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MiniMasters in General Management

Course Overview

This course will equip you with the necessary skill to run modern enterprises, focusing on key aspects of business strategy, people management, operations, and company governance. 

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to transfer earned credits towards Nanyang MBA/PMBA degrees.

  • How You will Benefit
  • How MiniMastersTM in General Management Works
  • Admission Requirements​​​
    A bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field from a recognised institution. 

    Recommended prior knowledge of Management Studies. 

    Writing, speaking, and presentation ability in English. 

    At any time, Nanyang Executive Education Admissions Office reserves the right to accept or reject the application of any participant without assigning any reason whatsoever and the Office's decision will be final. ​

  • Course Schedule & Details​
    Course ​Month [2021] ​Run Dates
    Operations ​Feb ​

    ​6, 20, 27

    Business Ethics and Company Governance
    ​​Mar 13, 14, 27, 28
    ​People Management ​Apr

    17, 24

    8, 15
    Strategic Management​

    22, 29

    5, 12
    *University will have the final decision on the mode of delivery for the class ( Physical or Online) and students will be notified accordingly.
    *Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date,venue and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.
  • Course: Business Ethics and Company Governance
    Business Ethics & Corporate Governance (BE&CG) will stimulate the mindset of managers and leaders to balance the key, often conflicting priorities faced in leadership, business, government, family owned businesses and in the not-for-profit work environment. The aim is to develop strategies to make difficult, but crucial organisational decisions considering the dynamic external environment. 

    BE&CG provides insights into what it takes to develop and/or strengthen an effective governance structure to enable the organisation to meet increasingly challenging goals aligned with different stakeholders’ sometimes conflicting needs. We will discuss pertinent and topical issues to provoke you to think about what accountability and responsible risk-taking really mean and foster an understanding of incorporating and embedding ethical practices in your strategy.

    We will cover Ethical Leadership; Corporate Social Responsibility (Human Rights, Labour and the Environment); Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Corporate Governance.

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Better understand key concepts and principles related to ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and corporate governance
    2. Build on an ethical foundation and apply appropriate frameworks to resolve issues
    3. Enhance your knowledge and skills to implement and/or reinforce an ethical culture
    4. Ensure the design of the governance structure is appropriate to steer and manage a sustainable business given the changing regulatory landscape and changing social values

  • Course: Operations 
    The operations function in an organisation is responsible for the design, control, and improvement of systems concerned with the production and delivery of goods and services. As operations account for a significant portion of the value add and cost in any business, even a small advantage in operations can mean the difference between winning and losing in a competitive marketplace.

    In this course, we will demonstrate that operations management can serve two purposes: (1) to support corporate strategy, and (2) to inspire business model innovation. To succeed in either of these two endeavours, this course will introduce the fundamental concepts, best practices, and key challenges/issues in managing business operations. 

    The course will use a mix of case studies, readings, exercises, and lectures to convey the course content. This course is particularly relevant if you are interested in a consulting career or have entrepreneurial inclinations. If you are interested in other business functions such as finance or marketing, you may appreciate the material in this course as it provides a better perspective on the overall workings of a business organisation.
  • Course: People Management - Leadership & Talent Management
    The business world today is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). In the current fourth industrial revolution and the coming fifth industrial revolution, technological innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI) and dextrous robots, and advancements in neuroscience will fundamentally change the way we work. How would you lead as a leader when you do not have all the answers? To help you answer this question, the module is designed for you to gain better self-awareness when working within teams and alongside ‘machines’. It will prepare you to lead yourself and teams authentically in a VUCA workplace within a world with ‘less work’. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Know yourself as a leader
    2. Understand others from their perspectives
    3. Appreciate the importance of developing your social networks
    4. Apply appropriate leadership approaches to lead teams effectively
    5. Envision the bigger context of your leadership role

    Talent Management
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming an integral part of our workplace. While we may not know for sure how it will impact work, we know it will be disruptive. AI can help us select people, monitor performance, and deliver results. AI can provide us with insightful people analytics at a click on our mobile device. AI can also measure the value-add of talent attraction and retention. How should we manage talent in this era of intensified man-machine integration?  

