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(12 m) 12 month(s)
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Area:
UCSI Heights, Cheras
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur
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Full Time
Awarding University:
UCSI University

MSc in Technopreneurship

  Institution: UCSI University

Field Of Study:
Computing, Technology & IT
Level Of Study:
Postgraduate
Course Subject:
Technopreneurship
Course Intake:
January, May, September

As the first technopreneur programme offered by a private Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia, UCSI University’s Master of Science in Technopreneurship has been designed with the specific aim to develop promising technology-based entrepreneurs and leaders, who are functionally equipped with the fundamental skills, competencies and perseverance to build internationally-recognised businesses and brands.

Entrepreneurial activities have long been recognised as a major contributor to the economy and in recent times, demand for more homegrown technopreneurs has been constantly and adamantly highlighted by both academicians and industry players alike. Recognising this need, UCSI University developed the programme by synthesising the academic arena and industry best practices to promote sustainable personal and organisational growth through lifelong learning.

This is made possible by our specially-designed learning experience that emphasises pragmatic approach to complement our theoretical classes. By advocating the Praxis model, we are firm in our belief that it enables learners to go beyond the classroom and to expand their horizons by instilling creativity and innovation in their thinking process. Our Praxis centres will act as an incubator to guide and nurture aspiring technopreneurs, and provide a medium for them to establish their business and academic connections, which is undoubtedly vital especially in the early years of a start-up.
Programme Positioning

  • The first private IHL offering this programme
  • The Praxis concept is applied to this programme

Value Proposition

  • Great demand of Technopreneurship in Malaysia and worldwide (MDeC announced the needs of technopreneurs in M’sia – added value to the programme) [VALUE UP]
  • Praxis Centres become the incubator to nurture technopreneurs [COST down]

Key Message

  • To nurture creative and innovative technopreneurs that contribute to the nation and worldwide
  • The Praxis concept is applied to this programme

Key Attributes

  • Graduate attributes of this programme are job creators or market inventors or technological employers
  • Become a role model and provide opportunities for others and reduce job unemployment rate in M’sia

Programme Overview

As the first technopreneur programme being offered by a private Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia, UCSI University’s Master of Science in Technopreneurship programme is designed with the specific aim to develop promising technology-based entrepreneurs and leaders, who are functionally equipped with the skills, competency and perseverance to build internationally recognized businesses and brands.

Entrepreneurial activities have long been recognized as a major contributor to the economy and in recent times, the demand for more locally developed technopreneurs has been constantly and adamantly highlighted by both academicians and industry-players alike. Recognizing this, the programme was developed by synthesizing academic arena and industry best practices with a main goal of promoting sustainable personal and organisational growth through lifelong learning.

This is made possible by our specially-designed learning experience that emphasizes on pragmatic approach to complement our theoretical classes. By advocating the Praxis model, we are firm in our belief that it enables students to go beyond our classroom and expand their horizon by instilling creativity and innovation in their thinking process. Our Praxis Centre will act as an incubator to guide and nurture aspiring technopreneurs, and provide a medium for them to establish their business and academic connections which is undoubtedly vital especially in the early years of every startup.
UCSI University’s MSc. in Technopreneurship is a full-time one-year programme with a trimester offering. Each semester lasts 14 weeks.

Assessments

MSc. in Technopreneurship is designed with a learning experience beyond the classroom. This programme combines institutionalized learning with practical experience during the networking sessions with industry players. It provides students with significant, fascinating and stimulating experiences through a variety of innovative teaching and learning techniques. The dynamic learning process involves various methods: inviting prominent guest speakers and adjunct professors, industry visit, live consulting, case studies, networking sessions and involving real-life applications and entrepreneurial experiences.

We consider assessment as an integral part of the learning process and as such we assess students continuously throughout the programme. Assessment may take the form of group work, individual assignments, research, seminars or formal examinations. In addition, a project or case study is a requirement in order to complete the programme.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in related discipline or Equivalent OR Honours Degree in related discipline or Equivalent
  • Applicants without sufficient academic qualifications may also be considered for admission if they possess evidence of adequate work experience.

English Language Requirements

  • Band 6.0 in IELTS, or a score of 213 (computer-based ) / 550 (written-based) in TOEFL, or applicants holding a previous degree from a university where the medium of instruction is English, will be deemed to have fulfilled this criteria.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with knowledge to start their own business or take up jobs and build careers in the following areas:

  • Technology Evangelist
  • Technology Evaluator
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development director
  • E-Commerce Consultant

Source: UCSI University