MA6085 Organization Culture and Leadership in Projects

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



This course on Organization culture and leadership addresses a wide range of people, organization and cultural topics relevant to a project manager. This course curriculum is aligned to the content outlined in the Guide to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™, Sixth Edition). This course will help students to learn and reflect on the leadership skills that will be required by project managers as they navigate high complex and uncertain project environments. This course will also help students appreciate the role of leadership in shaping organization culture.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Project Management
- FlexiMasters in Project Management

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 16 Aug 2024 to 13 Dec 2024

    Time: 6.45pm - 9.45pm

    Venue: NTU Main Campus

    Registration Closing Date: 12 Jul 2024

By the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

1. Describe the elements of organizational culture;
2. Discuss the importance of organizational subcultures;
3. Discuss the conditions under which organizational cultural strength improves organizational performance;
4. Recognize the implications of leadership style and its impact on team and organizational performance;
5. Gain an understanding of the traditional models of leadership and current leadership theories;
6. To gain knowledge and understanding on a wide range of people, organizational and culture topics relevant to a project manager and;
7. Explain the differences between leading and managing so as to enable the student to be a better leader and better manager.

Topics covered:

Introduction to Organization Culture and Leadership
•Course introduction and objectives
• Project Organization Structures
• Organization Culture
• Introduction to leadership

Leadership Style and Trust Building
• Leadership Style and Interpersonal Skills
• Leadership – Trust Building Strategies
• Communication Management

Team Development and Management
• Teams- Learning and Development
• Team Motivation
• Project Team Conflict resolution

Managing Multicultural Project teams
• Managing Multicultural Project teams
• Virtual Leadership Challenges
• People Problems in Organizations

Group Presentations,  Assignments discussions and consultations Q & A and other discussions.

Working professionals employed in Project Management-related roles or have previous work experience in Project Management-related roles, so as to better benefit from and appreciate the course contents.

Learners are strongly recommended to complete MA6083 Project Budget and Cost Management and MA6084 Procurement and Contract Management in Projects as the pre-requisites.

Brief screening/shortlist of applicants involved in this course.

Standard Course Fee: S$3924

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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Dr Vidya Badrinarayanan

Dr. Vidya Badrinarayanan has been teaching management-related courses at MAE NTU for the past 8 years. She holds a PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a Double Master's Degree in Systems Engineering and Project Management from NTU and Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. Additionally, she has acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership from renowned institutions such as MIT, Tuck, and Columbia Business Schools. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras.

With over 20 years of experience in both industry and academia, she has gained a well-rounded experience. Prior to joining NTU, she successfully managed numerous information technology projects in the finance sector. She has extensive global experience, having worked in the United States, Singapore, and India. Her research interests primarily lie in the domains of Systems Engineering, Leadership, Team Development, and Project Management.

In her free time, Dr. Vidya enjoys travelling, playing chess, and solving puzzles.

MA6081 Fundamentals of Project Management3
MA6082 Management of Project Plan, Schedule and Resources3
MA6083 Project Budget and Cost Management3
MA6084 Procurement and Contract Management in Projects3

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Project Management (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Project Management (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.