BSEcon students receiving their certificates upon being champions in the Young Economists’ Convention student research competition, Rhena Jane Soria and Therese C. Ratilla

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Economics
Duration 4 Years
College College of Management and Economics
Department Department of Economics
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte
Majors  
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BSEcon students receiving their certificates upon being champions in the Young Economists’ Convention student research competition, Rhena Jane Soria and Therese C. Ratilla

Students hearing a talk from a  BSP deputy governor.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Economics program is a 4-year degree course aimed at students who are abreast with current social and political issues of the modern world. Students learn the economic framework of analyzing various business, institutional and environmental decision-making processes which are essential to the evolving socioeconomic systems we currently face.

The Department of Economics started to offer the program in 2006 after learning of the demand coming from high school students in the region. While relatively young, the BSEcon program has produced several graduates earning honorific distinctions in VSU commencement exercises. Aside from this, BSEcon students regularly compete and win in regional and national research.

The VSU undergraduate economics program boasts a good mix of theoretical and practical classes aimed at equipping students with ample knowledge and relevant skills ready to face the world of work. The newly instituted curriculum pushes this goal further by allowing students to select a major in either Business Economics or Environmental & Development Economics to cater to students’ interests.

 

Program highlights

  • 4 – year degree course
  • 2 majors: Business Economics and Environmental and Development Economics
  • 156 units worth of classes including Required GE courses, NSTP and Physical Education.
  • Students learn various statistical and analytical tools used in the modern workforce including Python, Stata, R, Eviews, SPSS, QGIS, and MS Excel.
  • Students join firms and government institutions in the country for a summer term worth of Economic Practicum in their 3rd year.
  • Students choose between an undergraduate thesis or a business practice case study as a final requirement before graduation.
  • BSEcon students assisting VSU Senior high school students on a training on Basic data analysis in ViSERDAC
  • NEDA officers receiving their certificates and tokens from a seminar on the Rice Tarrification and Train Laws hosted by VSU’s Young Economists’ Society
  • BSEcon students participating in the National Economics Summit 2014 in UP Diliman.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the this program can be employed as a:

  • Management consultant
  • Bank staff/manager
  • Economics consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Data analyst/scientist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing analyst/specialist
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary and credit analyst
  • University instructor/professor 

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Jensen D. Rico – Class of 2014 – Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian. Granted scholarship at the International University of Japan. Currently works as Senior Economic Development Specialist at NEDA Region VIII
  • Thich Eloise Paris – Class of 2019 – Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian. Currently working at the Philippine Rice Research Institute as Science Research Specialist. She works in various development projects, most notably in assisting the monitoring and evaluation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). 
  • Glorybeth Castillo – Class of 2013 – Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Granted an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study in Europe. Currently works as a data scientist and management consultant in the Czech Republic.
  • Nymphmary Daphne J. Santiago – Class of 2018 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian. Worked in the Philippine Statistics Authority and is now a graduate student in Spain.
  • Christopher A. Llones – Class of 2016 – Graduated Cum Laude. Worked as instructor and research assistant in various ACIAR projects in VSU. Currently holds an International Doctoral Scholarship from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand.
  • Jane Austero Sabijon – Class of 2010 – Graduated Cum Laude. Managing Supervisor in BPI Cebu
  • Maria Nina Palacao -  Class of 2013 – Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Exports Sales Supervisor, Del Monte Philippines, Cagayan de Oro

Contact

Department of Economics
College of Management and Economics
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: +63 53 563-7751 local 1024
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