Bachelor of Business

Single Degree

Programme Type


Undergraduate Admissions
Our Bachelor of Business programme is a rigorous and broad-based three-year direct honours programme that will help you gain a global perspective and critical and analytical skills.

Regarded widely as one of the best in Asia, our business degree programme is widely known for its professional orientation and innovative curriculum. Guided by a pragmatic, real-world focus, the programme offers six cutting-edge and industry-relevant specialisations that are continuously updated through interactions with statutory boards such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Accountancy Commission and Enterprise Singapore. There are also regular consultations with leading professional bodies such as the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the UK Institute of Actuaries, and the Singapore Computer Society.

Team-based projects, group presentations and simulation case studies ensure that our graduates will be ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s complex and dynamic business world. They 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. 

Please refer to the following links for the admission requirements for the respective qualifications:

Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level

Diploma (Polytechnic or equivalent institution in Sg)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

NUS High School Diploma

International & Other Qualifications - Please refer to Admission Guide for information.

'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 pre-university qualifications.

Course exemptions for:

  • 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  HE9091_Principles of Economics.

  • IB Diploma Graduates

    If you who 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

Transfer students from other schools in NTU can seek exemptions and credit transfers for similar or relevant courses covered in their previous programme of study. 

Transfer students from other universities should submit an  Exemption Request Form for Transfer Students​, together with your degree audit/transcript, and detailed course outline of the courses that you have taken with your former institute, to the NBS Undergraduate Programmes Office at S3-B3a for review and consideration. Students applying for course exemptions must submit their application to the School within the first semester for their enrolment in NTU.​

If you opt for an exemption, you :

  • Are deemed to have fulfilled the requirements of the course and the corresponding number of Academic Units (AUs) will be awarded to you.
  • Need not attend the lectures/tutorials/sem​inars and examinations for the exempted course.
  • Will not be given a grade for the exempted course.

Exempted courses do not count towards your Grade Point Average (GPA) and have no bearing on the classification of honours to be awarded to you.

You are welcome of course to choose not to take up a course exemption offer (For example, you may feel that taking the course at the undergraduate level will serve as a good refresher and appreciation of the higher-level courses), no action is needed on your part. You may continue to read the course as scheduled in your timetable.

3 Years direct honours.

Core Courses

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

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

Broadening and Deepening Electives (5 to 6 courses)

Specialisation Component (Business Specialisation Courses - 6 to 10 courses)

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

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 3 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 7 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 HRC courses, HRC students have to take BH2605 Strategic HR & Consulting in Year 2 Sem 1 in order to have more options in course selections in Year 3




Specialisation Core Courses

  1. Consumer Insights
  2. Digital Marketing: Connecting with Customers in Today's World
  3. Marketing Analytics
  4. Strategic Brand Management

Specialisation Prescribed Electives

Choose 3 Specialisation Prescribed 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 1 Specialisation Prescribed 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

Banking & Finance

Specialisation Core Courses
  1. Ethics in the Investment Profession
  2. Investments

Specialisation Prescribed Courses

Choose 6 Specialisation Prescribed 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 and Analysis
  11. Global Financial Markets/International Finance
  12. Relationship Management
  13. Blockchain and AI
  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

Students 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

Wealth Management

  1. Wealth Management*
  2. Introduction to Compliance*
  3. Global Financial* Markets/International Finance*
  4. Relationship Management*

  1. Alternative Investments
  2. Foundations of Risk Management
  3. Financial Markets and Products

Students 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 and Analysis*
  5. Global Financial Markets/International Finance*

  1. Financial Modelling
  2. Alternative Investments
  3. Financial and Risk Analytics I
  4. Foundations of Risk Management

Students 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/International Finance*

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

Students should aim to pass CFA Level 1 upon graduation


  1. FinTech in Investment Management*
  2. Blockchain and AI*
  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

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

With business profession, you will have the versatility to choose from a broad and diverse range of career functions such as: 

  • Asset Management Analyst 

  • Business Analyst 

  • Portfolio Analyst 

  • Investment Banker 

  • Wealth Management Consultant 

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 
  • CPA Australia 
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) 
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) 
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) 
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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