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Old 05-30-2015, 02:39 AM   #1
mikelee19
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Default Advice needed! Help!

"Hi I am posting this on behalf on my friend.

She just graduated from A levels last year with the following grades:

H2 MATH A
H2 CHEM A
H2 ECONS A
H1 BIO A
GP A
PW A
CHI E

Currently she's deciding between NTU & NUS.

NTU:
She's offered chemical & biomolecular engineering with a Second major in business w NANYANG scholarship

Things to note: she has zero background in physics. Doesn't even take o level physics.

NUS:
Business administration with a Concurrent Degree Programme for masters in public policy.
Which means 5 years and graduate w bachelors in Biz & Masters in Public Policy. And also with the USP programme.
With a Kent ridge scholarship.


She is concerned if she can cope with the engineering rigour with no physics background. Also, she is not keen in pursuing a career in engineering, thus taking the second major in business. Is it true that some employers do favour eng grads over biz grads because of the competency (difficulty) of the attainment of degree? Plus business skills can be learned and cultivated on the job.

So should she take eng because it gives her an edge over just biz?

Because the nanyang scholarship is very tempting and offers much more opportunities as compared to the NUS kent ridge scholarship (only covers tuition fees + one guaranteed student exchange)

Also heard that public policy is only relevant gives you an edge for the public sectors. Other corporate companies don't really see that. Does government organisations such as MFA, MAS consider these too? Does the scholarship tier also affects employability assuming all other credentials are similar to other applicants?
Also does the USP affect employability too?

Another thing is the bell curve. Heard that the NUS bell curve for business is harder than NTU because of the higher COP where majority are from elite JCs.

Lastly, she is also offered SMU Law but no scholarship so it is really really expensive. But it's not worth going for is it?

Do advise asap because deadline is 2 June! Thanks (:
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