THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE EDUCATION (ACEEE)

...Accrediting for entrepreneurial excellence and leadership

...THE ACCREDITATION DIVISION OF INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP, NIGERIA (ICENT)

ABOUT ACEEE

OVERVIEW

ACEEE is a nonprofit, non-governmental subsidiary of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) – established with Corporate Charter by Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004. ACEEE is a federation of member institutes under the umbrella association of The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation), convened by Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. These institutes and their individual members collaborate through ACEEE to develop standards of quality, known as ACEEE Criteria, on which our review teams base their evaluations of programmes under consideration for accreditation.

The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education (ACEEE) is the only African quality assurance body with a focus entrepreneurship and enterprise education in formal and non-formal education. As such, ACEEE strives to lead the way in a new era for higher education through evaluating, supporting and igniting the potential of tertiary institutions on their road to third mission excellence.

Headquartered in Nigeria, ACEEE offers accreditation for entrepreneurship and enterprise education on institutional (entire tertiary institution) and divisional level (faculty, college, school, and department). Tertiary institutions engaging in ACEEE accreditation are united by their excellence in entrepreneurship and enterprise education.

PURPOSE OF ACEEE

The main objective of ACEEE is accreditation for entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes, making assessment in order to contribute to enhancing the quality of entrepreneurship and enterprise education within and outside Nigeria. Thus, it is aimed to improve the welfare of the society by educating people to be better educated and more qualified entrepreneurship professionals equipped with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship and enterprise education based on an internationally-competitive curriculum, but also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry-relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable businesses.

  • Core Values

    The following core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves:

    Transparency | We are honest, transparent and fair.
    Partnership | We work with others to create mutually beneficial partnerships.
    Diversity | We acknowledge the diversity of university missions and cultures.
    Excellence | Through customer orientation and continuous innovation, we create extraordinary results.
    Responsibility | We are committed to meeting the highest professional standards.
  • WHY CHOOSE US

  • FOCUS

    ACEEE accreditation focuses on tertiary institutions' contributions to economic and social development, with entrepreneurship and enterprise education and academic entrepreneurship being the two impact vehicles put into focus.
  • SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION

    ACEEE offers its entrepreneurship and enterprise education accreditation not only on institutional level but also on academic unit level.
  • Our Vision

    To enhance the performance of entrepreneurial tertiary institutions by offering world-class quality assurance/accreditation services in entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes.

    Our Mission

    ACEEE’s mission is to challenge the status quo in higher education accreditation by moving beyond the so-called third mission of tertiary institutions (an umbrella term for innovation, tertiary institution-business cooperation, civic engagement, outreach, technology transfer etc.), to academic entrepreneurship, so as to make tertiary institutions engines for societal and economic development.

    Our Belief

    We believe that effective quality assurance in entrepreneurship and enterprise education are inevitable to increase the direct social, economic and environmental impacts that tertiary institutions make in their ecosystems.

    Goals

    • Evaluating and accrediting entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes upon the application of institutions
    • Continuously monitoring the current and future needs of the stakeholders of entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes
    • Organising meetings such as national and international courses, seminars, conferences, panels, workshops etc. and supporting the other activities within this scope
    • Communicating, cooperating, conducting joint projects, helping each other with national and international associations, professional organisations and accreditation bodies related to education, evaluation and accreditation
    • To prepare the accreditation processes of entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes and the sustainable infrastructure for graduate programmes
    • To adapt entrepreneurship and enterprise education accreditation processes to national and international external quality assessment processes

    ACTIVITIES OF ACEEE

    In line with this purpose, ACEEE aims to advance the welfare of the society by educating people to be better educated and more qualified entrepreneurship professionals equipped with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship and enterprise education based on an internationally-competitive curriculum, but also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry-relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable businesses.

