Bachelor of Accountancy with Minor in International Trading

Single Degree

Programme Type


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International Trading is offered as a minor programme by the Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students of all disciplines, but it is most popular among accountancy and business students. 

Developed in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and corporate partners from the international trading industry, our programme aims to nurture a pool of specialised global-ready talent, equipped with business and technical knowledge for the commodity trading sector. Upon graduating, you can look forward to a wide spectrum of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the lucrative commodity trading sector. 
Learning Approach

The Minor in International Trading provides you with a multidisciplinary, holistic education in international trade. It enables you to experience: 

  • A comprehensive curriculum with an in-depth understanding of the commodity value chain  
  • Overseas and local field study trips 
  • Hands-on training on financial trading terminals (Bloomberg & Thomson Reuters Eikon) 
  • Professional attachments and internships 
Core Courses 

To fulfil the requirements for the Minor in International Trading, you will need to complete the following seven core courses. 

  • Trade, Structured and Supply Chain Finance 
  • Commodity Markets 
  • Industry Seminar 
  • Trade Incoterms and Ship Chartering 
  • Commodities Trading 
  • Enterprise Risk Management 
  • International Tax and Trading Law

NUS High and polytechnic graduates may be granted course exemptions for a relevan​t accountancy or business core course based on their qualifications. 

Course exemptions include:

  • NUS High Graduates

    If you have taken both MA5107 Statistics and MA6207 AP Statistics, and score​d at least B+ for MA6207, you will be eligible for exemption from the first-year core course,  AB1202 Statistics & Analysis.

  • Polytechnic Graduates
    You may be granted an exemption for a relevant first-year course related to the Diploma you have obtained. Note that only Diplomas listed in  Annex A are allowed exemptions.

Nanyang Business School students transferring from other programmes can seek exemptions and credit transfers for similar or relevant courses covered in their previous programme of study.  

Students transferring from other universities should submit an  Exemption Request Form together with their degree audit/transcript, and detailed outline of the course(s) via email to NBS Student Admin for review and consideration. Students applying for course exemptions must submit their application before the end of the second week of the first semester for their enrolment.

Students applying for course exemptions must submit their application before the end of the second week of the first semester for their enrolment.

If you opt for an exemption, you:

  • Are deemed to have fulfilled the course requirements and the required number of Academic Units.
  • Do not need to attend the lectures, tutorials, seminars, or examinations for the exempted course(s). 
  • Will not be given a grade for the exempted course(s).

Exempted courses do not count towards your Grade Point Average and have no bearing on the classification of the honours that you will be awarded.

If you are eligible for a core course exemption, you do not have to take up the offer. For example, you may prefer to read the course at the undergraduate level as a useful refresher of the higher-level courses. In which case, no action is needed on your part. Simply attend the course as scheduled in your timetable. 

Three years, with direct honours 

Core Courses

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Statistics & Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Operations & Process
  • Intermediate Excel

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (Common Core)

  • Healthy Living and Mental Wellbeing
  • Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment
  • Science and Technology for Humanity
  • Career & Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World
  • Ethics & Civics in a Multi-Cultural World
  • Navigating the Digital World
  • Inquiry and Communication in the Interdisciplinary World

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (Foundational Core)

  • Careers II
  • Decision Making with Programming & Analytics
  • Professional Attachment
  • Communication Management Strategies

Broadening and Deepening Electives (Minor in International Trading)

Six Courses

  • Commodity Markets
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Trade Incoterms & Ship Chartering
  • International Tax and Trading Law
  • Trade, Structured & Supply Chain Finance
  • Commodities Trading

Specialisation Component (Accountancy Courses - Nine courses)

  • AC2101 Accounting Recognition & Measurement
  • AC2104 Assurance & Auditing
  • AC2105 Accounting for Decision-making & Control
  • AC2301 Principles of Taxation
  • AC2302 Company Law & Corporate Governance
  • AC2401 Accounting Information Systems
  • AC3102 Risk Reporting & Analysis
  • AC3103 Accounting Analysis & Valuation
  • AC3104 Risk Management & Advanced Auditing
With a Bachelor of Accountancy with Minor in International Trading from Nanyang Technological University, you will have the versatility to choose from a broad, diverse range of career options, including:

  • Marketing, Business Development and Analysis 
  • Operations, Procurement and Sourcing 
  • Market Research and Product Development 
  • Trading and Sales 
  • Finance and Regulations

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