Course Curriculum

7 Core Courses

The core modules are carefully set according to the programme objective and the talent training need. They form the pillars of the technopreneurship and innovation knowledge system. They not only reflect the unique features and the standard of this programme, but also set specific requirements on the basic quality and competence upon the students.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Introduces entrepreneurship and innovation concepts, and the entrepreneurial approach to new venture creation. Students learn to develop and apply entrepreneurial thinking systematically, with an emphasis on conceptualisation, planning, and starting of a business.

Entrepreneurial Marketing and Business Development

Introduces the marketing framework and business development strategies, supplemented with specific methodologies and tools to apply in real-life entrepreneurship scenarios.

New Venture Financing

Illustrates entrepreneurial financing from both the perspective of an entrepreneur looking to build his venture and the perspective of a venture capitalist looking to invest in promising startups.

Managing Growing Ventures

Introduces the framework of entrepreneurial management and strategies for startups seeking venture growth. Related topics of leadership, operations, human resources, supply chain, legal and regulatory issues are discussed in a โ€˜hands-onโ€™ format.

Technopreneurial Mindset

Presents a series of distinguished technology expert talks and facilitated reviews to walk the students through the specialised fields relating to technopreneurship and innovation, enabling students to develop a technopreneurship mindset.

Design and System Thinking

Discusses the roles that innovation and design play in entrepreneurship, including design thinking and the applications. System thinking knowledge and skills further enable students to develop a holistic way of managing and growing ventures.

Technopreneurship Challenge

This capstone course offers a unique case challenge that addresses real-life technopreneurship and/or innovation issues. Students form teams of different expertise to identify real-life problems and propose viable solutions.

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3 Electives

On top of the 7 core modules, this programme offers 6 electives which focus on three areas: Entrepreneurship Practice, New Venture Financing, and Entrepreneurship Policy for students to develop knowledge and skills for different roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Each student is required to take 3 out of 6 electives based on his/her interest.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICE

Entrepreneurial Decision Making

Through a state-of-the-art business simulator, students start new companies, develop and execute business strategy and plans, obtain equity investment, build the companies, execute strategies, through the competition in a virtual business world.

Technology Commercialisation

Provides a platform to examine technology trends and key issues in commercialising inventions and innovations, with an emphasis on successful transfer of technologies from a research environment to commercialise into successful products or services.

 

NEW VENTURE FINANCING

Venture Capital Investment

Introduces a systematic framework and related techniques pertaining to venture capital investment as a profession. Participants learn to develop an advanced level of skills on venture valuation and investment decision making.

Venture Capital Practice

Examines a substantial number of real-life venture capital and private equity investment cases at advanced level, covering investment cycles, from fund raising, deal screening, negotiations, fund management, to performance reporting.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy

Reviews theories and empirical research on the relation between entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth, from both historical and international perspectives.

Ecosystem Development

Discusses various elements that foster successful ecosystems โ€“ universities, accelerators, incubators, venture capital, banks, labor laws, intellectual property rights, etc., and the winning strategies.

 

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Experiential Components

ADVENTURE LEARNING BOOTCAMP
OVERSEAS IMMERSION PROGRAMME
The Overseas Immersion Programme comprises corporate visits, workshops/seminars at leading colleges and provides participants with an eye-opening and thought-provoking learning experience. Through this learning journey, participants further enhance their knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosystem and gain a stronger sense of current trends and emerging phenomena of entrepreneurship.

The arrangement of Adventure Learning Bootcamp and Overseas Immersion Programme are subject to various conditions. The decisions about the time, places, and duration or alternative arrangement (if any) are fully under the discretion of NTC. If the Adventure Learning Bootcamp and Overseas Immersion Programme are not arranged due to any reason or if a student is unable to participate, no refund will be made.

 

*NTC reserves the rights to make changes according to circumstances

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