    This course uses a Five-level Talent Management Framework to guide you in managing talent in such a work environment.  Specifically, you will learn about the strategic role of talent management in ensuring an organisation’s success. You will master hands-on, how to design a talent development system that promotes learning anytime, anywhere. You will also assess the impacts of strong and weak network ties in attracting and retaining talent. You will explore the advantages of LinkedIn and guanxi in giving you the competitive edge in talent attraction and retention. Backed by theoretical motivation frameworks, you will design incentive mechanisms that motivate the best performance from people. Finally, you will develop a broader perspective of talent management by envisioning employer branding.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the strategic role of talent management 
    2. Apply the Five-level Talent Management Framework to develop strategies for different management scenarios  
    3. Leverage HR technology to support talent management
    4. Develop an employer branding strategy
  • Course: Strategic Management 
    This course introduces students to key concepts and frameworks that are current in corporate sustainability. It holistically examines the strategies and policies businesses put in place to address the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic performance. The course begins by exploring how external global, political, societal, and technological factors influence business practices for sustainability. We will then take an in-depth look at major frameworks businesses use, in different industry contexts, to formulate sustainability strategies, and how these are implemented. Next, the course considers how firms interact with partners along the supply chain, and other external stakeholders, to manage their triple bottom line. The class will look at how companies track, measure, and monitor their progress, and how green reputations can be managed. We will finish by taking a look at the future of business and sustainability.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Be able to define the meaning of sustainability in the context of corporate activity
    2. Make sense of key conceptual frameworks in business sustainability, and know how to apply them in practice
    3. Pull information from various sources, and filter and assess these for relevance, reliability, and rigour
    4. Critically evaluate ideas, synthesise arguments, reconcile divergent points of view, and develop logical conclusions about business sustainability
    5. Examine the tensions that arise from firms having to meet multiple social and environmental demands, and reason what trade-offs firms need to make
    6. Feel confident in your own ability to join the conversation on sustainability in private and in the classroom setting
    7. Inspire others around you, and engage them, and share knowledge and ideas through meaningful exchanges
    8. Refine your interaction with team members to maximize your group performance
  • Pathway to NBS Master's Programmes

    Participants who attain an NBS MiniMastersTM may choose to stack it towards a Full NBS Master’s programme. Upon meeting admission requirements, participants may choose the following pathway:​​​

    ​NBS MiniMastersTM ​Stackable to Full NBS Master's Programme
    ​MiniMastersTM in General Management ​General MBA or Professional MBA
    Accreditation of courses completed under the NBS MiniMastersTM to a Full NBS Master’s programme will be subject to the current accreditation policy:
    a. Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into a Master’s programme
    b. The grade obtained for the course must be at least a C+ (subjected to change for specific Master’s programmes)
    c. The validity period for exemption/credit transfer of a course is five years from the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript
    d. The course must not have been used for exemption/credit transfer into another programme

    Admission to Full NBS Master’s programme
    Participants have to meet all required admission standards of the selected Master’s programme. ​
  • Funding and Fees

    ​Fee before
    ​funding (excluding GST)
    ​Fee after funding
    (excluding GST)​​
    Fee after
    (including GST)
    ​Full Fee S$18,750.00 S$18,750.00​ S$20,062.50​​
    Singapore Citizens / PR​ 
    (aged ≥ 21)​
    Course Fee Grant - up to 70%
    S$18,750.00 ​​S$5,625.00 S$6,018.75
    Singapore Citizens (aged  40)
    MCES1 - up to 90%
    S$18,750.00 S$1,875.00​ S​$2,268.75​
    ​SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
    ETSS2 - up to 90%
    S$18,750.00 ​S$1,875.00 S$2,268.75
    NTU Alumni
    Fee payable to NBS​ after 70% SSG Funding and use of $1,600 Alumni Credits
    S$18,750.00 S$4,418.75​
    NTU Class of 2020
    Fee payable to NBS after 70% SSG Funding and use of $3,200 Alumni Credits and NTU Class2020 COVID-19 support​
    S$18,750.00​ S$0,000.00

    1. Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
    2. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here​.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. Participants can submit their SkillsFuture Credit claims by logging in Please click here​ for "How do I submit a claim for Skillsfuture credit?" and other FAQs.​​

    Funding Requirements
    - Participant must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for the course.
    - Participant must complete a written assessment on the final day of the course

    Participants do not need to contact Skillsfuture or SkillsConnect for funding prior to course registration. NTU will handle the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.​

  • Venue
    In person training will be held on NTU Campus (50 Nanyang Ave, 639798).​

    Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the venue, date and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.​
  • Contact Us
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MiniMastersTM in General Management​

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