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Course Overview

Business organisations operate in an environment that is becoming increasingly complex and competitive. Survival and prosperity of businesses go to those which are best able to adapt to the environment.  This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the political-legal, economic, social-cultural, technological environments of business.  While the focus of the course is on the external environment, the module will also examine the company’s internal environment.





The subject aims to equip students with current knowledge to:

  • Examine political/legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and ecological/ethical factors which affect business organisations.
  • Explore key issues which are important to understanding the business environment and learn how these impact the organisations

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

The first part, “Environmental Analysis”, will equip students with current trends in the environment. These trends may include (but do not have to be restricted to) the rise of India and China, globalisation of businesses, ageing population, changing role of women in society, social media, mobile commerce, corporate social responsibility etc.


In the second part, “Introduction to Law”, students will be given an introduction to the law that is needed in order to be acquainted with the business environment. These include an overview of the legal system and legislation, business entities, contract law and negligence.



Modes of Assessment


  • Discussion Forum
  • Project/s & Assignment/s
  • Class Participation





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Business Practice (Business Administration).


Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$112.92
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$166.92
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,097.82
Others & Repeat Students S$1,097.82

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.