Business Analytics (BA) and Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) are Specialisations in the BBA and BBA(Accountancy), - 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,

Both Analytics & Operations require their experts to be technically proficient and professionally persuasive. Their methods are frequently beyond common understanding, so may not be 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 ubiquitous digital economy. You are warmly welcome to directly join our public forum to keep in touch, learn of quickening advances together, pick up talking points for chats & interviews, and eventually be a member of our community; then develop to be prime movers within modern global enterprises!

Business Analytics Specialisation

Data inhabits the clouds-nesting economy, where being nimble and innovative are prerequisites for chasing actionable intelligence. Our BA Specialisation pursues 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 convincing data scientist and the discerning data artist.

As they leverage on their contextual business insights, students will well prepare for the likes of clients-facing management consulting while they learn to describe, diagnose, predict and prescribe using decision analytics tools. They thus practise to envisage the data types needed for resolving specific management concerns, select appropriate analytical devices to identify and monitor related performance issues, then recommend optimal data-driven operational implementations.

In accounting, students similarly train to identify 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,, is purposely fashioned for budding managers favoured with both verbal facility and quantitative affinity, let alone creative flair. Being innately curious, ingenious & enterprising, students strive to observe keenly, analyse soundly, and communicate cogently—i.e. excel in the “human layer”.

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

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.

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 sectors.

Right from the design stage, we have in mind this OSCM Specialisation,, 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.

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!

Analytics and Operations offer various undergraduate and graduate course modules leading to the following degrees in the School of Business:

Current List of BBA Modules Offered by DAO Dept

DSC1007/1007X Business Analytics - Models and Decisions
DSC2006 Operations Management
DSC2008 Business Analytics--Data and Decisions
DSC3201 Supply Chain Management
DSC3202 Purchasing and Materials Management
DSC3203 Service Operations Management
DSC3213 Strategic Information System
DSC3214 Introduction to Optimization
DSC3215 Stochastic Models in Management
DSC3216 Forecasting for Managerial Decisions
DSC3217 Introduction to Decision Analysis
DSC3218 Physical Distribution Management
DSC3222 Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management
DSC3222J TIOSCM: Operations Strategy
DSC3224 Dynamic Pricing & Revenue Management (previously DSC3222L)
DSC3226 Sustainable Operations Management
DSC3222M TIOSCM: Business Practicum
DSC4211 Seminars in Operations and Supply Chain Management
DSC4211A SIOSCM: Co-ordinate and Flexibility in Supply Chain Management
DSC4211C Operations Strategy
DSC4212 Managerial Decision Analysis (previously DSC4211D)
DSC4211G SIOSCM: Service Design
DSC4213 Analytical Tools for Consulting (previously DSC4211B)
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualization & Actionable Intelligence
DSC5102 Business Analytics Capstone Projects
DSC5103 Statistics
DSC5121 Hand-on with Business Analytics
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
BDC5101 Deterministic Operations Research
BDC5102 Stochastics Operations Research Models
BDC6111 Foundation of Optimization
BDC6112 Stochastic Processes
BDC6113 Foundation of Inventory Management
BDC6114 Logistics and Supply Chain
BRP6101 Seminars in Operations Management & Logistic

MSc (Business Analytics)(MSBA)

MSc(Supply Chain Management)