Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation: Research Project
Masters Programs

This is the Research Project which is part of the University's Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation (PGDIP Innovation).

It guides the student in the steps to build their venture providing the necessary tools, templates and content. Furthermore, it is the place where they upload their deliverables for review and grading by the program mentors.

In this way, the students are able to develop their venture independently and in their own time. Furthermore, the professor and/or mentor time is massively optimised as the time spent with the students is in challenge and guidance, rather than requiring time to give simple instructions and explanations.

Masters in AI and Entrepreneurship
Masters Programs

Unlocking Innovation: Master's in AI and Entrepreneurship

Embark on a transformative journey at our cutting-edge Master's program in Entrepreneurship and AI, where the realms of innovation, artificial intelligence, and entrepreneurial prowess converge. In today's dynamic landscape, the fusion of entrepreneurship and AI has become an uncharted frontier, brimming with endless possibilities. This program is meticulously crafted to equip you with the tools, insights, and creative mindset needed to navigate this exhilarating terrain.

As you learn, you will also be guided in developing your own AI-based venture which you may then take forward at the end of the program to building this into a full business.

Elevate Your Vision: 

Are you ready to sculpt your dreams into reality? Our program commences with a profound introduction to both the captivating world of entrepreneurship and the intricate tapestry of AI. Gain a holistic understanding of these domains, their symbiotic relationship, and how they can empower one another.

Forge AI Creations:

Unleash your creativity through AI-powered artistry. Harness the power of prompt engineering and witness captivating images and music emerge from the depths of algorithms. Dive into the innovative universe of AI content generation, and witness your ideas come to life in ways you never thought possible.

Ethical Pioneering: 

As trailblazers, we acknowledge the importance of ethical considerations in this journey. Navigate the intricate ethical dimensions of AI entrepreneurship. Delve into discussions on bias, fairness, and transparency to ensure your innovations are built on strong ethical foundations.

Discover Untapped Opportunities:

 Seize the chance to revolutionize industries. Explore untapped AI-driven business opportunities and witness how AI is poised to reshape healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and beyond. Gain insights from those who've carved their paths in the world of AI entrepreneurship.

No-Code Revolution:

 With no-code AI development, coding barriers crumble. Embark on a voyage to build conversational AIs, advanced applications, and even web and mobile apps without the need for coding expertise. Witness AI and entrepreneurship merge seamlessly to empower your ideas.

Innovate Business Models

Understand the intricate dance between AI and business models. Explore models built on data monetization, subscription services, and more. Grasp the disruptive force of AI and learn how to wield it to reshape markets and industries.

As you navigate this exhilarating journey, culminate your experience by crafting an AI-infused entrepreneurial venture that blends technological brilliance with visionary leadership. Our program is more than a degree; it's a launchpad for those who dare to dream, disrupt, and innovate.

Unveil the future of entrepreneurship and AI with us. Together, we will chart the course of innovation, redefine industries, and create a world where technology and entrepreneurship intertwine seamlessly. Are you ready to embark on this groundbreaking odyssey? Your adventure begins here.

Course modus operandi

  • The course is hosted completely online on the Mashauri platform
  • You may work at your own pace. The optimal work pace is to invest 4 to 5 hours per week and you will finish the course in about 3 months.
  • The price of the course is $1,199-00 (bursaries available for certain students)
  • You will receive a Mashauri certificate on successful completion of the program
  • Outline curriculum shown below

This program is planned to start in late 2024. If you would like to find out more, please contact:

Draft curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and AI

Module 1: Foundations of Entrepreneurship and AI

  - Introduction to entrepreneurship and its relevance in the AI landscape.

  - Overview of artificial intelligence: history, types, and applications.

  - Understanding the symbiotic relationship between entrepreneurship and AI.

  Module 2: AI Technologies and Tools for Entrepreneurs

  - Introduction to AI technologies: machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, etc.

  - Exploration of AI development tools, libraries, and frameworks.

  - Hands-on exercises with basic AI model development.


Section 2: Prompt Engineering and AI Content Generation

Module 3: Creative AI: Prompt Engineering and Image Generation

  - Techniques for formulating effective prompts for AI systems.

  - Image generation using generative adversarial networks (GANs) and variational autoencoders (VAEs).

  - Practical exercises in generating images based on different prompts.

  Module 4: Music and Text Generation with AI

  - Using AI for music composition and generation.

  - Text generation using recurrent neural networks (RNNs) and transformers.

  - Workshop on creating AI-generated music and text.


Section 3: Ethical Considerations in AI Entrepreneurship

Module 5: Ethics and Responsible AI

  - Understanding ethical challenges in AI development and entrepreneurship.

  - Bias, fairness, transparency, and accountability in AI systems.

  - Case studies of ethical dilemmas and their resolutions.


Section 4: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in AI

Module 6: AI-driven Business Opportunities

  - Identifying market gaps and opportunities for AI-driven solutions.

  - Disruptive potential of AI across industries: healthcare, finance, manufacturing, etc.

  - Guest speakers from successful AI startups sharing their experiences.


Section 5: No-Code AI Development

Module 7: Building Conversational AIs with No Code

  - Introduction to no-code AI development platforms.

  - Designing and building chatbots and virtual assistants.

  - Practical hands-on session on creating a conversational AI.

  Module 8: Advanced No-Code AI Development

  - Exploring more complex AI applications without coding.

  - Creating AI-driven recommendation systems and personalized experiences.

  - Workshop on developing advanced AI applications using no-code platforms.


Section 6: No-Code App Development and AI Data Visualization

Module 9: Building Web and Mobile Apps with No Code

  - Introduction to no-code app development tools.

  - Designing and building web and mobile applications integrated with AI features.

  - Hands-on session on creating a functional app without coding.

  Module 10: AI Data Visualization and Interpretability

  - Using AI to create meaningful data visualizations and insights.

  - Interpreting AI model outputs and making them accessible to non-technical users.

  - Workshop on generating AI-powered data visualizations.


Section 7: Business Models, AI, and Market Disruption

Module 11: Business Models in the Age of AI

  - Adapting traditional business models to leverage AI.

  - Subscription, freemium, data monetization, and more.

  - Case studies of successful AI-driven business models.

  Module 12: Market Disruption and AI Innovation

  - Understanding how AI is disrupting existing markets and creating new ones.

  - Strategies for startups to leverage AI for market disruption.

  - Analyzing the impact of AI on various industries.

Capstone Project: AI-Powered Entrepreneurial Venture

Students will work on a comprehensive capstone project that combines AI technologies, entrepreneurial concepts, and no-code development tools to create an innovative business solution. This project will be supervised by both AI and entrepreneurship mentors.

This curriculum aims to provide a well-rounded education in the intersection of entrepreneurship and AI, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the evolving landscape of technology-driven innovation.