General Programme Questions

The NTU MSc Business Analytics Programme aims to train graduates who can serve as a bridge between the business and technology functions. The programme trains graduates in the usage of current tools to perform data analysis. The curriculum features cutting-edge modules such as Analytics and Machine Learning.

The programme also enjoys wide support and engagement from industry, with many leading industry partners shaping the curriculum to reflect industry needs. Our Industry links constitute a valuable resource, providing project and internship opportunities for our students.
Students must first and foremost have a strong interest towards data analytics. They should develop a curiosity towards how the data relate to various business functions. While the programme does not have a preference on the academic background of the students, students must have some demonstrated abilities in quantitative skills. In addition, students must be able to communicate competently while working on group projects and be adept at presenting in formal business settings. Above all, candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the commitment, experience, motivation and potential to benefit from, and contribute to, the programme.


Applying To The Programme

Individuals who hold a good undergraduate degree can apply for admission to the programme. GRE or GMAT is a compulsory requirement for admission to this programme. Work experience is preferred but not mandatory. Please click  here for details on admission requirements.

TOEFL is required if the medium of instruction during your undergraduate studies was not in English. IELTS may be accepted in place of TOEFL.

An acceptable score for TOEFL is 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) and 100 (internet based). For IELTS, the acceptable score is 6.5 and above.

GMAT or GRE is required and a good GMAT or GRE score would enhance your application. The GMAT or GRE score provides us with another platform to evaluate your application especially if academic results, work experience, etc are not comparable with other applicants. Please note that a low GMAT or GRE score will not exclude your application from being considered. There is no minimum cut-off score for GMAT or GRE. Either the GMAT or GRE is accepted. Original copies of the test scores are required. You must have taken the test within the last five years of submitting your application.

No, every applicant is required to take GMAT/GRE, regardless of their academic background, prior qualifications or work experience. We receive many international applications, so it is very helpful to have one measure on which we can compare all candidates in the applicant pool.

If the rest of your application is completed, you can send it to us, even if you have not taken the GMAT/GRE. However, you should take the test before the closing deadline which is the end of February. You should also indicate in the application form your GMAT/GRE test date so that we know when to expect your score report. We will not process your application without your GMAT/GRE score as your application is deemed incomplete without them. You should fax us your unofficial scores as soon as you receive them and arrange with the test centre for the official score report to be sent to us.

Yes, you may. Although work experience is preferred, it is not a mandatory requirement.

Yes, this programme is open to international students. The University will assist you in obtaining your student visas and accommodation needs when you have confirmed acceptance to the programme.

The MSc Business Analytics programme will not be offered on a part-time basis from the 2024 intake onwards.

Only those who are successful after the initial short listing process are invited for an interview.

Yes, you may request for a deferment. However, you must accept the course offer and make the enrolment deposit before request for a deferment can be made.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to accede to requests for reasons of non-acceptance.


Programme Structure

Please click here for more information on Period of Candidature.

Exemptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may apply for exemption of up to a maximum of 3 subjects. Application for exemptions will open once you are enrolled.

You are expected to attend all the lectures and classes scheduled for each of the core and elective courses. You will need to set aside considerable amount of time for preparation, reading, group work, project work, private study, completion of assignments and revision for exams. The pace at which individuals work will obviously vary, but as a general rule of thumb, students will need to put in two to three hours of work outside of the classroom for every hour spent in the formal sessions.


Fees & Scholarship

Please click here for more information on Fees.

No, the CPF Board does not allow CPF to be used for graduate programmes.



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