Topics: 3, Mandaluyong City, University Pages: 8 (3498 words) Published: December 3, 2014
ResearchersWorld-Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce

■ E-ISSN2229-4686 ■ ISSN2231-4172

Amelia M. Arganda,
Faculty/Dean, College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology Rizal Technological University, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyog City, Philippines. Rodolfo L.Ducut,

Ester C. Andal,

Faculty/Dept. Head, College of Business
and Entrepreneurial Technology
Rizal Technological University, Boni
Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Faculty, College of Business and
Entrepreneurial Technology
Rizal Technological University, Boni Ave.,
Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

In the College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology of the Rizal Technological University, so many student applicants would like to take the Accountancy course. Of those who were given the chance, however, only about forty percent (40%) were able to qualify, reached the fifth level, and allowed to take the Certified Public Accountant Examinations, At the start, that is, during their first and second year, these students have good academic performance. Along the way, however, they failed to make it due to some problems they met and affected their studies. It is in this regard that this study was undertaken. It aimed to identify the problems met by the students which affect their studies and tried to identify the measures which may solve or minimize the problems and eventually helping them to graduate with the course Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, take the CPA Board Examinations and become Certified Public Accountant. The study which made use of the descriptive research method is very significant to the students, Rizal Technological University Administration, College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology Professors, parents as well as to the community. It was undertaken in both Mandaluyong City and Pasig City campuses. The subjects of the study were the second year accountancy students majority of whom are female, 17 to 18 years of age with family income of P10, 000 and below per month and most of the respondents belonged to family of four (4) to six (6) members.

Keywords: Accounting; Accounting Profession; Accounting Career, Performance.

International Refereed Research Journal ■■ Vol.–V, Issue–2, April 2014 [93]

ResearchersWorld-Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce

■ E-ISSN2229-4686 ■ ISSN2231-4172

The College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology has its Accountancy Program in both Pasig and Boni campuses. Few years back, however, the accountancy program in Pasig campus was phased down due to lack of facilities. It was accepting students up to the 1st year only, that is, Accounting 1 & 2 and Accounting 3 & 4. After which, students whose grades passed were allowed to take the qualifying examinations for Accountancy proper. Those who did not qualify were advised to transfer to another business course of their next choice. Those who qualified were transferred to Boni Campus to continue their course, But just the same in both campuses not all BSA students who were accepted in the program survived the course. For each level, qualifying examinations were given, very few have passed and reached the next level. Of those who were given the chance to take the course, only about forty percent (40%) reached the fifth year level and allowed to take the CPA Board Examinations. This condition which is always met by the Accountancy Department prompted the researchers to study the needs and problems of the second year accountancy students which somehow affect their studies. By identifying the problems, the school, parents, and the student themselves, can take measures to lessen the problems. Minimizing the problems may result to a better number of Accountancy students who could reach the fifth year level and eventually pass the CPA...

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