Business & ManagementInnovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
- Study mode
- Start Date
- To be advised
- 1 year
- Course Fee
- HKD9,600 per module (Total: HKD48,000)
The programme aims at providing students with modern knowledge of management practices for innovation and entrepreneurship; growing talents with mission-driven entrepreneurship and innovation management competence; and inspiring students to leverage open innovation and collaboration for sustainable growth in knowledge economy.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
- develop an innovative business with social impacts and unique differentiation from competitors;
- formulate a growth strategy with value marketing, intellectual assets and knowledge management;
- identify key drivers of collaborative innovation with principled engagement, shared motivation and joint capacity; and
- deliver a solid business plan to launch new venture for entrepreneurial start-up and/or corporate project.
Students who complete the following modules 1 to 5 will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.
Students who complete the following modules 2 to 4 will be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation Management within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.
Module 1: Start-Up and Venture Capital
Module 2: Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy
Module 3: Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management
Module 4: Open Innovation and Collaboration
Module 5: Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
Total Credits: 60
Total Contact Hours: 200
QF Level: 6
Each module will be assessed by coursework in combinations of group project presentations and/or individual assignments. For the modules of "Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy" and "Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management", there are 2-hour examinations.
Articulation to two high ranking UK Universities
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management of HKU SPACE gradautes can have exemption of 4 modules for the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation# offered by University of Essex and Global MBA (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) offered by University of London (Queen Mary).
The University of Essex ranked No. 22 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2018 and won the Times Higher University of the Year Award in the same year, widely referred to as the Oscars of UK higher education. The University of London (Queen Mary) ranked No. 12 in the Times Higher Education, Best UK Universities in 2020.
# Subject to apporval
Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance
*This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
#The course operator intends to apply for exemption under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
Start-Up and Venture Capital
- Overview for Entrepreneur
- Elements to Start
- Building Business Models
- Product and Solution Design
- Business Plan & Implementation
- Financial Management
Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy
- Leading Innovation with Strategy
- Managing Innovation with Tactics
- Marketing for Open Innovation
- Reinventing Innovation Model
- Innovating with Impacts: Case Studies
Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management
- Essentials of Intellectual Property (IP)
- IP Management for Innovation
- Strategic Portfolio Management
- Knowledge Transfer and Management
Open Innovation and Collaboration
- Innovation Paradigm Shift
- Project Management for Innovation
- Conflict Management for Collaboration
- Collaborative Governance for Innovation
Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
- Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice
- Building Creative Enterprise
- Entrepreneurial Creativity and Growth
- Entrepreneurship with Social and Economic Impacts
2 terms every year.
Weekly Lectures, 2 - 3 modules per term, two terms in one year.
Weekdays (7 – 10pm) and Weekends (2:00 – 7:00pm).
Speakers' Profiles (Part of HKU SPACE Faculty)
Speaker: Dr. Alan Miller
Managing Director, Liquate Co.
Speaker: Dr. Sidney Tam
CEO of CRMI (a HK Listed Company)
Eng. Doctorate (Warwick)
Speaker: Dr. Humphry Hung
Former Lecturer, HK Polytechnic University
PhD (CityU), MBA, MPA (HKU)
Speaker: Dr.Donnie Dong
IP & IT Lawyer, International Law Firm
Speaker: Dr. Farzad Sabetazdeh
Knowledge Management Specialist, Cherrypicks
PhD (HK PolyU)
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Yeung
Hong Kong Lawyer (IP Expertise)
Partner, International Law Firm
LLM, PCLL, PhD in Laws
Speaker: Mr. Larry Lai
Patent Attorney, Solicitor, Leading Law Firm
Juris Doctor (CUHK)
Speaker: Mr. Albert Au
Founder and CEO, AcesoBee Ltd
Speaker: Mr. Henry Ma
College Principal Lecturer, HKU SPACE
Speaker: Mr. Billy Chung
General Manager, GoAnimate
Speaker: Ms. Ya-hsin Shen
Technology Transfer Consultant
Speaker: Ms. Jennifer Che
Patent Attorney; Vice President, Eagle IP Ltd.
Juris Doctor (USA), BSc (MIT)
Applicants should have:
a. (i) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution; OR
(ii) a professional qualification in a relevant discipline and five years of full-time work experience at senior managerial level in related industries.
b. a good command of English. If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:
i. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
ii. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
iii. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
iv. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
v. equivalent qualifications.
Applicants not meeting the standard set of criteria for admission will be assessed on individual merit if she or he has at least 10 years of relevant working experience in entrepreneurship and/or innovation management.
- HKD9,600 per module (Total: HKD48,000)
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)|
|COURSE CODE 21Z10130-7||FEES $9,600||ENQUIRY 2867-8318|
|Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)|
|COURSE CODE 21Z10131-5||FEES $9,600||ENQUIRY 2867-8318|
|Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)|
|COURSE CODE 21Z10132-3||FEES $9,600||ENQUIRY 2867-8318|
|Open Innovation and Collaboration (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)|
|COURSE CODE 21Z10133-1||FEES $9,600||ENQUIRY 2867-8318|
|Start-Up and Venture Capital (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)|
|COURSE CODE 21Z10134-A||FEES $9,600||ENQUIRY 2867-8318|
|Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation Management
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment Method
Financial Assistance: HKU SPACE MasterCard (Bank of East Asia) - Cardholders can enjoy 10-month interest-free installments for payment of course fee and perpetual annual fee waiver.
All applicants are required to complete the application form and submit it with ONE set of the following supporting documents together with application fee of HK$150 to any of the HKUSPACE enrolment centres:
1. Certified true copies* of full educational certificates and transcripts;
2. Original / Certified true copies* of testimonials or other documentary proof of the applicant’s working experience;
3. Photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card;
*Certified true copies: Original certificates and transcripts together with the copies are required to be presented to any HKUSPACE enrolment centres for verification.Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS
Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s) and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:
- in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
- by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope.
Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.
4. Online payment
Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.
- For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
- Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
- In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
- Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
- HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
- For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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