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Bachelor of Accountancy


Bachelor of Accoun​tanc​​y​


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Bachelor of Accountancy

We have the most established and well-regarded accountancy programme in Singapore and the region, with a long tradition (more than five decades) of training professional accountants for leadership roles as partners in accounting firms, ​chief financial officers of major corporations and managing directors of public and private companies. Get ahead of the curve as you learn from world-class professors on the fundamentals of accounting as well as the latest trends and issues. Broaden your mind with exciting and flexible options to pursue interests beyond accounting that will prepare you for the demands and challenges of the new global economy.​​​​ ​

For curriculum, click here​.

Bachelor of Accountancy (with 2nd Major in Entrepreneurship)

What makes potential employees attractive to employers is the talent and ability to generate and execute innovative ideas.

Students can now choose to pursue a Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE), offered by Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre in collaboration with NBS. 

SMiE is developed to prepare NTU graduates for challenges in this new digital age, by promoting greater flexibility for undergraduates to pursue interdisciplinary programmes and pan-university majors. Hands-on learning through a 20-week Experiential Programme with start-ups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations, equips students with essential entrepreneurship competency and mindset for identifying and launching new business ventures in this digital economy.  

SMiE students will be exposed and challenged to be quick in identifying economic values of technology and seize new opportunities to translate them into products and services that benefit society.  

They will be the next generation of talent in driving technological innovation.​

For curriculum, click here​​.

For more information on 2nd Major in Entrepreneurship, click here​

Bachelor of Accountancy (with Minors)

Minor programmes equip students with multiple skills and​ broader knowledge, beyond what their Bachelor programme may provide. The award of minor will be reflected in the graduate’s transcript. There are 2 Minor Programmes that caters especially for NBS students.

This programme is offered only at point of admission.

Bachelor of Accountancy with Minor in Digitalisation and Data Analytics (DDA)

Learning Approach

There is a continued growing demand from employers for accounting professionals skilled in digital technology and data analytics. The courses offered in the Minor in DDA will equip students with advanced digitalisation and data analytics knowledge and skills useful for accounting, operation, forensic and finance roles.

Core Courses

The Minor in DDA allows more flexibility for students to read from a selection of prescribed elective courses that cover new and diverse digitalisation and analytics technology.

For curriculum, click here​.



Bachelor of Accountancy
with Minor in Strategic Communication

The Minor in Strategic Communication focuses on strategic management of public and market communication, involving conceptual and practical training in how to strategise and manage communication with different stakeholders, both internal and external to an organization.

Communication strategy is often crucial to business success and the Minor in Strategic Communication will include courses in the creative and innovative advertising as well as specialised courses in media planning and implementation of ​market strategy across various media platforms.

Learning Approach

This minor programme gives students a competitive edge in the ever-changing work environment as they have the skill-sets to develop effective and well-rounded business communication strategies.

Core Courses

Students can start reading the minor courses after the first semester of the freshmen year. They can continue to read higher level courses in the second year.​​

For curriculum, click here​.


Bachelor of Accountancy with Minor in International Trading

International Trading is offered as a minor programme by the Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) to NTU students of all disciplines, but it is most popular among Accountancy and Business students.

Developed in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and corporate partners from the international trading industry, this programme aims to nurture a pool of specialised and global-ready talent, equipped with business and technical knowledge for the commodity trading sector. Students can look forward to a wide spectrum of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the lucrative commodity trading sector upon graduation.

Learning Approach

The Minor in International Trading provides students with a multidisciplinary and holistic education in international trade.


Comprehensive curriculum for an in-depth understanding of the commodity value chain


Hands on training on Financial Trading Terminals (Bloomberg & Thomson Reuters Eikon)


Overseas and local experential learning trips


Professional Attachment / Internships

Core Courses

To fulfill the requirements for the Minor in International Trading, you will need to complete the following seven core courses.


Trade, Structured and Supply Chain Finance


Commodities Trading


Commodity Markets


Enterprise Risk Management


Industry Seminar


International Tax and Trading Law


Trade Incoterms and Ship Chartering

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Career Prospects

With the Minor in International Trading, you will have the versatility to choose from a broad and diverse range of career functions in the commodity sectors such as:


Marketing, Business Development and Analysis


Trading and Sales


Operations, Procurement and Sourcing


Finance and Regulations


Market Research and Product Development

For curriculum, click here.

We are proud that our programme is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has accredited only 10 schools outside of the US for accounting. In addition, our accounting professors engage in high quality research, as evidenced by the quantum of faculty publications​ in the top six accounting journals (namely Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review).

A three-year direct honours programme, our Bachelor of Accountancy degree is recognised as a professional accounting qualification in Singapore by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. It is also accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, for entry into their respective programmes.

Students who complete our Bachelor of Accountancy or Bachelor of Business programme may receive module exemptions from the following professional bodies should they take up post-qualification professional development courses such as the Singapore’s national Chartered Accountant Qualification (SCAQ) administered by ISCA to name one.

While exemptions cater mostly to BAcc graduates, there are some which are also made available to BBus graduates.

Details can be found on the websites of the respective professional bodies:

NTU graduates had been performing exceptionally well at the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification exams. Their performances surpassed the average pass rates of the local universities, and the national level pass rates, across all Professional Programme modules, with pass rates hovering in the 80% to 100% band.

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Experiential Semester Programme (ESP)

To provide students with a competitive edge in the job market, NBS is introducing the option to allow accounting students to take up a semester-long internship and still be able to complete their program in the usual time span of 3 years. This will place our accounting students on a more leveled playing field with their peers.

With this ESP model, B.Acc students can opt for six-months’ internship in any semester after completing Year 2 Semester 1.


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