NUS MSBA Overview

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Introduction to NUS MSBA

The NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a master’s degree programme offered by the NUS Business Analytics Centre (BAC). It is designed and taught by award-winning academics from NUS Business School and NUS Computing. The master’s degree programme aims to develop professionals with business analytics skills that will meet the growing demands of companies looking to improve their operations through data analytics.

Offered in Singapore for local and overseas students as a full-time (13 months) or part-time (2-year) programme, the NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme is designed to facilitate experiential learning, through a balance of intellectual academic rigour and hands-on applications. Students who underwent the NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme will be well-equipped with skills such as machine learning to excel in the data-analytics field across various industries such as finance, retail, information technology, supply chain, and healthcare.




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What is a good GMAT score for NUS Business Analytics?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score or admission to NUS Business Analytics has nonetheless always been 690+. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.

Long Answer – However, there is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with as low a score as 640 getting selected into top schools like MIT and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot. 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over-represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

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Program Costs + Living Expenses : NUS MSBA


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The Tuition fee for the NUS Business Analytics program is $65,000 and approximately an additional  $10,400 living cost is required.

NUS is dedicated to giving all of its students a high-quality education and to making sure that no qualified applicant is turned away for lack of funds.
Financial support will be provided in the form of a financial aid package that may include loans, bursaries, and work-study funding. 

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Employement Prospects : NUS MSBA


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The average salary at NUS generally revolves around $92,365.00. 100% of the class was employed within 6 months of graduation.

The majority of the class went into consulting (19.1%), Finance (23.7%) and technology (22.7%) oriented functional roles.

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NUS Business School strongly recommend referees complete their submission for NUS MSBA in one sitting.

What distinguishes NUS Business Analytics (MSBA) programme provided by the Business Analytics Centre from other programmes is the comprehensive and frequently reviewed 13-month curriculum.

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

The NUS Business Analytics course requires you to provide your payslips from the last 6 months.

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