International Exploration Singapore

Singapore Business Analytics Program Discipline Description

Since the outbreak, the latest report on international students in Singapore shows that 57% of them have changed their plans to go abroad.

But there is also good news coming in, such as the fact that Singapore has now opened up its study and tourist visas.

Today I would like to discuss the Master of Business Analytics program in Singapore.

There are not many schools in Singapore, among the total number of public schools (private universities are not in the scope of our discussion today), these three schools are well known to the public: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ), and Singapore Management University (SMU).

In Singapore’s ranking, the top two are 10+. Of course this ranking can’t tell everything, each institution has its own criteria and weighting.

Most of the global rankings will focus on research results, if you study business, I actually prefer to see more about the overall strength of the business school and program employment data.

Let’s look specifically at the business analytics programs at these three schools.

National University of Singapore

Founded in 1905, The National University of Singapore (NUS) aspires to be a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working The National University of Singapore (NUS) aspires to be a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working together in a spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world. This statement shows that it is really a school that is very serious about school and research.

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The 13-month, 44-credit program is offered under the Center for Analytics and is jointly taught by the School of Business and the School of Computer Science, which is a very strong lineup. The program is offered under the Center for Analytics and is co-taught by the School of Business and the School of Computer Science. Hahaha

A small introduction to the analytics center.

The Business Analytics Centre (BAC) was established in 2013, in collaboration with IBM. In addition to IBM, this program also has other partners, such as the consulting field

BCG (Boston Consulting Group), the Big Four; financial risk; government; FMCG; real estate; retail; etc. After graduation, the employment fields are focused on retail, finance, information technology, healthcare and supply chain.

Requirements for applicants’ undergraduate background.

An excellent Bachelor’s degree with a good honours classification, preferably from Business, Economics, Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, If you do not have a degree in Business Analytics or in the aforementioned fields, you should have at least 2 years’ worth of relevant work experience in the industry. worth of relevant work experience in the industry.

Strong foundation in Mathematics


Students must complete 8 modules – 5 essential, and 3 electives.

5 essential

  1. Analytics in Managerial Economics
  2. Data Management and Warehousing
  3. Operations Research and Analytics
  4. Foundations of Business and Analytics
  5. Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

Elective Modules (From 5 Verticals)

  1. Big Data Analytics Techniques
  2. Consumer Data Analytics
  3. Financial & Risk Analytics
  4. Healthcare Analytics
  5. Statistical Modeling

I personally think that the curriculum is quite comprehensive. The Business, Technical Skill, and Experimental Learning sections are also very neat.

In addition, NUS also offers a marketing analytics program, if your future career planning is inclined to do marketing, you can apply for this program, Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Insights. I usually treat marketing analytics and business analytics as a single major in my one-on-one applications.

Nanyang Technological University

NTU was founded only a few decades ago, but there is no doubt that the university is generally called a certain university of technology is more focused on research strength. We look directly at its business analytics program, after all, those who are strong in research strength and business is not much related to the major.

MSc Business Analytics (MSBA)

A one-year, 36-credit program offered under the College of Business. It is also considered co-taught.

The MSBA is developed in collaboration with NTU’s SCSE (School of Computing Science and Engineering) and SPMS (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences).


The curriculum imparts a strong business sense through the teaching of business strategy and the tools to appreciate the insights from the analysis of data through courses such as AI and Big Data in Business and Data Management and Visualisation.

The MSc Business Analytics (MSBA) is designed to close the gap between technical and business know-how for more effective use of data in the workplace, whether in the areas of management, accounting, marketing, finance, communications or administration.

Singapore Management University

SMU was founded in 2000 and offers only business, information technology, and a few social sciences. So it’s understandable why SMU is not ranked as well as those two schools in QS, because there are relatively few disciplines offered and they are not research-based, but rather practice-oriented.

Master of IT in Business (MITB)

Master’s in business information technology is offered under the School of Information Technology, with 36 credits in 1 year and a 90% placement rate.


The program has three tracks:

Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Technology&Analytics

After looking at the curriculum, I can’t help but be amazed that although the ranking is like the top two, the curriculum is really awesome. It covers almost all the courses you want to learn related to analytics, Tech, Stat, AI, Business.

Applicant background requirements.

Applicants from all degrees are encouraged to apply, while degrees from Computing, Engineering, Mathematics and related technical fields are For AI Track applicants, coding artifacts are required.

For AI Track applicants, coding artefacts must be submitted together with the application.

Preferably 2 years work experience in IT and/or operations related work experience in any industry; Analytical and Mathematically inclined.

In addition to these three schools’ business analytics programs, they basically also offer MBA, finance, accounting uguo, financial engineering and other business programs, which you can leave me a message in the comments section below if you are interested.


To sum up, I think it is worth to apply for business analysis in Singapore, the only drawback is that the number of schools is too small, if only apply for Singapore and seems to be lacking so little security? But that’s why I didn’t limit the countries and regions in the one-to-one setup. I suggest that in this particular case of the epidemic, you might want to make a back-up plan, such as applying to the US and Singapore together.

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