ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS [30 hours]
This module introduces the visual, vocal and verbal elements of oral communication. Students are taught how to deliver speeches and presentations based on current affairs and scenarios set in a business context.
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS [30 hours]
This module aims to equip students with the skills needed to write effectively in a business context. Coverage includes the basic principles of effective business writing, the strategies for writing routine, bad news and persuasive messages in e-mail or letters, as well as writing a business proposal. Students are also taught the appropriate use of the English Language, with emphasis on grammar, syntax and structure.
WORD PROCESSING & IT PRESENTATION [30 hours]
This module provides students with the ability to utilise word processing and presentation software tools for business purposes. Students will have an opportunity for hands-on practice using these tools in realistic business cases.
SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS [30 hours]
This module provides students with the ability to utilise spreadsheet application for business decision making. Students will have a better understanding and hands-on practice of using spreadsheet tools to solve realistic business scenarios through projects and cases.
BUSINESS STATISTICS [30 hours]
This module provides students with a basic understanding of statistical concepts that are useful and relevant for business applications and decision-making. Students will be equipped with knowledge on data presentation, sampling, testing and interpretation of data to identify issues and trends for business improvement. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, statistical estimation, and regression & correlation analysis.
DATA VISUALISATION FOR BUSINESS [30 hours]
This module provides students with the fundamental concepts of business analytics to gain business insights through effective analyses and provide competitive solutions for business decision making. Students will learn data organisation, spreadsheet development and visualisation tools for business functions such as report generation and data automation to aid in business decision making.
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT [30 hours]
This module provides students with the skills to become effective and efficient managers. It introduces students to the essential theories of management and their applications at the workplace. Topics include roles of managers as well as the managerial functions of planning, organising, co-ordinating, leading, influencing and controlling.
ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR [45 hours]
This module provides students with the understanding of individual, group and organisational behaviour and their impact on organisational effectiveness. Students will be introduced to areas such as personality, attitudes and perceptions, conflict management and organisational culture.
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING [45 hours]
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.
MICROECONOMICS [30 hours]
This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of microeconomics principles and concepts. Students are taught to analyse and apply these concepts to business decision-making. Topics include theory of supply and demand, theory of the firm and production, and market structures.
MACROECONOMICS [30 hours]
This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of the economic environment and teaches them to analyse and evaluate current economic issues and policies. Topics taught include the theory of national income, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and international trade.
Accounting Fundamentals [30 hours]
This module introduces the basic accounting concepts and their applications in a sole proprietorship service business. It equips students with the accounting principles to compute the net profit shown in the Statement of Comprehensive Income as well as the treatment of the main assets that are commonly presented in the Statement of Financial Position, such as cash, inventories, receivables and fixed assets.
Business Accounting & Analysis [30 hours]
This module equips students with knowledge of the characteristics of corporate business organisation and analysis and interpretation of the financial statements. Topics covered include completing accounting cycle, accounting for merchandising enterprises and accounting for companies.
Talent Acquisition and Development [30 hours]
This module focuses on the importance of acquiring talent and aligning recruitment goals with the overall business strategy of the company. Topics in this module include human resource planning, and recruitment and selection activities such as screening, assessing and interviewing candidates. Students will also examine the importance of human resource development in achieving organisational objectives and learn how to conduct training needs analysis and evaluation.
Employee Rewards and Management [30 hours]
This module focuses on the different ways to retain and motivate employees within an organisation. Students will be taught the role of HR in performance management. Students will also learn the importance of fair and competitive compensation and benefits practices by evaluating various compensation methods. Through the discussion of case studies, the module will also introduce students to other important areas such as employee communication, international HRM and industrial relations.
Contract Law [30 hours]
Contracts play an important role in the world of business. In this module, students will be introduced to the rules relating to the formation of contracts and the matters which may affect the validity of contracts such as misrepresentation, duress and undue influence. The module will also examine the different ways by which a contract may be discharged as well as the remedies for breach of contract. Through the module, students will be able to better safeguard their legal rights through the use of appropriately worded contracts.
Legal Aspects of Business [30 hours]
This module provides students with an understanding of the key areas related 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. Drawing upon applicable legislation and cases, students will also learn about the law of tort, agency, the sale of goods and business organisations. Through the module, students will gain a better understanding of their legal rights and obligations in the world of business.
Supply Chain Fundamentals [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge of the latest practices in business logistics from a supply chain perspective. This module also provides students with an overview of supply chain management which covers information flow and managerial practices, economic characteristics and business environment in relation to the design and implementation of supply chain system, logistics and transportation activities in both private and public sectors.
Managing Supply Chain Strategies [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge on the operations of organisations using global supply chain management techniques. Topics covered include applying supply chain drivers and models to achieve supply chain peak performance, focusing on different strategies used in inventory management, transportation management, information technology and facility to improve supply chain efficiency and responsiveness. In addition, the importance of coordination between the various players in the supply chain and the impact of e-commerce on supply chain management will be covered.
Business Process Management [30 hours]
This module provides students with an understanding of business process management and the growing trend and development in business process outsourcing as a driver to achieve competitive advantage. Students will be introduced to business process outsourcing from the perspectives of both the users and providers of the outsourcing services.
Outsourcing Management [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to manage outsourced business processes. Through the use of real world examples, students will learn the various industries that are engaging in outsourcing, their best practices and key issues involved in outsourcing. The module also includes case scenarios on selecting appropriate processes to outsource, structuring the content, pricing, quality assurance and managing performance standards.
Transport System & Design [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of transportation systems. Students will learn the characteristics of different modes of transportation, intermodal transportation, containerisation and network design. Topics covered will also include air freight and sea freight operations, freight forwarding and third party logistics services.
Transport Process & Management [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of freight management processes. Students will learn freight processes, shipper and carrier strategies, trends as well as documentation involved. Through the use of case scenarios, students will learn the use of terms of trade (incoterms), including its implications and real life applications.
Inventory Management [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles behind smooth and cost-effective inventory operations. With practical inventory concepts, students can analyse, fix dysfunctions within inventory systems, and compare key differences between finished goods inventory, raw materials and work-in-progress inventories.
Demand Forecasting & Resource Planning [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct demand forecasting within the supply chain system by exploring the intricate network of supplies, distributors and customers. By managing the information flow, students learn the fundamental principles of managing supplies through order management system that provides visibility to production and inventory stocks.
Purchasing & Supplier Management [30 hours]
This module aims to provide the primary concepts and skills needed to understand various sourcing 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 and measurement, supplier evaluation, management and development, worldwide sourcing, negotiation, contracts and ethics.
Sourcing Strategies and Procurement [30 hours]
This module aims to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required to perform various purchasing and sourcing responsibilities in an organisation. Topics in this module will include the evaluation and selection process of supplier, worldwide sourcing, the use of e-procurement systems, negotiation strategies, purchasing ethics, and managing of contracts.
Essentials of Warehouse Operations [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with an understanding on the conceptual framework of warehouse and distribution centre management. Students will learn the role of warehousing and its operations in the supply chain. Topics covered will include the process of warehouse operations from receipt, put away, pick and pack, to shipping.
Warehouse Design and Management [30 hours]
This module aims to provide students with the framework of the factors affecting the layout design and the location determinants for the placement of a warehouse. In addition, the storage and material handling systems that are employed in a warehouse will be included in this module.