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Old 03-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #11
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In terms of world ranking, NTU Business School is better than NUS. I am from NUS Biz so I shall state some of our advantage.

1. Name. We are from the National University of Singapore. The country name attached to the university adds credential esp when you are doing business overseas. They wont know the ranking but they sure know some of the world's top universities

2. NUSBiz has 2 types of degree. Business Administration and Business Administration( with accounting). The compulsory modules are the same for both. For BBA, you can also specialise at later stage.

3. We have our own CareerService office. There's so many internships and career related activities every months. The attached career officers also assist in our resume and job finding. very useful

4. NUS is having their open house on 14-15 March. come down and ask questions. we will be glad to help
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:54 PM   #12
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Firstly, NBS ranking in terms of business school is definitely higher than NUS. NBS is more established and has strong foundations in Accountancy, so it's definitely where you would want to go for the best accreditations. On the other hand, NUS's Business Administration (Accountancy) is not really an Accountancy Degree.

Secondly, NTU offers the Double Degree in Accountancy and Business programme which allows you to earn 2 separate degrees in 3.5 to 4 years. It is the shortest period of study to gain a direct honours in both degrees. NUS does not offer this double degree and if you want to get an honours in NUS = 4 years.

Thirdly, if you only want to pursue a career in Singapore, branding of NBS is definitely as strong as NUS, if not, better. There are many NTU alumni in Big 4 Accounting firms and banks who will definitely give you a networking edge in the future.

Lastly, the criteria for getting into the NTU Double Degree in Accountancy and Business should be 4 As in H2 subjects. I'm not really sure about it because they do conduct interviews for special cases. The workload is alright as far as I know as everyone takes the same 1st year courses. If you find that you can't manage the workload, you can still choose to drop one degree after the 1st year.

Hope my advice helps! (:
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:22 PM   #13
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Default Double Degree in 2nd year?

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Lastly, the criteria for getting into the NTU Double Degree in Accountancy and Business should be 4 As in H2 subjects. I'm not really sure about it because they do conduct interviews for special cases. The workload is alright as far as I know as everyone takes the same 1st year courses. If you find that you can't manage the workload, you can still choose to drop one degree after the 1st year.
May I know if it's possible to take on a double degree programme after year 1 at NTU? Or can it only be taken base on A level results?
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #14
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On the other hand, NUS's Business Administration (Accountancy) is not really an Accountancy Degree.
Can someone clarify what this sentence mean? Does it mean that NUS's Business Administration (Accountancy) comprises a large portion of business studies while only a small part of it is on accountancy?
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #15
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Don't be silly. If you ask most bankers in London or NY, do you think they will identify more with Nat'l Uni of Sing or Nanyang tech? Obviously they don't know both, but they would take NUS just like they would take TokyoU over Tohoku.
I agree with you that NUS may have a bigger name, but when it comes to business, like what Ashearo said, NBS is one of the best in the region. FYI, NBS is the ONLY local business school to be accredited with EQUIS and AACSB. If employers cannot even recognise this two accreditation, then you should really reconsider working for this company.
And speaking of MBA, the Nanyang MBA is currently ranked top in Singapore(for at least consecutively a few years) and 2nd in Asia.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #16
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Hi,
I am interested in both Business and Accountancy and would like to know about the difference between the two degrees.

Since Accountancy is a professional degree, the typical route would ultimately lead to one being a full-fledge accountant. Nonetheless, i am not that keen in book-keeping which is closely associated with Accounting. If i were to take up accounting, i will be because it is a professional degree and thus would put me in good stead.

As is often said, Business is 'very general'. There are many out there with a Business degree. What does one learn in Business that would put them above those with an Accounting background?

Lastly, with Accounting background, can one still venture into business? I am inclined to believe an acumen for numbers would be very useful. I may not be interested in doing it(book-keeping and anything related) for the rest of my life, but i trust that i will be able to stick with it in uni; in light of the helpful 'training' and perhaps discipline? that it will put me through.

