Module 1: Oral Communication in Business [60hrs]
This module introduces the visual, vocal and verbal elements of oral communication. Special attention is given to oral presentation skills in which students are taught how to deliver a speech to an audience. Students will be taught on how to make presentations of a descriptive, narrative, informative and persuasive nature based on scenarios set in a business context.
Module 2: Effective Business Writing Skills [60hrs]
This module aims to equip students with the necessary effective writing skills and provide them the foundation for better writing capacity in English. Students are taught the appropriate use of the English Language, with emphasis on grammar, syntax and structure. The module also provides students with the skills necessary to carry out written communications in business such as letter and memorandum writing, proposals and report writing.
Module 3: IT Applications in Business [60hrs]
This module provides students with the ability to utilize software tools for business, developing students with advanced word & spreadsheet application capabilities and effective use of presentation application tool. Students will have a better understanding and hands-on practice of integrating these tools in deploying meaningful business scenarios through projects and cases.
Module 4: Principles of Management [60hrs]
This module introduces the essential theories of both management and organisational behaviour and its applications at the workplace. Topics covered include the managerial functions of planning, organising, co-ordinating, directing, influence and control as well as an introduction to organisation dynamics such as personality, attitudes and perceptions, learning and motivation, team building and leadership.
Module 5: Principles of Economics [60hrs]
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of economics and the framework of economic reasoning as applied in business. Topics covered include the principles of demand and supply, theory of the firm, production costs, profit maximisation, market structures, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies and foreign exchange.
Module 6: Principles of Marketing [60hrs]
This module provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of marketing. Topics include marketing philosophies, differences between consumer and business markets, marketing mix strategies, basic market research skills for analysing market opportunities and the concept of marketing through electronic media.
Module 7: Principles of Accounting [60hrs]
This module provides students with an understanding of the basic concept and principles of accounting covering service and merchandising enterprises in the forms of sole proprietorships and companies. Topics covered include fundamental accounting principles, accounting for assets and liabilities, and measurement of profits. Students will also learn to interpret financial statements through the use of financial ratios.
Module 8: Human Resource Management and Practices [60hrs]
This module introduces human resource as a dynamic function within an organization. It covers various aspects of HR practices such as recruitment, selection and placement, orientation, human resource planning, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits administration, human resource development and employee relations.
Module 9: Business Law [60hrs]
This module examines key areas relating to business law in Singapore. The module begins with an introduction to the Singapore legal system, its court structure and the various sources of law. Subsequently, students will learn about the law of contract, agency and sale of goods. Students will also be provided an introduction to the law relating to intellectual property in Singapore.
Module 10: Business Logistics [60hrs]
This is an introductory module designed to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the latest practices in business logistics from a supply chain perspective, and from the flows of products and information from a point of supply to a point of consumption. This module also provides an overview of supply chain, supply chain management, and global supply chain management. The module covers theories, concepts, analytical techniques, information flows and managerial practices, economic characteristics and business environment in relation to the design and implementation of systems for supply chain, logistics and transportation activities in both private and public sectors.
Module 11: Managing Global Operations in SCM [60hrs]
Good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. The strategic importance of good supply chain design, planning and operations cannot be further emphasized. Within the strategic framework, this module will convey how the key drivers of the supply chain may be used on a conceptual and practical level to solve supply chain problems and improve performance.
Module 12: Modern Transport Management [60hrs]
This module provides a fundamental knowledge on the current transportation system and the roles that transportation plays in a global economy in terms of planning and execution. The module also identifies transport as a critical link in supply chain management and discusses their impacts on a country’s political, social and economic considerations. Different modes of transportation as well as their advantages and disadvantages are also discussed. The module lastly examines the different strategies employed by both the shippers and the carriers for international transportation management.
Module 13: Inventory and Cost Issues in Supply Chain [60hrs]
Focusing on daily-use inventory concepts, this module helps to get inventory operation running smoothly and cost-effectively. It also covers how to analyse and fix dysfunctions when they occur. It reflects the key differences between finished goods inventory and raw materials and work-in-process inventories.
Module 14: Purchasing and Supply Management [60hrs]
This module covers the primary concepts and skills needed to perform various purchasing and buying responsibilities from an organisation and supply chain management perspective. It focuses on the managerial, administrative, strategic and tactical aspects of purchasing functions, including an overview of the principles and practices of quality assurance, quantity determination, price and cost analysis, legal issues, supplier relations, distribution and inventory management systems.
Module 15: Warehouse Practices and Processes [60hrs]
This module focuses on providing students a basic understanding of warehousing and distribution management. It covers the basic and essentials warehouse operations and examines the various types of storage systems and equipment used in the warehouse. On a strategic level, the module also highlights the importance of a hub and spoke warehouse network and differentiates the distributed and centralised approach of warehousing.