Singapore University of Social Sciences

Business Skills and Management

Business Skills and Management (BUS100)


BUS100 aims to provide students with key business skills, and problem discovery and solving abilities using various techniques, such as spreadsheet-driven analysis. Industry-derived case studies and a business management simulation game will be deployed to provide students with experiential learning. Through an interactive, experiential learning platform, students would learn bout the various functions of a business entity ranging from leadership, finance, accounting, analytics, operations, human resource management, marketing, e-commerce and business intelligence. The course helps students to learn about these various functions of a typical business and their interrelationships, as well as the complexities of managing a business. In addition, leadership and management concepts (such as planning, controlling, and decision-making) will be discussed. This course equips students with the necessary life skills to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing work environment. As the course remains primarily skills-oriented, it continues to comprise of only continuous assessments (i.e., OCAS).

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Introduction to Business Modeling
  • Capacity Planning
  • Modeling and Problem Solving in Business
  • Creating Value for Customers
  • Managing and Analysing the data
  • Operational Planning
  • Financial Analysis using Spreadsheet
  • Managing People
  • Analysing and Planning Human Resource
  • Evaluating Performance Results
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainties

Learning Outcome

  • Define types of business functions, business problems and managerial decision-making processes
  • Describe key performance indicators in business
  • Summarize insights and make recommendations
  • Apply analysis principles and spreadsheet techniques to analyse business issues
  • Identify modeling strategies to deal with the changing business environment
  • Analyse data for better planning
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