Laguna College of Business and Arts

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Laguna College of Business and Arts
Former names
Laguna Institute
Motto in English
"Quench Your Thirst"
Type Private, Private Non-Sectarian
Established June 1930
President Mr. Jose Ted Llamas Gonzales
Principal Elementary:
Mrs. Sylvia P. Izon
High School:
Ms. Mara Reyes
Location Burgos St. Calamba City, Laguna,
Campus 300,000m², Urban
Hymn "Oh Loyal Sons"
Colors Yellow, Blue and White             
Nickname LCBA
Mascot Lycans

Laguna College of Business and Arts (formerly Laguna Institute) or LCBA is a private non-sectarian school in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines. The campus was established on June 1930, as the first secondary school in Calamba City.


The Laguna Institute formally opened in June 1930 with 95 students in the first and second year high school. The original Laguna Institute was an old, 2-storey, green and white rented house; which stood on a 500-square meter lot still unpaved Burgos Street. In 1933, it was fully recognized by the Department of Public Institutions as a duly accredited high school.

L.I. was closed until 1945 due to World War II. In 1950, L.I. inaugurated its elementary and college departments. The tertiary level courses offered were Associate in Commercial Science, Elementary Teacher’s Certificate, and Associate in Arts. Later, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Junior Secretarial Courses were offered. In 1994, Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science started to admit college students for their courses. TESDA Courses were then offered, Computer Programming NC IV, Practical Nursing, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Commercial Cooking and Bartending. Currently, the new courses of the College Department include Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Preschool Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physical Science, Biological Science and Technology and Livelihood Education and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

The elementary department reopened in 1989 since its closure in 1953. It was preceded by two years of pre-elementary education: Nursery, Kindergarten and Preparatory courses. L.I. became Laguna College of Business and Arts (LCBA) in 1980.[citation needed]

Meanwhile, Graduate School opened in school year 1977-1978 with Master of Arts in Teaching. Today, the programs offered are: Master in Management (MM) major in Public Administration and Educational Management, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) major in English, Filipino, Social Studies, Administration and Supervision, and Guidance and Counseling and Master of Science in Psychology.[citation needed]

Changing of Name[edit]

The name of the school was changed from its original name - Laguna Institute - to - Laguna College of Business and Arts (LCBA) - in 1979.

LCBA Radyo[edit]

On October 13, 2018 LCBA and Audiovisual Communicators its an new AM frequency of 585 kHz as LCBA Radyo its an callsigns DZLN-AM upcoming.


LCBA Quadrangle

The LCBA campus is located in the center City of Calamba, Laguna in the growth region of CALABARZON. The 300,000m² campus has a classroom in all levels of which can accommodate 40-50 students per class. The campus houses complementary facilities for sports, extracurricular activities and school functions such as a multi-purpose quadrangle, newly constructed audio-visual room, cyber hubs, library, multi-purpose hall, gymnasium, science laboratory and a parking lot. The school offers Wi-Fi Internet hotspots in the campus to assist students and personnel in their studies and researches.[citation needed]


Tertiary Programs[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Majors: Human Resources Development Management and Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Majors: English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Filipino, Technology and Livelihood Education, and Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Majors: Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Travel Management

TESDA Technical Courses[edit]

  • Programming NC Level IV
  • Commercial Cooking NC II
  • Housekeeping NC II
  • Food and Beverages Services
  • Bartending NC II

Basic Education[edit]

  • High School - Grade 7 to 12
  • Elementary - Grade 1 to 6
  • Pre-school

Notable alumni[edit]