.

5. Nurturing nationalism and Benedictine value.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology program equips students understand how the person’s mental processes and behavior affected by internal, relational, and social factors. Psychology as a discipline and professional practice contributes to national development through basic and applied research and interventions aimed at solving problems and promoting optimal development and functioning at the individual, family, group, organizational/institutions, community, and national levels.  The undergraduate programs in psychology provide initial training for those interested in teaching, research and the practice of psychology.  Furthermore, they provide preparation for graduate studies in psychology as well as further studies in other professions such as medicine, law, and business management.

Graduates of BS Psychology program can work as Psychometricians in the clinical, industrial and academic institutions.  They can also work as Human Resource Practitioners, Researchers, Business Managers and Teachers.  Also, they may pursue careers in medicine, law, management, and education.  Further, they may specialized trainings in Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology, etc. 

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Student Life
Student Life

Interaction among students and between students and faculty outside the classrooms is a valuable feature of a healthy, coherent and integrated learning experience for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The variety of student organizations and extra-curricular activities commonly engaged in by the CAS community are designed to bolster the students’ self-confidence, celebrate their gifts of self, deepen their appreciation for building communities, instill a passion for service to others and the country, raise their sensitivity to and understanding of racial, cultural and gender differences, and provide a chance for reflection, humility and prayer.

Spriritual retreats, personality development and formation seminars, intramural sports and games, talent shows, business start-up popshops, quiz bees, induction programs, professional workshops, scholarly lectures and presentations, San Beda Abroad program, out-of-town team building activities and youthful fun are just some of the myriad colours that characterize student life in the CAS.

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Dean's Message

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest academic unit in San Beda that offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs in Accountancy and Business as well as the Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts.

The combination of theory and practice is an essential characteristic of these programs that provide our students technical knowledge and critical understanding of theories and principles in classroom and research activities as well as practical experiences and structured learning in internships and partner communities.

One of the goals also of the CAS is to enhance the soft skills of our students. We provide opportunities for them to develop their critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving and communication skills – skills that are essential for lifelong learning.

Being in a Catholic educational institution, values formation anchored on the Catholic teachings and Benedictine spirituality is an integral part of our academic and formation programs. Students are exposed to different activities that will help them understand deeper their relationship with God and mold their values as persons and as believers.

In the CAS, we pray (ora) through our values formation activities like attending spiritual retreats, recollections, monthly masses and we work (labora) by offering our students programs where they acquire technical knowledge and develop their skills, for them to become successful professionals.

Come and join us in the CAS!

Prof. Christian Bryan S. Bustamante, Ph.D.

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School Calendar (AY 2017-18)