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Title: NUS Business School

WELCOME NUS Business School MBA Orientation 2007
Profess Nitin Pangarkar Academic Director, MBA
My Job
  • As the Academic Director, I oversee all academic
    aspects of the MBA program
  • For all academic matters, you can consult me
  • I work closely with Yue Wen, Celia the MBA

  1. Calendar
  2. Curriculum
  3. Academic performance requirements
  4. Specializations
  5. Ground rulesin class behavior and academic
    integrity/ honesty
  6. Exchange programs
  7. Questions??

  • The calendar consists of two regular semesters
    and two special terms
  • Special terms are half the duration of normal, so
    the classes are twice as frequent (2 classes per
  • Schedule for 2007-2008
  • Semester 113th August to 8th December, 2007
  • Semester 2 14th Jan-11th May 2, 2008
  • Special term I12th May- 21st June, 2008
  • Special term II23rd June-2nd August, 2008
  • Every semester or term has its own
    add/drop/withdrawal dates (refer to the student

Curriculum (1)
  • You need to complete the equivalent of 17 full
    modules (total of 68 Modular Credits (MCs)) to
    complete the degree
  • Most modules are either 2 MCs or 4 MCs each
  • To provide you great flexibility, the curriculum
    consists of 32 MCs of core modules and 36 MCs
    worth of electives
  • You can determine your own pace at which you
    advance through the program
  • 12 months, 16 months or longer
  • Maximum period of candidature4 years (FT) and 6
    years (PT)

Curriculum (2) Full Time only
  • You will complete 24 MCs of core modules by the
    end of semester 1
  • 4 MCs worth before the semester begins
  • Leadership and Management and Organization
  • 20 MCs worth of modules during Semester 1
  • Financial Accounting (BMA 5003), Operations
    Management (BMA 5010A), Statistics (BMA 5002A),
    Financial management (BMA 5008), Marketing
    Management (BMA 5009) and Managerial Economics
    (BMA 5001)
  • Remaining 8 MCs of core modules can be taken
    anytime later
  • Corporate Strategy (BMA 5013), Asia Pacific
    Business (BMA 5112)
  • The cohort design (3 groups of about 45 students
    each) means that you will be a fixed group of
    peers in the first semester
  • Stronger bonds/ friendships
  • Better class dynamics based on understanding

Curriculum (3) Part Time
  • Program requirements are identical
  • You can determine your pace of study
  • Minimum of 2 MCs per semester
  • Special terms are optional
  • You may enroll in day classes if work permits
  • All resources and options in the program are
    availabel to you, including Career Services,
    exchange program, overseas visits, etc.

16 month schedule Full Time only
12 months schedule Full Time only
Academic performance
  • Throughout the program, you must maintain minimum
    academic performance
  • Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 2.5 or higher
    for two consecutive semesters
  • CAP of 3.0 or higher for three consecutive
  • A CAP of less than 3.0 in any semester will
    result in a warning
  • To graduate, you must have a CAP of 3.0
  • Students cannot receive a F grade in modules
    worth more than 8MCs (two full modules)

  • You can pursue any one of the following
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Organization
  • Specializations will not be recorded on the
    degree scroll but will be recorded on the
  • Specialisations are optional
  • To complete a specialization, you need to
    complete 24 MCs in the subject area (including
    core modules) with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those
  • Failure to attain the CAP? no specialization

Cross faculty modules
  • You may choose graduate electives offered by
    other faculties/Schools in NUS
  • Actual enrolment will depend on the spaces
    available satisfaction of pre-requisites
  • Maximum outside BIZ is 8 MCs
  • Provided that these electives are relevant, you
    will receive credit towards your degree

Class etiquette
  • NUS MBA admits only mature students with a
    clear thinking that this maturity will be
    reflected in the learning environment
  • Remember, you are managers
  • In terms of classroom behavior
  • Be punctual
  • Turn off your handphones
  • Dont bring any food drinks are ok
  • Dont surf the web/ chat on the web while
    discussions are going on
  • Behave professionally as a guide, as you would
    in your job
  • But do focus on your learning

