Singapore University of Social Sciences

Selected Topics in Management

Selected Topics in Management (BUS365)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 16 December 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience 2020

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


BUS365 Selected Topics in Management aims to provide students with the latest concepts, trends and ideas on management issues from a Human Resource Development (HRD) perspective as practiced in the commercial world. In addition, emerging management thoughts and best practices from current research in management and HRD will also be covered.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to Employee Training and Development
  • Strategic Training
  • Needs Assessment
  • Traditional Training Methods
  • E-Learning and the Use of Technology in Training
  • Learning Theories and Programme Design
  • Transfer of Training
  • Training Evaluation
  • Employee Development and Career Management
  • Social Responsibility: Legal Issues, Managing Diversity and Career Challenges

Learning Outcome

  • Prepare a list of forces and challenges influencing management thoughts, practices and learning.
  • Explain the influences of management training and development from a Singapore perspective.
  • Evaluate how business and planning strategies influence management training and development.
  • Examine issues associated with training needs analysis.
  • Appraise the concepts of adult learning and transfer of training theories.
  • Assess the Organisational & Training Evaluation model.
  • Recommend suitable approaches to management training and development.
  • Intepret issues on managing diversity in complex multicultural contexts.
  • Analyse career development issues.
  • Propose a plan that applies the latest management practices to improve the business.
  • Develop essential knowledge and interpersonal skills, and apply online collaborative communication skills to work as teams.
  • Demonstrate well developed written proficiency.
  • Practise giving oral presentations in class in areas related to the latest issues in management.
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