Business Analytics (BA) and Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) are Specialisations in the BBA and BBA(Accountancy), http://facebook.com/nusBBA — Asia’s foremost undergrad managerial leadership development program that attracts top students from the world over.  NUS Business students may freely declare for any specialisations, as soon as they begin their BBA (counterpart to our celebrated MBA, http://facebook.com/theNUSMBA).

Both Analytics & Operations require their experts to be technically proficient and professionally persuasive.  Their methods are frequently beyond common understanding, so may not get implemented if senior decision makers cannot be convinced of their efficacies.  Hence, soft skills are often known to triumph over elegant solutions.  Good communication is a requirement rather than a mere convenience.

NUS BA and OSCM Specialisations are therefore carefully crafted in the business milieu to capably equip students, both in the quantitative and social domains, for the emergent data-analytic, technology-driven and individual-tailored economy.  Top students may further be mentored in shaping their leadership mindsets through our The Way To Success program with http://en.CEOglobal.org.

You are warmly welcome to directly join our public forum http://facebook.com/groups/OpsBA to keep in touch, learn (by osmosis) of quickening advances together, pick up talking points for chats & interviews, and eventually be an owner-member of our cozy specialist community.  You may then corporately develop to be transformative prime movers building innovative tech-centric enterprises globally!

BBA Business Analytics Specialisation

Data inhabits the clouds-nesting economy, where being nimble and innovative are prerequisites for chasing actionable intelligence.  Our BA Specialisation goes much beyond being a tools-based concentration suitable for the technically-inclined NUS students.  The modules in this Specialisation are designed for students to pursue the data dimension of decision making from a leadership perspective.  Building from the scaffolding of our BBA, students in this Specialisation learn to play the dual roles of the discerning data artist and the convincing data scientist.

Because BBA students can leverage on their contextual business insights, they will also be especially well prepared for professional roles exemplified by client-facing strategic consulting.  Integrating their knowledge of finance, marketing, HR, operations, etc., they will learn to describe, diagnose, predict and prescribe using decision analytic tools.  They thus practise to envisage the data types needed for resolving specific management concerns, select appropriate analytical devices to identify, monitor and address related performance issues, then effect optimal data-driven operational implementations.

In accounting, students similarly train to utilize BA techniques for detecting suspicious transactional patterns in practicable ways.  Our BBA graduates will be valuable analytics advocates within their organizations, or externally for their clients’ establishments.

This Specialisation, http://facebook.com/groups/BASpec, is purposely fashioned for budding managers favoured with both verbal facility and quantitative affinity, plus not a little creative flair.  Being innately curious, ingenious & enterprising, students strive to observe keenly, analyse soundly, and communicate cogently — i.e., to excel also in the “human layer”.  High-performing students may study as a group for the http://edx.org/Microsoft-Professional-Program-Data-Science Certificate, the http://edx.org/microMasters/Business-Analytics Credential or the http://edx.org/microMasters/BerkeleyX-Marketing-Analytics Credential.  Graduates could also further apply for our http://MsBA.nus.edu to complete a Master's degree.

Please join us to become data strategists and corporate experts in intelligence cycle management, and then change agents for the world economy!

BBA Operations & Supply Chain Management Specialisation

Operations Management answers the question “What’s the most competitive way to deliver our goods/services?”  Hence, it employs what is sometimes called The Science of Better — an unrelenting focus on improving systematic efficiency in performing the diverse functions of any organization, by integrating technology management and enterprise analytics.

Operations managers solve the puzzle of how work gets done: uncovering the tightest bottlenecks, fine-tuning processes to save the most time, alleviating their teams’ most persistent frustrations, etc.  They balance costs with revenue to achieve higher operating profits, while managing quality assurance programs and sustainability efforts.

Leading business operations effectively is crucial to the competitive advantage of any institution.  This Specialisation is not only created for students who are keen to venture into the functional areas of operations, logistics and supply chain management, but also for anyone intending to play a pivotal role in contributing to the efficiency of any organization, regardless of industry sector.  World’s richest company Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was its Chief Operating Officer.

Right from the design stage, we have in mind this OSCM Specialisation, http://facebook.com/groups/OSCSpec, for leaders-in-training who will not settle for “good enough” in anything they embark on, but will bring on the whole measure of their technical skills and influential personas to engineer for better outcomes.  Our BBA is a particularly fitting place to start.

Business students thus bring their prized comprehensive management understanding to bear on all optimizing issues in demand and supply planning for production and service operations on a worldwide scale.  Electives relating to project administration, technology management and business analytics further provide students with essential knowledge and skills to get ready for running global supply chains.  The best students may also pursue the http://edx.org/microMasters/MITx-Supply-Chain-Management Credential or the http://edx.org/microMasters/Principles-Manufacturing Credential together, and perhaps study in our http://tliap.nus.edu.sg/MSCM post-graduation.

