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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.​​​​ ​

Bachelor of Accountancy (with Second Specialisation in Predictive and Forensic Analytics​)

​​The Second Specialisation in Predictive and Forensic Analytics will complement the accountancy education that students get in their Bachelor of Accountancy program. Accountancy graduates who are trained in Predictive & Forensic Analytics will be able to help their organisation interpret data, maintain compliance and effectively shape/re-shape their organisation’s strategic direction.

​Bachelor of Accountancy (with Minors)
Minor programmes equip students with multiple skills and broader knowledge, beyond what their Bachelor programme may provide. The award of minor will be reflected in the graduate’s transcript. There are 2 Minor Programmes that caters especially for NBS students.


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 Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) 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.

Students who complete our Bachelor of Accountancy or Bachelor of Business programme may receive module exemptions from the following professional bodies should they take up post-qualification professional development courses such as the Singapore’s national Chartered Accountant Qualification (SCAQ) administered by ISCA to name one.

While exemptions cater mostly to BAcc graduates, there are some which are also made available to BBus graduates.

Details can be found on the websites of the respective professional bodies:

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AACSB accreditation

We are proud that our programme is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has accredited only 11 schools outside of the US for accounting. In addition, our accounting professors engage in high quality research, as evidenced by the quantum of faculty publications​ in the top six accounting journals (namely Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review).

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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​Yvonne Pow, Bachelor of Accountancy, Class of 2013 ​

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ISCA Journal

​Viewpoint – Traits of an Accountant

Viewpoint – Will robots replace accountants?
#This article was first published in the IS
hartered Accountant Journal, Sep 2018.
#This article was first published in the IS
hartered Accountant Journal, Jul 2017.
# Re-published with permission from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

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