Certificate in The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Admission to this programme is very competitive and we scrutinise each application very carefully.We have an acceptance ratio of 1:5.

Duration: 5 hours 

Schedule: 29 March 2022 (11:30 AM to 4:30 PM - GMT+4) 

Format: Google Meet (Online)

Course fee: MUR 4,500 (USD 105)

What does it mean to think entrepreneurially? The entrepreneurial process isn’t only for start-ups. It’s a comprehensive mindset that will teach you to identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in various contexts, settings and organisations. The ability to ‘think like an entrepreneur’ and ‘act like an innovator’ are critical skills for success across industries and are proven tools to help distinguish you in the workplace and accelerate your career. Uncover the secrets of thinking like an entrepreneur to create value for stakeholders and society across various business settings.

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the YUVA Academy (MQA-Registered Training Institution).

  • Gain an understanding of how Entrepreneurial Thought and Action may be applied to opportunities of all kinds including new ventures as well as innovation within existing organisations.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts and analytical tools that help assess opportunities and develop entrepreneurial ventures, and how these concepts and tools may be applied to real-world business situations and opportunities.
  • Learn and use a methodology to develop and assess new opportunities that are the critical first step in moving an idea from concept to launch and implementation.
  • Develop, define and clearly communicate a new business concept or initiative in an efficient, effective and compelling manner.

1Introduction to Entrepreneurship: The Entrepreneurial Process, Getting to know the Entrepreneur, Characteristics, Skills, Benefits to Self and the Community
2Ideation Process: Effective idea generation, Unleashing creative capacity, Brainstorming, Self-gap analysis
3“Create” Process: Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, Understanding opportunities and threats, Tools and techniques for effective assessment
4“Validate” Process: Tools for effective customer interviews – validation whether product or service meets user needs and wants
5“Build It”: Creation of a complete business plan – steps in defining and creating a business plan
6Project presentation: Presentation techniques, Elevator pitch, Target audience analysis

YUVA Academy is an MQA-registered Training Institution that seeks to transform Mauritius by developing a robust network of young leaders who will work together to address Mauritius’ most significant challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the country’s growth trajectory.

Mauritius’ greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. Too often, we only invest in addressing the symptoms of poor leadership in Mauritius: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by poverty, or we cannot create enough jobs for our young people. But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent adopting good governance, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and innovators that develop lasting solutions to the root causes of Mauritius’ problems. We aim to develop the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and the Mauritian Bill Gates.


Admission to YUVA Academy’s programmes is very competitive, and we scrutinise each application carefully. We have an acceptance ratio of 1:5.

While there is no “magic formula” for gaining admission to a particular programme, the general expectation is that you fill in the following form well by answering every question based on your experience, knowledge, and good judgement.