Singapore University of Social Sciences

Business Skills and Management (BUS100)

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: Business Administration

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

BUS100 aims to provide students with key business skills, and problem discovery and solving abilities using various techniques, such as spreadsheet-driven analysis. Industry-derived case studies and a business management simulation game will be deployed to provide students with experiential learning. Through an interactive, experiential learning platform, students would learn about the various functions of a business entity ranging from leadership, finance and accounting, analytics, operations, human resource management, marketing and business intelligence. The course helps students to learn about these various functions of a typical business and their interrelationships, as well as the complexities of managing a business. In addition, leadership and management concepts (such as planning, controlling, and decision-making) as well as the Business Excellence framework will be discussed. This course equips students with the necessary life skills to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing work environment. As the course remains primarily skills-oriented, it continues to comprise of only in-course assessments (i.e. OCAS).

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Business Excellence Framework
  • Leadership and Planning
  • Modeling and Problem Solving in Business
  • Creating Value for Customers
  • Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Managing Operations
  • Financial Analysis using Spreadsheet
  • Managing People
  • Analysing and Planning Human Resource
  • Evaluating Performance Results
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainties

Learning Outcome

  • Define types of business functions, business problems and managerial decision-making processes
  • Explain the concepts of business excellence framework
  • Apply analysis principles and spreadsheet techniques to analyse business issues
  • Identify modeling strategies to deal with the changing business environment
  • Show how adaptive organisations respond to changes
  • Develop strategies that help manage risks and uncertainties
  • Implement models with realistic assumptions to improve decision making
  • Analyse business models in terms of key performance indicators
  • Acquire insights and make recommendations to improve business
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