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At Asia’s Global Business School, they seek students who demonstrate high EQ and a strong drive to pursue all-round excellence, in addition to having good communication and leadership skills.

They intend Singapore’s NUS BBA to be the magnet in Asia for the most promising burgeoning leaders and managers with global aspirations; they are creating a communal hothouse for the best around the world to mingle, learn and grow together. While designing the ideal milieu for each Bizader’s social, intellectual and leadership developments, they are also ensuring that Biz will be the consummate cosmopolitan collegiate talent commune for building lifelong relationships.

They wish to be associated with the community of individually most valuable alumni — being the most cherished professionals universally and having the strongest ties back to Biz. They are therefore always trying to globally attract the most enriching professors, the most engaging administrators and the most enterprising students to collectively empower a select and intimate circle of future movers and shakers of economies, societies and academia.

About BBA & BBA Accountancy

NUS Business School, a pre-eminent leadership and management development centre in this fast-integrating region nestling between dynamic China and booming India. Our School, being the most established in this cosmopolitan city-state that is Asia’s multi-cultural melting pot, is well known for its excellence and leadership in business and executive education. Our reputation is based on a long tradition of innovative teaching and research, as well as on our premium faculty and high-calibre students. They are distinguished by our vitality, creativity and our commitment to the mission of improving the practice of management:

Unleashing Leaders, Transforming Business.

Our NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); including our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA(Acc)), the leadership and management talent programs, aims to educate students in state-of-the-art management concepts and business practices, thus enabling students to become versatile global managers and adaptive business leaders. They articulate our mission to our undergraduates as:

Nuturing, Caring, Rigorous-thinking and Influential Leaders with a Global Perspective Centered in Asia.

Students with Science as well as those with Arts background thrive in their niches in our integrative BBA programme. Both our local and international students, who make up 20% of our community, share the richly eclectic experience with more than 200 Business exchange students per semester.

They welcome sensitive, inquisitive and articulate students, who wish to be held to the utmost honour standards, to become lifelong co-owners and co-builders of our international collegiate talent community. Students care for one another’s social, intellectual, and leadership developments, thus earnestly build together a close-knit alumni network of caring, analytic leaders and empathizing, innovative pioneers. Career preparation hence becomes Biz students’ collective central theme, right from matriculation.

They create enterprising education for educating enterprise, with options for double and triple (dual masters) degrees. NUS and Biz both offer many full scholarships, and students have opportunities to participate in over 40 international and local competitions plus nearly 20 conferences. Come join our flexible, broad-based and expandable BBA talent program, nurtured within a comprehensive and globally-prominent national university, and preparing students for leadership, management and entrepreneurship:

Learning Goals & Objectives

Goal 1: Our BBA graduates are able to identify and resolve ethical issues in general as well as in specific business settings.

  • Our graduates can identify and assess ethical issues surrounding business decisions.

Goal 2: Our BBA graduates are analytical / rigorous thinkers (this applies to all our business graduates, in particular to the BBA (Accountancy) graduates with an eye for details).

  • Our graduates will be able to apply their thinking thoroughly to all pertinent issues that affect an organization’s performance and effectiveness.
  • Our graduates will be familiar with the analytical frameworks and tools for problem solving.

Goal 3: Our BBA graduates are influential leaders with the ability to articulate their point of views convincingly, and able to provide reasoned responses when challenged.

  • Our graduates will be able to formulate visions, missions and strategic goals for the organisation and to articulate this convincingly.
  • Our graduates can work effectively in a team-based environment, persuade and influence others to work collectively for a common set of detailed objectives.

Goal 4: Our BBA graduates will blend a global perspective with Asian insights.

  • Our graduates will be cognizant of global affairs, with understanding of the business environment in different regions.
  • Our graduates will have general knowledge of the workings of the major Asian economies, and an understanding of the Asian psyche.

School Rankings

With its focus on delivering a comprehensive and diversified curriculum and business education in Singapore, the NUS Business School has consistently sought to strive and improve on the quality of its programmes, teaching and research. These efforts have culminated in expanding the profile of the school on the regional and international scale, place itself a cut above the rest.

They are:

– One of only 14 Business Schools in Asia accredited by EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System).

– One of only 29 Business Schools in Asia accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

– Member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the leading international network association in the field of management development.

– One of 2 Asian Business Schools who is a member of CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education.

The latest rankings for NUS Business School can be found here.

Beyond the above, they are also members of prestigious international bodies, namely GMAC, PIM, the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, Executive MBA Council and Graduate Business Forum.

