Graduate Certificate in Innovation

Overview

Markets are shifting to this region, and the sources of innovation will follow. Some large Korean and Chinese companies such as Samsung, Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei are leading this evolution, but also more regional medium-sized companies are developing innovative products and business models that can change the world. With these rapid changes, the ability to innovate and adapt becomes now a necessity than a differentiating factor for organizations and individuals seeking success and growth in the new economy.

SMU's Graduate Certificate in Innovation is designed to develop corporate managers, entrepreneurs and practitioners keen on advancing innovation in their field fulfill their objectives to do so. The programme is highly relevant and its cross-disciplinary features are all in place to engage, challenge and grow Asia's next generation of innovation leaders across different industries and disciplines.

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Fee SGD10272.00* (as low as SGD1161.60* after maximum funding) Learn more
Duration

Each module is conducted over 2 weekday evenings and a full Saturday.

Please refer to the respective modules stated below for the dates.

Level
Basic

Topics/Structure

Stackable Bite Sized Credit Bearing Courses

All courses taken under the graduate certificate are credit bearing towards SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, which is one of Asia's most recognised Innovation programmes taught by a diverse group of innovation experts from Asia and Europe

Modules

  • Design Thinking - Introduction to Opportunity Recognition & Ideation Management
  • Design Thinking - Innovation Management Tool
  • Introduction to Turning Innovation Concepts into Business Cases
  • Evaluating the Financial Potential and Risk of New Business Ideas
  • Introduction to the Organisation Aspects of Making Innovation Work
  • Business Model and Technology Innovation as Levers for Creating a Balanced, Strategic Innovation Portfolio
Module 1

Design Thinking - Opportunity Recognition and Ideation Management (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 07 Jun 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

SMU's Graduate Certificate in Innovation is designed to develop corporate managers, entrepreneurs and practitioners keen on advancing innovation in their field fulfill their objectives to do so. The programme is highly relevant and its cross-disciplinary features are all in place to engage, challenge and grow Asia's next generation of innovation leaders across different industries and disciplines.

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn to think like an innovator.

  • Learn to apply these methodologies and use individual capabilities and skills to drive innovation.

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Module 2

Design Thinking - Innovation Management Tool (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 13 Sep 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Discover an array of tools into an overall design process. Together with the tools that support it, design thinking is a powerful process that can enhance product, service and experience concepts. You will be studying selected design thinking applications for product and service innovation, along with variations of design contexts which include the private, government and social sectors. You will also get to compare design thinking with traditional innovation processes and other types of thinking.

 

Offered by the same faculty under SMU's Graduate Certificate in Innovation and SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, This course aims to expose participants to key concepts in innovation that can be readily translated into practical business cases for themselves and the organizations that they work in.

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn design thinking methodologies for the creation of products, services and experiences.

  • Learn to apply these methodologies and use individual capabilities and skills to drive innovation.

 

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Module 3

Building The Innovation Business Case (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 21 Jun 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

In this course, you will learn the basic conceptual frameworks and tools for doing just that, as well as for assessing an idea's potential. You will understand how to create, articulate and evaluate new innovation ideas and viable or scalable opportunities for new ventures. You will analyse and validate business models from different perspectives such as lean management. On top of lectures and exercises, you will get to discuss what you have learned with your peers, and apply and deepen your new knowledge through trial and error. You will also go through case studies considering the process and experiences of successful firms in different industries.

Offered by the same faculty/Instructor teaching in SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, this course aims to expose participants to key concepts in innovation that can be readily translated into practical business cases for themselves and the organizations that they work in.

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

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

  • Appreciate technology as a driver for break-through innovations.

  • Explain and examine how ideas are translated into specific concepts and business cases.

  • Create and evaluate new ideas that tap into market opportunities.

  • Understand, manage and optimize the innovation process. 

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Module 4

Financial Valuation Of Business Ideas (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 10 May 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Learn how to estimate demand and market share, conclude on financial potential, and assess the risks of new business idea. On top of lecturers and class exercises, you will be engaged in the group discussion, deepening your knowledge through trial and error, and take on the perspectives of corporate venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs or agents for innovation in larger corporation.

Offered by the same faculty under SMU's Graduate Certificate in innovation and SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, this course aims to expose participants to key concepts in innovation that can be readily translated into practical business cases themselves and the organizations that they work in.

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

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

  • Appreciate strategies to manage competition and resources for innovation.

  • Create, analyse, and evaluate the financial potential and risk of business ideas.

  • Understand  the Corporate Venture Capital Industry.

  • Develop a flair for effectively presenting new innovation and venture ideas.

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Module 5

Making Innovation Work For Organisations (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 28 Jun 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

You will likewise evaluate the importance of strategic customer intimacy frameworks, and recognise the organisational and structural requirements for creating and capturing value through innovation efforts.
 

Offered by the same faculty teaching in SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, this course aims to expose participants to key concepts in innovation that can be readily translated into practical business cases for themselves and the organizations that they work in. 

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

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

  • Know the importance of innovation leadership and strategic customer intimacy in making innovation work.

  • Recognise organizational barriers that can get in the way of innovation and know what it takes in terms of 'organizing for innovation' to create an innovative organization

  • Appreciate the importance of establishing appropriate processes so that innovation can work.

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Module 6

Business Model and Technology Innovation (Credit Bearing)

Next course starts on: 17 May 2018 (Thu) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Having grasped innovation strategy and strategy formulation, you will be drafting an innovation portfolio of your own. You will then learn how to best harness knowledge for various innovation activities such as ideation and R&D, including an overview of relevant knowledge of management tools and methods.

 

You will also get to know the People factor in innovation-how innovative teams are best managed, do's and don'ts, as well as tools that may be used. You will get a chance to appreciate what goes into a robust innovative culture, as well as how to help it reach it's full potential.

 

Offered by the same faculty teaching in SMU's Master of Science in Innovation, this course aims to expose participants to key concepts in innovation that can be readily translated into practical business cases for themselves and the organizations that they work in.

Topics/Structure

TAKEAWAYS

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

  • Gain a working knowledge of how to formulate a simple innovation strategy and how to manage innovation teams.

  • Explain how to build an innovative culture.

  • Put in place change management plans to bring the organisation towards an innovative culture.

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Fees and Funding

Fees

Full Fee: S$10,272 per pax (including GST)

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$3,081.60 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$1,161.60 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

 

Funding

SkillsFuture Series 
Course fee grant at 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 MySkillsFuture.sg.  As courses in this professional certificate have been modularised, participants will need to identify which course to apply credits for

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr. Anne-Valerie Ohlsson-Corboz

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management (Practice)

Dr. Frank Siegfried

Adjunct Faculty Founder and Director of Black Moon Pte Ltd

Dr. Thomas Menkhoff

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (Education)

Academic Director MSc (Innovation)

Mr Kan Siew Ning

Adjunct Faculty

Additional Details

Admission Requirements

A good Bachelor's degree (of any field) from a recognised University. Diploma holders from a recognised polytechnic with at least 3 years of relevant working experience and/or start-up experiences are welcome to apply. International students who hold a valid Employment Pass (EP) or Dependent Pass (DP).

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