|1st Semester||Break||2nd Semester|
|Jan – May||May – Jul||Aug – Dec|
|5 Modules (20 MCs)||5 Modules (20 MCs)|
This applies to students enrolled in the single degree MSc in Management programme. For more information about our double degree MSc in Management programme with CEMS MIM, please click here.
The MSc in Management programme is a full-time programme. You are required to complete 40 Modular Credits (MCs) offered by NUS Business School over two semesters:
This module focuses on economic growth, politics, culture, and institutions in Asian countries. The first half of the course examines relationships between economic growth, institutions, culture, and management practices. The second half of the course covers industrial policy, trade, and global financial flows.
This module explore some of the latest discoveries in behavioural science that are applicable to leading ourselves and organisations across the globe. Students apply the research findings to design new ways of leading organisations that will create a sustainable competitive advantage for the business, as well as wellbeing for its members.
Behavioral Economics combines economic and psychological principles to explain observed economic behaviors that both violate the rationality assumption and deviate from standard prediction.
This module provides a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analyses and valuation context. Students will be exposed to key concepts and tools for the purposes of analysing a firm’s performance and determining its fundamental value.
This module uses the “Models, Data, Decisions” framework to develop an analytical mindset and prepare participants to tackle business problems in a data-rich era. Focus is on sound model development and practical problem solving rather than software technicalities.
This course prepares students with fundamental knowledge of using R, a powerful complete analytical environment, to organise, visualise, and analyse data. It covers the machine learning techniques such as regression, classification, clustering, text analytics, LDA, and PCA, and their applications in business areas across HR, management, marketing, etc. Through practicing the complete data analytics cycle, students to train to be future-ready, data-sensitive, and data-minded managers.
This module aims to develop students, as future managers, in the core competencies needed to communicate with influence in the 21st century workplace that is characterised by constant change, cultural diversity and a networked environment. Students will learn pertinent management communication and language principles, concepts and techniques in order to lead and motivate teams, secure cooperation, support and commitment, and create buyins from stakeholders for strategies proposed in response to needs or opportunities.
This module provides a comprehensive coverage of concepts, tools, and techniques with an emphasis on uncovering, generating, and interpreting business-relevant consumer insights. Topics include consumer needs analysis, consumer learning and information search, consumer decision-making, and social influence. The module is targeted at intellectually motivated students interested in pursuing careers in general management, marketing, entrepreneurship, business consulting, as well as not-for-profit marketing.
Consumer Culture Theory (CCT) is a synthesising framework that examines the sociocultural, experiential, symbolic and ideological aspects of consumption. The tenets of CCT research are aligned with consumer identity projects, marketplace cultures, the sociohistorical patterning of consumption, and mass-mediated marketplace ideologies and consumers’ interpretive strategies. In this course, we will explore the dynamic relationships among consumer actions, the marketplaces and cultural meanings.
This course will provide a strong conceptual foundation in corporate finance. Main topics include risk and return of individual securities and portfolios, cost of capital, capital budgeting, valuations of bonds, stocks and firms, efficient market hypothesis, behavioural finance, and FinTech. Finance theory will be used to solve practical problems faced by financial managers.
This course prepares students for winning in the Emerging Markets using students’ questions, curiosity, case studies of spectacular success stories and hard lessons learnt. The class discussions will address unique complexities, challenges and opportunities in emerging countries and help students to articulate global impact and implications for management strategy and business operations.
This module aims to raise the understanding of the significance of Design Thinking, Business Modeling & Lean LaunchPad; and its innovative applications to businesses.
C-Suites are recognising the competitive advantage of ethical leadership and values based decision making. This course provides a practical foundation for how to achieve a triple bottom line through a strategy that embraces business sustainability i.e. economic success through Environment, Social (Labour/Human Rights) and Governance (“ESG”) actions and decisions that current and future leaders can drive and embed within their organisations – established corporations, start-up ventures, family owned businesses, consulting firms, for profit, not for profit, SMEs etc.
This module analyses the problems unique to family firms and discusses the solutions such as setting up good governance within the family and the firm to minimise such agency problems; structuring the ownership so as not to lose control while benefiting from external finance such as M&A, IPO, private equity funds; and succession planning.
