The Personality Development Program of SBMA aims to make business students prepared not only in terms of technology, but also possessing the appropriate personality for the job. As they say in the industry, given the same skills and talents, people are chosen for particular jobs on the basis of who can best represent the company. The Personality Development Program has evolved anew with the inclusion of topics on confidence building and social grace, planning for success, and cross-cultural business etiquette. Trainers included Mr. James Cooper, Ms. Sol Aragones, Mr. Rene Salud, and Ms. Patti Betita.
Business planning has been the trend in most business courses like TQM, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing and Strategic Management. Actual interactions with company based HR people were done by the HRDM students. Accountancy students were able to experience doing field audit during their practicum.
Honing the skills of a cub to become a tiger, which represents powerful energy, is a challenge worth one’s time and effort. The Tigers are living up to expectations with the first batch of the 5-year BS Accountancy program garnering a 56.67% rating (above NPP of 48%) in the CPA Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulations Commission last October 2012. The Letranite Accountants who hurdled the board examination were Ms. Aileen C. Africano, Ms. Monette K. Baylon, Mr. Ralph Gaza, Ms. Faith C. Mondez, Ms. Krissell Anne B. Palad, Ms. Krisitine Dae R. Tolentino, Ms. Lizanne B. Yang, Mr. Crisanto D. Evangelista II, Mr. Al Michael G. Haca, and Mr. Francis Gerald B. Montiero. The BSA program is also undergoing PACUCOA accreditation. The board result manifests the strength of the new BSA curriculum. Highlighting the Knight advantage, a different strategic preparation made the graduates industry-ready through actual audit exposure during their practicum. Almost all new CPAs landed work immediately after passing the board exam.