Business Management Games for Students | MAGES Institute Singapore

Learn how to manage game business

You need a deep understanding of the current marketplace for video games for a successful career in the video games industry. This course will teach you how to manage game business and will cover other topics of legal issues as well. Business management games will also be taught to nurture the communication skills, business management skills. This 49 hour course by MAGES Institute of excellence will also focus on crowdfunding and steps to launch a crowdfunding offering. Students will also learn how to lead discussions that arise during funding negotiations.

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Game Business Management

This course provides students with a deep understanding of the current marketplace for video games in preparation for successful careers in the video games industry. With a focus on entrepreneurialism, the course will cover a wide range of business, management, and legal issues, including an overview of current business models in games, methods for pitching and getting products funded, production management techniques, as well as business start-up nuts and bolts for aspiring entrepreneurs.

This module will also nurture the essential soft skills for students to develop communication skills, business management skills, and attitudes that enable students to creatively solve problems and identify opportunities in the game design industry.

Duration:49 Hrs

Schedule:Two Classes a Week

Award:WSQ Statement of Attainment (WSQ E-Certificate)

Software Taught:Google Docs/Slides, Powerpoint

Grants Available:SSG, PSEA, UTAP



Thomas O’Dell

Adjunct Lecturer

Huang Ruiliang Dominic

Adjunct Lecturer | Game Designer

Topics Covered

  • Business of Games
  • Finding the Right Investor
  • Funding Your Game
  • Creating Your Financial Plan
  • Define Crowdfunding
  • Types of Crowdfunding
  • Risks and opportunities
  • Approach and Prepare for Negotiation
  • Negotiating and Closing the Financial Deal
  • Evaluating Returns

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the possible source of funding including various types of private equity, angel investors and non-traditional sources
  • Assess the suitability of different funding options for a given business
  • Create a business plan that includes the key elements like Company Description, Market Analysis, platform, monetization potential, audience, etc. required to bring the business to market.
  • Select and justify a funding source which is appropriate for the business case
  • Understand how to lead discussions that arise during funding negotiations
  • Crowdfunding – For a given scenario – the learner will be able to
  • Identify and describe the opportunities and key financial risks facing the business
  • Gauge the Fundraising Effort made, make appropriate changes and validate the pitch ideas and projects




Entry requirements

  • Age: 18 years old and above
  • Recommended for current Game Developer
  • Open to both Singaporean & International Students (Including PR, Student Pass, Work Permit, S Pass & E Pass)

Course Fee

Full Programme Fees : SGD 2,592.00

Singaporeans 21 – 39 Yrs or PRs : SGD 1,392.00

Singaporeans 40Yrs or Above : SGD 912.00

SME Sponsored Singaporeans & PR : SGD 912.00

*All payments on or after 1st Jan 2023 will be subject to 8% GST.

Grants Available

Self-sponsored students can use Skills Future Credit, PSEA grant, UTAP, and SEP. 75% attendance is mandatory to complete the program The student should submit and must pass the prescribed assessment (i.e. Practical Project) *For additional grant eligibility, please contact us.


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