NUS110

Founded by the Community for the Community

In 2015, NUS celebrates its 110th year of founding together with Singapore’s 50th year of independence, marking a distinguished history of leadership and contribution in service of country and society.

The genesis of Singapore’s flagship university began when Straits-born Chinese Tan Jiak Kim and a determined group of businessmen raised funds and petitioned the British colonial governor for a medical school for the local community. The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School opened on 3 July 1905 with 23 local students, growing over time into the School of Medicine, and NUS that we know today.

Through it all, the University has stayed true to the spirit of the institution’s founding, improving the lives of those here and overseas with high impact research and educational innovations across areas such as business, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, law, medicine, science, and urban planning and design.

Notable pioneers include Emeritus Professors Wong Hock Boon, Singapore’s “Father of Paediatrics” who was behind the eradication of childhood diarrhoea and jaundice as a cause of death among the young; S Shan Ratnam, founder of Singapore’s in-vitro fertilisation programme; Lee Seng Lip, who developed environmentally-friendly fibre drains for soft clay treatment used extensively in land reclamation projects; as well as five Singapore Presidents and Prime Ministers.

FEB 2015

Launch of NUS110

 Sun, 1 Feb 2015


MAR 2015

NUS Open Day

 Sat, 14 Mar 2015

 University Town


APR 2015

Official Opening of NUS Science & Technology Exhibition: “Building Our Nation through Science & Technology

 Thu, 09 Apr 2015

 University Cultural Centre, Kent Ridge Campus


APR 2015

Official Opening of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

 Sat, 18 Apr 2015

 For more information, please visit the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum website


JUL 2015

SG50+ CONFERENCE – “Singapore at 50: What Lies Ahead

 Thu-Fri, 02-03 Jul 2015


JUL 2015

Medical Dinner 2015 – Celebrating 110 years of NUS Medicine

 Fri, 03 Jul 2015


JUL 2015

Bukit Timah Homecoming 2015

 Sat, 04 Jul 2015


JUL 2015

Main Commencement Ceremony

 Mon, 06 Jul 2015


AUG 2015

NUSSU Rag Day at The Float @ Marina Bay

 Fri, 07 Aug 2015

 The Float at Marina Bay


AUG 2015

Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day 2015

 Sat, 15 Aug 2015


OCT 2015

Inauguration of the Yale-NUS College Campus

 Mon, 12 Oct 2015


NOV 2015

NUS110 Concert in the Park

Sat, 28 Nov 2015, 6pm-7pm (Pre-concert entertainment from 5pm)

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The selfless spirit of serving the community by generations of students continues today. Join us as we relive the myriad of ways in which our students and faculty have made a difference.

    110 YEARS OF GIVING BACK

     Remember those yellow painted ceilings at sheltered pathways? These yellow ceilings connect various faculties and serve as a sheltered alternative on Kent Ridge campus by foot.
    The golden rule is to follow these yellow ceilings and you will get to your destination – in due course!

    2015

    NUS celebrates its 110th anniversary together with Singapore’s 50th year of independence. The theme “Because we care” underscores the University’s long tradition of service to community and country.

    2014

    College of Alice & Peter Tan’s (CAPT) inaugural Community Engagement Festival is organised to promote mutual learning between volunteers and beneficiaries.

    2013

    The Centre for Community Engagement is set up to further develop volunteerism among students, and enhance the intensity of community engagement.

    2012

    CAPT is established with the aim of instilling active citizenship and community engagement in its students

    2011

    The Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme is inaugurated to groom Singapore’s next generation of community leaders.

    Medical students organise the first Camp Simba, an annual camp for children whose parents have cancer or have succumbed to cancer.

    2008

    The Neighbourhood Health Screening is initiated by medical students. To date, the programme has almost doubled the number of elderly and low income individuals who are in control of their blood pressure. More than 1,000 families have benefitted from this free door-to-door health screening since its inception.

    2007

    YMCA sets up the NUS chapter of the University-YMCA (Uni-Y) service club to empower and engage NUS students to be actively involved in serving the local as well as international community.

    The NUS Volunteer Network is formed to increase the coordination and collaboration among four community service-oriented student organisations: Red Cross Youth-NUS Chapter, NUS Community Service Club (CSC), NUSSU Volunteer Action Committee (NVAC) and NUS Rotaract Club.

    NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) raises $15,974 for earthquake victims in Pakistan.

    2006

    NUSSU Volunteer Action Committee (NVAC) is conferred the Singapore President’s Social Service Award for their community service contributions, and Singapore International Foundation Award for their overseas humanitarian work.

