MBA – IEV (Innovation Entrepreneurship and Venture Development)

Take off with the Double advantage of a Start-up and an MBA from the Crescent Startup Runway.

MBA – IEV (Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development) is a two year full time post graduation programme approved by AICTE and Ministry of Education – Innovation Cell. BSA Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai is one among the 21 select institutions in India that are approved to offer this unique programme to create future employers, not employees.

MBA – IEV curriculum blends key conceptual modules that are essential for future entrepreneurs with experiential learning modules and the programme will be delivered by Scholarly & Practitioner faculty, Industry stalwarts and Entrepreneurs at Crescent School of Business (CSB) & Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council (CIIC).

Students can nurture their business ideas in the co-working spaces of CIIC under the mentorship of domain and vertical experts. CIIC is a great forum that provides students an opportunity to interact with various entrepreneurs, industry experts, government officials, angel investors and venture capitalists to convert their ideas into a viable venture.

Salient Features of MBA – IEV at CSB and CIIC

• Unique Programme approved by AICTE and Ministry of Education- Innovation Cell
• Opportunity to raise your own Start-up as part of the MBA IEV course
• Innovative, Experiential and Practice oriented programme
• Pre-incubation and Incubation support with Co-working spaces
• Industry stalwarts and Entrepreneurs as advisors and faculty
• 1 to 1 expert mentoring to each candidate
• Opportunity to establish technology ventures with patent rights
• Funding facilitated from Government, NGOs, Angel investors etc.,

Eligibility

• Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of 50% marks
• Final-year students can also apply (candidates will have to submit original certificate of having graduated and mark sheet of the final-year degree examination while joining the course)
• Valid score in CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, GMAT, TANCET or Crescent School of Business Admission Test (CSBAT)

Board of Advisors

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About CIIC

Crescent Innovation & Incubation Council (CIIC) is under the ambit of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology which is deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956.

CIIC has been established as a Section-8 not for profit company and registered under Indian Companies Act 2013.

CIIC acts as a “One Stop Shop – Startup Incubator” for startups that facilitates entrepreneurial & innovative ecosystem to all the stakeholders including the students, faculty members, industries, investors, and society at large.

CIIC is presently focusing on the disruptive technologies in the domains of Life Sciences, Industry 4.0, Smart & Clean Mobility & Defence.

CIIC has a built-in space of 1,00,000 sq. ft of dedicated space available across strategic locations: Chennai, Madurai, and Bangalore.

Additionally,AIC-Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council, funded by NITI AAYOG, will soon commence operations in the CLEANTECH sector, with a specific focus on Smart and Clean Mobility.

CIIC has currently incubated 135 startups, out of which 75 are in Life Sciences, 40 from Industry 4.0, 12 from Smart & Clean Mobility and 8 from Defence startups.

CIIC has facilitated the startups in raising funds from 7 union ministries.

CIIC’s support mantra is Triple M’s – MONEY, MENTOR, MARKET.

CIIC emphasizes the mantra of ‘patents to start-ups’ and supports 70+ patents.

Live demonstration with Launchpad facilities for the startup products at the incubator premises.

Access to the mentor pool with 100+ national and international mentors from industry and academia.

1293+ Jobs created.

Startups 129
Patents (IPRS) 118
Mentors 70
Awards 96
Jobs created 1293
Startup Grants 34 Cr
Govt & Private Investments 225 Cr
Startup Sales Turnover 293 Cr

Services Offered

  • Co-working space
  • IP Assistance
  • Statutory Regulations
  • Networking & Investments

CIIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

• SYPA Ecosystem Building Award 2019
• Most Innovative Startup Award awarded to “Extreme Fire”
• Most Scalable Startup Award awarded to “Impensus Electronics”
• PMI Chennai Chapter Sangama Top Innovator Winner Award awarded to “Green Flora Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.”
• 3rd Place in Sandvick India Gender Award awarded to “Ravikas”
• MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Award awarded to “Rekindle Automations Pvt. Ltd.”
• AFI Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek Award awarded to “Farmagain Agro Pvt.Ltd. ”
• AFI Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek Award awarded to “WeGot Utility Solutions Pvt. Ltd.”
• PMI Chennai Chapter Sangama Top Innovator Runner Award awarded to “KankyoCleantech (India) Pvt. Ltd.”
• IoTNEXT Award awarded to “Farmagain Agro Pvt. Ltd.”
• Reynlabs (a startup incubated in CIIC) received STEM Accreditation awarded to “Reynlab”
• Signed MoU with 4 European Business Incubatorawarded to “CIIC”
• 3rd Top Private Bioincubator in the country by a renowned magazine called “Biospectrum” awarded to “CIIC”
• CIIC is the first incubator in TamilNadu to support startups to obtain a total of 17 IVP grants given by EDII-TN
• CIIC is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Global Bio-India 2021 organised by Department of Biotechnology- BIRAC, Govt of India held on the 1st of March 2020
• CIIC is selected by Startup India, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI for STARTUP INDIA SEED FUND SCHEME (SISFS) for an amount of Rs. 5 Crore.

The Programme Structure

The curriculum of MBA IEV programme comprises of Startup and Entrepreneurship oriented courses, Skill Certifications, Capstone Projects and Action Learning Segments. With an objective to connecting theory of innovation and entrepreneurship with practice and enabling students to acquire skills, this outcome oriented programme is designed to be delivered in phases that facilitate the transformation students to become entrepreneurs at the end of the course. The participants shall learn modules on management of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture development from foundation to advanced stages and simultaneously apply their entrepreneurial skills in real life situations, validate ideas, build innovations, test market and build a successful venture out of it.

