Applying to the MSc in Accountancy Programme? Here's how...
So you've made up your mind; you want to try your luck at getting into the Nanyang Business School's Masters in Accountancy programme. You are asking yourself if you are good enough. Fortunately, there is no precise definition of 'good' here because the B-school does not just consider test scores and academic records. Instead, the application process pays attention to multiple aspects.
A bachelor's degree from a respected institution accompanied by good grades is a must. Unlike in the MBA in Accountancy, which was the prior version of this master's course, candidates from all kinds of backgrounds are welcome to apply. While applicants with work experience are appreciated, those with no work experience can apply as well.
If you put a tick next to this box, you need to look at the next step in the application process - taking the GMAT or GRE. These tests are administered throughout the year, so start preparing if you haven't already, and book a slot. A good test score makes a good candidate.
Language is important. The MSc courses are taught in English. So if your bachelor's degree was taken in a language other than English, you need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exams. These tests are also available year round and give the admissions committee an idea of your language proficiency.
Stick to the Deadline
Don't forget the deadline as you get everything together. The big day is 31 March. You can send in your application material before that since admissions are on a rolling basis. This means that you can apply any time before the deadline and you will hear from the school as early as you apply. Shortlisted candidates are called in for an interview conducted by faculty. Once you receive news that you have been admitted to the programme, don't hesitate to ask for the Scholarship Application Form. This form has an October 31 deadline as well.
Getting a Feel
You have the chance to visit the campus before that by attending the weekly coffee chats
. You'll also get an opportunity to meet admissions personnel and other interesting people. If coming over isn't an option right now, there are online opportunities to get to know people at NBS.
Financing Your Education
Educational loans are another option of financing your education at Nanyang, but are usually from banks in the students' respective countries. Don't wait for the admissions acceptance letter to start working out finances. Study your options during the application process so that nothing leaves you in a lurch at the last moment. International students
who are admitted into the full-time programme must possess a valid Student Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).