Singapore University of Social Sciences

Management in the Digital Age

Management in the Digital Age (BUS102)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


BUS102 Management in the Digital Age is an introductory course in management theory and application. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of business management and new developments in the industry to students. It provides students with knowledge of the four management functions – planning, organising, leading and controlling – in the light of the ever changing and turbulent business environment, especially when disruptive innovations are the norm. It addresses some key 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 contemporary issues in management, and what it takes to manage organisations in the digital era. This course also provides students with examples, applications and implications to the modern organisations.

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


  • Foundations of management and organisations
  • An introduction to international management
  • Organisational environment
  • Foundations of planning
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Foundation of organisational design
  • Leadership
  • Foundations of control
  • Management of digital organisations
  • The future of management
  • Contemporary topics in management

Learning Outcome

  • Identify management functions, management skills and managerial roles, and discuss innovative management competencies required to deal with today’s turbulent environment, especially in the digital era
  • Analyse 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 different approaches to leadership and motivation, and identify different sources of leadership power
  • Define the concept of control and compare various control techniques
  • Apply management related principles and practises in real and hypothetical situations
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in management
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