A study on the preparedness of DLSU BSA students for their future accounting profession: insights from interns, alumni and employers

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Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

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Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business



Thesis Adviser

Elsie Velasco

Defense Panel Member

Carmelita C. Clerigo
Rodiel C. Ferrer
Marivic Manalo


The researchers intended to determine the preparedness of DLSU Bachelor of Science in Accountancy students for their future accounting profession through an analysis of the views of student-interns, alumni, and employers. Preparedness of the students was determined by the adequacy of the possessed attributes under the Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA) framework as well as the acquired skills prescribed by International Federation of Accountants International Education Standards 3.

Correspondingly, the researchers surveyed student-interns to determine their perception before and after undergoing the internship program. The researchers also surveyed employers from participating firms after the internship to assess the interns skills in the workplace. Lastly, the researchers examined alumni perception of skills honed in the accounting curriculum two years after graduation. After using cross sectional analyses on the four response groups, it was found that the groups perceived DLSU BSA students to be prepared for their future accounting career and to adequately possess the identified skills in the ELGA framework during the internship. The employers assessment was rated the highest among the response groups. There was no significant difference in the perception of student interns against employers and student interns against alumni, however the perception of the student interns before and after undergoing the internship significantly differed.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

iii, 203 leaves: illustrations (some color); 28 cm; 1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.


Business students -- Philippines -- Manila; Business education (Internship) -- Philippines; De la Salle University -- Students

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