Minor in Entrepreneurship

Course Overview

The Minor in Entrepreneurship (MiE) programme equips students with fundamental entrepreneurship competency, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses. With an open mindset, students will be enriched to bring innovative ideas into actualisation and be inspired to become venturesome and more resilient in this ever-changing world.

The NTU Entrepreneurship Academy has established a range of grants and awards, one of which is the Chua Thian Poh Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial aid to NTU students who are interested to enrol in the Minor in Entrepreneurship (MiE). It is awarded to students with good academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. Each successful applicant will receive a scholarship award of S$5,000*. For more information on these scholarships, please click here.

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to changes.


Course Duration

6 months - 1 year

Course Mode


Course Intake

December and Special Term


Course Details

The MiE constitutes a total of 15 Academic Units (AU). To achieve a MiE, students must pass five modules, of which ET5131 and ET5135 are mandatory. 


List of Modules

*This module aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the entrepreneurial process, how entrepreneurs start and implement their business ideas and to instil an entrepreneurial mindset in students. 

For more details, please download the full module outline here.

*Mandatory module

This module aims to provide students with the essential knowledge on social media marketing, especially for start-ups. For this purpose, various social media tools that start-ups may explore will be introduced. The concept of social commerce will be covered. Students will also learn how to carry out strategic planning with social media. Topics such as social media metrics and social models and monetization will be covered to give a holistic understanding of social media marketing.

For more details, please download the full module outline here.

Pre-requisite: Nil

This module focuses on the start-up formation processes, such as securing proper venture financing to ringfence intellectual property intangibles, undertaking product developments, talent acquisitions, market expansion and a viable exit strategy for all stakeholders. This module will clarify key financial concepts, accounting principles and market practices that will better equip aspiring entrepreneurs to secure funding for their new ventures.


For more details, please download the full module outline here.

This module aims to equip students with skills to apply theoretical concepts of strategy and organisation design through case studies in the context of growing enterprises, and covers the key elements that propel scaling up, as well as factors that impede growth.

For more details, please download the full module outline here.

Pre-requisite: ET5131 Venturing into Entrepreneurship

This module provides a holistic understanding towards the management of a company, from the start-up phase to growth and expansion, and deepens analytical skills in achieving the company’s objectives and strategies.


For more details, please download the full course outline here.

Pre-requisite: ET5131 Venturing into Entrepreneurship

*There are two parts to this module.

PART A: This module allows students to learn the importance of opportunity recognition and creation, and to learn how to evaluate new venture concepts. This module is a continuation of earlier modules students covered in MiE and SMiE. Students will be exposed to the ups and downs that start-ups face and the challenges of operating new business ventures. They will appreciate and learn from the lessons of under-performing or ‘turn-around’ companies.

PART B: The objectives of the module are to cultivate a proactive mindset in students, to tap on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore through meeting and mingling with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, angel investors, government officers, and intellectual property lawyers. The module will provide opportunities for forums and discussions, where students get to explore and test potential business ideas with like-minded people. In addition, students will understand the importance of networking and professionalism at work.

For more details, please download the full course outline here.

Pre-requisite: ET5131 Venturing into Entrepreneurship

*Mandatory module

An integral component of the course is the exploitation and commercialisation of technologies. The course provides a platform to examine trends and key issues in commercialising inventions and technological innovations. Students need to understand the latest technological research and development and identify technology commercialisation possibilities. This course places emphasis on the successful transfer of technologies from a research environment for commercialisation. It teaches how successful and sustainable products or services go to the global market in a knowledge-based entrepreneurial wealth-creation process. Challenges and opportunities posed by emerging technologies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will also be examined.

For more details, please download the full course outline here.

 Pre-requisite: Nil

A course in the series of Deeper Experiential Engagement Projects (DEEP), ET5101 Deep Drive into Entrepreneurship develops your awareness in the relevance of entrepreneurship and innovation beyond the classroom. The course makes use of projects initiated from interest-based or problem-driven activities. Learn from entrepreneurship faculty and be mentored by experienced entrepreneurs. The course will expose you to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and support networks at NTU.

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture creation process. You will learn to generate ideas, identify opportunities, discover customer needs, design a product or service, and develop a relevant prototype and business model. This training will enable you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the practical skills, which are highly relevant to any entrepreneurship undertaking in the future.

At the end of the course, present and pitch your business plan at the Chua Thian Poh Entrepreneurship Education Venture Fund competition, and win up to S$30,000 in start-up grant.   

 Pre-requisite: Nil

For more details, please download the full module outline here.



Course Schedule

Upcoming course schedule, click here.


Admission Info

You are eligible to apply for the programme if you are:
  • an NTU undergraduate, regardless of discipline of study
  • responsible and committed to complete the programme
You are not eligible to apply for the programme if you:
  • graduate before the programme completion
  • selected for Professional Attachment/Internship/Summer Exchange
  • are on Leave of Absence 
  • a Part-Time Undergraduate or Postgraduate
  • Class exercises
  • Case-study analysis
  • Team projects
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Written examination (For ET5132 only)
Application Window: 16 September to 15 November 2024
1. How many AU can I clear for Minor in Entrepreneurship(MiE) Programme?
The MiE Programme comprises a total of 15 Academic Units (AU). Students must pass five modules in order to obtain the Minor in Entrepreneurship. ET5131 and ET5135 are mandatory modules.

2. Do I need to pay school fees for taking the MiE Programme during Special Terms?
No additional school fees will be charged for taking up the MiE programme.

3. Can I apply for MiE if I am on Industrial Attachment or the equivalent for the final module, Business Venture Implementation?
No. Students are not allowed to take any courses while they are doing Industrial Attachment or Professional Internship.

4. Can I exercise S/U option on the MiE modules?
Students admitted in AY2020 – 2021 and earlier, and students admitted directly to Year 2 in AY2021 – 2022, if they choose to exercise the S/U option on the eligible courses will not count towards the requirement for Minor programme.

For Students admitted to Year 1 in AY2021-2022 and all students admitted from AY2022-2023 and onwards, students are allowed to have up to 6 AU of Minor courses to be non-letter graded i.e. may consist of credits transferred from Student Exchange programme, or courses with 'P' (Pass), or 'S' (Satisfactory) notations. 



Applications open on 19 February 2024.


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