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NTU Business Acceleration Programme

The NTU Business Acceleration Programme aims to provide senior technical leaders with tools to understand the key dynamics affecting organisation performance and appreciate their role in contributing to the competitive success, financial health and profitability of an organisation. Participants will be encouraged to view their roles in the context of organisation strategy and growth goals, to forge new connections between their own daily priorities, and the overall mission and strategy of the organisation.


Programme Structure

Designed by our award-winning and distinguished faculty, the pedagogical approach used is based on case discussion and practical knowledge, illustrating operational system and application of systematic proficiencies in companies.

This programme consists of the following four courses, spread over 5 days and can be taken non-sequentially except that the participant is required to complete Course I, Course II, and Course III prior to Course IV.

Course I: Strategic Management: Strategy Formulation & Implementation

Course Overview

The course will emphasise on:

  • The Application of business strategy through the competencies of strategic thinking, value creation, business model and strategy execution.
  • The strategic frameworks and models as well as enlightening operational best practices exercised by companies.
  • Discussion on the progress of strategic management in the modern day and the central role played by employees and managers in the final emergent strategy.
Learning Outcome

Leaders will be able to:

  • Learn the use of frameworks to help think strategically.
  • Create value for their businesses.
  • Evaluate and develop business models.
  • Execute strategies effectively.
Course Duration 1 Day
Course Date

  • 18 January 2019 (Fri)
  • 29 January 2019 (Tue)
  • 9 April 2019 (Tue)
  • 10 May 2019 (Fri)
Course Fee SGD 1,083 (excl. GST) | SGD1,158.81 (incl. GST)


Course II: Operations Management

Course Overview

The course will emphasise on:

  • Providing participants with an understanding of some of the key strategic issues in operations management.
  • Offering a comprehensive knowledge on business operation through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions, group exercises, and case studies.
  • Topics covered include - operations strategy, managing flexibility in operations and supply chain management.
Learning Outcome

Leaders will be able to :

  • Understand the main challenges in managing business operations.
  • Appreciate and understand operations from a strategic perspective.
  • Learn innovative strategies for managing flexibility in operations and supply chain.
Course Duration 1 Day
Course Date
  • 14 February 2019 (Thu)
  • 1 February 2019 (Fri)
  • 24 April 2019 (Wed)
  • 26 June 2019 (Wed)
Course Fee SGD 1,083 (excl. GST) | SGD1,158.81 (incl. GST)

Course III: Business Finance Essentials for Senior Technical Leaders
Course Overview

The course will emphasise on:

  • Providing senior technical leaders and technical leaders with a broader perspective on finance by exploring the interactions between corporate strategy and financial decisions and the methods to enable the creation of value from the financial management viewpoint.
  • Taking the participants beyond the introduction and application of the analytical tools to assess the financial health by focusing on the implications of the corporate strategy.
  • Providing practical examples with real-life financial reports to illustrate how organisations create shareholder/stakeholder value through operations using financial investment decisions thus opening a unique process of value creation.
Learning Outcome

Leaders will be able to :

  • Master fundamental financial terminology and concepts.
  • Evaluate the performance and financial health of an organisation.
  • Develop the financial acumen to make the effective business decision
Course Duration 1 Day
Course Date
  • 16 January 2018 (Wed)
  • 20 February 2019 (Wed)
  • 8 May 2019 (Wed)
  • 10 July 2019 (Wed)
Course Fee SGD 1,083 (excl. GST) | SGD1,158.81 (incl. GST)

Course IV: Capstone Course - Business in Action

Course Overview In the final course, the participant experiences a hands-on application of the knowledge imparted to date through an online business simulation game. A web-based business simulation game is introduced to help participants develop strategic thinking and general management skills through understanding the complexity of global business operations in a dynamic competitive environment. The simulation integrates a range of concepts from various management related disciplines like HR, R&D, marketing, procurement, production, inventory, logistics and financial management through a strategic decision-making process.
Learning Outcome

Leaders will be able to :

  • Increase awareness on the complexity of operating an international company from a strategic and general management perspective.
  • Identifying and analyzing key environmental and organizational variables that may influence an organization’s performance within and across national markets, and their influence on the organization.
  • Enhance fact-based analytical decision-making and crystallize the financial implications of business decisions by linking decisions to cash flows and bottom line performance.
Course Duration 2 Days
Course Date
  • 27 - 28 February 2019 (Wed & Thu)​
  • 19 - 20 March 2019 (Tue & Wed)
  • 22 - 23 May 2019 (Wed & Thu)
  • 23 - 24 July 2019 (Tue & Wed)
Course Fee SGD 1,750 (excl. GST) | SGD1,872.50 (incl. GST)

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