The Human Resource Management journal’s HR Science Forum cited support for the notion that CEOs with Operations background attained higher performance.  Please join us to become guardians of efficiency and champions of competitive strategy, hence resource & procedure management authorities who are welcome in all fields of international trade & commerce!

Current List of Modules Offered by DAO Dept

BBA, BBA(Accountancy)
DAO1704/DSC1007 Decision Analytics using Spreadsheets / Business Analytics – Models and Decisions
DSC2006               Operations Management
DSC2008               Business Analytics – Data and Decisions
DAO2702               Programming for Business Analytics
DAO2703               Operations and Technology Management
DOS3701/DSC3201 Supply Chain Management
DOS3702/DSC3202 Purchasing and Materials Management
DOS3703/DSC3203 Service Operations Management
DOS3711/DSC3213 Strategic Information Systems
DOS3712/DSC3218 Physical Distribution Management
DOS3713/DSC3225 Project Management
DOS3714/DSC3226 Sustainable Operations Management
DOS3751/DSC3229 Independent Study in Ops & Supply Chain Management I
DOS3752/DSC3239 Independent Study in Ops & Supply Chain Management II
DOS3761/DSC3222 Topics in Operations & Supply Chain Management (TIOSCM)
DSC3222J           TIOSCM: Operations Strategy
DBA3701/DSC3214 Introduction to Optimisation
DBA3702               Descriptive Analytics with R
DBA3711/DSC3215 Stochastic Models in Management
DBA3712/DSC3224 Dynamic Pricing & Revenue Management
DBA3803/DSC3216 Predictive Analytics in Business / Forecasting for Managerial Decisions
DOS4711               Supply Chain Applied Project
DOS4751/DSC4219 Advanced Independent Study in Ops & Supply Chain Management I
DOS4752/DSC4229 Advanced Independent Study in Ops & Supply Chain Management II
DOS4761/DSC4211 Seminars in Operations and Supply Chain Management (SIOSCM)
DSC4211A          SIOSCM: Co-ordination & Flexibility in SCM
DSC4211G            SIOSCM: Service Design
DSC4212               Managerial Decision Analysis
DOS4811/DSC4215 Data Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence / Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence
DOS4812/DSC4216 Business-Driven Technology
DBA4711/DSC4217 Advanced Analytics with R / Business Analytics with R
DBA4712               Statistical Learning for Managerial Decision
DBA4761               Seminars in Analytics
DBA4811/DSC4213 Analytical Tools for Consulting
MBA
BMA5002 Analytics for Manager
BMA5010A Managing Operations
BMA5232 Strategic Information Technology
BMA5234 Strategic Peocurement for Global SCM
BMA5236 Global Operations Strategy
BMA5237 Managing International Value Chain
BMA5271 Supply Chain Management
BMA5274 Project Management
MSc(Business Analytics), MSBA
BDC5101 Deterministic Operations Research Models
DSC5101 Analytics in Managerial Economics
DSC5102 Business Analytics Capstone Projects
DSC5103 Statistics
DSC5121 Hands-on with Business Analytics
DSC5211C Quantitative Risk Management
MSc(Supply Chain Management), MSCM
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence
BDC5101 Deterministic Operations Research Models
DSC5211A Supply Chain Coordination and Risk Management
DSC5211B Analytical Tools for Consulting
DSC5211C Quantitative Risk Management
PhD in Management
BDC6111 Foundation of Optimization
BDC6112 Stochastic Processes I
BDC6113 Foundation of Inventory Management
BDC6114 Logistics and Supply Chain
BDC6114A DS Proseminar I
BDC6114B DS Proseminar II
BDC6211 Convex Optimization
BDC6212 Discrete Optimization and Applications
BDC6218 Seminars in Optimization I
BDC6219 Seminars in Optimization II
BDC6221 Stochastic Modelling and Optimization
BDC6222 Stimulation Modelling & Analysis
BDC6228 Seminars in Stochastic Process I
BDC6229 Seminars in Stochastic Process II
BDC6238 Seminars In Supply Chain Management & Logistics I
BDC6239 Seminars In Supply Chain Management & Logistics II
BDC6241 Operations Management
BDC6242 Operations & Process Design
BDC6248 Seminars In Operations Management I
BDC6249 Seminars In Operations Management II
BDC6301 Bayesian Modeling and Decision-Making
BDC6302 Discrete Optimization and Algorithms
BDC6303 Queues and Stochastic Networks
BDC6304 Robust Modeling and Optimization
BDC6305 Theory and Algorithms for Dynamic Programming
BDC6306 Stochastic Processes II
BDC6307 Introduction to Data Analytics
BDC6401 DS Proseminar