    2003

    NUS Community Service Club launches “Signature Love Project”, raising over $118,000 for their beneficiary groups.

    1980s – 1990s

    1996

    Red Cross Humanitarian Network–NUS Chapter is established to increase awareness on the importance of blood donation among youths. Later renamed the Red Cross Youth–NUS Chapter, it now includes community involvement programmes, overseas humanitarian projects and blood donation drives.

    1995

    The birth of Eusoff Hall’s “Every Volunteer Cares Elderly Service” programme. For 20 years, Eusoff students have been helping elderly individuals in food delivery, household chores and hospital visits.

    1991

    About 300 NUS undergraduates and 2,700 pre-university students participate in a nation-wide effort to collect unwanted newspapers from homes that raised $50,000 for UN refugee agencies to fund water self-sufficiency projects in war-torn Somalia.

    1990

    NVAC is established to help the less fortunate in society. Over 200 disadvantaged youths have benefitted from their first direct service volunteering programme at MINDS Towner Garden School and the “Boys’ Town Tutors”. This programme is now at MINDS Fernvale Gardens School.

    The Cultural Activities and Community Service Club (CACS) launches Care and Share Week to raise funds for charity and increase the awareness of the plight of less fortunate children in other parts of the world.

    1985

    NUSSU organises a nation-wide seminar titled “The participation of students in the development of Singapore”, together with other tertiary institutions.

    1984

    NUSSU organises a NUSSU African Famine Appeal, raising $18,500 for the famine victims in Ethiopia and Chad.

    • 1960s – 1970s

      1976

      CACS is formed to oversee community welfare projects and promote social responsibility through service to the community.

      1974

      The University of Singapore Students’ Union (USSU) organises the Bangladesh Food Relief Campaign where students collected clothing, food and money donated by the public.

      1971

      250 students start a long-term plan to tutor 50 young children in Bukit Ho Swee. Today, numerous tuition schemes have been launched by various student bodies to help the less fortunate.

      1970

      The Community Welfare Committee starts the Emergency Aid Scheme (Operation Bantu) to mobilise manpower for immediate assistance in anticipation of a national disaster.

      Students raise $1,529 for the National Defence Fund after the National Service Amendment Act was passed in 1967.

      USSU organises an island-wide project to aid cyclone disaster victims of East Pakistan by collecting about 4 kg of clothes and shoes, and $400.

      1969

      Students participate in the pilot run of “Community Centres Assistance Project” to assist community centres in educational and cultural activities for Singaporeans.

      The Rotaract Club is established to encourage undergraduates to “serve above self”.

      1966

      Students set up the “Varsity Volunteer Welfare Service Corps” to assign volunteers to organisations that require manpower for their activities. The beneficiaries of this move are the patients of Woodbridge, a mental health Institution.

      1961

      The University of Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU) organises the first Work Camp where students help to build roads in Geylang to contribute to nation-building.

      1960

      Student representatives are invited to be part of People’s Association Board of Management to continue efforts in community service.

    • 1900s – 1950s

      1958

      The first Receiving and Giving (RAG) procession takes place; and 10 floats are driven through the city to thank the public for contributing a total of $9,900 to the needy during Flag Day. To date, the iconic “Rag and Flag” has raised over $6 million for Singapore charities.

      UMSU raises $618 for the Ceylon Flood Relief Fund and $12,400 for the Fire Relief Fund in conjunction with Nanyang University Students’ Union and Gabungan Pelajar-Pelajar Melayu Semananjong (Peninsular Malay Students Coalition).

      1957

      The inaugural Welfare Week, which later became Welfare Month, is launched. Activities include the sale of flags and a blood donation drive. Working camps are later organised to enable students to strengthen the local infrastructure for the community. Over $5,600 is raised for the needy.

      1953

      The School of Education at University of Malaya is set up to train graduate teachers.

      1952

      A two-year diploma course in social work is introduced to address the growing need for social workers. One of their pioneers: Mr S R Nathan, goes on to become the Sixth President of Singapore.

      1950

      Students organise an inaugural fund-raising for the University of Malaya Endowment Fund. Two years later, they organise the first University Ball and raise almost $12,000 for the fund.

      1942 – 1939

      Students and faculty serve in the Medical Auxiliary Services to provide medical care for the community during the Japanese Occupation.

      1929

      The first public dental clinic is opened by the School of Dentistry at King Edward VII Medical College. The dental students provide 29,000 treatments in the first nine years.

      1928

      Raffles College is established to train local administrators for the Straits Settlements Administrative Service.

      1905

      The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS’ predecessor institution, is founded to train locals to become doctors who would serve the community

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