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Business Analytics

According to the Singapore Economic Development Board, analytics has been identified as a growth sector that will contribute S$1 billion dollars to the economy by the end of 2017. There will be a need for an additional 2,500 analytics professionals in the next five years. The demand for well-trained analytics professionals with undergraduate degrees is envisaged to exceed the supply of such professionals.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor is a four-year direct honours programme. Students are required to complete a total of 200 credit units (cu), inclusive of 40 cu of Common Curriculum courses. The Common Curriculum courses are first-year inter-disciplinary courses designed to hone students' conceptual, analytical and writing abilities along with their communication skills. Students are also required to complete a 24-week work attachment, an overseas experience and a community engagement. Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, social-minded and self-directed learners.

The academic admission requirements to the full-time programme are: (a) at least three passes in H2 content subjects; or (b) a local polytechnic diploma, or an international baccalaureate diploma or a diploma from NUS High School; or (c) an equivalent of (a) or (b). Applicants with (c) have to submit SAT1 scores. There will be additional admission criteria to select students who are aligned to the educational philosophy of our full-time programmes. This will be done through interviews and selection tests.

In addition, applicants are required to meet one of the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • At least a B4 grade in GCE 'O' level Mathematics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'O' level Additional Mathematics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'H1' level Mathematics or Statistics, or
  • A pass in GCE 'A' level Mathematics

Mathematics courses taken at the diploma level will be considered if applicants do not meet the above minimum eligibility criteria.

Graduates are trained in the application of a broad array of analytics techniques such as visualisation, data mining, text mining, statistics, forecasting and optimisation using analytics software so that they can apply them in a broad spectrum of organisations and sectors, including government, healthcare and medicine, community, business, social services – essentially any organisation with a lot of data that require analytical insights.

Students pursuing the full-time Major-Minor programmes are required to complete 200 credit units (cu), which include:

  • 40 cu of SUSS Core
  • 100 cu of Major Courses: 95 cu Compulsory Courses + 5 cu Elective Course
  • 40 cu of Minor Courses
  • 10 cu of an Integrative Course
  • 10 cu of an Applied Project


Business Analytics Major-Minor Programme
10 cu
SUSS Core Compulsory
  • SCO101 Why Do Good? (2.5 cu)
  • SCO103 New Empires (2.5 cu)
  • SCO201 Space, People & the City (5 cu)
10 cu
Restricted Electives
  • SCO111 Reasoning like a Sceptic (2.5 cu)
  • SCO113 Why Work? (2.5 cu)
  • SCO211 Science for Sustainability (5 cu)
20 cu
Unrestricted Electives

* General electives refers to all credit-bearing courses offered in the University and outside your enrolled programmes
100 cu
Major Courses
Business Analytics Major - Compulsory 95 cu
  • ACC202 Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • ANL101e Statistics using R
  • ANL201 Data Visualisation for Business
  • ANL303 Fundamentals of Data Mining
  • ANL305 Association & Clustering
  • ANL307 Predictive Modelling
  • ANL309 Business Analytics Applications
  • ANL311e Selected Topics in Business Analytics
  • ANL317 Business Forecasting
  • ANL319 Introduction to Big Data
  • ANL321 Statistical Methods
  • BUS100 Business Skills and Management
  • BUS107 Quantitative Methods
  • BUS201 Contract and Agency Law
  • BUS204 Business Excellence
  • ECO201 Managerial Economics
  • FIN303 Financial Management
  • HRM203 Human Behaviour in Organisations
  • MKT202 Marketing Management
Major Electives - 5 cu (Choose 1)
  • ANL251 Python Programming
  • ANL351 SAS Programming and its Application
  • ANL353 Credit Risk Modeling
  • ANL355 Applied Operations Research
  • ICT321 Database Systems – Modelling & Design
  • MKT355 Multivariate Analysis
  • MKT390 Marketing Research
40 cu
Minor Courses
Minor Courses (to be taken in the evening)
Please note that not all courses are presented every semester and some courses have pre-requisites. You are to select ONE minor from the list of minors available.
20 cu
Integrative Course & Applied Project
  • BUS489 Strategy for Business
  • ANL488 Business Analytics Applied Project
Compulsory Non Credit Programme Graduation Requirements
  • 24-weeks Work Attachment
  • Overseas Experience
  • Community Engagement
  • Teambuilding / Life Skills / Career Preparatory Workshop
  • e-Portfolio

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