The modern organization has scores of data that are often under-utilized for business planning and market research opportunities. This course equips participants with the business and analytical skills to investigate business data for developing innovative business insights and solutions. The curriculum is designed to prepare our B Bus (BA) graduates for fulfilling careers in the area of business consulting.
The Bachelor of Business programme is made up of two main components: Core and Broadening. The Core component bridges theory with real-world practice to equip you with strong competencies in problem-solving and interpersonal skills that will enable you to handle unstructured, complex and strategic challenges in the business arena. Included in this are courses specific to the specialisation that you have opted for. The Broadening component, or the General Education Requirement (GER), allows you to broaden your perspectives through a course of study that is beyond your major discipline.
Opportunities for more focused interdisciplinary learning and exposure are available through the University Minor Programme
. This allows you to pursue up to 2 secondary fields of study outside of Nanyang Business School, out of a list of over 30 minors offered by other schools in the university. These include Communication Studies, Psychology, Entrepreneurship, Mathematics and Public Administration. Minor courses taken will go towards fulfilling Unrestricted Elective requirements of the General Education Requirement.
"the greatest difficulty in hiring [for business analytics jobs], is to get someone with the necessary analytical skills, but more importantly, able to translate business problems into business analytics solutions, the ideal candidate should be very analytical and comfortable with numbers, [..],would be knowledgeable about operations management, process improvement, Lean, 6 Sigma, Kaizen"
Ian Wilson, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Marina Bay Sands.
"Business analytics is so pervasive that it should be embedded in every functional domain……. It is often difficult to hire students in Singapore who are strong in both statistics and business skills."
Teo Lay Lim, Country MD, Accenture.
"We look for talent who are willing to challenge the status quo, who have an understanding of business problems and can translate these challenges into improvement plans, using relevant tools or frameworks."
Andrew J. Luscombe, Operations COO Asia Pacific, Credit-Suisse.