Singapore University of Social Sciences


Management (BUS101)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 15 June 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), National Silver Academy (NSA), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture, Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

School/Department: School of Business


BUS101e Management is an introductory course in management theory and application, in the Asian context. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of Business Management to students. It provides knowledge of the four management functions – Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling in the light of the ever changing and turbulent business environment. It addresses some key themes and issues that are directly relevant to day to day business operations. This foundational knowledge base of management principles and concepts will enable students to enhance their own management capabilities and to understand what it takes to manage resources (including people) in an organisation.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Foundations of Management and Organisations
  • An Introduction to Global Management and History of Management
  • Organisational Environment
  • Foundations of Planning
  • Decision-Making
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Foundation of Organisational Design
  • Leadership
  • Foundations of Control

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the management process, management types, management skills and managerial roles, and discuss innovative management competencies needed to deal with today’s turbulent environment.
  • Relate how historical forces influence the practice of management.
  • Describe various dimensions of the general and task environments, and their influence on the internal environment, especially organisational culture.
  • Compare various types of goals and plans and identify innovative planning approaches that managers adopt in a fast-changing environment.
  • Discuss the decision-making process and ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility.
  • Outline various types of organisational structures.
  • Explain the nature of leadership and outline different approaches to leadership theory.
  • Identify different sources of leadership power.
  • Define the concept of control and compare various control techniques learnt from the course.
  • Implement well-developed written proficiency.
  • Employ interpersonal communication competencies.
  • Develop good business acumen.
  • Show how ethical decision-making and leadership can take place in practice.
  • Apply knowledge of organisational structure and design to achieve organisational goals.
  • Classify, interpret and analyse business issues from both local and global perspectives.
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team and practice various roles within the team setting.
Back to top
Back to top