Innovations are not just improving people’s lives, they have become an important means for economies and businesses to stay competitive in today’s global marketplace. In such an innovation-driven environment, the Singapore government and enterprises recognise that intangible assets and intellectual property (IP) will make up the bulk of companies’ value. This awareness has fuelled the need for professionals with quality IP expertise – talents who can develop and align IP strategies to achieve business goals, and business leaders who can translate innovations and IP into valuable commercial advantages.
Through the newly established Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to arm you with the invaluable know-how and practical skills to become one of our nation’s most coveted IP-trained professionals.
The MIPIM programme is the first and only graduate programme in IP and innovation management offered in Singapore. So don’t miss this unique learning opportunity. Apply today and be a part of a select group of specially-trained professionals with the strategic and management skills to shape business success and define Singapore’s future economy.
This programme offers the following specialisations:
- Patent Agency Track
- IP Management Track
- IP Technology Track
The MIPIM curriculum builds on a common core foundation on IP law and IP management. It is followed by training in specialised domain knowledge and skills through completing courses in one of the three specialisation tracks. Individuals could opt for multiple pathways in which they may graduate with a Graduate Diploma or a Master’s Degree.
- IPM501 Foundation IP Law
- IPM503 IP Asset Management
- IPM505 IP & Business Strategy
- IPM507 IP Intelligence
- IP Management Specialisation
- IP Technology Specialisation
- Patent Agency Specialisation
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.
* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].
Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.
In addition, applicants, who are interested to go for the Patent Agency and IP Technology specialisation, should preferably possess a Science, Engineering or Technical degree.
This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.