Students taking this cluster will be equipped with basic entrepreneurial skills; the know-how to manage start-ups. Armed with these skills, students will be put through projects that are of an interdisciplinary nature; thus stretching their capability across disciplines. These projects will provide sufficient scope and depth for them to experiment with their ideas and realize their business aspirations. To augment all these, the additional edge of understanding innovation principles will also give them a good grounding on how to explore and expand their spirit of enterprise.
Subjects Offered *
Entrepreneurship and Business StartUp
This subject engages you from different disciplines in a project that has entrepreneurship perspectives and objectives. In working through the project, you will develop entrepreneurship process skills, and ultimately create a potential/ proposed business entity.
Innovation Principles & Practice
The subject aims to equip you with the process skills for purposeful, systematic innovation through a comprehensive approach so as to prepare you for the fast-paced changing entrepreneurial environment. Starting with the aim to improve a product design, you will be brought through the process of user observations/interviews, brainstorming, product refinement/redesign and gathering feedback for validation of your designs and future enhancements.
Throughout the process, you will be required to develop process maps, document and capture your learning and develop a framework for innovation based on what you have gone through.
Introduction to Project Management
This subject covers the important aspects of planning the various activities of a project, allocating necessary resources, calculating the project costs, and implementing and controlling the progress of the project until completion. Software will be used in the subject to enhance your learning.
Management of Enterprise
This subject is designed to equip you with basic concepts and techniques which are essential for starting up and running a small enterprise. It describes the entrepreneurial traits and the various methods and legal forms needed for setting up an enterprise. The business tools of marketing, finance and human resource management are explained. You may apply your knowledge in the creation of a business plan based on an original business idea.
* The subjects offered are accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to change.