NUS BBA

Academic Programmes

As part of the Belt and Road initiative, the programme was launched through Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management to cultivate future global leaders with an intimate understanding of China who can help promote inter-country cooperation in the next wave of globalisation.

4-Years Extended Exchange Programme with Peking University

What you will get

  • 2 degrees from 2 leading universities at no extra cost

  • Attractive scholarships from PKU for all successful applicants

  • Study first 2 years in NUS; next 2 years in PKU

  • Be part of PKU’s “Future Leaders” International Undergraduate Programme with students from 14 other top Asian and European universities

  • Extended and structured immersion in Chinese environment through internships, China Immersion Project, business visits and networking events

  • Classes conducted in English

 

We enthusiastically support the pioneering education philosophy and talent development model represented by this international undergraduate programme. China’s continued development has garnered the attention of the world; and the Belt and Road Initiative is playing an important role in promoting global interconnectivity, improving economic and cultural cooperation, and generating opportunities for shared, peaceful development. This new international undergraduate programme will give NUS students an ideal opportunity to improve their understanding of China. I am confident the programme will create the conditions necessary for broadening students’ international perspectives and deepening their personal growth.

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School (2008-2019)

 

Outstanding students selected from 14 top-notch partner universities across the world will receive their core education at their home universities in the first two years, before moving to Peking University (PKU) to study as a single cohort for various advanced courses related to Management and China for the remaining two years.

Besides PKU and NUS, other founding members include:

  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • Erasmus University (Netherlands)
  • ESSEC Business School (France)
  • FGV University (Brazil)
  • IE Business School (Spain)
  • Keio University (Japan)
  • Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Queen’s University (Canada)
  • Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
  • University of Hong Kong (PRC)
  • University of Mannheim (Germany)
  • Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • York University (Canada)

 

NUS PKU
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Only NUS tuition fees apply
PKU covers PKU tuition fees + accommodation + stipend

Curriculum Features

The programme equips students with strong academic fundamentals through a specially-designed curriculum, as well as provide a well-rounded China experience through the China Immersion Project (a compulsory project module), visits to Chinese institutions and corporates, and interactions with thought leaders from top academic institutions, government policy makers and industry leaders. Doing internships in China are also a possibility.

By studying and interacting with an international cohort of student that comes from diverse backgrounds, students will also learn to be sensitive to and accepting of one another’s cultural differences. Such an experience will provide them with a true international perspective and improve their capacity for solving complex global problems.

Fulfilment of BBA(H) Requirements

BBA(H) Degree Requirements To be completed at NUS To be completed at PKU
University-level Requirements
GEM from 5 Pillars (20 MCs)
Yes No
Programme Requirements
Core Modules (50 MCs) 11 modules (42 MCs) 2 modules (DAO2703 & BSP3701)
Specialisation Modules (24 MCs) 4 modules (16 MCs)
(either in Finance or Marketing)
2 modules
(either in Finance or Marketing)
Honours Dissertation (12 MCs) No Yes
Field Service Project (8 MCs) Yes
(replace with two level-4 business modules)
No
Unrestricted Electives (46 MCs) ACC2706 At least 42 MCs of PKU modules
Non-credit Modules that are Graduation Requirements Yes No
Total 90 MCs Minimum 60 PKU units

The above is subject to change.

Click here for a Sample Study Plan in NUS »

BBA students who are within the top 15% of their class at the time of application will be eligible, though exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis if candidates are otherwise still outstanding.

  • Minimum CAP must not be less than 3.75 (after S/U).
  • Being conversant in Mandarin may be an added advantage, but not a requirement.
  • PRC citizens are not eligible for this programme.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the NUS Business School. Students nominated by NUS will go through another round of interview by PKU.

Note:
Students from the Business Administration (Accountancy) programme are not eligible as they would not be able to map back any accountancy modules.

For the NUS degree, students must maintain a minimum CAP of 3.75 before departure to PKU. Thereafter, a minimum CAP is 2 out of 5 is required.

For the PKU degree, the minimum CAP is 2 out of 4.

Tuition and Fees

Students will pay NUS tuition fees for the first 2 years of study. Through the benefit of a scholarship package*, students’ PKU tuition will be covered by PKU during their Year 3 and 4. However, students will be responsible for additional tuition and fees if they extend beyond the standard four-year candidature to clear any incomplete degree requirements or read additional modules.

Accommodation

PKU will provide accommodation free-of-charge at Guanghua, but students are responsible for the cost of water, electricity and gas.

Stipend

To offset part of the costs of living, PKU will provide a monthly stipend of RMB3,000 to each student for their period of study at PKU. Part of the stipend must be used to purchase mandatory health and travel insurance. The stipend will be disbursed during the academic year (September to June) in Year 3 and 4, up to a total of 20 months.

* Terms and conditions apply.

More information on applying will be disseminated via NUS email to Year 1 students during their second semester.

Up to 5 students will receive preliminary Offers of Admission by the first semester of their Year 2.

ADVISORY
Interested candidates should try to read only the required modules at NUS (refer to the Sample Study Plan in NUS under Programme Structure) even before they apply to the programme, to avoid unnecessary overloading in the later semesters, should they eventually be accepted into the programme.

 

For any queries on the programme, please email: specialprogrammes@nus.edu.sg.