NUS BBA

Structure of the MSc (Management) Program

The structure for the MSc(Mgt), with no research requirement, is:

(A) 40-MC Domain Knowledge Requirements (DKR) segment:
A student must complete the following 10 modules, or 40 MCs, chosen from modules currently offered in the Minor in Management program:

1. 4 Level-1000 modules or their equivalents
2. 4 Level-2000 modules or their equivalents
3. 2 Level-3000 modules: 1 module, or its equivalent, from each of 2 areas, either in the Minor in Management list of areas or the Entrepreneurship area currently consisting of the following 2 modules:
    TR3001 New Product Development
    TR3002 New Venture Creation

B) 40-MC MSc Requirements (MSR) segment:
A student must complete 40 MCs from the modules below:

4. at most 2 Level-4000 modules chosen from any offered by the School of Business, or equivalent modules
5. at least 3 Level-5000/6000 research-type coursework modules chosen from any offered by the School of Business
6. at most 5 MBA-type modules chosen from any offered by the School of Business, which had not been covered by the student for the DKR

Note that the MSc(Mgt) is a superset of the Minor in Management, and is very nearly a superset of the Major in Management.

No MSc(Mgt) module taken in NUS can be on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Corresponding modules taken from NUS outside the School of Business, or from exchange partners, may be considered as equivalent (list). Modules for consideration as equivalent or relevant (list) can only be submitted to the Business School by NUS departments and academic-exchange offices. Any equivalent module would be available to all MSc(Mgt) students. Subject to any prevailing regulations governing multiple counting, some equivalent modules taken for a student's other academic program(s) may also count towards the MSc(Mgt).

Students admitted from the School of Business are exempt from all of the DKR and item (4) of the MSR. Corresponding modules taken in their BBA(Honours) program, which are considered equivalent to modules in the DKR and item (4) of the MSR, will also be regarded as modules taken in their MSc(Mgt) program. Two of their Level-4000 modules in their BBA(Honours) program may be replaced by two extra modules from item (5) of the MSR.

Within this program structure, some departments outside the Business School might suggest special groupings of modules that are especially suitable for (and may save time for students in) their respective undergraduate programs. These suggestions will not be binding on their own students, and do not constitute different MSc(Mgt) programs; this one and only MSc(Mgt) program is generic for all. Each undergraduate program will announce any special grouping of modules to its own students when ready, and detailed information will be on its corresponding program's web site. There is generally no reason to delay an application to the MSc(Mgt) while waiting for such an announcement, unless the desirability of the MSc(Mgt) is contingent on favourable provisions in the announcement. Currently, Business, Computing and Engineering students enjoy special groupings of modules. Students admitted before 2007 may opt to follow the old program structure.
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