Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Innovation

Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Innovation prepares students for the working world with real-life and relevant skills.

Course Structure

The course consists of 12 modules - Economics for Business, Business Functions and Operational Processes, Human Capital Development in Business, Entrepreneurship Principles, Essentials of Marketing, Financial Accounting, Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage, Design Thinking for Business Innovation, Business Forecasting and Budgeting, Business Ideation, Prototypes and Implementation, Business Acceleration and Growth and Entrepreneurship Project (Group). The course will be conducted in both full-time and part-time modes with a course duration of 16 months.

Economics for Business

The module teaches students applied economics which uses economic theory and quantitative methods to analyse business enterprises and the factors contributing to the diversity of organisational structures and the relationships of firms with labour, capital, and product markets

Business Functions and Operational Processes

Students will study how business functions in enterprises are responsible for managing the process of creation of goods and services. It is about designing, managing, and improving the set of activities that create products and services and deliver them to customers and it involved good operational processes.

Human Capital Development in Business

This module highlights the importance of managing staff to improve organizational fit, employee engagement and long-term business success. The program aims to provide a framework looking at human resource management challenges as well as leadership styles in organisations.

Entrepreneurship Principles

This module explores the concepts of entrepreneurship where it is seen as a starting point to transform oneself towards entrepreneurial-thinking and become a change agent for business growth. Whether the aspiration is to be an entrepreneur or a successful businessperson, it is important to be able to fulfil environmental, social, and economic expectations from the communities at large.

Essentials of Marketing

This module offers a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the important elements of marketing concepts. Student will be able to develop an understanding of the key theories and applications of knowledge in marketing decision-making. The module allows students to develop an appreciation of the importance of strategic development and marketing planning for the organisation.

Financial Accounting

This module introduces the basic concepts and principles of accounting and skills needed to analyse financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis. They will also learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process. Students can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge in managing a business profitability.

Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage

This module will equip students with the concepts to understand strategy formulation and implementation to manage the firm’s competitive position and development. It is designed to enhance the entrepreneurial thinking capacity for strategic decisions making and problem solving. The module addresses the importance of the opportunities and challenges facing a business and setting out a course of action for dealing with them.

Design Thinking for Business Innovation

This module will look at design as a way to transform companies to create value. The business innovation landscape has evolved from being engineering-driven to design-driven, from product-centric to customer-centric, and from marketing-focused to user-experience-focused. Design thinking is now at the core of effective strategy development and organisational change.

Business Forecasting and Budgeting

This module will focus on the financial budgeting process from start to finish. It will also teach students how to make sure there is a culture of good budgeting in a organisation. Students will look at the various ways one can build a sensible and workable budget, techniques to analyse the results, and how to better an organisation’s financial performance improvements.

Business Ideation, Prototypes and Implementation

This module will focus on Ideation and developing the prototypes for implementations and testing. Ideation entails a process of discovery designed to lead toward the creation of dynamic and impactful enterprises. Prototyping is an integral part of an ideation process whereby it allows company to test business ideas quickly, take corrective actions, improve on them in a timely manner before full implementation and launch.

Business Acceleration and Growth

This module looks at the growth of a company business and what is the best route companies can take to achieve the highest possible business performance.  Students will look at how can companies create and accelerate growth, the possess of developing the capabilities for growth and look at some systematic approach to go beyond current business models for continual growth sustainability.

Entrepreneurship Project (Group)

This module will allow students to apply the concepts learned in the course. As a group, the students will strive to create a workable business idea by identifying and analysing data and information in relation to business feasibility challenges. Student will also be challenged in researching alternative solutions, and applying a judgment based on assessment of the evidence to pitch a business idea to a panel of judges.

Delivery Mode

Classroom learning, lessons to be conducted at Edvantage Institute (Singapore).

Teachers

All our teachers are registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

Prerequisites


Local Entry Requirements
Academic Level
- Relevant Diploma from local polytechnics/PEIs or equivalent, or;
- 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Credits (Grade D and above) exclude all languages
Language Proficiency
- Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Levels, or;
- Pass the English Placement Test

International Entry Requirements
Academic Level
- Completed Year 12 or equivalent in the home country of the applicant
Language Proficiency
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 or equivalent, or;
- Completed English Language in Year 12 or equivalent, or;
- Pass the English Placement Test

Mature Candidates Requirements
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 or equivalent, or;
- Pass the English Placement Test, and;
- At least 30 years of age at the time of registration with 8 years of working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis if the applicant does not have the academic minimum requirement.

Course Schedule and Fees

Details of course schedules and school fees can will be announced at a later date.