Double Degree Programme in Business Administration and Law

The Double Degree Programme in Business Administration and Law is a prestigious five-year programme offered jointly by the School of Business and the Faculty of Law. The programme is established in line with NUS' aim of attracting the best students from Singapore and around the world, keen on having a quality education and leveraging on inter-disciplinary opportunities in a university ranked amongst the world's best.

This double honours BBA-LLB degree is a very good idea and is indeed long overdue. The legal profession service today is not just about telling clients what the law is, but is also understanding the client and what they do in order to advise the client and offer them tailor-made solutions. As such, lawyers need to better understand and be closely tied with business, whether it's in finance, real estate, healthcare, intellectual property, venture capital, or even accounting. Knowledge of business and finance does give one a competitive edge. Given the complexity of the legal and commercial environment, I believe that graduates with training in both business and law will indeed be very much sought after.
Mr Patrick Ang
Executive Committee Partner, Rajah & Tann
As an employer committed to developing world-class talent, we welcome the initiative by NUS Business School to offer double-degree honours courses which gives students training in two disciplines within a shorter period of time. Business and law are two important areas of expertise in financial services, and having graduates with qualifications in both will be a definite advantage.
Mr Aditya Mittal
Human Resource Director, Citibank Singapore Ltd

 

Admission

There is a dual-entry system for the double degree programme:

  1. Direct application by students with relevant G.C.E. A-Level or equivalent qualifications - Please apply via Office of Admissions website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/
  2. Applications by current students from the School of Business or Faculty of Law which are open only to students in Semester 2 of their first year of studies. Students must apply through their home faculties. Short-listed applicants would have to attend an interview. Non-law students must also sit for a Law written test.

 

(1) Fresh G.C.E. A-Level Holders or those with equivalent qualifications

The requirements for admission and application details can be found under the Undergraduate Admissions section on the NUS Office of Admissions website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam

Candidates will only be considered if they meet the requirements of both School of Business and the Faculty of Law.

  1. School of Business
    1. Additional Mathematics in the G.C.E. O-Level examination or
    2. H1 pass in Mathematics
  2. Faculty of Law
    1. Good G.C.E. A-level results and
    2. At least B grade in H1General Paper (GP) or a good pass in H2 Knowledge & Inquiry (KI); or a minimum SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum E grade for GP/KI.
    3. An improved GP grade of B or better or a good pass in KI from another sitting can qualify one for application to Law, but only the GP or KI grade obtained in the same sitting as the other main 'A' level content papers can be used for computation of the admission score.

(2) Current BBA and Law Students

Current BBA students must have:

  1. At least B grade in H1General Paper (GP) or a good pass in H2 Knowledge & Inquiry (KI); or a minimum SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum E grade for GP/KI.
  2. CAP at 4.0 and above, as at the end of the current academic year.

Shortlisted candidates are required to sit for a written test and an interview. Selection shall be solely within the discretion of the University and will depend upon the number of places available in the programme.

Current Law students must have:

  1. Additional Mathematics in the G.C.E. O-Level examination or
  2. Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics at least at G.C.E. O-Level taken in the G.C.E. A-Level examination and
  3. Be in the top 50% of the class in their first year.

Shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview. Selection shall be solely within the discretion of the University and will depend upon the number of places available in the programme.

Modules and Schedules

These schedules are for reference and non-binding. Students should plan to fulfill their DDP requirements with respect to their programme requirements. Students may, or may not be allocated modules according to these schedules. Students need to plan ahead for alternative plans. All information is subject to changes without prior notice.

  1. AY 2019/2020 and later cohorts
  2. AY 2018/2019
  3. AY 2017/2018
  4. AY 2015/2016 and later cohorts
  5. AY 2014/2015

For the latest update on the S/U Option Policy, please view the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here. Students are required to refer to the information in the FAQs relevant to their year of admission and their degree requirements.

Information on modules offered and the class schedules are available at:

Fees

The fees payable by students in the double degree programme will be in accordance with University guidelines on tuition fees.

Exit

Students can choose to leave the programme, or can be required to leave if they fail to meet requirements. The exemptions from two business administration foundation modules, namely, BSP1004 / BSP1702 Legal Environment of Business and ES2002 / MNO2706 Business Communication will be extended for all exiting students on the condition that they have completed LC1005 Singapore Legal System / LC1015 Singapore Law in Context and LC1006 Legal Analysis, Writing & Research I / LC1016 Legal Analysis, Research & Communication respectively. The other special provisions (extra double counting and possible exemption from University Requirements) of the programme will not apply.

Students who choose to leave the double Honours degree programme are permitted to work instead for a single degree in their original home faculty. Direct entry students will have the choice of degree into which they exit. Later entry students will exit into their home faculty.

Programme Exit Rules
Direct Entry Later Entry
DDP – Law/Biz Either faculty Home faculty

Students who pursue a single degree in Business Administration will receive Modular Credits for completed Law modules, the grades of which will be converted to the five point scale and factored into CAP. The common modules can count towards Restricted Elective modules under the programme requirements for this group of students, and other Law modules can contribute towards Unrestricted Elective requirements, subject to the normal limits of the Faculty curriculum. Students who pursue a single degree in Law will be considered for credit for their non-Law modules on a case-by-case basis.

Students must either maintain a CAP of 3.75 for the BBA(Hons) or remain in the top 50% of the Law cohort. Those who fall below in both degrees for two consecutive semesters will be required to leave the programme. Similarly, direct entry students will have the choice of degree into which they exit. Later entry students will exit into their home faculty.

Students who do not qualify for the BBA(Hons) will graduate with a LLB/BBA, if all other conditions are met.

Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

Business students admitted after their first year
Home faculty – Business School

Students are permitted to go for an exchange for ONE semester during their Year 4 in either the 7th or 8th semester. The exchange will be administered by the NUS Business School and students are advised to apply during their Year 3.

Students admitted directly from A levels and for Law students admitted
Home faculty - Law

Students are permitted to go for an exchange for ONE semester during their Year 4 in either the 7th or 8th semester. The exchange will be administered by the NUS Business School and students are advised to apply in Year 3 5th semester. Students should choose Business modules and mapping will be done for courses read during the exchange programme.