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Nanyang Technological University

Spend your semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, ranked among the top technology universities in the world.

Program Overview

About Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. Founded in 1955 with funds from millionaires down to the humble trishaw rider, NTU began as Nanyang University, a university created by the people, for the people. The 200-hectare residential campus, located in the south-western part of Singapore, provides a high-quality global education to more than 23,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. The original Yunnan Garden campus is now a cosmopolitan hub and NTU has a presence in other parts of Singapore, and in China, Europe, India and the United States. NTU  aspires to nurture entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in diverse disciplines. Today, it is ranked among the top 26 technology universities in the world and well within the top 100 among comprehensive universities.


Term Dates

NTU offers IBEX opportunities in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester (Semester 1): early-August to early-December
  • Spring semester (Semester 2): mid-January to mid-May

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.


Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: On-campus accommodation is limited. Exchange students may be allocated to on-campus accommodations based on availability and students must apply via NTU’s online portal before the deadline to be eligible. On-campus accommodation ranges between S$235 – 405/month (varies by room type). 
  • Food: approximately S$300 – S$400/month.
  • Books and  class materials: approximately S$200 – 500/semester.
  • Local transportation: S$100/month.
  • Personal expenses: S$200 – 400/month.
  • Insurance: All exchange students are required to purchase the NTU Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) approximately S$40/semester.

S$ = Singapore Dollar

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing, and other logistics.


Language of Instruction



Student Services

  • NTU has more than 100 clubs and societies, including the NTU Heritage club and the NTU Outdoor Adventure Club.
  • The GEM (Global Education & Mobility) Club, a student-run initiative, helps to create positive experiences for inbound and outbound exchange students by planning events and excursions and organizing a buddy program.


Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern International Programs team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information. Please note that NTU requires a minimum 3.0 GPA for all exchange students.


IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.


Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.


Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  •  If you see a course on NTU’s website that you would like to take, but is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s International Programs team for approval.
  • Once NTU publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.


List of Approved Courses

List of Approved Courses
**Please note that any pre-approved business course can also come back as a General Stern Elective
Course Title AbroadNYU CreditsCourse Equivalent at NYU

BU 8642 Leadership in the 21st Century

3SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)
BU 5341 Practical Ethics: Thinking About Right & Wrong3SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)
AB 9602 Leadership In Organizations4SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)
AB 1601 Organizational Behavior and Design4MGMT-UB 1 Management & Organizations

Introduction to Databases


Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

BC 3415 AI in Accounting and Finance


Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Decision-Making with Programming and Data Analytics3TECH-UB 24 Projects in Programming and Data Sciences
BC 2402 Data Management and Business Intelligence4TECH-UB 46 Dealing with Data
CZ 4032 Data Analytics and Mining4TECH-UB 57 Data Mining for Business Analytics
AB 8401 Decision Making with Programming and Analytics3TECH-UB 23 Introduction to Programming and Data Science; cannot also take CSC:I-UA 2 Intro to Programming


4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective


4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BC 3405 Lean Operations and Analytics4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BC 2406 Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Techniques4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BC 3401 Enterprise Processes & Analytics4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BM 2506 Digital Marketing: Connecting with Customers in Today's World4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BM 2507 Marketing Analytics4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective
BC 3402 - Financial Service Process & Analytics4Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective OR Advanced Finance Elective
BE 1401 Business Operations and Processes4OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management
BF 2228 Sustainable Finance4Advanced Finance Elective
BF 2201 Investments4FINC-UB 44 Portfolio Management
BF 2213 Introduction to Compliance4Advanced Finance Elective

BF 3203 Equity Securities

4FINC-UB 41 Equity Valuation 
BE 3201 Entrepreneurial Finance3FINC-UB 61 Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance
BF 2206 Wealth Management4Advanced Finance Elective
BF 2224 International Finance/Global Financial Markets and Management3FIN-UB 30 International Financial Management
BF 2209 Derivative Securities4FIN-UB 43 Futures and Options
BF 2214 Fintech in Investment Management3Advanced Finance Elective
BF 3204 Financial Modeling4Advanced Finance Elective
BF 3207 Alternative Investments4FINC-UB 15 Alternative Investments I
HE 4018 Finance and Development3Advanced Finance Elective
BH 3603 Cultural Intelligence at Work4Advanced Management Elective
BH 3601 Talent Development & Management3Advanced Management Elective
BU 8461 Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World3Advanced Management Elective
AB 1501 - Marketing3MKTG-UB 1 Introduction to Marketing
BM 2501 Market Behavior4MKTG-UB 2 Consumer Behavior
BM 2502 Market Intelligence4MKTG-UB 9 Research for Consumer Insights
BU 5502 Marketing Communications: An Integrated Approach3MKTG-UB 3 Advertising
BM 2505 Channel Value Creation 4Advanced Marketing Elective
BT 2403 Service Operations Management4Advanced Marketing Elective 
HE 2010 Development Economics3Advanced Economics Elective
HE 3003: The Chinese Economy3Advanced Economics Elective
HE 3013 Urban Economics3Advanced Economics Elective



Natural Science OR General Non-Stern Elective

DD 0002 The Contemporary Creative & Cultural Industry of Singapore3Cultures & Contexts
HH 4090 Archaeology of Cambodia: Landscape, Settlement & the Demise of Angkor4Cultures & Contexts
HL 2006 Modernism3Texts & Ideas

HL2004 Sensibility & Romanticism

3Texts & Ideas
HL 3012: The Discourse of Love3Texts & Ideas
HL 8025 Social Constructions of Utopias and Dystopias3Texts & Ideas
BU 8542 Social Marketing - Making the World a Better Place3General Stern Elective

DR2014 Body-Centric Design


General Non-Stern Elective

CM 8002 Forensic Science3General Non-Stern Elective
HP 3204 An Ape's Guide to Human Language3General Non-Stern Elective
HP 8003 Are You Okay? Mental Health in Singapore 3General Non-Stern Elective
LA 9001 Arabic Language, Level 13General Non-Stern Elective
MH 8300 It's a Discreetly Discrete World: Mathematics in Real-life Applications3General Non-Stern Elective
DD 9009 Design Thinking3General Non-Stern Elective
EE 8086 Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology3General Non-Stern Elective