Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme

MSc TIP Admission

Course Overview

The MSc TIP focuses on educating and nurturing leaders for the entrepreneurship ecosystem, through academic knowledge acquisition, entrepreneurial mindset cultivation, and business skillset development. It empowers participants with competency, and leverage on technology to create to create social and economic value for the society.


Course Duration

1 year

Course Mode


Course Intake

July 2024


Course Details

Offered by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2002, the Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (MSc TIP) equips students with essential entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to turn novel ideas into successful ventures. NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur) is a key player in innovation and entrepreneurship education at Nanyang Technological University, the first Kauffman Campus outside the United States established through a partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. NTUpreneur spearheads entrepreneurship education in the region and offers a springboard for participants with entrepreneurial intentions to work with leading educators, researchers and inventors around the world.


Course Feature

  • Emphasises on experiential learning focusing on technopreneurship and innovation, sets in a rapidly changing global context.
  • On top of the 7 core modules, the programme offers 7 electives​ which focus on three areas: Entrepreneurship Practice, New Venture Financing, and Sustainability for students to develop knowledge and skills for different roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Each student can choose 3 out of 7 electives based on his/her interest.​
  • With a team comprising experienced academics, practitioners and entrepreneurs, the graduate programme blends theory and practice into its curriculum.
  • Incorporating entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour, the graduate programme enables participants to acquire and apply the knowledge and skills in real life scenarios.  
  • Meet like-minded people, and the opportunities to engage with various stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem throughout the programme.

Course Highlights

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.

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.

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

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.
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 ‘hands-on’ format.
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.
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.
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.

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

Entrepreneurial Decision Making

Students learn decision-making knowledge and skills related to starting and building companies, developing business strategies, obtaining equity investments, and executing strategies. Four key areas are covered, including cognitive, personal, organisational and practical decision-making tools.

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.

Venture Internship

Provides valuable opportunities for participants to practice entrepreneurial mindset and skills in a dynamic business environment, grow network, and gain insights to faciliate entrepreneurial decision making or career choices in the future.

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.

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 – universities, accelerators, incubators, venture capital, banks, labor laws, intellectual property rights, etc., and the winning strategies.

Course Schedule

The MSc TIP follows the University Trimester Calendar.

Registration will open from 1 Nov 2023 to 31 Jan 2024.


Admission Enquiries

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Other Enquiries

Ms Shirley Jong
+65 6316 6778


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