IT professionals need to rise up to the challenges of managing new IT and market trends such as IT outsourcing and offshoring, IT entrepreneurships, and commercialisations and management of innovative and complex IT products and services. The concurrent programme combining Bachelor of Computing (School of Computing) and Masters of Management (School of Business) provides a multi-disciplinary platform for students to marry strong technical computing skills with the requisite management, communications, and marketing skills to respond effectively to these challenges.
In this programme, students of School of Computing will take management courses from School of Business in addition to their usual pursuit of Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) degree. These management courses consist of 20 management and leadership courses drawn from the Bachelor of Business [B.B.A] and Masters of Management [M.Sc.(Mgt)] curricula. Thanks to the broad-base nature of NUS curriculum structure, such double focuses may be completed within five years. The programme is particularly attractive to students pursuing Bachelor of Computing degrees in Information Systems, as the combined curricula provide an enriching education in management of both human resources and information technology.
Following on from this concurrent programme is an European Master's in International Management (MIM), which are eligible to students after completing this concurrent programme. Through this route, students can therefore get three degrees: Bachelor + MSc(Mgt) + MIM in 5.5 to 6 years. MIM requires students to spend half year in each of two top Business schools. About a quarter of MIM students end up as management consultants, many with the prominent corporate members of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education). School of Business offers limited Study Award. Detailed information about MIM can be found in http://bba.nus.edu/academic-programmes/bba-msc-mgt-programme/msc-mgt-and-cems-mim.
Local applicants with A-level certificate or its equivalent can apply for direct admission to this programme when they submit their undergraduate admission applications to NUS via http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/. Applicants must select the ‘Information Systems Course' before they can view this Concurrent Programme among the available choices. They will be chosen on the basis of their A-level grades (or equivalent), their interest profile in information systems studies, and a personal interview designed to judge their potential and suitability for the programme.
Applicants who are not eligible for direct admission are welcome to apply for admission to this programme after they have been admitted to the Information Systems Course. Existing undergraduate students can also apply for admission to this programme.
Details on application procedure for current students for the concurrent MSc(Mgt) programme can be found Application procedure for current undergraduates for the concurrent MSc(Mgt) programme can be found at:
The structure for the concurrent MSc (Mgt) programme is as follows:
40 units Domain Knowledge Requirements (DKR) segment: A student must complete the following 10 courses, or 40 units, chosen from courses currently offered in the Minor in Management programme:
- Four Level-1000 courses or their equivalents;
- Four Level-2000 courses or their equivalents; and
- Two Level-3000 courses: One course, or its equivalent, from each of two different areas out of those available.
For details on courses listed under the Minor in Management, please refer to: http://bba.nus.edu/academic-programmes/bba-majors-minors/for-non-business-students/major-minor-in-mgmt.
40 units MSc Requirements (MSR) segment: A student must complete 40 units from the courses below:
- A maximum of two Level-4000 courses chosen from any offered by the School of Business, or equivalent courses;and
- A minimum of eight Level-5000 MSc courses offered by the School of Business
The key features of the programme are listed below:
- School of Computing students use the units from breadth requirements and unrestricted electives (UEM) as well as equivalent courses from the B.Comp. (Hons.) programme requirements to meet the 40 units Domain Knowledge Requirements (DKR) segment.
- School of Computing students in the B.Comp. (Hons.) (Information Systems) degree programme are deemed to have satisfied item (1) of the MSR segment as their degree requirements include 16 units of Level-4000 courses offered by the Department of Information Systems and Analytics. These courses are business and IT related.
- School of Computing students are allowed to partially meet item (2) of the MSR segment by taking up to two M.B.A.-type equivalent coursework courses offered by the Department of Information Systems and Analytics listed below:
a. IS5111 Integration of IS and Business
b. IS5112 Knowledge Systems and Management in Organisations
These two graduate courses cannot be used to satisfy the unrestricted electives requirements of the B.Comp. (Hons.) programme should students discontinue the concurrent programme.
School of Computing students must meet all the other requirements for admission, continuation in the programme and the award of the concurrent programme.
School of Computing students who have completed the MSc (Mgt) programme, as well as their B.Comp. (Hons.) programme will be awarded two degrees depending on their honours classification for their bachelor programme.
Grading and Degree Requirements
The MSc (Mgt) degree will be awarded to students who have
- earned at least a Second Class Lower division in the B.Comp. (Hons.) degree; and
- maintained a GPA of 3.0 in the courses counting towards the MSc (Mgt) requirement.
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