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Programme Structure for the Single-Honours Double Degree in
BSocSci (Hons) Economics and BBA Programme

Degree Requirements

Cohort 2017 onwards

(A) University Level Requirements

20 MC

GEM from 5 Pillars
(Only 1 set; double-counted. Refer to Note 6 on GET1031A)

20 MC

(B) Business Programme Requirements

62 MC

Core Modules  (refer to Table A)

38 MC
(+12 MC common modules in Table C)

Business electives / Specialisation modules
(see Note 1)

24 MC

(C) FASS Faculty Requirements

12 MC

FAS1101 Writing Academically: Arts & Social Sciences
(see Note 2)

4 MC

FAS1102 Public Writing & Communication

Refer to Table C

Faculty Exposure Modules

8 MC
(excluding EC1101E common module)

(D) Economics Major Requirements

80 MC

Essential Modules  (refer Table B)

32 MC

Elective Major Modules
(at least 40 MC must be of Level-4000 Economics Modules)

48 MC
(+4 MC ACC1701 common module)

(E) Common Modules

12 MC

Selected BIZ and Economics Modules
(refer to Table C; double-counted)

12 MC

F) Unrestricted Elective Requirements

0 MC

UE Modules


TOTAL  (minimum)

186 MC

Curriculum and MCs may change without prior notice.

Other Graduation Requirements (click for details):
BIZ preparatory modules (zero-MC):

  1. Academic orientation modules (online)*:
    a. BPM1701 Calculus & Statistics
    b. BPM1702 Microsoft Excel Skills for Business
  1. Intensive 1st-year primer module*:
    a. BPM1705 Understanding How Business Works
  1. Career Preparation Modules:
    a. Career Creation Starter Modules:
    i. STR1000 Career Creation Starter Workshops **
    ii. STR2000 Career Creation Starter Clinics **
    b. Global Immersion and Study

* These must be completed in the first semester. Late-entry DDP students must complete these in the first available semester of commencing DDP.

** Students whose home faculty is not Business School will be granted a waiver of these two modules if they have already read and passed both CFG1010 Roots & Wings 1.0 and CFG2001 Career Catalyst before 2018. There is no partial waiver or new substitutions.

Table A:   BBA Core Modules

ACC1701 Accounting for Decision Makers #

4 MC

BSP1702 Legal Environment of Business

4 MC

BSP1703 Managerial Economics #

4 MC

BSP2701 Global Economy

2 MC

BSP3701 Strategic Management

4 MC

DAO1704 Decision Analytics using Spreadsheets

4 MC

DAO2702 Programming for Business Analytics

4 MC

DAO2703 Operations and Technology Management

4 MC

ES2002 Business Communication for Leaders (BBA) #

4 MC

FIN2704 Finance

4 MC

MKT1705 Principles of Marketing

4 MC

MNO1706 Organizational Behaviour

4 MC

MNO2705 Leadership and Decision Making under Uncertainty

4 MC


50 MC

# To be read under Common Modules (refer to Table C)

Table B:  Economics Essential Modules 

EC2101 Microeconomic Analysis I

4 MC

EC2102 Macroeconomic Analysis I

4 MC

EC2303 Foundations for Econometrics

4 MC

EC2104 Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis

4 MC

EC3101 Microeconomic Analysis II

4 MC

EC3102 Macroeconomic Analysis II

4 MC

EC3303 Econometrics I

4 MC

EC3304 Econometrics II  (for BSocSci only)

4 MC

 Table C:  List of Common Modules

FAS1102 Public Writing & Communication
(in place of ES2002 Business Communication for Leaders (BBA))
(See Note 3 & 4)
OR USR4002A Intellectual Responsibility in a Complex World
(USP students refer to Note 2)

4 MC

ACC1701 Accounting for Decision Makers
(in place of EC2204 Financial Accounting for Economists )

4 MC

EC1101E Introduction to Economic Analysis
(in place of BSP1703 Managerial Economics)

4 MC


  1. It is not compulsory for DDP students to specialise in a business area for the BBA(H) degree, but they are still required to complete 24 MCs of electives based on the above arrangement. Pursuing a business specialisation may involves reading extra modules in order to fulfil the specialisation's requirements.  Students in this DDP are not allowed to specialise in Business Economics.  Business students who withdraw from DDP are still required to pursue a specialisation.

  2. USP/U-Town students are not required to read FAS1101. USP/UTown students may replace FAS1101 with UWC2101, UTW1001, or UTW2001. USP students who are in this DDP are also exempted from reading FAS1102 (which also replaces ES2002) because USR4002A Intellectual Responsibility in a Complex World is considered to be equivalent to FAS1102. In the event that you exit from USP without having read UW2101% or USR4002A, you would need to read FAS1101 and FAS1102 respectively. FAS1101 will count towards only the FASS degree's requirement and its CAP, while FAS1102 will double-count towards both the FASS and Business degrees' respective requirements and CAPs.

  3. Business (home faculty) students who are admitted into the DDP after the first year of studies are also required to read FAS1101 (except those mentioned in Note 2) and FAS1102.  However, if they have already read ES2002 prior to joining the DDP, they do not need to read FAS1102 as ES2002 will be considered the common module (replacing FAS1102).

  4. Business (home faculty) students who withdraw from the DDP and return to the BBA single degree programme are required to read ES2002 even if they have completed FAS1101 or FAS1102 or both. Business students who have read UWC2101 or ES1601 do not need to read ES2002.

  5. For other general information, please refer to the Double Degree Programme Framework & Guidelines in the Registrar's Office website.

  6. Students in this DDP need not read and pass GET1031A Computational Thinking to fulfil the University's Computational Thinking requirement although this is an identified module for FASS students. This is because BIZ core module DAO2702 Programming for Business Analytics will fulfil the requirement. Therefore, please take steps to choose another GET module to fulfil your GET pillar requirement. The grade and credits of DAO2702 will count towards the BBA degree requirement only.

    DDP students whose home faculty is FASS - in the event that you exit from the DDP and have not read the identified Computational Thinking Module offered by Business (ie DAO2702), you would need to reat GET1031A. This will likely be counted towards your unrestricted elective requirement and may potentially be an excess module, if you have already read another GET module. Do note that for excess modules read, the grades will still be factored into your CAP.

    DDP students whose home faculty is Business - there is no impact if you were to exit from the DDP as DAO2702 is the core requirement of your Business degree. Please read a GET module other than GET1031A to fulfil your Thinking & Expression pillar.

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