The College of Business Administration of the University opened in the school year 1922-23. It aims: (1) to train business leaders and executives prepared to cope with the manifold problems of business and industry brought about by the dislocation of Philippine economy; (2) to help in the stabilization of the national economic system; (3) to give an essential cultural background and a thorough familiarity with general business facts, principles, and practices which are necessary in preparing for effective business administration and leadership; and (4) to develop resourcefulness and independence of thinking in the analysis of business facts and problems.

After his release from foreign domination in 1946, the Filipino has become fully cognizant of the imperative need for broadening his sphere of economic activities, and of taking greater participation in the industrial and commercial development of his country. Now more vigorous and economically militant than ever before, he has become realistic of the fact that he cannot remain indifferent to his economic welfare and allow foreign minds and capital to monopolize the country’s industrial and commercial resources. Conscious of this economic awakening, the College of Business Administration of the University of Manila has been leaving no stone unturned to help produce minds trained to cope with the needs of the country’s development. This college offers the following major fields of studies, namely Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Marketing and Economics. It is now staffed with more qualified professors and better library and other facilities.

In recognition of the quality standards and practices of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities-Commission on Accreditation or PACUCOA, a member of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines or FAAP, conferred Level II Re accreditation status to its B.S. Business Administration program.

Degree Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in:

  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Development Management
  •  Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Other Programs:

CPA Board Review and Accounting Refresher Course

General Objectives:

The College of Business Administration aims to produce outstanding business leaders, executives and practitioners in the various fields of expertise, imbued with a deep love of country, love of science and love of virtue (“Patria, Scientia et Virtus”), fully equipped with the much needed positive attitude, knowledge, skills and competencies with which to brave the challenges of business and industry in both government and non-government sectors, deeply committed to give their share in developing the community, then nation and the world as a whole.

Specific Objectives:
  • To provide students with a solid foundation on the fundamental concepts, facts theories, principles and practices of modern business administration and leadership along with a thorough cultural background of where and how business and industry operate.
  • To develop skills and competencies in the various fields of Business Administration, namely Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Marketing and Economics integrating the human values of integrity, honesty, love of country, and love of virtue in the learning process.
  • To provide true-to life exposures to business students in matters concerning major issues, realities, problems and challenges in the local, national and international scenes; thus, preparing them to  brave these very challenges in their future world of work.
  • To develop resourcefulness, initiative, and aggressiveness in the students as well as independence of thinking within the highest levels of ethical standards in business and industry.
  • To equip students with the latest trends and updates in the use of communication and information technology in the business world to prepare them for a wider exposure and continuing learning experiences in the global market.



Dean, College of Business Administration & Accountancy



Director, Testing, Evaluation, and Research for College of Business Administration and Accountancy