Bachelor of Business

Single Degree

Programme Type


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The Bachelor of Business degree course at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a rigorous, broad-based three-year direct honours programme. It will help you gain a global, forward-looking perspective, plus critical analytical skills.                                

Regarded as one of the best business degree programmes in Asia, our Bachelor of Business course is widely known for its professional orientation and innovative curriculum. Guided by a pragmatic, real-world focus, we offer six cutting-edge and industry-relevant specialisations.  

Our specialisations are continuously updated through interactions with statutory boards such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Accountancy Commission, and Enterprise Singapore.  

We are also in regular consultations with leading professional bodies such as the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the UK Institute of Actuaries, and the Singapore Computer Society. 

Through team-based projects, group presentations, and simulation case studies, we ensure that you will be ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s complex, dynamic business world.  

In fact, our business graduates are highly sought after by the world’s top employers for their analytical acuity and resourceful creativity. They are particularly valued for their adaptability, leadership qualities, and the ability to work effectively in a team.  

A-level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, 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:

  • A-Levels Graduates 
    If you have obtained an A grade and above for Economics at H2 Level, you will be eligible for exemption from the first-year core course,   HE5091_Principles of Economics. 

  • IB Diploma Graduates 
    If you have obtained a Grade 7 and above for Economics at Standard Level OR a Grade 6 and above for Economics at Higher Level, you will be eligible for exemption from the first-year core course,  HE5091_Principles of Economics . 

  • 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. If you have obtained a Subject CAP 4 and above for Economics, you will be eligible for exemption from the first-year core course HE5091_Principles of Economics.

  • 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. Students who are considering an exemption for  AC1103 Accounting I, please see the special instructions here

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 Registration 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.

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 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

  • Business Law
  • Business Operations and Processes
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Principles, Skills and Competencies
  • Organisational Behaviour & Design
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics & Analysis
  • Strategic Management

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (Common Core)

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

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (Foundational Core)

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

Broadening and Deepening Electives (Choose Five to Six Courses)

Specialisation Component (Business Specialisation Courses - Six to Ten Courses)

Actuarial Science

Specialisation Core Courses

  1. Actuarial Aspects of Asset Valuation
  2. Actuarial Computing
  3. Actuarial Economics
  4. Actuarial Statistics
  5. Life Contingencies & Demography
  6. Mathematics of Finance
  7. Models
  8. Statistical Modelling

The following courses are also available to Actuarial Science majors as Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDEs):

  1. Actuarial Management
  2. Insurance Practice
  3. Property & Liability Insurance

Banking & Finance

Specialisation Core Courses

  1. Ethics in the Investment Profession
  2. Investments

Specialisation Prescribed Courses

Choose six electives:

  1. AI in Accounting and Finance
  2. Alternative Investments
  3. Analytics I: Visual & Predictive Techniques
  4. Blockchain and AI in Finance
  5. Corporate Finance and Strategy
  6. Derivative Securities and Hedging Strategies
  7. Equity Valuation
  8. Financial Application Design and Development
  9. Financial Markets and Products
  10. Financial Modelling
  11. Financial and Risk Analytics I
  12. FinTech in Investment Management
  13. Fixed Income Securities
  14. Global Financial Markets and Management
  15. Introduction to Compliance
  16. Portfolio Management & Analysis
  17. Relationship Management
  18. Wealth Management
  19. Sustainable Finance
  20. Equity Investing with Big Data

You are advised to take the specific courses from one of the four clusters listed below if they want to enter certain sectors in the banking and finance industries.

Note: Cluster courses are not mandatory. Courses with * are considered more important than the courses below in each cluster.

Wealth Management

  1. Wealth Management*
  2. Introduction to Compliance*
  3. Global Financial Markets and Management*
  4. Relationship Management*
  1. Alternative Investments
  2. Financial Markets and Products
  3. Sustainable Finance

You should aim to pass the CMFAS exams or CACS exams by IBF before graduation.

