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BSc Science in Business Analytics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 20 SGD
National 20 SGD
School of Computing
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
SAT (avg)1225
ACT (avg)29

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About this course

The Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) degree programme is an inter-disciplinary undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Computing with participation from the Business School, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This is a four-year direct honours programme which offers a common two-year broad-based inter-disciplinary curriculum where all students will read modules in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Decision Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems.

Students in their third and fourth years of study may choose elective modules from two lists of either functional or methodological elective modules. Functional elective modules span business functions or sectors of marketing, retailing, logistics, healthcare, etc. Methodological elective modules include those related to big data techniques, statistics, text mining, data mining, social network analysis, econometrics, forecasting, operations research, etc. In sum, these elective modules span the most exciting and challenging areas of business analytics practice in the industry today.


The emerging phenomena of Big Data - large pools of data sets that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analyzed - has presented companies and organisations with trillions of bytes of information about their customers, suppliers, and operations. Millions of networked sensors are also embedded in various devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers to sense, create, and communicate data.

Big data is now part of every industry sector and function of the global economy. It is increasingly the case that modern economic activity, innovation, and growth have to take place with data and the related analytic processes, methods and outputs. The discipline of business analytics (BA) enables companies and organisations to realise the full potential of data generated from various business processes, sources and devices, thus improving their speed and effectiveness in generating business insights and intelligence for optimal decision making purposes.

Learning objectives of the Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) degree programme are:

  • To understand the conceptual and methodological foundations of analytical methods and techniques for business analytics, as referenced from disciplines such as computing, engineering, science, mathematics, statistics, business and economics
  • To appreciate and understand current business analytics problems in the industry worldwide and be able to identify and resolve practically relevant business analytics questions and issues
  • To apply appropriate analytic tools and techniques to resolve complex business analytics problems in various industry sectors and domains
  • To cultivate the practices of independent and group learning on the part of students that will prepare them to function effectively for diverse careers in business analytics

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Eligibility Criteria

The medium of instruction at NUS is English. To enable you to benefit from an NUS education, we expect you to have achieved a minimum level of English proficiency. For certain qualifications, you are also required to furnish additional English Language test scores.

Please note that only IELTS and/or TOEFL scores obtained in the two years leading up to 1 March of the year of application will be considered. For instance, for applications closing on 1 March 2016, the validity period for the scores is from 1 March 2014 to 1 March 2016 (both dates inclusive).

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • ACC1002X Financial Accounting
  • BT1101 Introduction to Business Analytics
  • CS1010S Programming Methodology
  • CS1020 Data Structures and Algorithms I
  • EC1301 Principles of Economics73
  • IS1103/FC/X Computing and Society
  • IS1105 Strategic IT Applications
  • IS1112/FC/X E-Business Essentials
  • MA1311 Matrix Algebra and Applications, or MA1101R Linear Algebra I74
  • MA1521 Calculus for Computing, or MA1102R Calculus74
  • MKT1003X Marketing
  • BT2101 IT and Decision Making
  • IE2110 Operations Research I75, or DSC3214 Introduction To Optimization
  • IS2101 Business and Technical Communication
  • ST2131 Probability
  • ST2132 Mathematical Statistics
  • BT3101 Business Analytics Capstone Project
  • BT3102 Computational Methods for Business Analytics
  • DSC3215 Stochastic Models in Management
  • IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems
  • ST3131 Regression Analysis

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How to Apply

Applicants are allowed to submit only one application online. Duplicate applications will not be considered. Forms which are downloaded and printed from our website will not be accepted. An acknowledgement screen showing your 8-digits application number will be displayed if your online application has been successfully submitted. Please save or print a copy of the acknowledgement screen for future reference.

  • A non-refundable application fee of S$20 (inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax) must accompany your application.
  • Electronic submission of Application Checklist and supporting documents

Print and complete the Application Checklist. Attach the checklist with a clear set of supporting documents and upload it electronically at the Online Application Status Facility.

List of Supporting Documents required:

  • National level High school examination results slip (if applicable)
  • School examination results slip e.g. Year 11 High School transcripts/ SPM/ IGSCE/ Indian Standard 10
  • University academic transcripts (only applicable to applicants applying for 3-year Law Programme)
  • Additional results slip (if scores are indicated in application form) e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and SAT Subject Test scores, AP, ACT etc.
  • Passport / Birth Certificate / Identification Card (clearly reflecting your Full Name and Date of Birth)
  • Medical report(s) if you have or had any illnesses or disabilities (if applicable)
  • Criminal record(s) (if applicable)

Supporting documents must be arranged in the above order with full name and application number written on the top right hand corner of all copies.

Passport-sized photograph, extra-curricular activities records and recommendation letters are not required. All non-English supporting documents must be accompanied by an English translation, except for applicants submitting the Indonesian Ujian Nasional (UN)/Ebtanas or STPM result slips. Indonesian and Vietnamese applicants are required to translate Prizes/Awards documents before submission of documents.

All applicants are encouraged not to submit original certificates and documents. The Office of Admissions will not be held responsible for the damage or loss of original certificates or documents submitted. All documents submitted will not be returned.

The Fees mentioned above is payable by students in receipt of MOE Tuition Grant.

But the Fees payable by students not in receipt of MOE Tuition Grant (Inclusive of GST) would be S$ 37,550

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