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NUS Business Module Review: NM2203 Social Media in Communication Management

Individual Assignment: 20%
Group Project: 30%
Peer Review: 5%
Class Participation: 15%
Final Exams: 30%

This mod is a major for some of the kids in FASS, so they will have prior knowledge and understanding for these sort of mods. Individual assignment is basically an analysis paper of what is taught in this module, you probably can pick any topic and go into research.

Group project is quite fun, you will find a real company and see how you can utilize social media to communicate to other customers/businesses.

Class participation during tutorial is based on attendance and speaking up in class, so do that every 2 weeks.

Final exams is quite fluff but you still need to study the content and fluff out some legit stuff. Was planning to SU right from the start so didn’t really put in much effort so turns out the grade was ok ok

Expected grade: planning to SU
Actual grade: B

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NUS Business Module Review: BSP1703 / BSP1005 Managerial Economics

Problem Sets: 20%
Case Presentations: 10%
Class Participation: 10%
Finals: 60%

Very easy module. If you took H2 econs before this should be a breeze. A little bit of theory and math, overall very easy to understand. They include game theory towards the end which is really fun.

Problem sets are basically tutorial homework every 2 weeks. Its a group effort so its pretty easy game.

Case presentation is for one of the problem sets and it is also a group thing. Class

Participation is more of like attendance, just turn up for classes and sign off will do.

Finals is super heavy weightage. Make sure you study and know the content well. It is not really very time constrained but make sure you don’t make any careless mistake and you will do just fine!

Expected grade: A-/A
Actual grade: A-

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NUS Business Module Review: MKT1705 / MKT1003 Principles of Marketing

Subject Pool: 10%
Group Case: 15%
Case Competition: 20%
Class Participation: 30%
Quiz: 25%

Fluff mod. Anyhow talk in class and spray your ideas and the prof might actually like it. Subject pool just attend and everyone will get full marks.

During my sem, there were actually 2 projects: group case and case competition. Basically try to understand and find out what marketing ideas will please your prof in order to do well. It really varies from prof to prof, what we thought will please the prof turned out otherwise.

Class participation is super heavy so must must must talk once every week at least.

Though its a fluff mod, finals still must study in order to do well!

Expected grade: B+
Actual grade: B

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NUS Business Module Review: ES2002 Business Communication for Leaders

Short Talk: 10%
Report Writing: 25%
Group Oral Presentation: 25%
Formal Individual Presentation and Discussion: 30%
Oral Interaction and Feedback: 10%

Its the kind of mod that has a lot of requirements. Every few weeks need to submit something as seen from the assessment structure. The standards for this mod is really high. Like very very high. I recall doing really well for all components and get good scores but it was not enough for an a.

The individual assignments and group projects are not really demanding just that you need to keep submitting them every few weeks and for those that require presentation, you must make sure your execution is perfect.

Oral interaction is basically class part, make sure you speak up in class every week as usual.

Expected grade: A
Actual grade: A-

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NUS Business Module Review: DAO1704 / DSC1007 Decision Analytics Using Spreadsheets

Group Report: 10%
Group Presentation: 5%
Class Discussion: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Group Assignment: 10%
finals: 50%

Very math and excel based. If you like stats from h2 math you will definitely enjoy and sail through this module. Finals has a high weightage and you need to fully understand the content and on top of that, practice loads of paper before going for the finals. Time is usually very tight. A lot of people plan to SU this mod so the bell curve is not too steep!

There are weekly quizzes in class which are not too hard as long as you study for them.

Group project can be on any topic as long as you use what is taught in class. The prof likes something creative and fresh (as with all profs).

Class discussion is basically class part, you got to speak up in class every week and you will be fine!

Expected grade: A
Actual grade: A

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NUS Module Review: GES1011 / SSA2211 The Evolution of a Global City-State

Class Participation: 20%
Continual Assessment 1: 20%
Continual Assessment 2: 20%
Finals: 40%

This is the non core mod i took in sem 1. The name of the mod sounds pretty interesting right, evolution of global city state. Understanding how singapore evolved and grew since independence. Understanding how LKY changed singapore. How the economy grew. How the other sectors grew. Everything sounded too nice. I wanted to take this mod because i thought it would have a better understanding of how the singapore economy grew since independence. I was wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. This mod brings us back to 1299. Like year 1299 when san utama found the lion and found singapura. This mod then slowly bring us through the timeline of 1299 to present singapore and goes through the actual founding date of singapore. Raffles, lky and many other prominent figures came into the story and argument as well. I was a little disappointed to see that we have to start from 1299 again. The run up to present day was touched on so little. Its sad i took this mod.

Class part is 20% and coming from biz school, i really have a huge advantage in class part. The other students from the other facs were really quiet. I completely dominated class part and i know i did damn well for it.

There are 2 individual assignments for this mod- ca1 and ca2. Both are essays submission but its relatively easy to complete. Both takes about a day to complete and edit? I have no notes from any seniors but i found it quite ok to understand the content and piecing it into an essay.

Finals is 40%. If i recall it correctly, there was 2 parts for the paper. The first paper was 4 questions and you can pick any 2 and complete them. The 2nd part was 2 questions and you can pick any 1 to do. All 3 of the questions were essay. H2 history back in jc trained me too well. This paper was supposed to be damn time constrained. Most people did not complete the paper on time or they did not put in enough content and analysis into their essays. I managed to complete the paper with legit content and fluff. A lot of the people that take this mod arent local so i guess locals taking this mod will have some sort an advantage because we have memory of the history of singapore. I took h2 history back in jc, so i have a lot of advantage i guess. This mod is manageable but if you really wanna push for an a, i think theres a lot of memorising and analysing to do.

