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Second Major in Entrepreneurship

With the goal to prepare NTU graduates to impact the world and its grand challenges, the new Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE) is introduced to:

• equip NTU students with the fundamental entrepreneurship competency and broaden their understanding in enterprise and innovation,
• enrich them with an entrepreneurial mindset to deal with uncertainties in VUCA* world and be the drivers of technology innovation,
• provide them with hands-on experience in technopreneurship through experiential learning approach and 20-week local/overseas internship with startups, venture capital firms, or other entrepreneurship related organisations, 
• expand their network and be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and
• seize the opportunities from new technologies and support NTU students to venture into technology startups

* Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.


Programme Structure

Students will be required to take 4 Compulsory Courses of 12AU, which will equip them with fundamental entrepreneurship competency as well as a technopreneurial mindset, and 13AU of Elective Courses to build further breadth and depth in entrepreneurship.

A unique feature of the SMiE curricula is the emphasis on experiential exposure and learning where students will be placed in an interactive learning environment in the form of team-based projects, real-life simulations, role-playing an​d practical experiences. Lessons will be conducted by business leaders, entrepreneurs, intellectual property lawyers in addition to d​edicated academics. Students will be guided to identify when and how to seize opportunities that come with change. There will be many networking and social settings for students to meet professionals and successful entrepreneurs. Students are expected to be immersed extensively in the entrepreneurship eco-system and to interact with the entrepreneurs, business incubators, venture financiers as well as reach out to potential clients. 

To intensify the experiential learning, students will be required to undertake a compulsory Experiential Programme of 10AU. Students can either take part in the 20-week Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) or a 20-week local Professional Internship with startups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations.|

​​Course Title ​Academic Units (AU) Offering Semester​ Pre-requisite / Co-requisite
​​ ​A. Compulsory Courses (12 AU)
​Entrepreneurial Mindset and Technology Innovation ​3 1​ ​-
​Entrepreneurial Ecosystems ​3 ​1 ​-
​Managing New Ventures ​3 ​2 ​-
​Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures ​3 ​2 Pre-requisite
Managing New Ventures
B. Elective Courses (at least 13 AU)​​ ​​
​Enterprise Strategy ​3 2​ Co-requisite
Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
​E-Startups & Social Media Strategies ​3 ​​1 & 2 ​-
​Innovation Marketing ​4 ​​1 & 2 -
​Law of Intellectual Property & New Media ​3 ​2 ​-
​Business Venture Implementation ​4 ​TBC ​-
​Entrepreneurial Business Development ​3 ​TBC -​
​Venture Capital Investment and Practices ​4 ​TBC ​-
​Design and Systems Thinking for Entrepreneurs ​4 ​TBC ​-
Innovation and Commercialization of Technologies ​3 ​TBC ​-
C. Compulsory Experiential Component (10 AU)​​ ​

​​20-week internship with organisations, including startups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations.  

E.g.




10



Pre-requisite
​Entrepreneurial Mindset and Technology Innovation
 and
Managing New Ventures

^For NBS students who plan to take the 2 x 10-week Local Professional Attachment, you will be required to complete the following modules in Year 1.
Technopreneurial Mindset - Year 1 Sem 1
Managing New Ventures - Year 1 Sem 2​​


Admission  - Other Information

  • Engineering students will also carry out an Industry-Sponsored Final Year Project (ISFYP) of 8 AUs as part of their Core requirement.
  • ​NBS students pursuing a single-degree programme (either ACC or BUS) and taking up the 20-week OEP or local internship with SMiE, may need to extend their programme duration by one semester (i.e. graduate in 3.5 years instead of 3 years), averaging 18 AU per semester.
  • ​NBS students, who are pursuing a double-degree in accountancy and business (ACBS) and taking up the 20-week OEP or local internship with SMiE, may need to extend their programme duration by one semester (i.e. graduate in 4.5 years instead of 4 years), averaging 18 AU per semester.
  • Students who decide to opt out of the second major in the course of the programme will convert back to their respective single or double degree programme in Engineering or Accountancy &/or Business, and comply with the BE requirements for their single- or double-degree programme accordingly.

 

Graduation

Graduates with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship  will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering/Business in their chosen Engineering/Business major with a separate certificate for the Second Major in Entrepreneurship. ​

 

Career Prospects

The Second Major in Entrepreneurship provides NTU students the unique competitive advantages in highly transferrable skills, entrepreneurial mindsets, and global exposure to address the world’s grand challenges.  

SMiE students will be the game changers and have the versatility to choose from a wide range of career options:


Programme Options and Admissions Requirement

​Students from the following Bachelor Degree can choose to pursue the Second Major in Entrepreneurship. 

SN
College Bachelor Degree
1 BUSINESS BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY
2 BUSINESS BACHELOR OF BUSINESS
3 BUSINESS BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY & BACHELOR OF BUSINESS
4 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING)
5 ENGINEERING​ BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (BIOENGINEERING)
6 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING)
7 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (COMPUTER ENGINEERING)
8 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
9 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
10 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)
11 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
12 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (INFORMATION ENGINEERING AND MEDIA)
13 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MATERIALS ENGINEERING)
14 ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)


Candidates must meet the minimum entry requirements of their Bachelor Degree, including the minimum subject requirements. Please refer to the Office of Admissions  for more information.   


For enquries, contact us at
Nanyang Technopreneurship Center  |  ntc@ntu.edu.sg 

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Information is accurate at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice. The programme options offered above are available as at Academic Year 2021-2022. The University reserves the right to update any of the programme options and curricula without prior notice and obligation.  
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