Singapore University of Social Sciences

Principles of Management

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


Synopsis

A comprehensive overview of relevant management principles and practices as applied in contemporary organizations, this course focuses on management theories, philosophies, and functions.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in MyUniSIM. 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.

Topics

  • Evolution of Management
  • Essence of Management
  • Essentials of Management: Planning and Organizing
  • Essentials of Management: Staffing
  • Essentials of Management: Controlling
  • Ecology of Management: Motivation and Leadership
  • Environment of Management

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the concept of management, and compare the classical, behavioral, and management science approaches to management.
  • Compare the various communication skills and techniques used in business, and describe the various approaches to decision-making.
  • Explain the basic forms of international business organizations, and describe the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities for business firms.
  • Explain basic planning and strategy concepts, and describe the basic concepts of operations management.
  • Compare the concepts of power, authority, and responsibility; and describe the various forms of organizational structure.
  • Describe the basic tenets of work groups and work teams, and identify the key elements of staffing, including human resource planning, recruiting, and selection.
  • Explain the concept of control, describe the various types of controls used in business organizations, and describe the basic issues of operations control.
  • Describe the various approaches to motivation, and explain the primary methods used to appraise performance.
  • Describe the various tools used to develop employees and managers, and explain the various theories of leadership.
  • Describe the various approaches to managing change, conflict, and stress.
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