NUS BBA

Bizad Leadership Development Programme FAQ

Programme application:
I matriculated in 2009/before 2010.  Can I still join the programme?
I am on SEP this Semester and will only be back late January.  Can I still participate?
What is the CAP required to be selected for this programme?
Do I have to have held leadership positions in NUS clubs/societies before I can be considered?
Will there be any recognition/award (ie noted in the Transcript) upon completion of the programme?


Study/module framework
Are the Independent Study Modules offered every Semester?
I am an Accounting Student. How do I fit in these 12MCs into my study plan?
Is it compulsory to attend the Leadership Business Case Analysis in January 2012?
Does the 12MCs count as a specialization?
I do not intend to take up the Honours programme.  How will these modules fit into my course of study?
I intend to specialize in Finance and Management.  Can I still join this programme?
What is the Overseas Study Mission and when is it?
Will my work outside of NUS in Community Service qualify under the Leadership Component?
My question is not in this FAQ.  Who can I ask?

 

Programme application:
I matriculated in 2009/before 2010.  Can I still join the programme?

This programme is primarily targeted at the 2010 intake as they would have taken sufficient modules by then to embark on this programme, as well as have some ‘headroom’ to fit the 12MCs into their study plan without needing to spend longer than the usual duration  at NUS than required.

 I am on SEP this Semester and will only be back late January.  Can I still participate?

Definitely! Please do  submit your application for consideration.  In place of physical interviews, either phone or video interviews  will be carried out.   If you are selected, we will work with you on how best to fit  the programme into your existing study plan.

What is the CAP required to be selected for this programme?

There is no specific minimum CAP. Rather, each applicant will be selected based on the various (demonstrated or potential) traits of Leadership.  However, a good academic performance is still an essential consideration to ensure that participants can cope with the rigours of the programme.

Do I have to have held leadership positions in NUS clubs/societies before I can be considered?

No.  There is no need to be in leadership positions within NUS clubs or societies.  Leadership roles held in other or organisations  will also be considered.  Applicants will be assessed beyond the “paper qualifications” required for any appointments.

Will there be any recognition/award (i.e noted in the Transcript) upon completion of the programme?

Yes.  A certification of participation/completion will be awarded.  It will also be noted in the Transcript

 

Study/module framework
Are the Independent Study Modules offered every Semester?

Yes.  Since these modules operate on a “self-study” principle, it can be taken whenever the Student wishes, subject to the Supervising lecturer’s approval.

I am an Accounting Student. How do I fit in these 12MCs into my study plan?

The 12MCs will count towards the “Unrestrictive Electives” (UEs).  For Accountancy students, non-Honours students will not be able to fit these extra modules within the framework of 120MCs; i.e. they will end up with more MCs than required for graduation.  Students in the Honours degree programme should be able to fit these studies within the UE allocation with the Accountancy Programme.

Is it compulsory to attend the Leadership Business Case Analysis (BLD3001) in January 2012?

Yes.  For the pilot batch of students, this will be the “kick off” module for team building amongst participants.  As this is the only module where participants will be grouped together within a class, it will be necessary to attend the 2-week intensive course.

Does the 12MCs count as a specialization?

No. These 12MCs will be counted as part of your “Unrestrictive Electives” (UE) pool of credits.

I do not intend to take up the Honours programme.  How will these modules fit into my course of study?

You will have to decide how to best fit these modules into your study plan based on your the programme you are enrolled in (BBA/BAC).  It is envisioned that some participants may end up with more credits (MCs) than required for Graduation.

I intend to specialise in Finance and Management.  Can I still join this programme?

Yes. There is no correlation to any specialisation nor course of study.  However, each specialisation will require the completion of the 6 modules in that specific specialisation.  In that case, you will end up having to take more modules unless you are in the Honours programme and can potentially fit the 12 modular credits from the Business Leadership Development Programme into your study plan.

What is the Overseas Study Mission and when is it?
Details of this study trip will be announced later.  It will most likely be held during the break between Academic Years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Will my work in Community Service outside of NUS qualify under the Leadership Component?

Yes.  All forms of service/involvement in “approved organisations” will be considered.  However, this is subject to the approval of the Vice and/or Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.  Examples of such organisations can be NGOs, UGs and Interest groups.  More details on this area will be provided to the students at a later date .

I have a query which is not found in this FAQ.  Who can I contact for further information?

For any further enquiries, please contact Mr Mah Yeng San (DID:6516-3055; e-mail: bizmahys@nus.edu.sg)or Mr Koh Eu Beng (DID: 6601-1411; e-mail:bizkeb@nus.edu.sg) of the BBA Office.

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