  • We are very serious about tests and examinations
  • In the recent past, there have been some
    instances of cheating? strengthened our resolve
    to avoid these instances in the future
  • Make sure that you observe all the rules
    specified by the invigilator (examination
    administrator) in terms of materials that can be
    brought in, usage of communication equipment
    (handphones/ PDAs) and cross-talk
  • Details are in the Student Handbook.
  • Report any behavior that breaches rulespeer
    policing is one of the best means to ensure that
    the rules are followed
  • The minimum punishment for cheating is a 0 grade
    in the particular assessment the maximum is
    expulsion from the program

Academic honesty
  • Academic integrity is becoming a key concern with
    the emergence of internet
  • Lots of information available on the web?
  • Note the stiff penalties at NUS for
    plagiarismclaiming somebody elses work as your
    own (aka cut and paste)
  • All students must complete an online module that
    clearly defines the rules about Academic
  • Please treat the honor code you will sign with
    the utmost seriousness

Exchange programs
  • We have a large portfolio of exchange partners
    around the world
  • Going on exchange is one of the most enriching
    experience in the program
  • There is a competitive process for awarding
    exchange places
  • You should plan on an exchange in the next
  • It is possible to have exchanges in Semester 1 of
    your second year, but this may hinder placements
  • Look out for summer exchanges, during Special
  • While on exchange, you are ambassadors of the NUS
    Business School? onus on you to enhance the
    reputation (academically as well as otherwise)

Other Options
  • An MBA is more than classes, so explore all
    options on campus
  • Within the school, overseas visits, local and
    overseas case competitions, industry visits and
    talks, and seminars are among many options
  • Many opportunities to meet and work with alumni
    industry leaders. Note the Management practicum.
    (More details later)
  • Take on a leadership role in the MBA Club
  • Many options in Singapore (beyond clubbing!)

Other Issues
  • There will be many adjustments to the MBA
    program, NUS and Singapore.
  • Our rules are designed to ensure fairness equal
    opportunity to all students, on a merit basis.
    This may constrain us from responding to all
    individual circumstances
  • Understand the environment institutions in
  • We will try to help, but please work with us
  • As a first guide, refer to the Student Handbook,
    and to

Marketing specialization courses
Four MC modules Two MC modules
BMA5501 Competitive Marketing Strategy BMA5514 Selected Topics in Marketing
BMA5502 Consumer Behavior
BMA5503 Promotional Management
BMA5505 Services Marketing
BMA5506 Product and Brand Management
BMA5515 Marketing Research
BMA5523 Customer Relationship Management
BMA5511 Channels and Pricing Strategies
BMA550 Database Marketing and Consumer Analytics
BMA5526 Seminars in Marketing
Finance specialization courses
Four MC modules Two MC modules
BMA5301 International Financial Management BMA5307 Options and Futures
BMA5302 Investment Analysis and Management BMA5310 Corporate Governance
BMA5303 Financial Statement Analysis BMA5313 Private Equity
BMA5308 Fixed Income Securities BMA5313A Bank Risk Management
BMA5309 Fund Management BMA5314 Selected Topics in Finance
BMA5312 Advanced Corporate Finance
BMA5317 Managerial Accounting
BMA5315 Seminars in Finance
Strategy and organizations specialization courses
Offered by Business Policy Department Offered by Business Policy Department
BMA5102 Legal Issues in Business BMA5011 Macro International Economics
BMA5104 Global Strategic Management BMA5118 Selected Topics in Business Policy
BMA5108 Technopreneurship
BMA5251 Management of Technological Innovation
Seminars in Business Policy
Offered by Management Organizations Department Offered by Management Organizations Department
BMA5405 Managing Change BMA5406 Negotiations
BMA5407 Managing Human Capital in Organizations BMA5015 Managerial Communications
BMA5409 Seminars in Management Organization BMA5410 Selected Topics in Management Organization
Grades and corresponding average points
Grade Points earned
A/A 5.0
A- 4.5
B 4.0
B 3.5
B- 3.0
C 2.5
C 2.0
D 1.5
D 1
F 0