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CSBU Curriculum for AY17/18

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES WITH A SECOND MAJOR IN BUSINESS (CSBU)

Academic Unit Structure and Requirement
Integrating the AU requirements for the Communication Studies and Business majors, the total AU requirement for the Bachelor of Communication Studies with a Second Major in Business remains at 128AUs.

 Communication Studies No of Academic Units
 Core and Major Prescribed Electives 70
 GER-Core 14
 GER-PE (LA + STS) 6
 Total no of AU from CS 90
 Second Major in Business No of Academic Units
 Business Foundation Courses 23
 Track Courses# 12
 Total no of AU from BU 35
 Others No of Academic Units
 Unrestricted Elective 3
 Total no of AU on CSBU 128

#Students will choose from one of five tracks offered (3 electives ~ 12 AUs).
Table 1 & 2 below sets out the requirements for the CSBU programme:
 
 Table 1: CS AU Requirements 
 CORE (35AUs) CS2005 Speech and Argumentation (3AUs)
CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication and Their Application (3AUs)
CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics (3AUs)
CS2024 Web Design and Technologies (3AUs)
CS4103 Professional Internship (11AUs)
CS4004 Final Year Project (12AUs)
 PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES (35AUs) Of the 35AUs, at least 20AUs must be upper-level Precribed Electives (See table above)
 GER-CORE (14AUs) CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies (3AUs)
CS0204 Basic Media Writing (3AUs)
CS0209 Media Law, Ethics and Policy (3AUs)
ET0001 Entrepreneurship & Innovation (1AU)
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability (1AU)
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning (1AU)
ML0001 Absolute Basic for Career (1AU)
ML0002 Career Power Up! (1AU)
 GER-PE (6AUs) GER-PE (Liberal Studies + Science, Technology and Society)
 TOTAL: 90AUs

 Table 2: BU AU Requirements 
 Second Major in Business 
 List of courses
 FOUNDATION COURSES# (23AUs)
 #Students are exempted from AB1202
 Statistical and Quantitative Methods but
 must take CS2400 Fundamentals of 
 Information Analytics, an introductory
 statistics course in the Communication
 Studies programme.
 AD1101 Financial Accounting (4AUs)
 AB1201 Financial Management (3AUs)
 AB1601 Organisation Behaviour and Design (3AUs)
 AB0901 Principles of Economics: A S'pore Perspective (3AUs)
 AB1301 Business Law (3AUs)
 AB1501 Marketing (3AUs)
 BE1401 Business Operations and Processes / AB1401 Information
 Technology & AB1402 Foundational Excel (4AUs)
 Choose 1 of 4 tracks (3 courses) (12AUs)
 TRACK 1: ACCOUNTING (CHOOSE 3)
 AD2101 Management Accounting (4AUs)
 AC2301 Principles of Taxation (4AUs)
 AC2302 Company Law (4AUs)
 AC2401 Accounting Information Systems (4AUs)
 BF2101 Financial Statement Analysis (4AUs)
 TRACK 2: FINANCE (CHOOSE 3) 
 BF2201 Investments (4AUs)
 BF2206 Wealth Management (4AUs)
 BF2207 International Finance (4AUs)
 BE3201 Entrepreneurial Finance (4AUs)
 TRACK 3: MARKETING (CHOOSE 3) 
 BM2501 Market Behaviour (4AUs)
 BM2502 Market Intelligence (4AUs)
 BM2503 Market Relationships (4AUs)
 BM3502 Global Business Strategy (4AUs)
 TRACK 4: BUSINESS ANALYTICS 
 (CHOOSE 3)

 AC2401 Accounting Information Systems (4AUs)
 BC2402 Designing and Developing Databases (4AUs)
 BC2406 Analytics I: Visual & Predictive Techniques (4AUs)
 BC2407 Analytics II: Advanced Predictive Techniques (4AUs)
 BC2408 Supply Chain Analytics (4AUs)
 BC3402 Financial Service Processes & Analytics (4AUs)
 BC3405 Lean Operations & Analytics (4AUs)
 BT2403 Service Operations Management (4AUs)

 TRACK 5: OPERATIONS
 BT2403 Service Operations Management (4AUs)
 BCxxxx Lean Operations and Analytics (4AUs)
 BCxxxx Supply Chain Management (4AUs)
 TOTAL: 35AUs

Streaming into Tracks
Students will go through a streaming exercise at the end of Year 1 Semester 2 to select their tracks. This will allow them more time and flexibility for curriculum planning, especially for students considering a semester of overseas exchange. Streaming will be based on students’ choice and fulfillment of the entry criteria for each track set out in Table 3. 
 
 Table 3: Streaming Criteria for Tracks Offered by NBS
 Tracks
 Grade Criteria
 Accounting
 B or higher for AD1101 Financial Accounting
 Business Analytics
 B+ for CS2400 Fundamentals of Analytics and
 AB1401 Information Technology
 Finance
 B+ or higher for AB1201 Financial Management
 Marketing
 B or higher for AB1501 Marketing
 Operations
 B or higher for BE1401 Business Operations and Processes