A programme to take you into the World of Data Analytics
Serving as a bridge between the business and technology functions, business analysts play a critical role in guiding businesses through today’s environment of digital disruption, analyzing and utilizing data to drive digital transformation, redefine the customer experience and deliver profitable outcomes.
The MSc in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme offers a unique curriculum shaped through engagement with leading industry partners to reflect real industry needs. Cutting-edge modules such as Analytics and Machine Learning in Business provide an understanding of technologies that will impact business environments in the future. A practical hands-on approach coupled with internship opportunities with industry leaders equips MSBA students to switch from classroom to work with ease.
Developed in collaboration with NTU’s SCSE (School of Computing Science and Engineering) and SPMS (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences), the program also allows participants to take cross-listed modules to customize the depth of learning in areas of interest.​
The programme can be completed on a full time (1 year) or on a part-time (1.5 years to 2 years) schedule. This allows participants flexibility to choose a schedule that best fits their career needs and pace of learning.
The MSc Business Analytics (MSBA) equips participants to excel in the domain of business analytics. The curriculum imparts a strong business sense through the teaching of business strategy and the tools to ​appreciate the insights from the analysis of data through courses such as AI and Big Data in Business and Data Management and Visualisation. The learning for this programme adopts a very hands-on approach, with two projects allowing participants to apply classroom knowledge to real-world business situations.
MSBA graduates will be in a position to perform the role of leading analytics projects in their domain, double-hat as both the head of a business unit and analytics business lead, or serve as a professional consultant with business domain expertise.
The highly flexible programme allows students to study for the program either on a full time (1 year) or on a part-time (1.5 years to 2 years) schedule.
Full-time participants of the MSBA programme are required to complete 8 core modules (inclusive of 2 Projects) and 4 full electives. Part-time participants of the MSBA program are required to complete 7 core modules (inclusive of 2 Projects) and 5 full electives.
Requirements to graduate: 36 Academic Units
Full Course: 3 Academic Units
Half Course: 1.5 Academic Units
Why MSc Business Analytics
​As organizations integrate digital technologies into their business models, the relevance of business analytics has never been greater. Serving as a bridge between the business and technology functions, business analysts play a critical role in guiding businesses through digital disruption, analyzing and utilizing data to drive digital transformation, redefine the customer experience and deliver profitable business outcomes. In the hands of a skilled business analyst, data can be turned into a competitive advantage.
The MSc Business Analytics (MSBA) is designed to close the gap between technical and business know-how for more effective use of data in the workplace, whether in the areas of management, accounting, marketing, finance, communications, or administration.​
Participants are prepared for a future of data-driven decision-making with a cutting-edge program possessing the following unique points:
Strong Industry Connections and Engagement
The MSBA enjoys wide support and engagement from the industry, with many leading industry partners shaping the curriculum to industry realities and needs. Our Industry partners provide project and internship opportunities, greatly increasing the likelihood of our students securing employment after graduation.
Developed with Future-Focused Content
The MSBA’s first-of-its-kind curriculum features cutting-edge modules such as Analytics and Machine Learning in Business that provides an understanding of technologies that will impact business environments in the future.
​Using real-world data provided by industry partners, the MSBA imparts knowledge to our students through a hands-on approach. This approach grounds MSBA students in the realities of the industry and enables them to switch from classroom to work effectively and quickly.
Enhanced by NTU's Established Strengths
The MSBA is developed in collaboration with NTU’s SCSE (School of Computing Science and Engineering) and SPMS (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences). This allows participants to take cross-listed modules to customize the depth of learning in areas of particular interest.
Applicants who wish to apply to the Nanyang MSc Business Analytics (MSBA) are required to meet the minimum admission requirements below:​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
​A good GMAT/GRE score.
​TOEFL/IELTS for applicants whose first degree was taken in a language other than English.
​Applicants with no work experience are welcome to apply.​
The institutional code for the following tests are:​
Both full and part-time programs will start in July.
Application opens: 31 August 2020
30 November 2020
​31 January 2021
31 March 2021​
​​​​Let us be the accelerator in your career journey​
GSCDO is here to translate your NBS experience into the right job fits amidst a constantly changing and evolving corporate landscape. We ensure that you get the best start on your career journey.
A wide range of activities is organized throughout the academic year with you in mind. We are constantly pushing the boundaries to gear you up for a rewarding, yet fulfilling career.
1-on-1 Career Counselling
Our specialized team of career advisors will work closely with you to develop and implement a robust career action plan. You can get expert advice on job search, resume and cover letter, as well as salary negotiation.
Exclusive to NBS students, CareerFIT is a one-stop portal that makes event registrations, internships, and job searches time-efficient. You can upload your resumes and submit job applications with just a single click.
This publication is sent to recruiters every month for them to identify and connect with candidates who would be a good fit for their organizations.
Career Skills Workshops
We roll out practical workshops covering personal branding, effective networking, technical interviews, and business case.
Many leading businesses come to NBS regularly to find interns and potential full-time employees. There are also internship and career fairs, recruitment talks and speaker series for you to maximize your exposure to employers and make impactful connections
We have also extended our outreach with companies outside Singapore to bring more employment opportunities to you.
We encourage you to pursue experiential learning opportunities during your studies. As such, we source for internships that allow you to apply your business analytics knowledge in a real-world setting. In this way, you will gain a tremendous competitive edge in the job market upon graduation.
Tap Into Alumni Network
The NBS alumni network spans more than 90 countries and includes about 50,000 graduates. Tap into the power of this community by connecting with alumni on LinkedIn or at get-together sessions organized by GSCDO. Many are accomplished professionals who are eager to mentor you and share experiences in NBS that facilitated their success.