CET903 Business Operations for Start-ups

Course Provider

Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC)



Academic Unit



Entrepreneurs need to explore the multiple dimensions of venture growth, such as new products, new services, new markets, new customers, and new business models, through various framework and approaches. Students in this course will develop plans for ventures to grow by leveraging current capabilities of the venture and to develop new ones. This course is particularly useful for entrepreneurs who are setting off with the opportunities identified and bringing their firms to achieve and sustain their competitiveness and employing relevant strategies in the changing landscape, through the various stages of the industry life cycle.

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Technopreneurship and Innovation
- FlexiMasters in Technopreneurship and Innovation

After completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Understand what growth is, and how it is different from achieving efficiency

2. Become familiar with techniques and frameworks to asses growth opportunities

3. Act upon growth:

· identify situations/opportunities for growth

· craft action plans to address opportunities/situation through a doable path to achieve growth

4. Know how to develop user-centric products according to customer behavior

5. Understand the various finance options available to businesses and make smart financial planning for business growth

6. Have a better understanding of the role of the Manager of a Growing Venture

7. Develop effective management skills such as written communication skills (i.e. memos, proposals, and reports), presentation and interviewing skills, as well as teamwork skills, i.e., leading and being led

  1. Startup Process
  2. Startup Decisions
  3. Diagnostic of Venture Growth
  4. Strategies for Growing Ventures
  5. Growing Ventures - Product Development and IP
  6. Financing growth
  7. Organizational Development & HR
  8. Value and Growth Analysis Session
For learners with entrepreneurial intentions to work with leading educators, researchers, inventors, and business leaders around the world.

Standard Course Fee: S$3852.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$1155.60
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)  S$435.60
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$435.60
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information. 
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CET900 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship2
CET901 Entrepreneurial Marketing2
CET902 Venture Capital Financing for Start-ups2
CET904 Developing an Entrepreneurial Business Plan1
CET905 Business Innovations through New Technologies2
CET906 Entrepreneurial Business Development1
CET907 Fundraising and Exit Strategies for Start-ups1
CET908 Growth Strategies for New Ventures1
CET909 Technology Disruption and opportunities1


Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Technopreneurship and Innovation (total 9AUs), FlexiMasters in Technopreneurship and Innovation (total 15AUs), 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved