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3.2.3.1    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours [BBA (Hons)]

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Under the new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 2017 programme, students are enrolled directly into an Honours programme. Students are required to complete 160 Modular Credits (MCs) to graduate. The curriculum boasts 7 specialisations for students to choose from. New to the curriculum are 3 specialisations – Business Analytics, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics. 

The degree requirements for the BBA (Hons.) programme are listed on the table below:

BBA (HON.) PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
University-Level Requirements  (20 MCs)
General Education Modules (5 modules worth 20 MCs)

One module from each of the following areas:

(1) Human Cultures
(2) Thinking and Expression
(3) Quantitative Reasoning
(4) Singapore Studies
(5)  Asking Questions

Programme Requirements  (94 MCs)
Core Modules (13 modules worth 50 MCs)

Leadership Core

(1)   MNO2705 Leadership and Decision Making under Uncertainty
(2)   BSP3701  Strategic Management
(3)   ES2002 Business Communications

Analytical Core

(4)    DAO1704 Decision Analytics using Spreadsheets
(5)    DAO2702 Business Analytics Models & Applications
(6)    BSP1703  Managerial Economics
(7)    BSP2701 Global Economy

Functional Core

(8)    ACC1701 Accounting for Decision Makers
(9)    BSP1702 Legal Environment of Business
(10)  MKT1705 Principles of Marketing
(11)  MNO1706 Organisational Behaviour
(12)  FIN2704  Finance
(13)  DAO2703 Operations and Technology Management

Specialisation Modules (6 modules worth 24 MCs)

Specialisation modules from one of the following options (students must select at least one specialisation):

(1)    Finance
(2)    Marketing
(3)    Leadership and Human Capital Management
(4)    Operations and Supply Chain Management
(5)    Business Analytics
(6)    Business Economics
(7)    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Please click here for the specialisation modules.
Those who wish to read two specialisations may use Unrestricted Elective Modules to freely complete a second specialisation within the BBA programme.
Note that no module can be double-counted for more than one specialisation. There is also no entrance requirement (e.g. no CAP cut-off) for reading additional specialisations

Honours Modules  (5 modules worth 20 MCs)
 Honours by Research pathway:

(1)    BHD4001 Dissertation in the area of specialisation (12 MCs)
(2)    Advanced Independent Study Modules (8 MCs) not related to dissertation research area or FSP4003 Field Service Project (8 MCs)

Or

Honours by Coursework pathway:

(1)    4000 level business modules in area of specialisation (12 MCs)
(2)    FSP4003 Field Service Project (8 MCs) 

Unrestricted Elective Requirements  (46 MCs)
 Unrestricted Elective Modules (12 modules worth 46 MCs) 

Students will be encouraged to take a Minor or 2nd Major outside BIZ, or alternatively take a second specialisation within BIZ. Students will also be encouraged to complete credit-bearing internship modules. 

TOTAL:   160 MCs 

Note: Students may graduate with the BBA general degree upon completion of 120 MCs, comprising the general education modules (20 MCs), core modules (50 MCs), specialisation modules (24 MCs) and unrestricted elective modules (26 MCs).

The information on the curriculum are correct as off May 2017. For further information and updates on the BBA and BBA (Hons) Programmes, please click here.

Non- Credit Bearing Graduation Requirements*

–  Academic orientation module
–  First-year primer module
–  Career preparation module

*Non- Credit Graduation Requirements

(I) Academic Orientation Modules (AOMs)

AOMs are online-based multimedia modules in Calculus and Statistics, and Microsoft Excel Skills for Business. Fresh to the BBA curriculum, these modules provide consistent pre-requisite knowledge preparation to facilitate more effective learning of core modules in class as a cohort once semester begins.

  1. BPM1701 Calculus and Statistics
  2. BPM1702 Microsoft Excel Skills for Business

(II) Intensive Primer Module

Effective at introducing specific knowledge and experiential skills within a relatively short time frame, this intensive primer module is an initiative by the Business School to ensure all students begin with a comprehensive introduction to ‘Understanding How Business Works’, to appreciate how different business functions work together.

  1. BPM1705 Understanding How Business Works

(III) Career Preparation Module

In nurturing leaders for marketplace impact, the Career Preparation module consists of the following 3 components to focus on exposure and skills and complement the formal programme.

  1. Leadership Seminar Series: To provide greater exposure to industry leaders, students will be required to attend a minimum of 2 seminars delivered by industry leaders each year (1 per semester).
  2. Global Immersion and Study: A requirement for all students, this segment ensures all students receive direct and significant international exposure through participation in a global initiative. This may be a semester abroad, an overseas internship, a case competition or a study trip.
  3. Career Creation Programme: This will comprise a series of activities designed and coordinated by NUS BIZ Career Services to provide students with practical skills. Students will learn job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills, understanding one’s strengths and job motivations, networking techniques as well as business etiquette and corporate dressing.

Notes:

  1. For more information about Honours Dissertation (HD), please click here.
  2. For more information about Field Service Project (FSP), please click here.
  3. When registering for modules, students are to note the prerequisites, which indicate the base of knowledge on which the subject matter of a particular module will be built. Before taking a module, students should complete any prerequisite module(s) listed for that particular module. Where prerequisites are specified, equivalent modules will also be accepted. If in doubt, students should consult the course instructor or academic advisors regarding the acceptable equivalent prerequisite modules.

Personal Development & Career Management Programme

The School has been organising seminars and workshops to help students prepare for the working world. They will learn job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills, understanding one’s strengths and job motivations, networking techniques as well as business etiquette and corporate dressing. Such training is now offered to all business students as STR1000 Starter Workshop and STR2000 Starter Clinic.

For further information and updates, please visit the website at https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/career-services/prospective-students/student-services

Undergraduate Matters

Please refer to the Registrar’s Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html for further information on the following and other useful information that students should know:

  • CAP for Continuation and Graduation
  • Degree Classification
  • Residency Requirement and Maximum Candidature
  • Minimum MC Requirements for Programme / Major / Second Major and Minor
  • Advanced Placement Credits & Exemptions
  • Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (S/U) Option

Please refer to the Registrar’s Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/loa.html for further information on Leave of Absence (LOA).

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