NUS Business School Launches New Master Of Science In Accounting Programme

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has launched a new Master of Science (Msc) in Accounting programme to develop talent in accounting and data analytics skills. The one-year full-time programme will give recent graduates the skillsets to thrive in the increasingly automated accounting industry.

The new programme will focus on both theory and practice, combining practicums and industry networking sessions. Graduates will be poised to take on jobs in accounting firms, investment banks, credit rating firms and corporate firms focused on management accounting.

Associate Professor Edmund Keung, Academic Director for the MSc in Accounting programme, said, “We emphasise the interaction and integration among finance, financial reporting and analytics. We are coaching our students for professions at the intersection of accounting and analytics, allowing them to understand the use of financial information in different financial institutions.”

Applications are now open for the programme that will start in August 2021 and aims to admit about 35 students for the first cohort. Applicants need to have a good undergraduate degree in any discipline. Those who are about to graduate with a degree are welcome to apply as well. Interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.

Distinguished Professor Andrew Rose, Dean of NUS Business School, said, “The pandemic has highlighted the need to upskill oneself. This is also true for fresh graduates or graduates with a few years’ of working experience. Taking on a pre-experience master’s at NUS Business School would allow one to learn from the very best. You can hone your skills and benefit from a large alumni support network before you take the next leap.”

Besides the MSc in Accounting programme, NUS Business School also offers pre-experience masters in Finance, Management and Marketing Analytics & Insights. In addition, it has joint programmes with other faculties and research institutions such as the MSc in Supply Chain Management with the NUS Faculty of Engineering and the Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific at NUS, as well as the MSc in Business Analytics with the NUS School of Computing. NUS Business School is the first Asian School to join the prestigious Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), which is a worldwide network of business schools, as well as corporate and social partners. NUS Business School offers the highly-ranked CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) as a double degree with the Management and Marketing Analytics & Insights programmes.

Jaden Yan (middle in both photos) during his internship with Raffles Medical Group at the Changi Exhibition Centre migrant workers COVID-19 recovery facility.

Students are also attracted by the programmes’ diverse international cohort, their rigour and broad industry exposure. MSc in Finance (Class of 2020) alumnus Humphrey Chen said, “It is my utmost privilege to be in the pioneer batch of the NUS MSc in Finance. NUS Business School has exposed me to a wide range of hands-on challenges that broadened my understanding of the financial industry. With case study assignments and real-life data integrated into our classes, learning was engaging and stimulating. Having classmates from different backgrounds and cultures exposed me to different working styles and challenges that help me grow both as a person and a team-player. This exposure also helped me established relationships that last beyond our classroom.”


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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, as well as 12 NUS Overseas Colleges across the world. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus community.

Our multidisciplinary and real-world approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables us to work closely with industry, governments and academia to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in our faculties, 31 university-level research institutes, research centres of excellence and corporate labs focus on themes that include energy; environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems; Asian studies; and Smart Nation capabilities such as artificial intelligence, data science, operations research and cybersecurity.

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About NUS Business School

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights.

The school has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty research and graduates.

The school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the school has met the highest standards for business education. The school is also a member of the GMA (Graduate Management Admission) Council, Executive MBA Council, Partnership in Management (PIM) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).

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