HomeHarvestvol. 15 no. 1 (2019)

A TRACER STUDY OF BALIUAG UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY, 2013 – 2015

Rolando R. Calma

 

Abstract:

The study assessed the employability status, adequacy of training to develop various graduate skills, and extent of use of these skills to the present job of 105 BS Accountancy graduates of Baliuag University from 2013 to 2015. The study revealed that 100% of the BSA graduates were performing jobs related to their course and a great number of them were on a regular/permanent status holding either managerial or supervisory level positions. The study also found that around one to three months after taking the CPA board examination, 91.43% of the graduates were already employed. It was cited by the respondents that good salaries/ benefits and career challenge are two major reasons why they have stayed with their present job. The study also identified that the ability of the respondents to define a problem and find solutions to it (the same skill they acquired from BU education) is the number one skill they use in their current job. To improve the course curriculum and employability of the graduates, the respondents suggested that linkages/partnerships with recognized accounting and auditing firms be established and the on-the job training and immersion courses on current accounting practices be implemented.