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Declaring Major:

When do I declare a major ?

In UBDSBE, students can declare their major in the first semester of candidature, and most are expected to declare their major just after their second semester. Failure to declare majors would adversely affect students, as they may be placed under probationary status and additional penalties could be imposed.


Next Semester’s Modules:

What modules should I take next semester ?

Given the flexibility in GenNext programmes, UBDSBE students have a degree of freedom in their choice of modules. However, it comes with understanding certain responsibilities. This involves ensuring pre-requisites for major core modules are undertaken in advance. If uncertain of specific modules, please check the Graduating Checklist of your major programme. The checklist for each programme can be found in the UBDSBE webpage: Select β€˜Current Students’ > β€˜Undergraduate’ > Select your major programme within your respective intake.

In selecting modules, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that there are no time-table and examination clashes. Students cannot sign up for modules where there is a time-table clash for lectures or an examination clash. If there is a clash of core modules, please discuss with your Programme Leader.

Note that the timetable is generally available at the beginning of each semester.

Can I take a breadth module in my declared major ?

Students are not encouraged to take a breadth module in their declared major. If, however, for students who do so, the accumulated modular credits will not be counted towards the modular credit requirement for graduation. They, however, will count towards the GPA and cGPA calculations.


Graduating Requirements:

What are the requirements to graduate ?

Requirements to graduate depend on your major programme and intake. Please refer to the Graduating Checklist of your major programme. The checklist for each programme can be found in the UBDSBE webpage: Select β€˜Current Students’ > β€˜Undergraduate’ > Select your major programme within your respective intake.


Accounting and Finance:

I have a cGPA of less than 3.0. Can I do a Major in Accounting
and Finance ?

Students who wish to take a Major in Accounting and Finance must have at least obtained 3.0 cGPA in Year 1. Even a cGPA of 2.99 will not be sufficient to pursue a Major in Accounting and Finance.

How many ACCA papers can Accounting and Finance students be exempted from ?

Students who are interested to pursue a career as a qualified Chartered Accountant through the ACCA (Association for Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification, graduating from the Accounting & Finance major programme may gain exemptions from nine papers in the ACCA examination.

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