Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

University at Buffalo

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, double degree

Awarded by
Awarded by

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 4 years

Campus location
Campus location

Clementi Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 16 Mar 2023 (Summer (May) 2023 intake) | Now till 22 Jun 2023 (Fall (August) 2023 intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$78,181.20 - S$97,880.40 (Singaporean & PR) S$82,296.00 - S$103,032.00 (International student)

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), University At Buffalo

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US

As a Business major, you will learn insights and skills about the business world and have the option to choose from one of the four concentrations offered – financial analysis, international business, marketing or operations and supply chain.

You will learn insights and skills in the art and process of the dynamic social systems and issues related to each other and societal issues.

Department of Sociology in UB is a member of the American Sociological Society and the undergraduate Sociology program was founded in 1920.

Sociology is a study of all people, for all people. Sociology is the broadest of the social sciences and can give us an understanding of the social world. This program provides students with the technical and analytic tools, critical thinking skills, and global perspective needed to navigate the 21st century successfully and succeed in many careers.

  • The SIM-UB scholarship allows deserving students at SIM to spend one semester at the UB’s New York campus.
  • The Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will:

  1. Gain a broad foundation of knowledge essential in the industry
  2. Understand the role of the business firm in society
  3. Learn about the management functions of planning and controlling
  4. Learn about the behavior of organizations and tools of modern management
  5. Study the finer points about an individual, social groups, and social systems and their relationship
  1. Learn about the causes, characteristics, changes, and consequences of human behaviour in groups
  2. Understand the structure and dynamics of social systems and issues relate to each other and societal issues

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to graduate schools for further studies.

Founded in 1923, the Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB is considered the hallmark of management education. Of the more than 8,000 business schools in the world, only 529 are currently accredited by the AACSB.

With these double major qualifications, you have better job opportunities in

  • Banking & finance
  • Credit, risk & asset management
  • HR & Organization Development
  • Production Planning
  • Research
  • Civil and social agencies
  • Special education industry
  • Medical and health industry
  • Policy making
  • Other professions

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Why study at SIM x University at Buffalo

SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.
Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.
Enjoy a high-quality and interactive American education.
Students admitted are regular UB students (no distinction between Singapore and Buffalo).
Learn more about the University at Buffalo

Intake Dates

2023 Summer (May) Intake


29 May 2023 to 28 May 2027


Now till 16 Mar 2023

Full-time course is over 12 semesters (3 per year) and can be completed in 4 years for double degree programs. Each semester is 12-15 weeks.

Download academic calendar (PDF 204 KB)

2023 Fall (August) Intake


28 August 2023 to 27 August 2027


Now till 22 Jun 2023

Full-time course is over 12 semesters (3 per year) and can be completed in 4 years for double degree programs. Each semester is 12-15 weeks.

Download academic calendar (PDF 204 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete:

Double major / double degree program – 8 years

If a student fails to complete the course within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.



  • Blended learning. Activities, consultations, discussions, exercises, lectures, online learning and presentations.
  • Each lesson consists of 1.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of consultation.
  • To ensure parity in standards, rigors of the program, integrity of the UB degree, more than 50% of modules are taught by US /overseas visiting faculty, covering the full semester throughout the entire program. The rest of the modules are taught by qualified local faculty with the experience and academic expertise approved by UB.
  • Average teacher-student ratio = 1:46.
  • Minimum class size to commence: 25 students. Students will be informed at least one month prior to course commencement if class cannot commence due to low take up rate.

View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 452 KB)

Assessment & Attendence

  • The normal module load for students is 12 to 15 credit hours a semester.
  • Students may register for modules and make changes to their class schedule. Students who choose to drop or resign from any modules, are on official leave of absence or have to repeat any failed modules, may take more than three years to complete their studies.
  • Continuous assessment comprises tests, quizzes, assignments, projects, presentations, participations and activities scheduled throughout the semester.
  • The final exam is held in the 2 weeks after the semester ends.
  • Students progress through each semester till they satisfactorily complete the conferral requirements.
  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students – Minimum attendance requirement as stipulated by UB or 75%, whichever is higher.
    • International students – Minimum attendance requirement is 90% as mandated by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).

Requirements to Graduate

  • Completion of min. of 120 credits with a min. overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be awarded the degree.
  • With the credit exemptions, students may be able to complete the course of study in less than 3 years.
  • Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will be awarded Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) degrees by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.
  • Students earning baccalaureate degrees are eligible to receive Latin Honors based on their UB cumulative GPA on the following scale:
    Average (based on 4.0 = A)
    • 3.20 cum laude (Distinction)  
    • 3.50 magna cum laude (High Distinction)  
    • 3.75 summa cum laude (Highest Distinction)  
    To qualify for Latin Honors, students must present a minimum of 60 credits of UB undergraduate coursework, at least 54 of which must be graded credits (i.e. not satisfactory or unsatisfactory – grades of ‘S’ or ‘U’)


Total credits required for degree: 150

Credits Required for Major 107-110
Credits Required for UB Curriculum 28-34
Credits Required for Free Electives (Any Level) 9-15
Credits Required for Free Electives (Upper Division, at least 300-Level) 0

  • ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (4 credits)2
  • MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)

  • MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration (3 credits)
  • MGE 302 Applied Economics (3 credits)2
  • MGF 301 Corporation Finance (3 credits)2
  • MGG 150 Business and Society (3 credits)
  • MGG 215 Career Connections 1 (1 credit)
  • MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business (3 credits)
  • MGG 315 Career Connections 2 (1 credit)
  • MGM 301 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)2
  • MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management (3 credits)
  • MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems (4 credits)2
  • MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management (3 credits)

  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC 293 Social Research Methods (3 credits)
  • SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences (4 credits)
  • SOC 349 Classical Sociological Theory (3 credits)
  • 8 Sociology Electives (24 credits)
  • – at least seven courses (21 credits) must be 300/400 level.

