HomeLiceo Journal of Higher Education Researchvol. 6 no. 2 (2010)

Effectiveness of Practicum Program for Business and Management Courses

Maria Victoria U. Sy

Discipline: Education Administration



The study determined the effectiveness of the Practicum Program of the Business and Management courses offered by the College of Commerce, University of San Jose Recoletos. Using the descriptive design, the researcher administered a survey among students involved in the practicum program and their trainers. The practicum program was generally rated excellent by the students from the Entrepreneurship, Business Administrative, Management, Banking and Finance. It was rated very effective by marketing students. As rated by the trainers, the practicum developed the students’ positive and very good work attitudes and values, job knowledge, and work accomplishment. They rarely committed errors and their outputs were orderly, accurate and complete. The practicum program effectively translated theory into practice in the real setting of work. es. Their mean savings was Php 120.93. From 2005 to 2008, the mean life expectancy was age 62. The mean infant mortality rate was 1.9 while the mean child mortality rate was 1.0. Based on interviews, problems encountered with BnBs were availability of stocks, operating hours, and variety of medicines sold. The establishment of BnBs has contributed to the improvement of family living standards in Cebu Province.