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Minor in Business


For NTU students outside of Nanyang Business School, we offer a Business Minor which seeks to expose non-Accountancy and non-Business students to important and diverse aspects of business, providing a broad overview of general business essentials.

The programme aims to:
  • Give you a good understanding of core business disciplines and practices;
  • Prepare you for management positions;
  • Train you in business skills such as planning, decision making and analytics; and
  • Complement your core training by providing alternative paradigms for problem solving.

Succeeding in the corporate world today requires not only the possession of technical skills but versatility and management-savvy as well. Our Business Minor programme will equip you with relevant knowledge and skills to be an effective business manager or owner. It is structured to expose you to the analytical, computational and business skills needed in understanding how business decisions are made in the business world.

Complementing your degree programme with a Business Minor will yield a holistic education that will help you become a technically skilful, managerially competent leader with a business-oriented outlook - qualities which will put you in good stead when starting your career.

The Business Minor programme also prepares you for life-long learning in financial, management and business skills that are likely to become essential through the course of your professional career.

To fulfil the requirements for the Business Minor programme, choose 5 courses (3 AUs each) from the following:

Course Code



Accounting: A User Perspective


Business Finance


Fundamentals of Business Law


Management Decision Tools


Marketing for the 21st Century

BU8502 Marketing Communications: An Integrated Approach


Fundamentals of Management




Law of IP & New Media


Important Notes

  • Students have to read minor courses as Unrestricted Electives and the academic units earned will count towards the students’ academic unit requirements for Unrestricted Electives. A minor cour se that is NOT read as Unrestricted Electives* (e.g. read as Major Prescribed Electives or GER Prescribed Electives) cannot be counted again towards fulfilling the minor.

    *Exception for the minors in Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Energy, Environmental Sustainability, Finance, Information - Communication Technology, Philosophy, Risk Management and Insurance

    Students who are admitted in AY2013 and onwards are allowed to count ONE (1) GER Core or GER Prescribed Elective towards the minor requirement IF the said GER Core/GER Prescribed Elective is also in the minor's list of courses. The remaining courses must be Unrestricted Electives.
  • A course cannot be counted towards the requirements of two minors (unless otherwise stated).
  • To be awarded a minor, students must not opt for these courses to be graded Satisfactory (S)/Un-Satisfactory (U).
  • NIE students have to consult the NIE Office of Academic Administration and Services (OAAS) if they have intention to pursue a minor.

Special note for Exchange students clearing Minors:
Student on exchange are only allowed to clear up to a maximum of 2 to 3 Business minor courses overseas.
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