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Vol 18, No 02 ( 2023 )   |  DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/RDM6K   |   Author Affiliation: Associate Professor, Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines.   |   Licensing: CC 4.0   |   Pg no: 177-186   |   Published on: 13-02-2023


The Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology of the College of Business Entrepreneurship and Accountancy is designed to provide students with an industry relevant program of study and a practice that fosters excellence in technical ability and ethical specialized practice to adhere with the current trend towards ASEAN Integration. It covers integrated techniques and interrelationship among the practical areas of business as well as understanding economic, social, technological, political, legal and international environment in which any business must operate. This study is designed to determine the employability of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology graduates from year 2016-2020. This study tried to monitor the whereabouts of the graduates from 2016 to 2020 with a total of 529. The survey yielded a response rate of 78.26% or 414 out of 529 targeted respondents. The availability and existence of the social networking sites and the creation of the previous group chats for School Year 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 and the active participation of the past presidents of the Junior Institute of Accounting Technician, a specialized organization for the program Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology made the collection of data a little bit easier, thus giving us a good response rate. The gathering of data was done in mid part of 2020 to July of 2021. The study has made used of the descriptive-quantitative research design utilizing simple frequency counts and percentages. The conduct of this study are of significance for identifying and addressing curriculum related issues. The employment data of the respondents showed the current work status of the BS Accounting Technology graduates. Almost all of the respondents are employed and as seen in the result majority of them are employed in the private sector which provide employment in areas of high demand and that their present job is very much related to the program. In view of the results of this study, it is strongly recommended that the conduct of a regular tracer study must be given priority by the College or the Alumni Relations and Placement Services to ensure that graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to make them highly employable in the industry, the Alumni Relations and Placement Services of the Campus of the University should help graduates search for employment to minimize underemployment of its graduates and lastly similar studies must be conducted to explore into other variables related to graduates’ employability like reasons of the unemployment of some of the graduates, number of times the respondents changed job, number of graduates whose jobs are not related to their course.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information System, tracer study, employability, competencies, Alumni Relations and Placement Services, Policies, standards and guidelines, Preliminary Survey Visit, Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, descriptive quantitative design