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A Reaserch Study On Accountancy Program Retention Policy And Survival Rate Of Students In The Philippines

1455 words - 6 pages

1. There are no common problems among accountancy students on why they fail their accounting subjects.

2. Retention policy of an accountancy student is very important in order for them to become a Certified Public Accountant.

1. What are the common problems why accountancy students fail to pass their accounting subjects?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a retention policy?

3. What retention preparedness program is being used to help accounting students pass their major subjects?

Statement of the Problem
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University of Santo Tomas.
Ateneo de Zamboanga
De La Salle University

With the help of implementing retention policies their objective is to produce topnotchers and high percentage in passing the CPA Board Examination
The respondents of this study were fifty (50) students who are currently enrolled at Northwestern University taking up BS Accountancy. These fifty (50) students were dissected into four groups which are ten (10) students from the freshman, ten (10) students from the second year, ten (10) students from the third year and twenty (20) students from the fourth year.
The very common problem on why accounting students fail to pass their accounting subjects is, the students lacks focus and determination in which it accumulated forty percent (40%) of the total respondents. Second common problem is their Learning Environment which is thirty-one percent (31%), followed by the social networking sites which is twenty-six percent (26%) and lastly is students are not interested with the course which is three percent (3%) of the total population size.
Common Problems why Accountng Students Fail to Pass their Major Subjects
Weakness of an Accountancy Student in terms of Accounting Subjects
Accountancy students had their own weakness/problem specifically a subject that they are hard up in passing and which they will face also in their upcoming board exams especially the fourth year students. For them their weakness is the Advanced Accounting Vols.1-3, in which it garnered thirty-eight percent (38%), next is Income Taxation, accumulated twenty three percent (23%) then the Financial Accounting Vols. 1-3 with a total of twenty one percent (21%) and lastly is the Management Advisory Services (consist of Management Accounting, Cost Accounting and Management Consultancy) with a percentage of eighteen percent (18%).
In the fifth figure represents the students on how many days/weeks do they allot their time in reviewing for their major exams in accounting. As a result of the survey, three days before the exams garnered the highest percentage of the total population size of the survey which is thirty six percent (36%), and next one are the night before the exams and one week before the exams both thirty two percent (32%) and lastly, two weeks before the exams has no percentage allotted.
Preparation of the Students on their Exams
Advantages of having Retention Policy
The fifty accountancy students were also asked on what they think are the advantages of having retention policy at Northwestern University. As a result, the major advantage of having a retention policy is to remind students to be more serious in passing their major subjects with a percentage of thirty four percent (34%). Next is to have an outstanding school performance for the CPA Board Exam with thirty two percent (32%), then to check whether the students are really fit for the program with twenty two percent (22%) and...

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