NUS BBA

BBA Academic Programmes

Graduates of the BBA programmes may receive exemptions from the following bodies should they pursue qualifications offered by these.
Exemptions pertain mostly to BBA(ACC) students, but some may also be available to BBA graduates.

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

 

  • Students who are in the top 7% for BBA1 or BBA2, or top 10% for BBA3 or BBA4, are eligible to join as life members (list) of the international Business students honours society Beta Gamma Sigma.

    In addition to the many scholarships and study awards, students with outstanding academic performances will also be awarded Gold Medals and Book Prizes.
  • First and second level modules are conducted in a mixture of lecture-tutorial format whereby issues covered in the lectures may be discussed in greater depth during tutorials; as well as sectional sessions in groups of between 30 to 40. All third and fourth level modules adopt the sectional teaching format whereby both lectures and tutorials are incorporated within each class meeting.
    The teaching methods vary from module to module. The aim is to develop each student's knowledge of the modules as well as their analytical skills, research competency and presentation skills.

    There is a balance of case discussions, small group discussions, computer-simulated games, individual and group projects, quizzes, essay writing, presentations, lectures by guest speakers, etc. The combination of different teaching methods enable students to master both theoretical and practical components in a lively and interesting way.

    In a typical week, most students will spend 15 hours in lectures, tutorials and seminars. Besides attending formal classes, students may also approach instructors for consultation. It is also common for students to form discussion groups on their own to help one another in their course work.
  • The types of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree awarded by the NUS Business School are:

    • BBA Honours (Highest Distinction)
    • BBA Honours (Distinction)
    • BBA Honours (Merit)
    • BBA Honours
    • BBA with Merit
    • BBA

    The Cumulative Average Point (CAP) system is used to determine the award of the above.
    Details are as follows:

    Student Intake from Cohort 2012/13 Onwards

    Honours Degree ClassificationCriteria
    Honours (Highest Distinction) 4.50 and above
    Honours (Distinction) 4.00 - 4.49
    Honours (Merit) 3.50 - 3.99
    Honours 3.00 - 3.49
    Pass 2.00 - 2.99
    Bachelor's Degree Classification Criteria
    Pass with Merit 3.00 and Above
    Pass 2.00 - 2.99
    Fail Below 2.00

     Further information on Degree Classification can be found at the NUS Registrar's Office Website.

     Award of Degrees from Cohort 2002/03 to 2011/12 may be found here.
  • Students who have achieved outstanding academic performances will be placed on the Dean's List.  In determining the placing of students on the Dean's List, the performances of students within a regular semester will be considered.

    Students who are in the top 7% for BBA1 or BBA2, or top 10% for BBA3 or BBA4, are eligible to join as life members (list) of the international Business students honours society Beta Gamma Sigma.

    In addition to the many scholarships and study awards, students with outstanding academic performances will also be awarded Gold Medals and Book Prizes.

    Residency Requirements and Maximum Candidature Up to Cohort 2013/14

    The University has established a minimum residency requirement and maximum candidature for all NUS degrees, including joint and double degrees with foreign universities. Residency, in this instance, is defined as payment of fees and ability to meet all curricular requirements of the programme of study. With respect to the latter condition, the MCs which count towards residency must come from letter-graded modules that are factored into the CAP computation. Additionally, for research-based graduate programmes, residency also requires the satisfaction of other departmental requirements, such as teaching assistance. 

    A student registered for a Bachelor's degree must do the greater of 50% of required MCs for the degree programme, or 80 MCs at NUS. In addition, such students are required to read at least 15 MCs per semester except during the following semesters when they are allowed to read fewer MCs:

    • final semester; and
    • semester in which the students are undergoing industrial attachment or doing their final year projects.

    In general, the maximum candidature is:

    Type of ProgrammeMaximum Candidature
    3-year Bachelor's degree (i.e. 120-MC programme) 4 years
    4-year Bachelor with Honours degree (i.e. 160-MC programme) 5 years
    Double degree programme (i.e. 180 MCs or above)            6 years

    Minimum Required Graded MCs counting Towards Degree, Major & Minor Requirements for Cohort 2014/15 Onwards.
    • A minimum of 50% for degree requirements (residency);
    • A minimum of 60% for major requirements; and
    • A minimum of 16 MCs for minor requirements


    These graded MCs should be earned from modules read in NUS, with assigned grade points or modules with an 'S' or 'CS' grade.
    'Modules read in NUS' refer to as follows:

    • Modules that are taught/co-taught or supervised/co-supervised by NUS (i.e. Letter grades (A+ to D), CS-grade or S-grade awarded by NUS


    The following will count towards the residency requirement:

    • Credit-bearing internships with NUS involvement
    • NUS modules done as H3 requirement


    Further information on Degree Requirements can be found in NUS Registrar's Office Circular No.1 AY2014/15.