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Bachelor of Business (Management & Innovation) (Top-Up) - awarded by Victoria University – Australia

The Bachelor of Business (Management & Innovation) has been developed by Victoria University, Australia in conjunction with LSBF, Singapore. It provides an opportunity for current Higher and Advanced Diploma graduates in Business Studies to further their studies with Victoria University at LSBF Singapore.

Programme Aims

If you're a budding entrepreneur or would like to pursue a business career within organisations, this course will give you the insights you need to build on your management skills and creativity. This degree will help to develop creative knowledge and nurture unique ideas. You'll gain theoretical and practical skills to build innovative organisations through the management of a creative and diverse mobile workforce.

Upon graduation, your learnings will help you think strategically about business models, emerging technological approaches and innovative measures – all of which will help you stay a step ahead in your industry.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically review, synthesise and adapt business theories to analyse authentic contemporary problems in a variety of domestic and international contexts appreciating the value of diversity and intercultural settings;
  • Exhibit professional judgement in the selection and use of common business tools to support decision-making and project management in a general business context;
  • Critically evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex business problems;
  • Analyse and reflect on the impact of contemporary external (strategy, cultural and other competitive pressures) and internal factors (structure, culture and systems) to achieve effective business practices;
  • Critically review and apply practical, effective and ethically responsible solutions with initiative and professional judgement to a range of business-related challenges at both strategic and operational levels;
  • Contribute effectively, with personal accountability for outcomes in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner whilst acknowledging the contributions of others in achieving both individual and team goals;
  • Clearly and coherently communicate independent insights and ideas using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Exemplify personal awareness, self-motivation, change readiness and resilience in response to dynamic environments/conditions; and,
  • Reflect lifelong learning attributes including autonomous, self-directed learning skills and habits.
Mode of Delivery
  • Lectures,
  • Case studies and exercises
  • Class discussion
Course Duration
Full-time
  • Course Duration = 18 Months
  • Monday to Friday
Part-time
  • Course Duration = 18 Months
  • 3 hours per lesson
  • 3 lessons per week
Course Intakes

Full Time and Part Time - February, June, October 2018

Entry Requirements
  • Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:
    • LSBF Higher Diploma in Business Studies
    • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Business Studies
    • Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field
    • Students, who have obtained equivalent qualifications in relevant fields, will be assessed case-by-case and subjected to university approval.
  • Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:

    English entry requirements into VU undergraduate programs for international students requires evidence that students have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

    • IELTS* (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL* Internet: Overall score of 66. Section score no less than:
      • Listening: 12
      • Speaking: 18
      • Reading: 15
      • Writing: 21
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)*: Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)
    • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE)*: Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.
    • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved
    • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): B grade

    *IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

    If students have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, they may be eligible for an English language exemption.

  • Exceptions

    Students, who have other qualifications, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Minimum Age:

    18 years or above

Module Synopsis

MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION MAJOR

Strategic Management
Students study normative theories and models of organisation strategy, policy and decision making to critically assess their value to the organisation and its stakeholders. Through this study, students will develop knowledge, personal skills and competencies in the application of the strategic management principles to contemporary organisations.

Business Ethics
Improving ethical standards and learning how to make appropriate ethical judgements in different contexts is a critical aspect of business practice in today's increasingly complex and globalised social and economic environment. Students will be involved in a number of activities that address ethical issues associated with business practice. They will evaluate questions of business responsibility in relation to globalisation, corporate social responsibility, stakeholders, and the ethics of environmental sustainability that characterise business situations.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The aims of this unit are: to provide an in-School study of the concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship and an appreciation of the environment in which they are practiced and to study and appraise the theory and practice of resource acquisition and utilisation. This unit includes the following topics: opportunity recognition; the innovation, entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial process; new venture ideas; market opportunities; competitive advantage; human resource issues; personal ethics; identifying and marshalling key stakeholders; financial considerations: acquisition of resources, and ownership and structure; innovators in action: managing rapid growth, managing a troubled organisation, and crafting a personal strategy.

Knowledge Management Practices for Innovative Organisations
Students investigate the significance of managing knowledge within organisations for successful collaborative innovations. The subject includes the following topics: sources and forms of knowledge; organisational memory and learning; developing knowledge systems; documents in electronic environments; and knowledge management tools. Students will investigate the alignment of knowledge management and business strategy for innovation, and discuss managing an innovative culture and change. The selling and measuring knowledge management, and using knowledge for competitive advantage will be debated and critiqued.

Entrepreneurial Business Issues
This unit aims to develop a deeper understanding of a range of issues important to the success of entrepreneurial business. Topics include opportunity recognition; business planning; innovative marketing; entrepreneurial management issue and franchising.

International Management
This unit investigates the critical factors impacting upon management in an international context. Students explore the role of management in any nationality, encouraging a truly global perspective in dealing with dynamic management issues in foreign and local environments. Culture is considered from a management perspective and also evaluated in a global context. Various theories, models and frameworks will be introduced that provide different perspectives on understanding and managing internationally.

Managing Organisational Change
In this unit students will develop approaches to, and methods of, change that foster organisational responsiveness to the rapidly changing and competitive environment. The aim of this unit is to provide you with a clear understanding of some key changes necessary for organisations to bring about innovative and sustainable ways of achieving improved business performance and the issues underlying these. Understanding organisational change will help students imagine how organisations will continue to change over the next decades, and how this might affect employees, organisations and the community. This unit provides students with a framework for rethinking their organisational change and management experiences, and for gaining a critical appreciation of future change management practices that creates a pathway for organisational innovation. Students will understand how to lead and manage change.

International Business Challenge
The unit focusses on engagement with global business particularly in Asia, business project management and career development and management. The unit continues the development of academic, professional and personal skills commenced in the First Year units and in particular in the Integrated Business Challenge unit.
The International Business Challenge unit provides an international context to analyse the trends and opportunities in the global market through a problem solving and project management framework via an international project. Students develop an intercultural understanding from a personal, professional and business perspective as well as an appreciation of the distinctive nature of working in diverse local and global communities.

Applied Business Challenge
This is a capstone unit which focuses on the development, demonstration and application of students skills around the themes of leadership and challenge provides a thematic link from the Business Challenge stream as well as business specialisations. In this unit, students will demonstrate their understanding of the business environment and the knowledge and skills required for professional practice. The assessments emulate professional practice by combining multi-disciplinary, simulation and research based projects.

Applied Business Statistics
The focus of this unit is to expose students to statistical techniques that are specific to the areas of business, economics and finance. Students will develop an understanding and ability to use these techniques across a range of empirical problems. The application of such techniques will involve collection of relevant data, the use of professionally popular computer software and the interpretation and use of computer outputs.
Topics include sampling methods and estimation of point and confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; non-parametric tests; analysis of variance; Chi-square tests; multiple regression and residual analysis; discriminant analysis and factor analysis.

Operations Management
Operations Management is one the specialised units of Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) course. This unit is a gateway to other specialised units of the course. The unit aims to empower business graduates to develop the ability to understand and analyse specific operational problems and to propose solutions. This requires a thorough understanding of both the operations management principles and techniques so as to be able to apply this knowledge in practice. This unit includes the following topics: operations function in manufacturing and service industries; the planning and control of the operations process; application of operations management tools and techniques.

Corporate Finance
This unit investigates alternative financing proposals that firms may face in both the shorter and longer term. Through this process students develop a high level of financial literacy enabling them to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex financial information including knowledge of theoretical and practical developments in finance and solving complex problems through the application of specific techniques of analysis.

Course fee

Local students: SGD$18,000
International Students: SGD$21,000

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