The College of Business Administration started operations in June 2003 with two (2) course program namely: Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) Major in Marketing and Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Business Management focusing on Operation Management and Supply Chain Management.. These CBA academic programs were initially launched by OLFU Graduate School with an initial 15 students in a class. The college was housed in Graduate School Building in the main campus of the University.
As the student population started to increase, the College was transferred to San Vicente Building also located in the main campus, from 2003 to the present the CBA student population have increased as of the first semester of AY 2010-2011. The administration wholeheartedly supported the growth of the program in which the college was moved to the newly constructed Padre Pio Building at Serrano St as its new location site.
The college operations have continuously maintained the practicum as an academic requirement to provide CBA students the appropriate hands-on learning exposure with business and industry as well as governmental agency. In 2007, the college has its seven (7) first batch of graduates in March and October with one graduating as Cum Laude that showcase the hard work and dedication of CBA faculty during those years.
It was in 2009 that the college was then integrated with College of Hospitality and Institutional Management (CHIM) where the University’s full support of its operation was further given through provision of new facilities, and equipment to upgrade the college learning environment.
The college was awarded government recognition to offer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in AY 2007-2008 by GR No. 55, Series of 2007 while the previous courses Bachelor of Science in Commerce received its government recognition under GP (CHED-NCR) No. C. 117, Series of 2006.
CBA molds students into graduates that are ever present in the business and economic sectors of the community as seen in the chart below:
from recent OLFU alumni data (2011)
For its continuing growth and development, the College is presently embarking to offer two (2) more course program by Academic Year 2011-2012 namely, BSBA Major in Banking and Bachelor of Accountancy. These new course offering will further enhance the quality of academic services render by the University to its’ stakeholders particularly the business students. This plan will also serve as a venue to prove that OLFU will excel in government licensure other than medical profession, a challenges the College has to face in the future.
The college currently have 16 faculty members composed of four (4) full-pledge doctoral degree holders (Ph D) and 12 masteral degree holders who are all dedicated working professionals.
CBA faculties have strong learning skills and they continually strive to increase their knowledge and skills within their discipline. They also prioritize activities and integrate learning opportunities, in and out of the classroom, to achieve learning outcomes and to help students become self-growers by developing a network within and outside their discipline and by building personal relationships with key individuals in the local, national, and international communities. They are involved in various management-related organizations and institutions such as PACSB, COMEPP, AME, among others.
Methodologies goes beyond classroom discussion, our faculty share their fields of expertise through research, case study, immersion, and mentoring, enables us to bring a effective and efficient transfer of theory into a business environment.
Digital teaching methodology is currently being used in term of SAP Business One in all programs to meet the challenging needs of the industry.
CBA PRACTICUM PROGRAM
A practicum is an excellent way to gain work experience and explore career options in a wide variety of professional settings. It is a professional field experience program designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work in a professional environment under the supervision of an experienced manager or superior. This opportunity allows students to integrate the theory and knowledge of course content with the application of principles and practices in a work environment. CBA practicum program helps students choose the finest institutions where they can gain practical experience based on the understanding and application of theoretical knowledge.