Double Degree in Accountancy and Business (with 2nd Major in Entrepreneurship)

Double Degree

Programme Type


What makes potential employees attractive to employers? It’s their talent and ability to generate and execute innovative ideas. 

At Nanyang Technological University (NTU), you can now pursue a double degree in Accountancy and Business with Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE), a joint degree programme in collaboration with the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre and Nanyang Business School. 

The SMiE is developed to prepare NTU graduates for challenges in this new digital age, by promoting greater flexibility for them to pursue interdisciplinary programmes and pan-university majors.  

Our full-time, three-year programme includes a 20-week, hands-on experiential session module that will introduce you to start-ups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations. It will equip you with essential entrepreneurship competency and a forward-looking mindset for identifying and launching new business ventures in this digital economy.   

As an SMiE student, you will also have to be quick in identifying economic values of technology and be able to seize new opportunities, translating them into products and services that benefit society.   

Upon graduation, you will be part of the next generation of talent in driving technological innovation.​      

A-level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, NUS High and Polytechnic graduates may be granted course exemptions for relevan​t accountancy or business core courses based on their qualifications.

Course exemptions include:

  • A-Level 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 HE9091_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,  HE9091_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  HE9091_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) taken to the NBS Undergraduate Programmes Office at S3-B3a 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 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. 
Four and half years, with direct honours. 
Core Courses

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

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

Broadening and Deepening Electives

  • Technopreneurial Mindset
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Managing New Ventures
  • Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

Elective (Choose four – five courses)
  • Enterprise Strategy
  • E-Startups & Social Media Strategies
  • Innovation Marketing
  • Law of Intellectual Property & New Media
  • Business Venture Implementation
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and Business Development
  • Venture Capital Investment
  • Design and System Thinking
  • Technology Commercialisation
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Experiential Programme
(Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme / Local Professional Attachment with start-ups or venture capital firms)

Specialisation Component (Accountancy Courses - Nine courses)

  1. Accounting Recognition & Measurement
  2. Assurance & Auditing
  3. Accounting for Decision-making & Control
  4. Principles of Taxation
  5. Company Law & Corporate Governance
  6. Accounting Information Systems
  7. Risk Reporting & Analysis
  8. Accounting Analysis & Valuation
  9. Risk Management & Advanced Auditing
Actuarial Science

Specialisation Core Courses

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

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

You are advised to take the specific courses from one of the four clusters listed below if you 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. Foundations of Risk Management
  3. Financial Markets and Products

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. Foundations of Risk Management

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*

  1. Introduction to Compliance
  2. Foundations of Risk Management
  3. Financial Markets and Products
  4. 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*

  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 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 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 electives

  1. Market Intelligence
  2. Integrated Marketing Communications
  3. Channel Value Creation
  4. Modern and Emerging 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
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