Double Degree in Accountancy & Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Double Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

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This is a new programme offered in collaboration by NTU’s Nanyang Business School and School of Computer Science and Engineering. Students will graduate with two degrees, a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, in 4.5 years with direct honours.

NTU’s Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is ranked top three globally while the Bachelor of Accountancy programme is the oldest and most reputable accounting programme in​ Singapore. This is one of the most in-demand double degree programmes where graduate will be equipped with skills in both Accountancy as well as Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Students will learn how to manage data, conduct business analytics programmatically, create AI models to automate business processes and create predictive model to increase profitability or return. The programme will equip students with the ability to write customised solutions to make informed business decisions, integrate statistical libraries for data analysis, create AI models to automate accounting and financial process. There are opportunities to hone coding skills and to develop coding solutions as a team. Students will utilise modern development tools to turn information into insights including Keras’ Deep Learning model, Google Brain TensorFlow, Hadoop, Spark and AWS.

Potential employers of graduates include major accounting, financial and consulting firms, in-house accounting/ finance/analytics functions of large corporations, and analytics/accounting vendors.

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.

4.5 years with direct honours.

Core Courses

BAcc

  • 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 Equity Valuation
  • Risk Reporting and Analysis
  • Risk Management and Advanced Auditing


BSci

  • 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

  • 3 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).