Globalisation and digital transformation have made the business world a powerful tool and influential place. Within the business environment constantly changing, professional skills and practical knowledge are becoming more demanding to dominate the business world.
Leading a delegation of SUSS Executive Management Programme on a trip to Cambodia last Thursday, Mr Cheong Hee Kiat, president of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Professor Patrick H. M. Loh gave an exclusive interview to Youth Today at The Shop Toul Kork to discuss the challenges facing business people and what special programmes are being offered by SUSS, via the Executive Management Programme (EMP), to solve those issues.
“There are many successful businessmen in Singapore, with the same situation here in Cambodia. They are successful in doing their business but they need to learn more regarding business strategies and leadership capacity so that they can manage their business in a stable way for the long term,” said president Cheong.
The EMP is an intensive and interactive programme which is designed to enrich business managers with leadership skills and insights to see the business world in a deeper context.
Ranking as the sixth autonomous university in Singapore, the Executive Management Programme (at the Singapore University of Social Sciences will develop your capacity in areas such as strategy, creativity and leadership to enable you to see the current business trends and challenges that affect your business development.
To maintain a successful business, executive managers need to be well equipped with critical thinking, digital literacy, problem-solving and leadership capabilities, while ensuring that the need for sustainability, social responsibility and ethical practices are met, said Professor Loh.
Developed by leading facility, business researchers and industry experts, each course of the Executive Management Programme centres mainly on specific cases which provide participants with business strategies, skills development and management technique.
Prof Loh explained that “The programme curriculum took more than four years of researching with the businessmen and leading faculty in business to design because we want to understand clearly the facing issues and compulsory techniques which people in business need to know.”
Within the Executive Management Programme, the unique features which make this course special includes the intensive curriculum, flexibility of the course and the network expansion done by students during the programme.
It provides an immersive learning experience where students have a vibrant discussion with leading business peers, explore international best practice and apply practical solutions to business and management challenges at their workplace.
Business executives will be able to understand business strategy in a deeper context by using real world case studies and meeting with specialized business speakers to learn more about management knowledge in classes.