Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management program seeks to produce graduates able to function effectively in managerial and practitioner roles in the specialized field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management. Graduates will have the skills, values and ability to explain, analyze and evaluate complex Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management processes in local and global contexts, while demonstrating the ability to work independently, or in teams, to think critically, solve problems, make recommendations for improvements, and use advanced Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management tools.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to create and grow new enterprises in a sustainable manner. Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to work in a variety of public and private sector organizations as intrapreneurs, or as standalone entrepreneurs. The program teaches formal methods for structured business growth and management of key activities.

In addition to the core Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management qualification, the program offers a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management. For the Entrepreneurial Management concentration, students take – ENT 4003, ENT 4013, ENT 4103, ENT 4113 and ENT 4133 elective courses.

Upon the successful completion of 117 credits, students may commence their Research Project (ENT 4203).

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

To develop graduates who possess the

  • Current knowledge and understanding of key areas of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management field, their interrelationship and application.
  • Ability to use the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management tools, think critically, and conduct applied research.
  • Necessary key success skills in business.
  • In depth knowledge of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management field and its interrelationship and application across business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Degree Level:

Students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of functional business areas.
  2. Utilize tools to solve problems in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management.
  3. Conduct research and evaluate arguments, concepts, and data, in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management.
  4. Demonstrate self-development and the ability to work independently and in teams.
  5. Apply ethical principles to decisions made in global and local contexts, including issues related to sustainability and societal responsibility.
  6. Utilize effective oral and written Arabic and English communication in business.
  7. Apply business principles utilizing technology to various real-world situations.

Completion Requirements 

Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 132 credits, including:

Business Core Courses54
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management Core Courses30
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective Courses15
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours132
Business Core Courses
Required Credits: 54
ACC 1003Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACC 1103Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3003Business Information Systems3
ECO 1003Microeconomics3
ECO 1103Macroeconomics3
FIN 2003Financial Management3
INT 2156Business Internship I6
INT 3156Business Internship II6
LAW 3103Business and Commercial Law3
MGT 1003Principles of Management3
MGT 2103Organizational Behaviour3
MGT 3003Business Ethics and Corporate Governance3
MGT 3103Business Simulation and Project Management3
MRK 1103Principles of Marketing3
OPM 2103Operations Management3
STS 2003Business Statistics3
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Core Courses
Required Credits: 30
BNA 4113Applied Data Analytics and Reporting3
ENT 2003New Venture Creation3
ENT 2103Business Negotiations3
ENT 3023Small Business Management3
ENT 3033Social Entrepreneurship3
ENT 3103Leadership for Entrepreneurs3
ENT 3113Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENT 4033Startup Lab & Digitalisation3
ENT 4203Innovation and Entrepreneurial Research Project3
FIN 4103Entrepreneurial Finance3
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective Courses
(For Students not pursuing a Concentration)
Required Credits: 15
ENT 4003Collaborative and Affordable Design for Entrepreneurs3
ENT 4013New Venture Growth Strategies3
ENT 4103Managing Innovation3
ENT 4113Marketing and Sales Management3
ENT 4133Managing Intrapreneurship and Organisational Change3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9

Concentration Name: Entrepreneurial Management Concentration
Total Credit Hours: 15
Concentration Curriculum:
ENT 4003Collaborative and Affordable Design for Entrepreneurs3
ENT 4013New Venture Growth Strategies3
ENT 4103Managing Innovation3
ENT 4113Marketing and Sales Management3
ENT 4133Managing Intrapreneurship and Organisational Change3
Concentration Code: ENM

Description Data
Total Required Credits 132
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BUENT
Major Code ENT

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
ACC 1003 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
ECO 1003 Microeconomics 3
LSM 1003 Applied Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MGT 1003 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
ACC 1103 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 1103 Macroeconomics 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MRK 1103 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 2003 New Venture Creation 3
FIN 2003 Financial Management 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
STS 2003 Business Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
ENT 2103 Business Negotiations 3
LSN 1113 Introduction to Sustainability 3
MGT 2103 Organizational Behaviour 3
OPM 2103 Operations Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 2156 Business Internship I 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 3
Semester 5
BIS 3003 Business Information Systems 3
ENT 3023 Small Business Management 3
ENT 3033 Social Entrepreneurship 3
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
MGT 3003 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
ENT 3103 Leadership for Entrepreneurs 3
ENT 3113 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
LAW 3103 Business and Commercial Law 3
MGT 3103 Business Simulation and Project Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 3156 Business Internship II 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
ENT 4013 New Venture Growth Strategies 3
ENT 4003 Collaborative and Affordable Design for Entrepreneurs 3
ENT 4033 Startup Lab & Digitalisation 3
FIN 4103 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
BNA 4113 Applied Data Analytics and Reporting 3
ENT 4103 Managing Innovation 3
ENT 4113 Marketing and Sales Management 3
ENT 4133 Managing Intrapreneurship and Organisational Change 3
ENT 4203 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Research Project 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours132

Abdul Ghafar, PhD (Management), University of Bradford, United Kingdom 

Abdul Quddus Mohammed, PhD (Management), Vinayaka Missions University, India 

Anji Benhamed EP, PhD (Management Science), Sorbonne University, France 

Ebrahim Ahmed Abdulla Aleamash Al Teneiji, Executive MBA (Strategic Management), Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates 

Fazli Wahid, PhD (Management Science), University of Waterloo, Canada 

Festus Edobor, PhD (Management), Cardiff Metropolitan University , United Kingdom 

Haya Al Shawwa, PhD (Economics), University of Ferrara, Italy 

Husam Omar, PhD (International Education), University of Incarnate Word, United States 

Ines Masmoudi, PhD (Management Science), Conserv Natl Arts Metiers-CNAM, France 

Mirjana Sejdini, PhD (Economics), University of Tirana, Albania 

Mohamed Basha, PhD (Management), University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Omar Badran, MBA (General Business Administration), The University of Hull, United Kingdom. 

Petra Turkama, PhD (Industrial Management), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. 

Saheed A. Gbadegeshin, D. Sc. (Economics and Business Administration), University of Turku, Finland 

Samia Warda, Master of Science (Tourism & Hotel Mgt.), Alexandria University, Egypt 

Veronica Chaita, PhD (Economics and Accounting), The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Veselina Yankova, PhD (Organization & Mgmnt.), Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria 

Wiktor Patena, PhD (Economics), Vistula University, Poland