Provides students with an understanding of basic statistics concepts and their relevance to the business environment. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimations, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, and index numbers. Statistical software and computer-based learning (CBL) packages are also introduced.
The first part of the module provides students with basic knowledge of management principles in planning, organising and controlling. Topics on organisational culture and change management are also included. The second part focuses on OB (Organisational Behaviour) topics such as personality, perception, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
Introduces the basics in marketing to students. Topics include the strategic marketing management process, market opportunities analysis and target market selection. The elements of the marketing mix will also be examined. An integrated approach will be adopted to discuss how these elements can be blended to produce an effective marketing programme.
Microeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the basic microeconomic concepts which are needed in decision-making processes. It also enables students to have a better understanding of the larger economic environment and to relate the concepts taught to real world situations.
Macroeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic concepts and applications which are needed in decision-making processes in the business world. It also enables students to have a better understanding and appreciation of the larger economic environment that they are facing.
Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. Significant areas are the double entry concept, accounting process, special journals, subsidiary ledgers and control accounts, and the financial statements of merchandising businesses. This also includes an understanding of the control and accounting for cash, inventories and fixed assets, goods and services tax, partnership and fundamental accounting principles. An accounting software will be introduced.
This module aims to give students a broad overview of the different sectors of Singapore's open economy and the different functions and processes of a business enterprise. It also explains the role, responsibilities and code of conduct of the students' chosen professions. In addition, students will learn the importance of creativity and business innovation in enhancing the value and competitiveness of the enterprise.
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
This module aims to equip students with a working knowledge of some aspects of information technology. Students will learn about practical skills in industrial standard application software in PowerPoint presentation, Word processing, Electronic spreadsheet, and Database management.
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
This module aims to introduce students to the financial objectives and financial environment of a firm. It covers the basic concepts of financial analysis, planning and control, risk and return, time value of money, and stock and bond valuations.
Commences with the basic features of the Singapore legal system. It then proceeds to introduce students to the basic principles of contract law, the Sale of Goods Act, the law of tort, cheques, agency and intellectual property. The legal aspects of business organisations will also be covered.
Provides students with an understanding of the importance of performance management in an organisation. It provides knowledge on the performance management process, methods for assessing and managing performance. Students will develop skills in conducting performance interviews and handling difficult situations in performance management.
Introduces students to the importance of using a HR Information System (HRIS) to manage employee information and how an effective HRIS can meet the informational needs of Human Resources. There will be hands-on practices on a leading HRIS software.
Introduces the theories and practical applications of basic counselling skills in both organisational and business contexts. Topics include basic counselling and psychotherapy theories, techniques, and application of these knowledge and skills at the workplace. Students will have the chance to practise and apply these skills in class demonstrations.
Aims to expose students to the influence of social psychology on organisation negotiation and conflict management. Conflict management styles would be identified and negotiation skills are applied to effect a cooperative, win-win negotiation by applying psychological and sociological theory to practical situations.
Provides students with a working knowledge of the research techniques used in Human Resource Management research. Topics dealt with include research systems and activities, research designs, data collection methods, data analyses, fieldwork operations and preparation of research reports.
Provides students with knowledge of training and development issues. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes. Topics such as training needs analysis, training design and its constraints, training methods and audiovisual aids, and the development of an effective training programme will be covered.
Provides students with an understanding of the importance of recruitment and selection of staff in an organisation. Recruitment methods and selection techniques that are relevant and useful to the assessment of candidates’ skills and competencies will be covered. Students will develop skills in recruitment and selection through simulation exercises.
This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of the different dimensions of culture and the concept of ethics in business. It aims to strengthen the student ability to understand, predict and handle diverse situations that occur in a multicultural work environment.
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to
conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social
cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply
suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to
trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment,
and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of
themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
Students are taught how to write effective cover letters and resumes, to develop a portfolio and to handle job interviews. They also learn the importance of personal grooming and business etiquette to prepare them for the work place.
Provides students with an understanding of the current industrial relations climate, the tripartite system, employee engagement and involvement, industrial relations negotiation process, issues and problems encountered by management in dealing with their employees and/or unions.
Provides the foundational building blocks for students to relate the impact of internationalisation of organisations to their HRM practices, in particular, the increasing challenges and choices available within international HRM. Global HRM is characterised by HRM practices that cut across cultures and national boundaries.
Introduces students to work psychology in an organisation. Areas covered include the impact of work motivation and satisfaction, learning styles and vocational choices of employees. This enables students to act as facilitators in employee development.
Provides students with an understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s employment law which include the Employment Act, Industrial Relations Act, Trade Unions Act, Trade Disputes Act,
Work Injury Compensation Act, and the Retirement & Re-employment Act.
Aims to engage students in a research study on a human resource (HR) and business psychology-related topic. With this, not only will the students gain an enhanced understanding of the area, they will also be exposed to writing for research projects. This module requires the submission of a report that will be based on research work on any of the areas covered in the course.
Introduces students to the process of starting a new venture. It provides students with a basic understanding of the financial, operational and marketing issues involved in setting up and managing a small business.
Introduces students to the evolving field of electronic business. It provides students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for making strategic and operations decisions on e-business technology and its business applications. Students learn strategies from the business and technology perspectives, including business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), marketing, security, payment systems, design and infrastructure. Latest trends and developments in electronic business are also discussed.
This module aims to identify the important new media trends and understand how companies are responding to the rapidly evolving digital world of user generated content, consumer communities and other new forms of communications such as social networking and tagging.
The module is proposed for students who do not have 'O ' level Additional Mathematics background. It aims to introduce to the students the basic concepts of Algebra and Calculus as well as to illustrate and instil in them how they can be used to solve problems in business and economic applications.
Please note: Course structure subjected to change.
“It was a dream come true. I was right in choosing the DHRMP course because I have been given endless opportunities to learn new things and discover my hidden capabilities!”
Koh Hui Juan Clarine DHRMP Graduate 2011
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