Expected grade: B+
Actual grade: A-

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NUS Business Module Review: MNO1706 / MNO1001 Organisational Behaviour

Class Participation: 30%
Individual Project & Presentation: 30%
Group Project & Presentation: 30%
Subject Pool: 10%

This is the fluffiest mod in semester 1. Fluff has the similar meaning of smoke. Smoking means like talking crap that somewhat makes sense arh. This mod teaches you how to manage a team, different teamwork models. Basically how to manage a team when we become a manager next time. I think the content that is taught differs greatly prof to prof. My prof did not really stick to the syllabus. Textbook was not compulsory (which is fantastic haha).

Class part is 30% so its time to open your damn mouth and start talking. I can safely say no one has an prior knowledge of this mod and so its a fair playing field. So even if you fluff, people wont understand and wont judge you for fluffing because they probably don’t know more than you and the people around you. . Individual project and presentation is basically a research of an assigned topic and then present it to the class.

Group presentation was quite interesting. We were kinda quite solo for a group project, only piecing our ideas quite late into the project, but our idea was really freaking awesome and i think we were the most interesting group compared to the rest of the class, incorporating videos, acting and props into our presentation. Our content was legit good also. Overall, very fluff mod, relaxing mod, just prep for class a little and go in to class and fluff!

Expected grade: B+/A-
Actual grade: A-

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NUS Business Module Review: DAO2703 / DSC2006 Operations and Technology Management

Class Participation: 10%
Mid Terms: 30%
Finals: 60%

Easiest of mod of my semester. I love this mod. Everything of this mod makes sense. This module is essentially about how systems works. Not the kind of like engineering systems or like machine systems of whatever. Its like the general operation managements of a situation. For example, it teaches us why a queue form. How to estimate how long a queue will get. How to resolve a queuing problem. Newspaper boy problem. Its really a very interesting and exciting module that i look forward to even though the lectures was 4-6pm every week.

Class participation is 10% which is accounted for during tutorials. My prof was a little weird. He would ask for people to volunteer for the hard questions, which were really hard. I would volunteer to check if my solutions were right, somehow the solutions would never be the most optimised one- so he would consider my presentation wrong. And he will base it on my wrong solutions and mark my class part… zzz… so if you got an easy question (like really really simple ones) and you present it correctly, you get full marks for it. So i got below average marks for class part.

Mid terms is 30%. 30 MCQ in 1 hour. 1 A4 double sided cheat sheet is allowed. Can be printed. The mid terms is a little tricky but i managed to spot all the traps and stuff. A lot of people left the exams hall early because they completed the paper before time was up (bad choice guys, never leave the exam halls early no matter how confident you are). Keep checking your answers and re-read the questions to make sure you understand the system fully. I did well for my mid terms:)

Finals 60%. 60 mcq, 2 hours. 1 a4 cheatsheet allowed and can be printed too. Its basically like times 2 of mid terms but this time a lot more tricky. A lot people found it ok, but for people that understand the mod well, they will know that the paper is tricky. Options available are very deceiving and one will have to re-read to get a better understanding of what the question is actually asking. I felt good for my finals. My cheatsheet was 70% theory and 30% formulas, and i thank myself for stuffing in so much theory. I felt i did well for my finals too (even though i never got to see the actual score). I thought a was possible but i scored an eventual a-, i really felt im damn damn damn close to an a and i think it was the stupid and retarded class part that pulled me down. Arghhh

Expected grade: A-/A
Actual grade: A-

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NUS Business Module Review: ACC1701 / ACC1002 Accounting for Decision Makers

Class Participation: 10%
Group Project: 15%
Group Presentation: 5%
Mid Terms: 20%
Finals: 50%

FA is quite a pain the ass. I studied for it the hardest as compared to the rest of the mods. Its very technical and includes a lot of calculations. There are quite a lot of numbers to remember and u got to save the numbers in your calculator during exams. What i mean is these numbers you get in part a) will be used in like part e) and stuff. So you gotta keep the numbers at your finger tips and add them up together at the end. The most important thing is to balance the balance sheet. Things are easier said than done. If you can balance your sheets for a few questions during exams, you should be safely secured your A.

The semester starts off really easy and slow with very simple accounting and understanding of the module. Things start to get heavy and rolling after recess week- when theres project submission, and presentation. The project try to score full marks because you can discuss the answers with other groups!

In the 2nd half of the semester, content starts to get heavier but if you dont let things snowball, it should still be manageable. The most cheem topic of FA is direct and indirect cash flow and its taught right at the very end of the semester. Which means u have the least time to practice it before finals, so make sure things do not snowball when the times get tough.

For my midterms, it was 30 MCQ in 1 hour. My paper was particularly intense. A lot of calculations to do. Which i felt was good- a hard paper would mean that the bell curve would not be so steep. I did average for midterms only, sad because of careless:(.

Finals is 2 hours with 4 questions and 100 marks. Finals test the entire syllabus. Which includes cash flow which will kill a lot of people already. Handle that well and do your accounting well and you can secure your A. I personally felt i did well because I manage to balance 1 question perfectly. But like what everyone would say- there isn’t enough time to complete the entire paper. I have to agree. I like time constrained papers, that would make the bell curve less steep. But this paper I wasn’t able to complete it too, i left 10 marks blank, sadly- because there was really no time to do!!

Expected grade: B+
Actual grade: A-

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