Singapore University of Social Sciences

Contemporary Topics in Technology and Business

Contemporary Topics in Technology and Business (IPM561)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $3000 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management, Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


IPM561v Contemporary Topics in Technology and Business comprises a series of modules offering current knowledge in technology, business and innovative business models that transform how businesses manage their intellectual property (IP). These modules enable learners to keep abreast of upcoming technological and business developments and apply their knowledge from an IP management lens to assess how these disruptions can impact management decisions and provide them with a knowledge base to develop strategies to support commercial growth and deal with competition.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Sharing Economy
  • Financial Innovations – Crowdfunding
  • Financial Innovations – FinTech Applications
  • Analytics and Predictive Technologies
  • 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Internet of Things
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Contemporary Management and Business Excellence

Learning Outcome

  • Apply contemporary knowledge in technology and business
  • Appraise marketing strategies on the digital platform
  • Create opportunities and leverage on the sharing economy
  • Critique how data analytics can be employed in businesses
  • Evaluate innovative business models for application in businesses
  • Examine the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on businesses
  • Analyse competitive intelligence in businesses
  • Assess the impact of the future of work on business practices
  • Appraise business excellence concepts in business
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in analysing contemporary technology and business issues
  • Prepare a report examining contemporary technology and business issues from an IP management perspective
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