According to the Singapore Economic Development Board, analytics has been identified as a growth sector that will contribute S$1 billion dollars to the economy by the end of 2017. There will be a need for an additional 2,500 analytics professionals in the next five years. The demand for well-trained analytics professionals with undergraduate degrees is envisaged to exceed the supply of such professionals.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor is a four-year direct honours programme. Students are required to complete a total of 200 credit units (cu), inclusive of 40 cu of Common Curriculum courses. The Common Curriculum courses are first-year inter-disciplinary courses designed to hone students' conceptual, analytical and writing abilities along with their communication skills. Students are also required to complete a 24-week work attachment, an overseas experience and a community engagement. Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, social-minded and self-directed learners.