Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is a critical capability in today’s multi-cultural global business environment, merely being aware of differences in culture is not enough. There is often an inability to communicate effectively across that cultural divide. The exact same message can be perceived in vastly different ways and with entirely different meaning. Through real-world case studies and learner-centered methodologies, students will be sensitized to the challenges of interacting and working in new and unfamiliar settings, be it in organizations on home-ground or in a different country. The take-away from this module is the ability to cope with varied organizational environments and a mind-set ready to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
This module explores political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental issues where business and society intersect in the current context of economic globalisation and industrial revolution. Current issues will be analysed from two different perspectives, first from the point of view of a business corporation or a company, whose primary concern would be whether these issues offer opportunities or pose a challenge to internationalising efforts. Second, from the point of view of society whose well-being and quality of life are profoundly affected by business activities and technological developments affecting the ways companies operate and conduct itself. Students will also learn how businesses can be more socially responsible and propose ways in which business and society can co-exist to enhance the mutual benefits to each other. At the end of this module, students will have a deeper and more holistic understanding of the mutual impacts of business and society in shaping the world we live in today and their underlying issues.
Arts and Humanities modules are designed to help you think critically and
communicate confidently, while developing a broader perspective. You can also
enhance your knowledge of other cultures by choosing to learn a foreign language
or sink your teeth into various media-related modules.
Driven by globalisation, today's business environment is changing at a
dizzying pace and throwing up many challenges to professionals. These modules
help you develop the skills needed to thrive in this environment.
Every day, we see huge advances in science and technology that have tremendous
implications for the world around us. To help you keep pace with these changes
and understand their impact, choose a module from Science and Technology.
This module introduces you to the current state of e-games as well as
future trends. It uses creative thinking to take you on the design journey
from basic idea to detailed game design. You will be exposed to key
concepts in electronic game design, be challenged to come up with your own
creative ideas and learn the various elements in structuring games. A
technical background is not required.
This module will introduce you to the most magical molecule you will
ever encounter in your life… DNA! Uncover the mysteries that
determine your heritage and define who you are. Learn how knowing your
genetic history can save your life. Discover the wonders of cloning and how
it has become a part of your life. You will also have the chance to explore
the world of genetically modified plants and animals.
Note: All students are required to attend a DNA profiling laboratory
session on a Saturday where they will get to extract their own
Learn about the impact of scale, colour, texture and space in the process of
creating something functional and artistically pleasing. You will be guided by
experts to understand the principles of design while you experience creating your
Note: Your own digital camera is required for this class.