The Business Department provides students with a set of fundamental business theories, concepts, and critical/analytical skills in the fields of general management, economics, finance, marketing, human resource, accounting, taxation, and research; prepares them for a career in business and entrepreneurship; and cultivates in them a culture of accountability as pro-active citizens and partners in local, national, and global development.
The Business Department has always been actively involved in industry related initiatives. It is one of the prime movers of the Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) as its research and training arm.
The department has a strong Student Internship Program with formal tie ups with various business establishments and government agencies inside and outside Eastern Visayas.
Its students won 1st runner-up during the JPMAP inter-school management competition held at the UPV Tacloban College.
The faculty from the business department are actively involved either as resource persons , consultants, or officers and members in various community projects and development-oriented professional organizations. This include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), DISOP Philippines, RDC 8, Development Administration Committee, Economic Development Committee, Search Committee for Presidents and Private Sector Representative of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region 8, the Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (PACSB), Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT), Asian Association of School HRMD Practitioners, Inc. (AASHPI), and the GIZ through the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The School of Business has been at the eye of changes and innovations. It has crafted two new and four updated BSBA academic program curricula in Business Analytics, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and Business Economics.
The faculty were sent for trainings and seminars in business analytics, marketing, Philippine currency, the K to 12 program, audit of non-profit organization and control self-assessment, and Korean culture and etiquette.
Selected faculty and students attended a seminar on Doing Business with EU and ASEAN sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office VIII.
New in- and out-campus events were mounted. These are: National Environmental Week, Economics Week, Banking and Finance Week, and Marketing Week. The latter has set the pace in innovative and real-time marketing events that successfully integrate theories and principles and the actual marketing practice.