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MiniMasters in Business Finance

Course Overview

This course is suitable for students with minimal exposure to finance at the tertiary level. Finance consists of three parts – Financial Management/Corporate Finance, Investments, and Financial Institutions and Markets. 

At the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary foundation to undertake any advanced level graduate finance courses.

  • How You will Benefit​
  • HOW MINIMASTERSTM IN Business Finance WORKS


    1. NBS MinimastersTM comprises four advanced business courses totaling 15 AUs
    a. Three 4-AU courses, and 
    b. One 3-AU course 

    2. Each course comprises:
    a. An online, self-paced component: 9 hours (for 3-AU course) or 22 hours equivalent (for 4-AU course), and 
    b. A 30-hour in-class instruction component, taught over two weekends (Sat & Sun), or virtual classroom, (with considerations for COVID-19 restrictions).

    3. Course delivery within one month
    a. First week of on-line, self-study, readings
    b. First weekend of the month is 15 hours of classroom instruction 
    c. Next two weeks of online, self-study, quizzes, case studies
    d. Third weekend of the month is 15 hours of classroom instruction with final test in the last 2.5 hours
    e. Last week of the month: assignments, final test

    4. Qualification
    a. MiniMastersTM will only be awarded to students attaining 15 AUs with mininum CGPA 2.5 and above (subject to change depending on course requirements).
    b. Students attaining 9AUs with minimum CGPA 2.5 and above will be eligible for the Graduate Certificate.

    5. Admissions
    a. Priority will be given to candidates who choose to complete four courses within a specific MiniMastersTM course.
  • Admission Requirements
  • Course Schedule & Details​
    Course ​Month [2021] ​Run Dates
    Finance Fundamentals
    ​​Jan ​16, 17, 23, 30​
    Investments
    ​Feb ​6, 7​, 20, 21
    ​Derivatives Securities and Risk Management ​TBC ​TBC
    ​International Finance and Emerging Markets ​Mar

    Apr
    27, 28

    10, 11
    *University will have the final decision on the mode of delivery for the class ( Physical or Online) and students will be notified accordingly.
    *Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date,venue and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.
  • ​Course: Finance Fundamentals
    The objective of this course is to provide a broad understanding of key financial principles, concepts and analytical tools. The topics to be covered include the time value of money, bond and stock  valuation, capital  budgeting, risk and return, cost of capital, corporate financial decisions (capital structure, distribution policy and capital raising), and an introduction to options. It is a necessary first foundation course in finance. ​
  • Course: ​Investments ​​
  • Course: International Finance and Emerging Markets
    This course aims to provide an in-depth understanding and practical tools to evaluate, finance, and manage international business. The issues and tools discussed are particularly relevant to highly open economies, such as Singapore, where companies will engage in international business. In this course, we will discuss the global financial markets that facilitate international business and explain the key economic and financial linkages among them. The topics to be covered include exchange rate determination, foreign exchange exposure and management, foreign direct investment and cross-border acquisitions, international capital budgeting, global financial crisis, the economic implications and impacts on globalisation of COVID-19.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse and make managerial decisions in the context of a multinational firm. Understand various kinds of risks that multi-national firms face, and how to manage them.
    2. Understand foreign exchange rate behaviours, factors that may cause appreciation or depreciation of a currency and be able to employ tools to manage foreign exchange rate risks.
    3. Understand the setting of various global financial markets, how they are related, and underlying conditions that may predicate a financial turmoil or crisis.
  • Course: Derivatives Securities and Risk Management
    The objective of this course is to provide a broad understanding in derivative securities and risk management. This course covers the use and pricing of derivatives - from the basic Black-Scholes model to more advanced models and options. Two important quantitative techniques – Monte Carlo and Finite Difference Methods are also discussed. This course will also provide a fundamental understanding of time series analysis with its application in financial modelling and risk management. Quantitative risk management models such as extreme value theory and high-dimensional modelling with copulas will also be introduced. The course emphasises both mathematical derivation and economic intuition and understanding, and provides practical insights through class projects. 
  • Pathway to NBS Master's Programmes​

    Participants who attain an NBS MiniMastersTM may choose to stack it towards a Full NBS Master’s programme. Upon meeting admission requirements, participants may choose the following pathway:​

    ​NBS MiniMastersTM ​Stackable To Full NBS Master's Programme​
    MiniMastersTM in Business Finance
    MBA (Banking and Finance) or MSc (Financial Engineering)​

    Accreditation of courses completed under the NBS MiniMastersTMto aFull NBS Master’s programmewill be subject to the current accreditation policy:

    a. Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into aMaster’s programme

    b. The grade obtained for the course must be at least a C+ (subjected to change for specific Master’s programme)

    c. The validity period for exemption/ credit transfer of a course is five years from the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript

    d. The course must not have been used for exemption/credit transfer into another programme

    Admission to Full NBS Master’s programme

    Participants have to meet all required admission standards of the selected Master’s programme.


    Accreditation of courses completed under the NBS MiniMastersTM to a Full NBS Master’s programme will be subject to the current accreditation policy:

    a. Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into a Master’s programme
    b. The grade obtained for the cou​rse must be at least a C+ (subjected to change for specific Master’s programme)
    c. The validity period for exemption/ credit transfer of a course is five years from the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript
    d. The course must not have been used for exemption/credit transfer into another programme
    Admission to Full NBS Master’s programme
    Participants have to meet all required admission standards of the selected Master’s programme.
  • Funding and Fees

    ​Fee before
    ​funding (excluding GST)
    ​Fee after funding
    (excluding GST)​​
    Fee after
    funding 
    (including GST)
    ​Full Fee S$18,750.00 S$18,750.00​ S$20,062.50​​
    Singapore Citizens / PR​ 
    (aged ≥ 21)​
    Course Fee Grant - up to 70%
    S$18,750.00 ​​S$5,625.00 S$6,018.75
    Singapore Citizens (aged  40)
    MCES1 - up to 90%
    S$18,750.00 S$1,875.00​ S​$2,268.75​
    ​SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
    ETSS2 - up to 90%
    S$18,750.00 ​S$1,875.00 S$2,268.75
    NTU Alumni
    Fee payable to NBS​ after 70% SSG Funding and use of $1,600 Alumni Credits
    S$18,750.00 S$4,418.75​
    NTU Class of 2020
    Fee payable to NBS after 70% SSG Funding and use of $3,200 Alumni Credits and NTU Class2020 COVID-19 support​
    S$18,750.00​ S$0,000.00

    1. Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
    2. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here​.

    SkillsFuture Credit​
    Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. Participants can submit their SkillsFuture Credit claims by logging in MySkillfuture.sg. Please click here​ for "How do I submit a claim for Skillsfuture credit?" and other FAQs.​​

    Funding Requirements
    - Participant must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for the course.
    - Participant must complete a written assessment on the final day of the course

    Participants do not need to contact Skillsfuture or SkillsConnect for funding prior to course registration. NTU will handle the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.​

  • Venue
    In person training will be held on NTU Campus (50 Nanyang Ave, 639798).

    Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the venue, date and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.​​
  • Contact Us
    For enquiries about this course, please contact us at nbs_minimasters@ntu.edu.sg ​

MiniMasters​TM in Business Finance

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