CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION (Part of Temasek Polytechnic's Specialist Diploma in Business Innovation in Finance)

Programme Code: SSG Course Code : CRS-N-0046254


Large, established corporations face fundamentally different innovation challenges than new or young small firms.

The routinization of practices, obsolescence of such routines and dominant logic that may be misaligned with changes in the environment subject large firms to great difficulties in innovating. Further, revenue cannibalization with existing products and the politics of allocating scarce resources away from established, competing product divisions afflict how new ventures are created within large corporations. These issues have few parallels in new, small firms. In view of typically bureaucratic hierarchies in large corporations, it is important for students to understand how to design and manage innovation systems for large corporations, as well as how to lead corporate entrepreneurship.

Next Course Starts On17 Oct 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2782.00* (as low as SGD314.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

Duration (36 hours)

  • 2 classroom sessions
  • 2 weekday evenings and a full Saturday per classroom session
  • 5-6 hours of blended learning outside classroom time


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and assess institutional set-ups in existing organizations to encourage individuals to be more entrepreneurial,
  • Suggest management practices that facilitate entrepreneurship within existing organizations,
  • Analyze management challenges to corporate entrepreneurship, and to identify possible solutions,
  • Learn from different outcomes of real attempts of corporate entrepreneurship in industry lead a new venture to maximize its growth potentials.

Who Should Attend

Polytechnic Diploma Holders.


Pre-requisites for ELP enrolment :

The student must be enrolled in with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) in the ELP-Specialist Diploma in Business Innovation in Finance offered jointly by TP and SMU.

This Specialist Diploma in Business Innovations in Finance offered under TP's  SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Professional Services, is a 12-month work-study programme targeted primarily at local fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant full time courses of study. 


Pre-requisites for SMU course application :

All Diploma holders are welcome to apply.



This module constitutes part of ELP-Specialist Diploma in Business Innovation in Finance. You will also need to complete Entrepreneurial Finance and 2 more TP modules (Marketing & Client Servicing, Data Analytics for Investment & Marketing) to be awarded Specialist Diploma in Business Innovation in Finance.



100% course work assessment

Fees and Funding

Self-Sponsored Individual / Non-SME Company Sponsored Individual

$2782 (Full fees);

$834.60 (Singapore Citizen/PR below 40 years old);

$314.60 (Singapore Citizens above 40 years old)


SME Company Sponsored Individual:

$2782 (Full fees);

$314.60 (Singapore Citizen/PR)



SkillsFuture Series 
Course fee grant of 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

  • SkillsFuture Course Code*: CRS-N-0046254
  • SkillsFuture Course Name*: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

* Important Note: Participants claiming SkillsFuture credits should locate the course in Training Exchange using the Course Code/Name above.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

2019 takes and Dates

Course Duration :

Each run is conducted over 2 sessions; each session comprising of 2 weekday evenings (7pm to 10.30pm) and a full Saturday (9am to 6pm).


Run 1: (Each run is conducted over 2 sessions [[REGISTRATION OPEN]

Session 1: 17 - 20 Oct  2019

Session 2:24 - 26 Oct 2019

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr Patrick Tan is a pracademic that integrates academic theory with business practice to deliver practical and impactful lessons to histudents. He was one of the nominees for the SMU-X Excellent Teacher Award – 2018, in recognition of his teaching Excellence.

Patrick has led an esteemed and varied career as a senior executive in global financial services organizations, writer, teacher, and business consultant. He has worked for major banks and insurance companies, such as AXA, ANZ Bank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Cigna, in general management, strategy, business development, talent management, operations and IT.

Dr Tan received his Ph.D (General Management) at Singapore Management University and is currently an adjunct faculty in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at SMU. 

Additional Details

ELP Application:

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SMU Course Application :

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