Double Degree in Accountancy & Business with Minor in International Trading

Double Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

The Double Degree in Accountancy & Business with Minor in International Trading programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) aims to cultivate specialised, global-ready graduates equipped with both business and technical knowledge for the commodity trading sector. Upon graduation, you can look forward to a wide spectrum of exciting, rewarding career options in the lucrative commodity trading sector.    

Our comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum taps into our world-class accountancy and business degree programmes. It equips you with a forward-looking skillset and the knowledge to meet the challenges of the new economy, while opening up more career options for you. 

Admitting top students since its inception in 2008, our direct honours programme will help you realise your full potential. At the end of which, you will receive two degrees, which you can expect to complete in three and a half to four years.   

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 applications within 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 and a half to four years, with direct honours. 

Core Courses

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

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 (Minor in International Trading)

Six Courses
  1. Commodity Markets
  2. Enterprise Risk Management
  3. Trade Incoterms & Ship Chartering
  4. International Tax and Trading Law
  5. Trade, Structured & Supply Chain Finance
  6. Commodities Trading

Specialisation Component (Accountancy Courses - 9 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 Accounting

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 Modeling

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 6 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. Foundations of Risk Management
  15. Global Financial Markets and Management
  16. Introduction to Compliance
  17. Portfolio Management
  18. Relationship Management
  19. Wealth Management

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. 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


FinTech

  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

Marketing

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
    With a Double Degree in Accountancy & Business with Minor in International Trading from NTU, you will be able to choose from a broad, diverse range of career options, such as: 

    • Assurance 
    • Taxation Management 
    • Financial Accounting 
    • Management Accounting 
    • Auditing 
    • Corporate Finance 
    • Business Analyst 
    • Portfolio Analyst 
    • Wealth Management Consultant 
    • Trading and Sales 
    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