  • UB Seminar (3 credits)
  • Foundations (21 credits)
    •  Communication Literacy I (4 credits) 
    •  Communication Literacy II (3 credits) 
    •  Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits) 
    •  Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (7 credits)1
    •  Diversity Learning (3 credits) 
  • Pathways (18 – 19 credits) 
    •  Thematic Pathways (9 credits) 
    •  Global Pathways (9 – 10 credits) 
  • UBC 399 UB Curriculum Capstone (1 credit) 

View module descriptions for UB Curriculum (PDF 615 KB)

International Business3
Choose three of the following:
  • GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business (3 credits)1
  • GEO 333 International Trade (3 credits)1
  • GEO 334 International Business Cultures (3 credits)1
  • MGF 403 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGM 483 International Marketing (3 credits)
Financial Analysis
  • MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 credits)
  • MGF 402 Investment Management (3 credits)
  • MGF 403 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • MGM 403 Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • MGM 404 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
  • MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management (3 credits)
  • MGM 406 Product and Brand Management (3 credits)
  • MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion (3 credits)
  • MGM 483 International Marketing (3 credits)
Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MGO 303 Supply Chain And Logistics Management (3 credits)
  • MGO 304 Service Operations Management (3 credits)
Choose two of the following:
  • MGO 330 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3 credits)
  • MGO 336 Operations Analytics (3 credits)
  • MGO 432 Strategic Quality Management (3 credits)
  • MGO 438 Logistics Management (3 credits)
  • MGO 439 Sustainable Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGO 450 Business Forecasting (3 credits)

  • 9 – 15 credits (non-MG modules)

View module descriptions (PDF 992 KB)


The modules offered are subject to change.

1 These are online modules. Local resource persons may conduct weekly sessions for selected module.

2 These are digital access modules. “Digital Access” is the phrase used by UB School of Management to designate what is known generically as electronic platform (EP) module. EP module delivery refers to a technological platform through which existing lecture-based modules are distributed to a wider constituency of students. The actual delivery of the class is captured on digital video as it happens, and the resulting Window Media Player file is immediately posted to UBLearns. Students use the internet to access lectures and print module materials at times convenient to their individual schedules.

3 Students must complete a two semestertwo-semester module sequence in a foreign language, or demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English equivalent to completion of a first-year, second-semester module.


Admission Criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on all the qualifications they have submitted. Meeting the minimum requirement does not mean automatic admission.

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted: 

  • Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level)
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • SIM Diploma
  • SIM Management Foundation Studies (MFS) or its equivalent
  • Qualifications equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Average grade of ‘B’ or better.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Most recent 3 years of high school grade of ‘B’ equivalent to IB score 4.5. IB Diploma holders can expect up to 30 credit exemptions with a minimum of 30 total scores.

Students with Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level), Polytechnic Diploma and SIM Diploma may be considered for admission with advanced standing credits.

Note: Advanced standing and transfer credits granted are subjected to final approval by UB. UB reserves the right to change credit articulations at any time.

English Language Requirements

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with at least 10 years primary and secondary education in Singapore in an English-medium government school, and completed their GCE ‘O’ level with a grade ‘C’ (6 or better) in the English Language, are exempted from the English Language proficiency requirement.

All other applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways. Only scores from tests taken within 2 years prior to the time of enrolment are acceptable.

English Language qualification

Minimum score

Paper-based TOEFL

550 (with no section below 50)

Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)

79 (with no section below 15)


6.5 (no band less than 6)

PTE Academic

55 (with no subsection score below 50)



ACT (English and reading sections)


International Baccalaureate (IB) – Diploma Higher Level English A1 or A2



Fees & Financial Aid

Programme fees are charged based on the number of credits taken during the semester.

First semester programme fees are payable prior to commencement of semester. Subsequent semester programme fees are billed after the commencement of semester. Each semester typically has 4-5 modules (12 to 15 credits).

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees (2023 Summer intake onwards)

Local students: S$615.60 / International students: S$648.00 per credit (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Programme Fees
Fees will be subject to revised GST of 9% from  1 Jan 2024.
Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes
•    Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 8%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2023 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2024. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
•    For invoice generated in 2023 for services to be rendered in 2024, if payment is collected by 2023, 8% GST will apply.
•    For invoice generated in 2023, if the payment is received in 2024 and service is rendered in 2024, 9% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 9% GST will be issued.
•    For invoice generated in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, if payment is collected in 2024 (i.e. late payment), 8% still applies.


Credits Required

Singaporean & PR

International Students

A-Level students with advance standing credits

130* – 159 credits

S$80,028.00 - S$97,880.40

S$84,240.00 - S$103,032.00

Polytechnic Diploma holders with transfer credits

127* – 159 credits

S$78,181.20 - S$97,880.40

S$82,296.00 - S$103,032.00

SIM Diploma holders with transfer credits

127* – 159 credits

S$78,181.20 - S$97,880.40

S$82,296.00 - S$103,032.00

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma holders

127* – 159 credits

S$78,181.20 - S$97,880.40

S$82,296.00 - S$103,032.00

Students with no credit exemption

150 – 159 credits

S$92,340.00 - S$97,880.40

S$97,200.00 - S$103,032.00

Advanced standing and transfer credits granted are subjected to final approval by UB. UB reserves the right to change credit articulations at any time.
* With credit exemption

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Student Development Fee
A one-time payment applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability.
Payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.
International Student Induction Fee
A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.
As applicable, payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.
Application Fee
Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.
Local applicants: S$97.20
International applicants: S$486.00 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)