SWU PHINMA redesigns accountancy program for local, global excellence

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THE Southwestern University (SWU) PHINMA aims to elevate its ranking as one of the country's top accountancy schools as it appointed a new dean, professor Hilario Tan, CPA, MBA. Tan is an adjunct faculty for the Asian Institute of Management. During the October 1986 Certified Public Accountant Board Examination, Tan ranked third in the Philippines.

"Our BSA Program will now be aligned not only to the Philippine CPA Licensure Examination but also to the U.S. CMA Examination. We use business cases to develop our students' critical thinking and communication skills," Tan remarked.

Tan graduated with a bachelor's degree in commerce majoring in Accounting and magna cum laude from Chiang Kai Shek College (CKSC). He started his career in one of the country's major auditing firms, SGV, as staff auditor. Tan then took his Masters in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management as an academic scholar.

He also took different managerial positions in the area of finance and accounting in big companies and eventually, joined the academe as dean of the College of Business of CKSC and at the same time, as a CPA reviewer in CPAR, from 2000 to 2007.

The CKSC was recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission as the Top 4 BSA Program in the National Capital Region and Top 9 nationwide, based on five-year cumulative results of CPA Licensure Examinations.

He was also instrumental in helping his students from the CKSC and the Universal College of Parañaque to top the CPA board exam.

With his new stint as the dean of the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) of SWU PHINMA's B-School, Tan aims to bring out the best from each student.

"They will have better job opportunities not only in the Philippines but also abroad, especially if they plan to work overseas like the Middle East, Singapore, etc.," he said.

Tan said they intend to maximize the benefits of RAD (Remote and Distance) Learning and are preparing video lectures, study notes, drills and quizzers that are aligned to the CPA Licensure Examination. He said the college will eventually align the BSA Program content with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor to improve the marketability of their graduates not only in the country but also overseas.

The SWU PHINMA B-School is part of the PHINMA Education system, with BSA programs with good board performance over the years.

PHINMA Education is part of the PHINMA Group, one of the nation’s most respected business conglomerates whose ventures span both local and international markets. With this strong business foundation, the SWU PHINMA B-School has developed a curriculum that allows graduates to become young and competent business professionals who can successfully navigate, lead and transform businesses in the continuously developing environment with their hybrid business management skills. It is indeed learning business from business at the B-School of SWU PHINMA.

Admission for Academic Year 2021-2022 is ongoing. For enrollment-related inquiries, one can contact SWU PHINMA at 0917 835 2881 or 0942 082 0539. One may also follow the university’s official Facebook page (Southwestern University PHINMA) for updates and important announcements. SPONSORED CONTENT