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Program Overview

About National University of Singapore

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) started out as a modest medical school with 23 students in 1905.  It was founded by a determined group of businessmen led by Tan Jiak Kim, to serve the needs of the local community. Today, more than 100 years on, as Singapore’s flagship university, it continues to be in service to the country and society. The mission of the National University of Singapore is to educate business leaders and advance knowledge to promote the progress of global business and society. NUS seeks to be a leading global business school recognized for excellence in education and research. 

 

Term Dates

NUS offers IBEX opportunities in the fall and spring semesters.

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

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

 

Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: on-campus accommodation ranges from S$400 – S$1,000/month. Off-campus accommodation ranges from S$500 – S$1,200 per month. Costs vary by room type. On-campus accommodation is available at NUS, but it is not guaranteed. If not available there is affordable student hostel accommodation nearby.
  • Food: approximately S$400 – S$800/month.
  • Books and class materials: approximately S$250 – 350/semester.
  • Local transportation: S$100 – S$200/month.
  • Personal expenses: S$500 – 800/month.
  • Insurance and other: All exchange students are required to purchase the International Comprehensive Insurance from NUS, approximately S$40 per semester, and are charged approximately S$55 in fees for bus and printing services for the semester.

S$ = Singapore Dollar

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

 

Language of Instruction

English

 

Student Services

The student services available to exchange students include:

  • Welcome and social activities throughout the semester.
  • NUS’ Business School Office of Career Services offers events, recruitment, and counseling.

Additionally, students are encouraged to find their own internships during vacation periods or after courses end.


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.

 

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 NUS'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 NUS publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is actually being offered.

 

List of Approved Courses

List of Approved Courses

Course Title Abroad

NYU Credits

Course Equivalent at NYU

Semester Taken

DBA 3803 Predictive Analytics in Business

4

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective Credit

Spring 2020

BT 4221 Big Data Techniques and Technologies

4

Advancing Computing & Data Sciences Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

CS 1010 Programming Methodology

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective (Courant)

Fall 2018

BT 2102 Data Management and Visualization

4

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

BT 3102 Computational Methods for Business Analytics

4

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

BT 3103 Application Systems Development for Business Analytics

4

TECH-UB.24 Projects in Programming and Data Sciences for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

DSC 3216 Predictive Analytics in Business

4

TECH-UB 57 Data Mining for Business Analytics for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

EC3332 Money and Banking I

4

Advanced Economics Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2021

EC3361 Labour Economics I

4

Advanced Economics Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2021

EC 2374 Economy of Modern China I

4

Advanced Economics Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2019

SPH 3103 Public Health Economics

4

Advanced Economics Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2019

FIN 3130 or FIN 3716 Financial Modeling

4

Advanced Finance Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit - **Students who take this course cannot take ACCT-UB 23 at Stern

Fall 2017

FIN 3131 Fixed Income Securities

4

Advanced Finance Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2017

FIN 3132 Value Investing in Asia

4

Advanced Finance Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2017

FIN 3703B Financial Markets

4

Advanced Finance Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2019

FIN 4115 Advanced Portfolio Management: Security Analysis & Valuation

4

Advanced Finance Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2017

FIN 3116 Options & Futures

4

FINC-UB 43 Futures & Options for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern elective credit

Fall 2017

FIN 4116 Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions

4

FINC-UB 50 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern elective credit

Fall 2017

BSN3714: Co-Creating Value (Tools for Collaborative Innovation)

4

Advanced Management Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2020

BSP 3001A Strategic Management

4

Advanced Management Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2017, Spring 2020

MNO 3703 Leading in the 21st Century

4

Advanced Management Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2020

MNO 3715 Leading Groups and Teams

4

MGMT-UB 7 Managing People and Teams at Work for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2020

MKT 3418 Product & Brand Management

4

Advanced Marketing Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

MKT 3420 Promotional Management

3

Advanced Marketing Elective

Fall 2018

MKT 3427/MKT 3722 Research for Marketing Insights

4

Advanced Marketing Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Spring 2020

