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St. Francis College of Commerce
January 23, 2012

COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Group 5 Saint Francis University Case

Background

St. Francis is a medium-size private university located in a major port city in the Visayas. It was one of the better private universities in the city and well known primarily for its engineering and science courses. The University had a total of 26000 both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, 12% of which is from the College of Commerce.

Mr. Santos is the newly appointed dean who is very eager to increase the enrolment in the college. He proposes that they must lessen the number of departments because he feels that the six departments are more than what they needed. He also estimated that the said reduction would save as much as 65000 per year. But the department heads were unanimously against the proposal. Their basic contention aside from the possibility of losing their jobs is it will create a loss of academic identity in the departments and will increase the size of each department.

Problems
1. As Rector of the University, what decision will you recommend to the St. Francis University Board of Trustees? 2. How will restructuring of the organization improve the number of enrollees in the college of Commerce?
Point of View
The group will assume the role of a Rector who is responsible in the management of the university. He is the one responsible in the decision making concerning the school. The approval of the plans made by the dean will be based on his decisions.

Assumptions

1. Definition of terms
a Commerce - is the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. It can also be defined as a component of business which includes all activities, functions and institutions involved in transferring goods from producers to consumer. b Production – it is the process of transforming tangible inputs such as raw materials, semi-finished goods and subassemblies and intangible inputs such as ideas, information and knowledge into goods and services. c Marketing - is the process of communicating the value of a product to its customers. It is about identifying and understanding the customers and giving them what they want. d Economics - is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. e Finance -The science that describes the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities. f Accounting - The systematic and comprehensive recording of financial transactions pertaining to a business. g Law - a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.

2 St. Francis University doesn’t receive state allocations from the government since it is a private university. They follow a centralized funding system that provides budget allocations for each of their colleges. Their main revenue comes from tuition while other revenues include: a private and/or corporate donations,

b investment interest on endowments,
c grants (research and other),
d patents and royalties,
e university-related companies,
f rentals and use of university property,
g Conferences, seminars, etc.
h continuing education/extension programs,
i event revenues,
j licensing fees (merchandising, etc.) and
k payments from patients and insurance companies for hospital care, medical and dental care

3 Budgets for each of the college are approved by the administration of St. Francis University. Funds are allocated in proportion with the expenses of each college and the number of students enrolled in the college.

4 The organizational structure of College of Commerce is...
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