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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Finance programme is designed to groom recent graduates to address the substantial changes in the regulatory and institutional environments faced by the finance sector today. Our curriculum leverages self-directed and experiential learning to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the industry, while instilling qualities for you to be resourceful and enterprising in exploring effective solutions.

You may also choose one of the following specialised tracks depending on your career objective. You will need to successfully complete at least three elective modules from the particular track to meet the specialization requirement:

Corporate Finance Track

This is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the areas of capital budgeting, project evaluation, cash management and raising of short-term and long-term capital. Students interested in this track need to have a strong understanding of accounting statements, the tools for raising funds and managing liabilities, financial forecasting, treasury functions, forecasting cash flows, and the impact of tax code on financial choices.

Investment Finance Track

This is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the markets sector, where the focus is primarily on trading and risk management of bonds, stocks, options, swaps and other such financial instruments. Students interested in this track need a thorough and mathematically sound understanding of the principles of valuation and arbitrage. You would also benefit from being able to understand and possibly implement computer models for pricing/hedging such instruments. In addition, you will need to understand the practical aspects of implementing a trading strategy, as well as the relevant institutional and regulatory framework.

If you are looking to start your career in the financial intermediation sector in the areas of banking, investment banking, insurance, and asset management, both of the above skill sets are required. You will also need to have in-depth knowledge of institutions and regulations.

Requirements for Completion and Graduation

To graduate from our NUS MSc in Finance programme, you must complete the programme requirements and achieve a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.0 (out of 5.0).

To stay and complete the programme, you must maintain a CAP of at least 3.0. In the event that you are unable to maintain a CAP of 3.0 and above, the following scenarios may occur:

  • If your CAP is less than 3.0 but more than 2.5, you will receive an initial warning. This will lead to dismissal from the programme should your CAP remain below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester.
  • If your CAP is 2.5 or below for two consecutive semesters, you will automatically be dropped from the programme.

Which department am I in?

NUS Business School

Study options

Full Time (14 months)

Tuition fees
SG$45,000.00 (25,40,937) per year
Acceptance Fee: SG $5,000; Programme Fee: SG $20,000
Start date

Expected October 2022


NUS Business School

Mochtar Riady Building, BIZ 1, #1-2,

15 Kent Ridge Drive,

119245, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Applicants must have: Earned, or expect to earn, a good undergraduate degree in any discipline from a four-year degree programme. A good three-year degree with very strong academic results may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction. TOEFL score must be at least 260 for computer-based test, 620 for paper-based test and 100 for internet-based test. IELTS overall band score must be at least 7.0


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