MKT3701 Marketing Strategy: Analysis and Practice

4

Advanced Marketing Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2020

MKT 3402 Consumer Behavior

4

MKTG-UB 2 Consumer Behavior for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2017

NM 3215 Advertising Strategies

4

MKTG-UB 3 Advertising Management PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit 

Spring 2020

DSC 3215 Stochastic Models in Management

4

Advanced Operations Elective for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

BT 2101 Decision Making Methods and Tools

4

MULT-UB 7 Decision Models and Analytics for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

DAO 1704 Decision Analytics using Spreadsheets

4

MULT-UB 7 Decision Models and Analytics for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

DSC 1007 Business Analytics - Models & Decisions

4

MULT-UB 7 Decision Models and Analytics for 3 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2018

CS 2100 Computer Organisation

4

Computer Science Minor Elective Credit * Must get approval from NYU Computer Science department.

Spring 2020

SE2225 Forbidden Pleasures: Vice in Southeast Asia

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2021

GES 1003 Changing Landscapes of Singapore

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2020

TS 2237 As If: Actors and Acting

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2020

AH2203 Empire and Art: India, Singapore, Malaya

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2020

JS 2212 Intro to Japanese Literature

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

JS3223 Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

LAJ 4205 Expository Writing & Public Speaking

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

CH 2275 Chinese Pop in East Asia

4

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

GE 3204 Cities & Regions: Planning for Change

4

General non-Stern Elective

Fall 2017

JS 2225 Marketing and Consumer Culture in Japan

4

General Stern Elective Credit

Fall 2019

DSC 3203 Service Operations Management

4

General Stern Elective Credit

Fall 2018

BSP 3513 Family Business

4

General Stern Elective Credit

Fall 2017

EC 3102 Macroeconomics Analysis II

4

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business (EGB)

Fall 2018

EC 3312 Game Theory and Application to Economics

4

Advanced Economics Elective

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business (EGB)

Fall 2018

LL4189V Corporate Social Responsibility

4

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)

Spring 2021

MNO 2705 Leadership and Decision Making under Uncertainty

4

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility and Leadership (PRL) for 2 credits PLUS 2 elective credits (Stern)

Spring 2020

MNO 3301 Organisational Behaviour

4

MGMT-UB 1 Management and Organizations

Fall 2018

MNO 3303 Organizational Effectiveness

4

MGMT-UB 1 Management and Organizations

Fall 2017

DAO Operations and Technology Management

4

OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management

Fall 2019

DSC 2006 Operations Management

4

OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management

Fall 2017

FST 5302 Food, Nutrition, and Health

4

Natural Science

Fall 2019

GEH 1035 Physical Questions from Everday Life

4

Natural Science

Fall 2019

PH 2203 Major Moral Philosophers

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

PH 2206 Founders of Modern Philosophy 

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

PH 2302 Chinese Philosophical Traditions I

2

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

PH 3203 Moral Philosophy

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

PH 6210 Topics in History of Western Philosophy

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

GET 1029 Life, the Universe, and Everything

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017, Spring 2020

GET 1046 I Do Not Think Therefore I Am

4

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2020

GEH 1014 Samurai, Geisha, Yakuza as Self or Other

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

GEK 1025/2041  Science Fiction and Philosophy

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

GEH 1073 The Art of Chinese Poetry: Past and Present

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

SE3232 Death and Dying in Southeast Asia

4

Cultures and Contexts

Spring 2021

HY3204 Southeast Asia: Decolonization & After

4

Cultures and Contexts

Spring 2021

SE3216 Migration, Diaspora and Refugees in Southeast Asia

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2020

GEH 1008/GEK1035 Nations and Nationalisms in South Asia

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

GES 1014 Islam and Contemporary Malay Society

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

GEH 1015 Cultural Borrowing: Japan and China

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

JS 3226 Japan the Green Nation

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

SE 1101E/GEK1008/SSA1202 Southeast Asia: A Changing Region

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

SE 3220 Country Studies: Mainland Southeast Asia

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

SN 1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Development

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

SN 2274 South Asian Cultures: An Introduction

4

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018