Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management

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The Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management is a part-time programme, targeted at professionals who are keen to enter the intellectual property (IP) industry or to learn about the business value of intangible assets.

The programme will be conducted by leading IP experts and industry practitioners, who will impart their experience in dealing with real and practical issues in professional and business practice.

Upon completion of the programme, students will obtain a working knowledge of how IP drives business strategies, how intangible assets can be viably managed, and how business strategies can be designed for intangible assets to obtain optimal commercialisation outcomes.

Programme Outline

To graduate with a Specialist Certificate, students will need to complete all 4 modules below.

  1. Foundational Aspects of IP in Business (SC501)
  2. Managing Intangible Assets (SC502)
  3. Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets (SC503)
  4. Dealmaking and IP Transaction Management (SC504)

For detailed programme outline, please download our programme brochure.

Programme Structure
Flipped Classroom Structure

In respect of the delivery of module content and learning activities, a combination of independent Online Learning, tutor-facilitated classroom sessions and project work will be utilised. Students are also expected to undertake independent reading, prescribed as pre-class preparation, to deepen their understanding of the foundational knowledge required in each module. Case study analysis and discussion, in particular, will be the primary learning activities utilised to emphasise practice-related skills.

In terms of teaching and learning (T&L) hours per module, it is envisaged that a total of 38 T&L hours will comprise the following:

  1. 18 hours of classroom sessions
  2. 20 hours of self-directed learning involving accessing online content, completion of prescribed readings, and completion of assessments

For detailed programme outline, please download our programme brochure.


Programme Information
Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management
Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management
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Learning Objectives

A practical grounding in IP rights protection regimes with the aim of analysing how these drive business strategies towards intended outcomes.
An in-depth analysis of the IP asset value management lifecycle and its various stages, with the aim of designing effective management and decision-making processes for transitioning IP assets through the lifecycle.
The means of assessing IP assets with the aim of identifying potential business opportunities and their viability, within the context of marketplace positioning, pricing and marketing strategies.
A functional knowledge of a range of IP transaction mechanisms, with the aim of designing differentiated deal strategies around IP assets for optimal commercialisation and monetisation of the same.

Who Should Attend

Professionals and mid-careerists interested in transiting to the IP industry or upgrading their skills to add value to their job roles and their organisations
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Classes are typically held In Person twice a week (bi-weekly) on Tuesday and Thursday OR weekly on Tuesday/Thursday.

Graduate of this course who meets the eligibility criteria set out by SUSS, will be eligible for modules exemption (up to 3 modules) from the Master of IP and Innovation Management course. 


Tentative schedule (subjected to minor changes)

SC501 – Foundational Aspects of IP in Business

Mid Feb 2025 – Mid March 2025

SC503 - Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets

April – May 2025

Exam for SC501 & SC503

Last Week of May - 1st Week of June

Term Break: Approximate 3 weeks

SC504 - Dealmaking & IP Transaction Management

End June – End July 2025

SC502 - Managing Intangible Assets

Aug/Sep – 1st week of Nov 2025

Exam for SC502

End of Nov 2025

No exam for SC504


12 Feb
22 Nov
Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management
09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management
02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Course Fees
  • S$13,080.00
  • S$9,810.00 (Students who are exempted from the module "Foundational Aspects of Intellectual Property in Business")

(The fees above include GST. A new GST rate of 9% will be applicable for all invoices issued by IPOS International on or after 1 January 2024.)

*Students will be required to pay the full fees upon acceptance of offer.

*There is a non-refundable application fee of $40 (before GST)- payable at point of application.  

Admission Requirement
  • Aspiring IP Professionals with a minimum Bachelor’s Degree qualification.
  • Applicants who graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Universities where English is not the main medium of instruction are required to demonstrate their English proficiency using TOEFL* / IELTS** test scores.
  • Applicants with a local Diploma qualification and at least 3 years of intellectual property-related work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

*TOEFL is the abbreviation of the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

**IELTS is the abbreviation of the International English Language Testing System.

Exemptions Available
  • Exemption from the module “Foundational Aspects of Intellectual Property in Business” will be available for:
    • Applicants who have graduated from the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) programme, jointly offered by IP Academy and Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.
    • Graduates who have taken similar modules conducted by IP Academy in Post-Secondary Education Institutions / Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will be considered for exemption.
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See What Other Say

Raj Dhaliwal
Senior Corporate Counsel, Seagate Technology (Class of 2019)

This Specialist Certificate course was a great combination of learning core IP knowledge and applying that knowledge in the context of business. I especially enjoyed the modules on IP audits, IP management strategies and contract negotiations. The structured approach and frameworks presented by the tutors demystified aspects of IP practice and provided a holistic view of IP in business that I feel would normally only be picked up over many years of practice and mentorship. I have no doubt that the soft skills and best practices from these modules will come in handy in my day-to-day IP work.

Mervyn Cheong
Partner, Advocatus Law LLP (Class of 2019)

The Specialist Certificate in Intangible Assets Management enhanced my knowledge about intellectual property laws and, through the experienced module facilitators, I gained insights and understanding of business considerations and strategies using intangible assets. I had always been interested in the practice of intellectual property law and was looking for a programme that could give me grounding on the application and value of IP rights, and impart practical skills to formulate strategies and solutions. The programme was structured and it indeed helped equip me with skills, best practices and analytical frameworks to apply. I believe that the knowledge gained will help me provide holistic and practical advice to my clients in the course of my work.