This course has four semesters and two Action Learning Segments and three Capstone Projects to enable students to learn to recognize, create and shape a business opportunity, develop leadership and build a start-up team, construct business models, and assess market feasibility for launching new start-ups.

CURRICULUM & SYLLABI
1 MBA (IEV) – Regulations 2021 (Amended upto April 2023)
MBA – IEV (INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & VENTURE DEVELOPMENT)
CURRICULUM & SYLLABI FRAMEWORK – REGULATIONS 2021
SEMESTER I
Sl.No. Course Group Course Code Course Title L T P C
1 CC IEV 6101 Entrepreneurial and Managerial Thinking 3 1 0 4
2 CC IEV 6102 Entrepreneurial Eco System 2 1 0 3
3 CC IEV 6103 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 3 1 0 4
4 CC IEV 6104 Economic Perspectives for Entrepreneurs 2 1 0 3
5 CC IEV 6105 Research orientation 2 0 0 2
6 CC IEV 6106 Creating Business Values 2 0 0 2
  SKC   Skill Certification*       3
Capstone Project
7 PROJ IEV 6108 Idea Generation and Proof of concept 0 0 6 3
 
Credits 24

Abbreviations:

CC – Core Course, PEC – Professional Elective Course, SKC – Skill Certifications, PROJ- Capstone Projects, AL – Action Learning, PSC- Project Specific Course

SEMESTER II
Sl. No. Course Group Course Code Course Title L T P C
1 PEC   Professional Elective Courses 6
2 CC IEV 6202 Essentials of Business  Plan 1 1 0 2
3 AL IEV 6205 Action Learning I 0 0 25 14
4 SKC    Skill certification*       4
Capstone Project
5 PROJ IEV 6206 Formulation of business plan and development of proto type 0 0 6 3
Credits       29
SEMESTER III
Sl.No. Course Group Course Code Course Title L T P C
1 PEC   Professional Elective Courses 16
2 PSC   Project Specific course 1 0 2 2
3 SKC   Skill certification*       4
Capstone Project
4 PROJ IEV 6307 Development of Business Model 0 0 12 6
Credits       28
SEMESTER IV
Sl. No. Course Group Course Code Course Title L T P C
1 SKC   Skill certification*       3
2 AL IEV 6402 Action Learning II 2 2 20 20

Credits

      23

*Skill certifications can be earned flexibly across 4 semesters

Total Credits – 104
LIST OF PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES
S.No. Course Group Subject Code Course Name L T P C
1 PEC IEV 6201 Feasibility Analysis 3 1 0 4
2 PEC IEV 6203 Business Plan validation 1 1 0 2
3 PEC IEV 6204 Operations Management 3 1 0 4
4 PEC IEV 6207 Managing Disruptive Technologies 3 1 0 4
5 PEC IEV 6208 Strategic Management 2 0 0 2
6 PEC IEV 6209 International Trade and Economic Environment 2 0 0 2
7 PEC IEV 6210 Management Information System 2 0 0 2
8 PEC  IEV 6301 Entrepreneurial Leadership 2 0 0 2
9 PEC IEV 6302 Venture Growth & Technology 2 0 0 2
10 PEC IEV 6303 People Management 2 0 0 2
11 PEC IEV 6304 Entrepreneurial Marketing & Sales Strategy 3 1 0 4
12 PEC IEV 6305 Business Structure 2 0 0 2
13 PEC IEV 6306 Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Funding 3 1 0 4
14 PEC IEV 6308 Business–to–Business Marketing 2 0 0 2
15 PEC IEV 6309 Financial Technology 2 0 0 2
16 PEC IEV 6310 E-Commerce technology 2 0 0 2
17 PEC IEV 6311 Service Operations Management 2 0 0 2
18 PEC IEV 6312 Managing Family Business  3 0 1 4
19 PEC IEV 6313 Sustainability Management 2 0 0 2
LIST OF SKILL CERTIFICATION TOPICS

Course content will be provided by the organization that offers the certification and hence only the courses are listed in the regulations.

S.No. Subject Code Skill certification topics
1 IEVY 001 Design Thinking & Business Communication
2 IEVY 002 Foundations of Business Analytics
3 IEVY 003 Business  Communication 
4 IEVY 004 Design Thinking
5 IEVY 005 Business Simulations
6 IEVY 006 Introductory Entrepreneurship
7 IEVY 007 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
8 IEVY 008 Foundations of Accounting
9 IEVY 009 Negotiation
10 IEVY 010 Digital Marketing
11 IEVY 011 IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
12 IEVY 012 Logistics & Supply chain management
13 IEVY 013 Financial  Business modeling
14 IEVY 014 Social Enterprise Management
15 IEVY 015 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
16 IEVY 016 Advanced Excel
17 IEVY 017 Business Analytics Models
18 IEVY 018 Sustainability Management
19 IEVY 019 Alternative Investments
20 IEVY 020 Business Strategy
21 IEVY 021 Leadership
22 IEVY 022 Global Business
23 IEVY 023 Financial Management
24 IEVY 024 Family Business Management
25 IEVY 025 Disruptive Strategy
26 IEVY 026 Artificial Intelligence
27 IEVY 027 Machine Learning
LIST OF PROJECT SPECIFIC COURSES
S.No. Course Group Subject Code Course Name L T P C
1 PSC IEVY 051 Consumer Behaviour 1 0 2 2
2 PSC IEVY 052 Product and Brand Management 1 0 2 2
3 PSC IEVY 055 Security analysis and Portfolio Management 1 0 2 2
4 PSC IEVY 056 Talent Acquisition and Retention 1 0 2 2
5 PSC IEVY 059 Food and AgriTech Business 1 0 2 2
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