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Common Business Programme


Interested in business but not sure which course to choose? Then the Common Business Programme (CBP) is probably the best option for you. CBP is a common entry programme designed for first-year students to gain a better understanding of the various business disciplines before making an informed choice of the business diploma they wish to pursue.

During the first year, you will develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals of business and discover your career aspirations through our Career & Professional Preparation module. Want to be your own boss in the future? You are in the right place. Learn how to transform your business idea into a real product, and showcase it to a panel of industry practitioners in the Kickstart a Business module. You will also have many opportunities for business ideation within the wider NP ecosystem and beyond. In addition, you will also learn how to manage resources to build a successful business through a simulation game in the Makings of a Business module.

What’s more, you can look forward to more interactive and varied learning experiences in CBP. With lessons conducted both in person and through online learning courses and resources, you will get more time in your CBP curriculum to deepen your skills and interests. In addition, you will also have opportunities to apply your skills and knowledge by working on real-world projects.

​ At the end of your first year, you will get to select one of our 5 sought-after business diplomas in a preference ranking exercise. All freshmen from BA, including those who opt for CBP, will share a common curriculum in the first year.
Explore Your Interests
Get more time to make a wise choice by discovering first and deciding later
Deepen Your knowledge
Get equipped with emerging skills, work on industry projects and learn through game simulation and online resources​
Develop Your Strengths
Choose one of 5 sought-after business diplomas at the end of your first year​

Entry Requirements



Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Any three other subjects

    1 - 6

You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type

ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type List >


Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    4 to 12​
  • Planned Intake (2021)



Hear From A Student


Common Business Programme (N97)