|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Decision Analytics, BBA Global Operations Management)
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
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Management Sciences is concerned with developing and applying models, concepts, and tools that enable organizations and companies to master big data and achieve operational efficiency. These skills are in high demand in today’s highly competitive business environment for better problem solving and decision making.
When students are admitted to the Department of Management Sciences Programme (options: BBA Business Decision Analytics, BBA Global Operations Management), they will study general BBA courses (Introduction to Financial Accounting, Business Statistics, Operations Management, Management, Micro-Economics, Information Management, Marketing) and Gateway Education courses (such as English Language) in the first year.
At the end of the first year, students will be invited to choose either BBA Business Decision Analytics or BBA Global Operations Management major through a major allocation exercise.
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The BBA Business Decision Analytics (BDAN) programme aims to develop students’ qualitative and quantitative ability to solve business problems and make decisions through DEEP data analysis. It provides a comprehensive training in business analytics, statistics, business intelligence, risk management, marketing analysis, business knowledge and communication skills.
The BBA Global Operations Management (GOM) programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the operational challenges of contemporary managers. Students learn to identify operations improvement opportunities for companies, propose and implement improvement solutions and present their findings and results to senior executives.
BBA BDAN graduates are prepared for statistical, analytical and managerial positions in financial, commercial and government sectors.
BBA GOM graduates are prepared for careers as management trainees, operations managers, operations analysts, project managers, etc. They typically begin in areas such as consulting, financial operations, health care operations, procurement and sourcing, retail management and supply chain management.
Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1025) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Management Sciences. Students will enter a major (current major options: Business Decision Analytics; Global Operations Management) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.
# based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses
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To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.
Many of our students are able to find summer internship, either by themselves or through our referral, in various industries. Below are some sharing from the students:
Fred Chan (Intern in DBS Bank)
Hello, I am Fred. I have worked in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) since August 2013. My main duty is to analyse products and produce accurate reports.
How can I find this internship?
The department already has a long-term relationship with DBS, and cooperates with DBS to set up this internship programme every year. If DBS has an internship vacancy, they will contact the Department, and students will then be invited to take part in the programme. The main selection criteria are previous working experience and academic performance (e.g., SAS and VBA).
How does the knowledge learned in the major fit my job?
The knowledge I gained is highly related to my job. In the daily analysis, I mainly use SAS and Excel VBA programming to handle and analyse large amount of data. Those programming skills are our competitive advantage. I also learnt a lot about data mining tools and different statistical models in my major. This is very useful for analysing different structures and types of data in my job.
How can I effectively study a Business Analysis major if I did not study M1, M2, Pure Mathematics and Computer subjects in my secondary school?
I thought the same thing before I studied managerial statistics. In my secondary school I was a science student but I only studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which only provide simple Mathematics knowledge. The fact is, there are different statistics and programming subjects in Business Analysis, but don’t worry! We don’t need to know every Mathematics procedure and proof. These subjects mainly focus on application and concepts, so if you try your best you can study and learn very well!
Venita Ho (Intern in Standard Chartered Bank and Hang Seng Bank)
Hello, I am Venita. In the past two years, I have completed two internships, at the Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Banks.
Intern in Standard Chartered Bank
I made the decision to apply for an internship at the Standard Chartered Bank, and although at first I was only responsible for data input, I soon got the opportunity to do data analysis using Excel.
Intern in Hang Seng Bank
I was offered an internship at Hang Seng Bank through our department in January this year. After learning SAS programming in the last semester, I wanted to gain more experience by working in banking companies. I have met new friends during my internship period, and it is interesting that most of them are also MST graduates. This proves that these banking companies are likely to offer jobs to students from our programme. I am certain that our courses provide us with practical skills that will help us in our future careers.
Students are able to obtain internationally recognised professional qualifications including:
Overseas Summer Programmes
Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.
Young Scholars Programme
To nurture BBA students to become outstanding future leaders in the region/world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following: