Your First Business Choice
Customise your own learning experiences at BA – with choices of specialisations, 10 minors outside of your diploma, Business Digitalisation Track and internship placements!
Exam-free format in the first year – so you can focus on honing your skills and competencies through meaningful learning experiences
Gain accreditations with professional bodies and work with big brands on real-world projects
9 in 10 BA students make it to local/overseas universities, with many in the UK and Australia even offering more than one-year exemption for degree courses
Go on a luxury cruise liner, visit a start-up company or find out about FinTech at an international bank. At BA, you have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom and see how theories are put into practice as you interact with industry professionals – while having fun at the same time!
Shopee, Lazada, Esplanade and Raffles Hotel are just some of the exciting companies you will get to collaborate with on projects. Be it developing a product prototype, executing a marketing campaign or creating an e-commerce playbook, you get to think outside the box, flex your creative muscle and pick up useful business skills along the way!
The best way to pick up industry knowledge is to learn on the job during your internship. At BA, you get to intern at well-established and popular organisations including DBS Bank, the big four accounting firms, MediaCorp and Marina Bay Sands among many others. So build your networks as you learn from the very best!
Say goodbye to boring lessons in class! Whether you’re outsmarting your classmates in a financial card game, strategising how to run a business through online simulation or simply enjoying the interactive activities in a micro-learning app, learning in BA is always FUN!
Get a chance to create real-world solutions and pit your skills against top players from other institutions in industry-related competitions like the SUSS Brand Challenge, the WorldSkills Singapore Competition, the SMU Accounting Challenge and the PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon.
“My 6-month internship with PwC Singapore was the highlight of my time in BA. I could apply content learnt in the classroom and interact with experienced accounting professionals. These gave me valuable insights into the profession. NP also offered numerous opportunities for global exposure. I worked on a community service project in Vietnam, attended a course trip to Batam and took part in a study mission trip to the Philippines.”
“I was given a lot of autonomy to develop my skill sets in BA through special interest groups. I also spent several weeks in Shanghai and California during study trips and these experiences exposed me to different cultures and broadened my interest in various topics. It showed me that the world is fascinating and there are many paths that one can take to derive satisfaction.”
*Now renamed the Diploma in Banking & Finance
“The BS diploma lays out the foundation you need as an entrepreneur. I honestly did not appreciate how useful the modules were until I started running Secretlab. I was able to apply the accounting, marketing, business IT and communications skills that I learned in school in a real-world business setting.”
“The modules I took such as Tourism Law and Accounting & Finance gave me a strong foundation when I entered SMU. Through presentations and active participation in class, I have become a more effective communicator – that helped me to perform well for scholarship interviews and the professional world.”
“NP’s strong industry connections provided me with industry exposure. I saw how there is a strong link between theory and real-world practice. Through the Industry Mentors’ Network programme, I was attached to an industry mentor who allowed me to sit in her meetings with suppliers. I was able to experience first-hand how business negotiations took place in real life, and gained a more in-depth understanding of the industry.”* The Diploma in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been merged with the Diploma in International Business to form the Diploma in International Trade & Business.