Singapore University of Social Sciences


Leadership (MGMT371)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


The focus of this course is on leadership in organisations. In the increasingly competitive global economy, leaders must develop the necessary skills to lead organisational development, change, and create a motivating workplace. This course focuses on analysing the leadership skills that enhance organisational success. Topics discussed include the approaches and models of leadership, organisation change, and organisation development.

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.


  • Who is a Leader?
  • Leadership Traits and Ethics
  • Leadership Behavior and Motivation
  • Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation
  • Contingency Leadership Theories
  • Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills
  • Leader/Follower Relations
  • Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams
  • Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
  • Leadership of Culture, Ethics, and Diversity
  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management
  • Crisis Leadership and the Learning Organization

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership and how it differs from management.
  • Define, discuss, and recognize important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in leadership.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various leadership traits and the professional and ethical responsibilities of leaders and followers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches to leadership.
  • Analyze his or her preferred styles of leadership.
  • Explain theories of motivation.
  • Generate reasonable methods for implementing leadership activities needed to solve organizational problems.
  • Evaluate the quality of their proposed leadership activities against appropriate criteria used in leadership studies, including organizational constraints.
  • Identify and discuss the interrelationships among the concepts, principles, and theories taught in this leadership course.
  • Comprehend influencing others in terms of power, politics, networking, and negotiation.
  • Evaluate the relative advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to leadership.
  • Recognize contemporary leadership issues in today's world context.
  • Recognize the leadership approaches of others.
  • Analyze leader/follower relations.
  • Apply the basic skills of peer interaction, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Practice coaching and conflict resolution, using effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of team leadership and self-managed teams.
  • Analyze leadership of culture and diversity, and the learning organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic leadership and managing crisis and organizational change.
  • List and explain the skills, resources, and relationships that will enable a person to be a lifelong learner as a leader in organizations.
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