Application Process

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Master of Science in Business Analytics
Application Guide

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Programme, August 2019/20 intake. Please read the following information and instructions for application carefully.

The application deadline is January 31, 2019. A full completed application includes:


A. A completed online application form

Only online applications will be accepted. There is NO application fee.


B. Resume/CV

Please upload your latest/updated resume/CV which MUST include your education background, work experience, memberships in associations/organizations, achievements, international experience, URL link to the video submission of your response to the personal statement (refer to point h) etc.


C. Official Identification Documents

Please upload the following documents on the application portal:

  1. A scanned front and back copy of your NRIC or passport if you are a Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. A scanned copy of your passport if you are an international applicant applying for either full-time or part-time programme
  3. A scanned front and back copy of your Singapore Employment Pass/ Work Permit/ S-Pass if you are an international applicant applying to part-time programme
  4. A scanned copy of passport photo
    • Only .jpeg format accepted
    • Less than 125 kilobytes in file size
    • Taken against white background
    • Have a dimension of 340 pixels by 453 pixels (aspect ratio 0.75)

Please note that if you are on employment pass, you are only eligible to apply for the programme (part-time).


D. Official University degree scroll and transcripts/mark sheets

Please upload your official or officially certified copy of diploma/degree certificate and transcripts/mark sheets of your academic progress at each education institution attended to “Documents Upload” on the online application system.

Unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution, the official records in their original language must be submitted with an authorised translated English version.

All official academic records should show the dates of enrolment, conferment, original title of degree, the subjects or courses taken, together with the units of credit allotted to each subject and, if available, please indicate your rank. The records should also include a complete description of the institution's grading scale or other standard of evaluation. Maximum, minimum marks and the steps between them should be indicated.

You need only to supply transcripts from schools you list in the “Academic Qualifications” section.


E. GMAT/GRE Test Score

Please upload your official score report by the testing institutions on the application portal. If you have 2 sets of scores, please upload the latest before the application closes. Test score will only be accepted if it is taken within the last 5 years.

You MUST provide your GRE/ GMAT score and percentile in the application portal under the "Other Tests" section. If you are applying without GRE/GMAT, please put input zero in the “Other Tests” section.

You are exempted from GMAT/GRE test if you are a graduate with degree in Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computing, Business or Economics from either of the following local universities:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • National Technological University of Singapore (NTU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Please select the respective GMAT and GRE Code as follow:

Full-Time Applicant NUS-MSBA, Full Time: DRT-FX-05 Code 3558
Part-Time Applicant NUS-MSBA, Part Time: DRT-FX-10 Code 3638


F. Two referee reports

Please ensure that you have approached two referees, each to submit one referee report to us before the admission deadline.

The two referees can be your academic supervisor, current or previous employer, or corporate client as long as they are individuals who are able to give specific information about your abilities, accomplishments and potential on the application portal.

In the online application system, please provide accurate contact information about your referees. This information is important as it allows us to contact your referees. Please initiate the online referee form to your two referees to remind them for submission before you complete your online application. Your referee will receive an email containing instructions on how to access and submit the online referee report. Your referee will need to complete a series of questions via the link provided by the system. Your referee will be given 2 weeks’ to respond to request. Please note that there’ll be NO extension.


G. Financial Documents

Please upload your financial supporting documents to show how you are planning to finance your tuition fees and living expenses. You can use more than one financing option. The supporting documents required for the respective financing options are as follow:

  1. Self-Sponsored - Bank account statements or latest income statement (endorsed by the company’s Finance or HR department) with indication of your salary being credited to your name
  2. Company-Sponsored - A Letter of Sponsorship endorsed by Company
  3. Other Documents that will support your financing option


H. Personal statements

Please submit your response to the following 3 questions in a written essay in English (please submit a .doc or .pdf) or three-minute video (highly preferred) or both. If you wish to submit a video, you can upload it on various video hosting sites, change the privacy settings to "Unlisted" and provide your video link in your CV/resume. (Please refer to Tips & Advice on Video Submission on the last page.)

  • Tell us about your post-MSBA immediate career goals
  • How your professional experiences have prepared you to achieve these goals
  • Why is it important for you to embark on your MSBA now


I. Declaration

Please ensure that ALL sections are completed before you submit the form. Once you click the submit button, your online application is submitted and no further changes can be made.


J. Other important information

Please note that your application will be processed only when your application is completed (including all necessary documents and Referee Reports).

Please check the system for application status update.

Always state your Application Number when corresponding with the Admissions Team.

If you have any enquiries, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tips & Advice on uploading your video

Filming tips

  • Video recording of yourself responding to the questions of not more than 3 mins
  • Concise
  • Articulate
  • Stick to either landscape or portrait, not a mixture of both.
  • Film in a bright space.
  • You can do it in as many takes as you like - we’ll only see the version you choose to submit.

Upload to a hosting website

Please upload to a video hosting website such as YouTube or Vimeo. Change the privacy settings to ‘unlisted’. This means only people you choose to share the link with will be able to see it, and it can’t be discovered in search results.

Using YouTube

  • If you have a Google account you’ll automatically have access to YouTube account.
  • You can directly upload from your phone, PC or MAC.
  • Include your full name in the title of your video.
  • If you need help uploading a video, simply click on the ‘Help’ icon on YouTube and you’ll find lots of helpful tips and guidance. This ‘how to’ video is helpful:
  • Remember to set it to ‘unlisted’ so only people with the link can see it.

International students

If you’re an international student based in China and unable to upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo, you can also upload your video to Youku. Using YouTube

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