This course is designed to introduce students to human behavior in organisational contexts across the globe. The study of organisations involves examining processes at the individual, group and organisational levels. This course will mainly focus on the individual and group level of analysis. As this is a class that focuses on Global Management, it will also emphasise crossnational and cultural differences.
This module introduces students to the strategic framework, and provides opportunities to apply this framework in a global setting. Students will be given the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge using strategic frameworks while considering different perspectives when applying firm strategy at a global level. Effectively, students should enhance their process/dynamic capabilities in order to deal effectively with key management issues and challenges facing companies with worldwide operations as seen by the managers themselves.
The course will cover key supply chain concepts and management trade-offs in operationalising strategy. It will integrate functional areas into a holistic perspective, and provide frameworks for analysing global supply chain configurations and realignment. It will examine the impact of macroeconomic trends, new technologies and new business models on supply chains, and how to plan for supply chain risk and disruption.
This module explores the link between macroeconomics, financial markets and policy in Asia, from a structural as well as cyclical perspective. The course draws on and extends many analytical tools of macro and international finance.
The digital economy has posed new challenges to traditional marketing strategies. Social media, big data and mobile communications have opened up new opportunities for businesses to engage with consumers. Businesses need to both increase and strengthen their presence in the digital world, as that is facing major disruptions in all industries. This module complements the existing marketing modules by introducing the frameworks, methodologies and tools for marketers in the digital economy.
This module is based on learning by doing and learning by coaching, and places a strong emphasis on active learning. It will be a hands-on course, in which the participating students will be asked to develop own ideas and will have to test them; they will also have to practice the “lean startup methodology” in customer discovery and validation. Enterprising participants will also take their idea to actual stage of minimum viable product with an initial go-to-market validation by the end of this course.
This course is designed for students to bridge the knowing-doing gap. To this end, every class session will involve hands-on application of concepts in problem sets that students will work as teams. The course will bring together varied viewpoints on pricing and weld together theory and practice into a meaningful educational experience.
This course covers major private equity investment types including venture capital, growth capital, and buyouts. The course format will include lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and hands-on simulation. Topics will cover the entire private equity investment cycle from fund raising, structuring to deal screening, valuation, investment negotiations to post-investment value add and exits. Cases highlighted are deliberately diverse; from technology to traditional and spans different geographies (US, UK, China, Korea, Singapore).
This course prepares students for understanding the potential that big data unlocks in changing the way we structure, plan and make decisions using students’ questions, curiosity, case studies of spectacular success stories and hard lessons learnt. The class discussions will address unique complexities, challenges and opportunities in harnessing the power of big data and help students to articulate impact on decision making and implications for management strategy and business operations.
This course will explore how thought leaders deal with uncertainty in the digital landscape regarding, among other things, regulatory regimes, complex value chains and increasingly fragmented markets. With an emphasis on Asia, the course will examine how business managers leverage technology to achieve positive outcomes.
The objective of this course is to give students a well-rounded understanding of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), and the essential role that valuation analysis plays as part of an M&A transaction. The course will provide the students with a framework for analysing transactions including understanding strategic rationale, valuation methodologies, deal structures and bidding strategies.
This module aims to provide students with a nuanced view of the structure of the venture capital industry and the relationships between venture capitalists and both limited partners and the firms in which they invest. It prepares students (i) to manage private equity funds, (ii) to raise capital for entrepreneurial ventures, and (iii) to choose among private equity investments.
The main objective of this course is to examine the often neglected darker side of the organisation i.e., deviant and unethical behaviours at the workplace. We will also discuss the issues of organisational misconduct and corporate ethics. Both the employee and organisation will be the subjects of analysis. The course is aimed at providing an understanding and analysis of deviant behaviours, corporate wrongdoing and organisational ethics.
Our module offerings are periodically reviewed and are subject to changes.
To stay and complete the programme, you must maintain a CAP of at least 3.0. In the event that you are unable to maintain a CAP of 3.0 and above, the following scenarios may occur: