Double Degree in Accountancy & Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Double Degree

This is a new programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offered in collaboration with the Nanyang Business School and the College of Computing & Data Science (CCDS). Our students graduate with two degrees, a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, in four and half years with direct honours.

Our Bachelor of Science in Data science and Artificial Intelligence is ranked among the top three globally, while our Bachelor of Accountancy programme is the oldest, most reputable accounting programme in​ Singapore. As a result, this is one of the most in-demand double degree programmes, equipping you with forward-looking skills in accountancy, as well as data science and artificial intelligence. 

You will learn how to: 

● manage data 
● conduct business analytics programmatically
● create AI models to automate business processes
● create predictive model to increase profitability or return 

The programme will enable you to: 

● write customised solutions to make informed business decisions
● integrate statistical libraries for data analysis
● create AI models to automate accounting and financial process 

In addition, there will be opportunities to hone your coding skills and to develop coding solutions as a team.  

You will also use modern development tools to turn information into insights, including Keras’ Deep Learning model, Google Brain TensorFlow, Hadoop, Spark, and AWS. 

Upon graduation, your potential employers include major accounting, financial, and consulting firms, as well as in-house accounting/finance/analytics functions of large corporations, and analytics/accounting vendors.  

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-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 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 a half years, with direct honours. 

Core Courses


  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Financial Management
  • Statistical and Analysis
  • Intermediate Excel*
    (Statistical and Analysis and Intermediate Excel jointly fulfilled by MH2500 Probability and Introduction to Statistics)
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Organization Behaviour and Design
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Operations and Processes
    (fulfilled by Linear Algebra for Scientists)
  • Accounting Recognition & Measurement
  • Assurance and Auditing
  • Accounting for Decision Making & Control
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Company Law & Corporate Governance
  • Accounting Information System
  • Accounting Analysis and Valuation
  • Risk Reporting and Analysis
  • Risk Management and Advanced Auditing


  • Introduction to Computational Thinking & Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics and Mining
  • Final Year Project
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus III
  • Probability and Introduction to Statistics
  • Linear Algebra for Scientists
  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis with Computer

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (Common/Foundational 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

Broadening and Deepening Electives

Fulfilled by BAcc and BSci courses

Specialisation Component - Major Prescribed Electives

  • Three Major Prescribed Electives from BSci courses
  • Accounting Information System
  • Risk Management and Advanced Auditing
  • Applications of Data Science and AI in Accounting

Data and Analytics roles in Accounting Firms (senior position includes Partner, Head of Data & Analytics)

Data Management roles in Financial Institutions and Commercial multi-nationals (senior positions includes Director/Head of Analytics; Director/Head of Data Science and Analytics; Director/Head of Data Management)

Consulting roles in major Consulting firms (senior positions include Director/Senior Manager)

Technology project roles in Accounting/Financial technology firms (senior positions include Principal/Lead Project Manager).