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NUS Business Analytics Centre

21 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore,
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The National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) is located in Singapore, the regional hub and a perfect stepping stone to Asia. In a recent report, Singapore continues to attract investments from top multi-national companies despite the pandemic. With 80 of world’s top 100 tech companies already housed on the island nation, it makes the country an ideal base for aspiring business analytics professionals to fulfill their career aspirations and pursuits. 

Singapore also places strong emphasis on education. The National University of Singapore (NUS), a research university with more than 115 years of history, is ranked top 11 in the world during the recent QS Global University Ranking exercise and considered the best in Asia Pacific. It has more than 35000 students and a list of prominent alumni includes the present and past Presidents of Singapore, past Prime Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia, present and past Chief Justice, former President of UN Security Council etc.. The university also counts a Nobel laureate among the academic/research staff.

There are 3 campuses in National University of Singapore, i.e. Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. Most of the NUS MSBA classes are conducted on the Kent Ridge campus or online. The students have access to a wide myriad of services and facilities in the university:

•University Sports Centre: This facility houses the multi-purpose sport hall, one indoor swimming pool, one Olympic size outdoor pool, a gym, a tennis court, 2 squash courts on top of the running track and football field, conference and meeting rooms. 

•Univeristy TownTM (U-Town) Sport Facilities: Located within the Stephen Riady Centre at the UTown, the range of sports facilities includes two multipurpose sports halls, a rock climbing wall, a fitness gym and a recreational pool.

•Yusof Ishak House (YIH) Student Hub: Dedicated to promote out-of-class opportunities for students organizations, activities and gathering, there is a dance studio, performance plaza and meeting and discussion rooms. 

•Bukit Timah Campus Sport Facilities: The facilities in this campus include a swimming pool, running track, indoor courts for badmintons/basketball/table tennis/squash and outdoor courts for tennis/basketball and volleyball. (These are provided by the Ministry of Education but reserved for NUS Students and staff.)

There are 8 libraries in NUS, 7 within the Kent Ride campus and 1 in the Bukit Timah Campus.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics students have also access to the facilities within NUS Business School and NUS Computing. They also have a lounge of their own located in ICube Building itself on the Kent Ridge Campus that comes with meeting areas and light refreshments. 

Students from over 100 countries had studied in NUS and of which more than 15 nationalities were represented in the MSBA programme. (Note: currently approximately 70% of the MSBA students are international and more than 20% of the university’s population is international).

There are various accommodations made available to students. However, as the student population is also large, graduate students pursuing NUS MSBA are advised to source for accommodation on their own. In addition, they may also seek the advice from the alumni community or the Office of Student Affairs. 

Within the Masters of Science in Business Analytics programme, there are also student volunteers who form the Business Analytics Club and act as the cohort’s representatives to voice out any concerns pertaining to academic and curriculum, and at the same time organize activities for bonding and staying connected such as hiking, badminton and also fireside chat with the alumni or industrial partners.

The admissions criteria* for the MSBA programme is as follows:

•A good four-year Bachelors’ degree, preferably from Business, Computing, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Science or Statistics;

•A good honors or 2 years’ relevant work experience with;

•Good quantitative score in GRE/GMAT for overseas degree-holders**

•Strong mathematics foundation

Some programming skills with strong programming aptitude

*All credentials will be weighted by the quality of applicants each year. Hence, there is no minimum cut-off for any criterion mentioned above.

**GRE/GMAT will be exempted for applicants who graduated from either of the 4 local universities, i.e. NUS, NTU, SMU, and SUTD.

Based on the responses received from recently graduated MSBA students, 92.3% of them were employed within 3 months after graduation and 100% of them found jobs within 6 months of graduation. On top of that, all the MSBA students were successfully placed with industrial partner companies for the completion of their capstone projects despite of the global pandemic in 2020, maintaining the 100% capstone project placements year after year since the inception of the programme since 2013.

In addition, the students are free to approach NUS Business School Career Services for help in improving resume writing and interview skills.  

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