Asset Management

  1. Derivative Securities and Hedging Strategies*
  2. Fixed Income Securities*
  3. Equity Valuation*
  4. Portfolio Management*
  5. Global Financial Markets and Management*
  1. Financial Modelling
  2. Alternative Investments
  3. Financial and Risk Analytics I
  4. Financial Markets & Products

You should aim to pass CFA Level 1 upon graduation

Investment Banking

  1. Corporate Finance and Strategy*
  2. Equity Valuation*
  3. Financial Modelling*
  4. Global Financial Markets and Management*
  5. Equity Investing with Big Data
  6. Sustainable Finance
  1. Introduction to Compliance
  2. Financial Markets and Products
  3. Financial and Risk Analytics I

You should aim to pass CFA Level 1 upon graduation


  1. FinTech in Investment Management*
  2. Blockchain and AI in Finance*
  3. Financial Application Design and Development*
  4. Financial and Risk Analytics I / Analytics I: Visual & Predictive Techniques*
  5. Equity Investing with Big Data
  1. Introduction to Compliance
  2. Financial Modelling
  3. AI in Accounting and Finance

    Business Analytics

    Specialisation Core Courses

    1. Designing & Developing Databases
    2. Analytics I: Visual & Predictive Techniques
    3. Analytics II: Advanced Predictive Techniques

    Specialisation Prescribed Electives

    Choose Three Specialisation Prescribed Electives:

    1. Supply Chain Analytics
    2. Financial Service Processes & Analytics
    3. Lean Operations & Analytics
    4. Business Analytics Consulting
    5. Programming for Business Transformation
    6. Decision Modelling & Analytics
    7. AI in Accounting & Finance
    8. Service Operations Management

    Human Resource Consulting

    Specialisation Prescribed Electives

    Choose Seven Specialisation Prescribed Electives:

    1. Strategic HR Management & Consulting
    2. Total Rewards Management
    3. Talent Sourcing & Acquisition
    4. Managing & Consulting through Research
    5. Employment Law
    6. Talent Development & Management
    7. People Analytics
    8. Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World

    Note: In view of the pre-requisites for various HR consulting (HRC) courses, HRC students have to take BH2605 Strategic HR & Consulting in Year 2 Semester 1 in order to have more options in course selections in Year 3.

    International Trading

    Specialisation Core Courses

    1. Ethics in the Investment Profession
    2. Investments
    3. Trade Incoterms & Ship Chartering
    4. Commodity Markets
    5. International Tax & Trading Law
    6. Trade, Structured & Supply Chain Finance
    7. Enterprise Risk Management in Commodity Markets
    8. Commodities Trading


    Specialisation Core Courses

    1. Consumer Insights
    2. Digital Marketing
    3. Marketing Analytics
    4. Strategic Brand Management

    Specialisation Prescribed Electives

    Choose three of these electives

    1. Market Intelligence
    2. Integrated Marketing Communications
    3. Channel Value Creation
    4. Modern Technologies in Marketing
    5. Marketing Strategy
    6. Consumer Neuroscience: How Brain Science Is Informing Business

    Risk Analytics (formerly Risk Management & Insurance)

    Specialisation Core Courses

    1. Quantitative Analysis
    2. Foundations of Risk Management
    3. Financial Markets and Products
    4. Financial & Risk Analytics I
    5. Valuation and Risk Models
    6. Financial & Risk Analytics II

    Specialisation Prescribed Electives

    Choose one elective:

    1. FinTech in Investment Management
    2. Insurance Practice
    3. Property & Liability Insurance
    4. Computing for Risk Management & Insurance Practices
    5. Operational Risk and Resiliency
    6. Alternative Risk Transfer

    With a Bachelor of Business degree from Nanyang Technological University, you will be able to choose from a broad, diverse range of career options, such as:

    • Asset Management Analyst  
    • Business Analyst  
    • Portfolio Analyst  
    • Investment Banker  
    • Wealth Management Consultant  

    Seven Specialisations 

    1. Actuarial Science
    2. Business Analytics
    3. Marketing
    4. Banking and Finance
    5. Human Resource Consulting 
    6. Risk Analytics (formerly Risk Management and Insurance)
    7. International Trading

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