Thanks in advance!(:

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Old 03-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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Question Should i do accountancy?

Hi,
I am interested in both Business and Accountancy and would like to know about the difference between the two degrees.

Since Accountancy is a professional degree, the typical route would ultimately lead to one being a full-fledge accountant. Nonetheless, i am not that keen in book-keeping which is closely associated with Accounting. If i were to take up accounting, i will be because it is a professional degree and thus would put me in good stead.

As is often said, Business is 'very general'. There are many out there with a Business degree. What does one learn in Business that would put them above those with an Accounting background?

Lastly, with Accounting background, can one still venture into business? I am inclined to believe an acumen for numbers would be very useful. I may not be interested in doing it(book-keeping and anything related) for the rest of my life, but i trust that i will be able to stick with it in uni; in light of the helpful 'training' and perhaps discipline? that it will put me through.

Thanks in advance!(:
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:52 AM   #18
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Hi,
I am interested in both Business and Accountancy and would like to know about the difference between the two degrees.

Since Accountancy is a professional degree, the typical route would ultimately lead to one being a full-fledge accountant. Nonetheless, i am not that keen in book-keeping which is closely associated with Accounting. If i were to take up accounting, i will be because it is a professional degree and thus would put me in good stead.

As is often said, Business is 'very general'. There are many out there with a Business degree. What does one learn in Business that would put them above those with an Accounting background?

Lastly, with Accounting background, can one still venture into business? I am inclined to believe an acumen for numbers would be very useful. I may not be interested in doing it(book-keeping and anything related) for the rest of my life, but i trust that i will be able to stick with it in uni; in light of the helpful 'training' and perhaps discipline? that it will put me through.

Thanks in advance!(:
1. About the difference between accountancy and business, I'm not too sure about that.

2. As for the possible career paths for an accountant, it can be quite a wide job scope, like CFO, Managing Director etc for a more general route. As for specialised routes, possibly auditor, tax consultant, analysts etc.

3. From the open houses I went to, I think they kind of cleared the misconception that accountants just do book-keeping. They probably do lots of presentations as well to present their cases (at least that's what I heard they do at NTU). In essence, they analyse and evaluate what the numbers mean. And also analyse the risk profiles of companies. Then again, it depends on your specialisation. Accountancy has quite a few branches.

[Information above was derived from seniors and talks.] Hope this helps even though I'm kind of a noob myself
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:11 AM   #19
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Default exactly the same question

Amazingly, these are exactly the same question for me. Talking about my interests, I'm more into business and might choose to specialise in actuarial science or banking if i am to study in NTU. However I think accountancy has an edge over business admin that accountancy offers technical skills like auditing, which are always needed however the business world changes, whereas business admin doesn't, which makes it more challenging to find jobs. I'm not sure if my theory is true, so correct me if i'm wrong.

Is it true that accountants just deal with figures,stats and charts all the time? Are most of the accountants stuck in their accountant positions and having slim chances of getting to the management positions? Or do the business graduates have better chances to get to the management positions? These questions pertain to the context of Singapore. Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:37 AM   #20
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1. About the difference between accountancy and business, I'm not too sure about that.

2. As for the possible career paths for an accountant, it can be quite a wide job scope, like CFO, Managing Director etc for a more general route. As for specialised routes, possibly auditor, tax consultant, analysts etc.

3. From the open houses I went to, I think they kind of cleared the misconception that accountants just do book-keeping. They probably do lots of presentations as well to present their cases (at least that's what I heard they do at NTU). In essence, they analyse and evaluate what the numbers mean. And also analyse the risk profiles of companies. Then again, it depends on your specialisation. Accountancy has quite a few branches.

[Information above was derived from seniors and talks.] Hope this helps even though I'm kind of a noob myself
For accounting, the two main big branches are Financial accounting and Management Accounting. Big 4s are the FAs.
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