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The year 1950 witnessed the dawning of the College of Business Education (COBE). Its first course offering was Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) majors in Accounting and Banking and Finance.

The College which was then known as the Commerce department opened a one year secretarial course leading to Certificate of Secretarial Science (CSS) which was granted government recognition in 1959. Towards the end of the 70’s, two-year Junior Secretarial Course (JSC) was offered and granted government recognition in 1982. Both Secretarial courses were however, replaced in 1989 by a two year Computer Secretarial course which got official recognition a year later.

Management as a major field was also added to the initial major offerings under the BSC curriculum.

One of the most remarkable events during the 90s was the separation of Accounting from the BSC Curriculum. A new program, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) was subsequently recognized in 1990.

The BSC program, one of the six programs voluntarily applied for accreditation, was granted Level I status on March 15, 1990. On September 21 the following year, it was granted Level II status.

A four-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration was opened in 1992 and was granted government recognition in 1995. The following year, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Bachelor of Science in Tourism were also opened. Both programs were recognized in 1995.


  • To pursue a relevant business education program which will enable its graduates to be globally competitive.
  • To provide the means by which the students can acquire and develop the analytical skills that will enable them to deal effectively with the problems that they will face in their respective fields of specialization.
  • To enable the students to acquire adequate training in their respective field to expose them to the realities of the business world.
  • To instill in the students the proper values which will make them socially responsible and productive member of the business community.

Course Offerings

o   Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • Human Resource Development Management
  • Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management

o   Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Science in Office Administration
Bachelor of Science in Tourism

Employment Opportunities

o   Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

o   Education Sector

  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • Reviewer

o   Commerce and Industry

  • Vice President for Finance
  • Comptroller
  • Chief Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Officer
  • Cost Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Government Service
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget Officer
  • Consultant

o   Public Sector

  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Management Advisory Services

o   BS in Office Administration and BS in Business Administration

  • Executive
  • Banker
  • Marketing Manager/Officer
  • Financial Manager/Officer
  • Product Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Credit Managers
  • Treasurers and Finance Officers
  • Cash Managers
  • Risk and Insurance Managers
  • Secretary and Office Clerks
  • Human Resource Officer

o   BS in Hotel Restaurant Management

  • Bartender
  • Food Attendant
  • Management Trainees
  • Housekeeper
  • Frontliner
  • Cook/Chef
  • Receptionist
  • Bellboy
  • Sales and Marketing Personnel
  • Banquet Officer

o   BS in Tourism

  • Airline Receptionist
  • Ticketing Staff
  • Flight Stewardess/Cabin Crew
  • Tour Guide
  • Ticket Agent
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Agent

·         Public Relations Officer

·         Corporate Travel Manager

·         Account Executive

·         Sales Representative/Manager

·         Air Traffic Controller

·         Personnel Director

·         Front Office Staff

·         Customer Service Personnel

·         Travel Researcher

·         Travel Writer

·         Travel Newscaster

·         Tourism Professor

·         Resort/Hotel Planner

·         Event Organizer

·         Usherette

Organizations/Interest Clubs

·         College of Business Education Students Organizations (COBESO)

·         Association of Commerce Students(ACS)

·         Business Management Association of the Philippines-NWU Chapter

·         Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)

·         Philippine Association of Students in Office Administration(PASOA)

·         Hotel Restaurant Management Students Organization (HRMSO)

·         Association of Tourism Students (ATS)