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Bachelor of Accountancy

We have the most established and well-regarded accountancy programme in Singapore and the region, with a long tradition (more than five decades) of training professional accountants for leadership roles as partners in accounting firms, chief financial officers of major corporations and managing directors of public and private companies. Get ahead of the curve as you learn from world-class professors on the fundamentals of accounting as well as the latest trends and issues. Broaden your mind with exciting and flexible options to pursue interests beyond accounting that will prepare you for the demands and challenges of the new global economy.​

Industry recognition

A three-year direct honours programme, our Bachelor of Accountancy degree is recognised as a professional accounting qualification in Singapore by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. It is also accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, for entry into their respective programmes.

AACSB accreditation

We are proud that our programme is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has accredited only 10 schools outside of the US for accounting. In addition, our accounting professors teaching the programme are ranked among the top three of accounting faculty in the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia and New Zealand).

Experiential Semester Programme (ESP)

To provide students with a competitive edge in the job market, NBS is introducing the option to allow accounting students to take up a semester-long internship and still be able to complete their program in the usual time span of 3 years. This will place our accounting students on a more leveled playing field with their peers.

With this ESP model, B.Acc students can opt for six-months’ internship in any semester after completing Year 2 Semester 1.

Discovery-based learning

Teaching and learning in the classroom is highly interactive, and you will take responsibility for your own learning by actively contributing through class participation, discussions and project presentations. Real-world cases and projects are emphasised to enable you to bridge theory with dynamic practice. Our programme creates discovery-based learning environments through seminar-style teaching to facilitate students' active learning, with professors serving as facilitators and mentors. Through these active learning methods, you will acquire strong competencies in effective teamwork and communication. This approach, with its focus on critical thinking and problem-solving, also equips you with analytical skills to handle unstructured, complex and strategic challenges in business. This radically new way of teaching accounting is the result of Project Discovery (PD), a partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which runs the US’ top accounting programme.

 

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