Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Business School

Nanyang Business School - Undergraduate Programmes

Course Description

BU8642 Leadership in the 21st Century

Acad Unit: 3
Pre-requisite: NIL

Course Description:
You will learn practical skills and techniques for networking, teamworking, managing and leading people at work (eg., setting goals, delegating work, conducting a staff meeting, coaching employees, impressing various stakeholders).

The assessment will actually be fun and will provide further learning for you! It involves a real world project, some independent research into leadership concepts, and self-reflection on your own leadership style.

Weekly seminars will involve lots of discussions, roleplays, and group activities, so be prepared to experience many aspects of leadership for real!


This course begins in week 1 of semester. The learning opportunities and their assessments and team projects begin from weeks 1 & 2 and continue throughout the 13 weeks of semester. If you are serious about getting the most out of this course, you should be prepared to participate actively in all seminars from week 1 to week 13.