Common Business Programme


Interested in business but not sure which course to choose? The one-year Common Business Programme (CBP) is specially designed to help you gain a better understanding of the various business disciplines before making a more informed decision. You'll be able to choose your preferred business diploma towards the end of your first year.​

All freshmen from NP's School of Business & Accountancy​​, including those who opt for CBP, will share a common curriculum in the first year.​​


Alternative Pathway  

Alternative Pathway

Get more time to explore your interests in the first year and make an informed decision on which business course to pursue later

Broaden Your Knowledge  

Broaden Your Knowledge

Develop a strong foundation in fundamental business subjects

Winning Experiences  

Winning Experiences

Gain deeper insights and exposure to the business sector through interactions with industry practitioners


year 01

Acquire foundational business knowledge in accounting and finance, business law, economics, statistics, as well as essential functions of management and organisation.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, Click here

year 02

Pursue modules from either of the five diplomas such as Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Business Studies, International Trade & Business or Tourism & Resort Management.

year 03

Deepen your skills and knowledge in one of the five diplomas you’ve chosen - Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Business Studies, International Trade & Business or Tourism ​& Resort Management.

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Common Business Programme (N97)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE
5 to ​12

Planned Intake (2019​)

Entry Requirements


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • Subject‘O’ LEVEL GRADE
  • English Language​ 1 - 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)1 - 6
  • Any three other subjects1 - 6

You must also have sat for a Humanities subject or Art / Music or Principles of Accounts or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.







For Students with Other Qualifications

Click here to find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as ‘N(A)’ Level, 'A' Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.​