THE UST College of Commerce (CC) introduced “Triple E” or the Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in Entrepreneurship as its newest program last January 27 in its Career Orientation Seminar at the Rizal Auditorium.

“Triple E”, which stands for Entrepreneurship and Ethics Education Towards Equity is a four-year course on the scientific bbut ethical practice of entrepreneurship. The course will be offered next school year.

According to Commerce Dean Dr. Jeanette Loanzon, the course is necessary for today’s economic situation.

“Itong course na ito hindi lang kayo makapagtatayo ng negosyo na ikauunlad ng buhay ninyo, matutulungan niyo pa ang iba na magkaroon ng trabaho,” she said.

Prof. Ramon del Rosario said the country needs small entrepreneurs, not grant monopolies. He explained entrepreneurship would disabuse from Filipinos teh penchant of becoming employees, rather than becoming businessmen themselves.

Loanzon also said that the new course will focus on ethical entrepreneurship. She added students would learn the ropes of business from successful businessmen and alumni of the college.

Prof. Gil Garcia said that business practices in the country today have become so politicized that there is a need to inject ethical practices in the conduct of business.

Del Rosario said the course would also focus on equity.

“Being a Catholic University, we focus on the marginalized,” he said. “Other universities also focus on entrepreneurship and ethics pero dito sa atin, hindi natin kinakalimutan ang ating social responsibility o ang pagtulong sa kapwa.”

Students in the new program would start their own businesses in their third year, Del Rosario disclosed. In contrast, Business Administration students start their ventures only on their fourth year.
Ma. Cristina S. Lavapie

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