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Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business


Bachelor of Business

Our Bachelor of Business programme is a rigorous and broad-based three-year direct honours programme that will help you gain a global perspective and critical and analytical skills. Regarded widely as one of the best in Asia, our business degree programme is widely known for its professional orientation and innovative curriculum. Guided by a pragmatic, real-world focus, the programme offers six cutting-edge and industry-relevant specialisations that are continuously updated through interactions with statutory boards such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Accountancy Commission and Enterprise Singapore. There are also regular consultations with leading professional bodies such as the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the UK Institute of Actuaries and the Singapore Computer Society. ​

Team-based projects, group presentations and simulation case studies ensure that our grad​uates will be ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s complex and dynamic business world. They are highly sought after by the world’s top employers for their analytical acuity and resourceful creativity. They are particularly valued for their adaptability, leadership qualities and the ability to work effectively in a team.

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Bachelor of Business (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.

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

Bachelor of Business (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 Busine​ss with Minor in Strategic Communication


The Minor in Strategic Communication focuses on stra​tegic 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.

This programme is offered only at point of admission.​

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.​​

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Bachelor of Business withMinor 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

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Choosing a Specialisation:

The Bachelor of Business programme offers 6 specialisations for students to choose at the end of the first year. The specialisations are:

Trying to decide on a specialisation can be a bit daunting, especially when trying to decide which best fits your interests and career aspirations. The Undergraduate Programmes Office organises a series of information sessions which provides insights into the courses and career paths associated with the respective specialisations.​​​​​​​

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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:

Experiential Semester Programme (ESP)

To provide students with a competitive edge in the job market, NBS is introducing the option to allow business 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 business students on a more leveled playing field with their peers.

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

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