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 & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & 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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