Common Business Programme (C34)

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A foundation for business success

Minimum entry requirements

3 to 14 points
6 to 9 points

Minimum entry requirements

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For O Levels


3 to 14 points


Minimum entry requirements / Grades

  • English Language : 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) : 6
  • Any one of the following subjects: 6
    • Art / Higher Art
    • Business Studies
    • Combined Humanities
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil)
    • Humanities (Social Studies, History / Geography)
    • Introduction to Enterprise Development
    • Literature in English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil
    • Media Studies (English / Chinese)
    • Music / Higher Music
    • Principles of Accounts

Admission to a course is based on merit and subject to the availability of vacancies. The range of net ELR2B2 aggregate score of the students who were admitted to these courses through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) are shown as a general reference.

For N levels


6 to 9 points

Minimum entry requirements / Grades

  • English Language Syllabus A : 2
  • Mathematics Syllabus A / Additional Mathematics : 3
  • Any one of the following subjects: 3
    • Art
    • Geography
    • History
    • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
    • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
    • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
    • Literature in English
    • Principles of Accounts
  • Any two other subjects (excluding CCA): 4

A one-semester primer on the different business management disciplines, and the common principles that underpin them

You will emerge from this core programme:

Empowered. Well-informed. Confident.
Here's what you'll learn with us
  • Build the right knowledge base for the diverse and rapidly evolving business landscape. Explore different business disciplines and discover your untapped strengths.  


    You will progress into one of these diplomas: 

    • Accountancy & Finance 
    • Banking & Finance 
    • Business Management 
    • Food & Beverage Business 
    • Hospitality & Tourism Management 
  • The NYP-PCM for the Common Business Programme consists of:

    • 5 Competency Units
      Within each Competency Unit, the skills and knowledge of different disciplines are integrated and taught holistically. This enables learners to fulfil specific work tasks upon completion.

    • 11 General Studies Modules
      Learners are to complete a total of 11 General Studies modules across the Common Business Programme and your chosen diploma course. Explore other areas of interest beyond your chosen area of specialisation.
  • Programme Curriculum

    This course adopts the new Professional Competency Model

    • You will take a total of 2 elective GSMs in Year 1. You will have a wide range of elective GSMs to choose from. Please note that the modules offered are subject to change each semester.

      Elective General Studies Modules

      Each elective module consists of 10 hours of class time and 5 hours of eLearning/self-directed learning.

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    Nurturing you to be future-ready

    Learning Journeys


    Go beyond textbooks and get hands-on with activities that ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. Build the foundation to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.

    Overseas Programmes

    Expand your global horizons by exploring diverse business landscapes, international trends, and networking opportunities. Participate in our study exchanges and educational trips ranging from 1 week to 1 semester.  

    • Immerse in short trips to ASEAN, China, India, or overseas educational trips to learn about the destination’s culture and business.


    Upon progressing into your selected diploma,

    • Participate in overseas internships with reputable names such as Disneyland Hong Kong, Ritz Carlton HK, or JW Marriott Vietnam.

    • Under NYP's Overseas Student Exchange Programme (OSEP), study abroad for one semester in one of 65 University partners in 23 countries like France, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, South Korea, Japan, and more. 


    Real experiences, real results

    Get the inside scoop – students’ insights, experiences, and stories! Learn about the heartbeat of student life at NYP in their own words.

    Koh Zhi Heng Zoel

    The friendliness of NYP's lecturers and guidance to help students determine which course suits us best on top of the many talks, learning journeys, and engagement with seniors and industry leaders help us make a firm and confident decision on our future education and career path! 

    Koh Zhi Heng Zoel

    CBP Class of 2021 • Diploma in Banking & Finance, Class of 2024

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