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WIPO’s first Master’s Degree in IP and Business to be offered with Singapore University of Social Sciences

March 1, 2023

WIPO will be teaming up with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to offer the first Joint Master’s Degree Program on Intellectual Property and Innovation Management (IP Business). The new program will be housed in the SUSS School of Business and will start in July 2023.

WIPO and SUSS are currently accepting applications for the first edition of the new program until April 15, 2023. Entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and young professionals using intellectual property (IP) rights to enhance the transformation of ideas into reality and drive positive economic change are encouraged to apply. There are 10 scholarships available for the most eligible candidates.

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What will new Joint Master’s Degree Program cover?

The yearlong program will contain a distance learning phase and a residential phase at SUSS in Singapore. Participants will benefit from interactive and practical lessons taught in English by SUSS professors, industry professionals and WIPO experts.

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Following SUSS’ legacy of work-adapting education, the Joint Master’s Degree Program on IP and Business will cover core topics relevant to IP management including:

  • IP and business strategy;
  • IP asset management;
  • IP intelligence;
  • Patent search and analytics;
  • IP in the global and ASEAN contexts;
  • The role of IP in technology and business;
  • IP licensing; and
  • Commercializing innovation.

Participants will also complete a final applied research project on areas of business development relevant to IP such as monetizing innovation and IP governance.

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