    ACEEE carries out the following activities as stated in the association's statute in order to realise its establishment goals:

    Evaluating and accrediting entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes upon the application of institutions,

    Conducting the selection and training of evaluators to take part in accreditation studies,

    Informing and training the programme managers and faculty members about programme evaluation,

    Constantly monitoring the current and future needs of the stakeholders of entrepreneurship and enterprise education programmes, to determine the programme evaluation criteria, to review and renew the evaluation criteria and processes when necessary,

    Organising courses, seminars, conferences, panels, workshops etc. meetings at national and international level in order to realise its goals, and supporting the activities within this scope,

    Communicating, cooperating, carrying out joint projects, helping each other with national and international associations, professional organisations and accreditation organisations regarding education, evaluation and accreditation,

    To carry out joint projects with public institutions and organisations in matters that fall within their scope of duty, without prejudice to the provisions of relevant laws.

    Making international mutual and multilateral recognition agreements,

    Being a member of relevant national and international organisations,

    To make or have it made examinations and researches for the activation and development of its activities,

    To obtain all kinds of information, documents and publications required to achieve their objectives, to establish a documentation centre, to create a web page, to announce their work, publishing publications such as newspapers, magazines, books, and to distribute them to their members, To prepare relevant printed, audio-visual material, to disseminate by mail and e-mail,

    Establishing and operating economic, commercial and industrial enterprises, or partnering with similar-purpose enterprises in order to obtain the incomes needed to achieve their goals

    Buying, selling, renting and leasing movebles and immovables and establishing the same right on immovables, which are needed for activities,

    Establishing a federation or joining an established federation if deemed necessary for the realisation of the purpose, establishing facilities that associations can establish with permission by obtaining the necessary permissions, establishing foundation associations with some of their properties,

    To create platforms to achieve a common goal with other associations, foundations, unions, unions and similar non-governmental organisations in areas related to its objectives and not prohibited by law.

    ABOUT THE CONSTITUENT PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    ACEEE serves the interests of its member institutes. Representing several professionals around the world, these member societies set policy, develop strategy and conduct accreditation activities worldwide on behalf of their professions. Through ACEEE membership, the institutes:

    Determine the threshold set of knowledge, skills and abilities needed for successful entry into their respective fields by establishing accreditation criteria for their areas of responsibility.

    Serve as the source of the more than 1,200 dedicated volunteer experts (also known as Programme Evaluators) who conduct the hands-on work of accreditation.

    Benefit from ACEEE’s growing global presence

    Honour the rich heritage of their industries, while focusing on improving the quality of entrepreneurship and enterprise education for future members and the advancement of their professions.

    Honour the rich heritage of their industries, while focusing on improving the quality of entrepreneurship and enterprise education for future members and the advancement of their professions.

    Provide their respective members with key opportunities for professional development.

    Ensure that programmes meet the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a diverse, global workforce.

    Have members who, as an aggregate body, are ensuring our world’s growth, well-being, development and sustainability.


    Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/icent

    Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) is a non-profit professional institute established with Corporate Charter by Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004 and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria as a professional institute on entrepreneurship. It is Africa's foremost institute of entrepreneurship with superlative expertise in the production of successful entrepreneurs by building capacity in entrepreneurship, innovation management and small business management of all kinds, through offering of a powerful formula that not only equips people with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship education based on an internationally-competitive curriculum, but also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry-relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable businesses. We call this the “ICENT Professional Model” that grooms people to become future ready professionals (FRPs).

    ICENT is Africa’s foremost learned society of entrepreneurs with intimidating Governing Council and Management Team comprising past and present Vice Chancellors (including current Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria), Deputy Vice Chancellors, several Professors and Doctors of Entrepreneurship, several past and present Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres, Past and Present Deans (including two (2) supervising entrepreneurial studies departments), several Past and Present HODs (including three (3) HODs of Entrepreneurship, renowned management and entrepreneurship consultants and mentors, and highly qualified individuals from multi-disciplinary fields, and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors and consultants required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs.

    ICENT is the convener of The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation) – www.homeofentrepreneurship.com., having African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM), Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IYEL) and College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Doing Business as Open University College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business - OUCES) as members.

    The first institute in Africa to obtain “ISO 21001:2018” EOMS certification for the following scope: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Certification; Professional Membership Certification and Licensing in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management; Quality Assurance in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Operation of a College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

    ICENT IS THE AUTHOR OF THE WORLD’S FIRST DICTIONARY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS The institute gathers leading minds in entrepreneurship and the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship, serving as the vehicle by which the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, provide quality assurance services and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

    The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/gaein

    The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) is a non-profit professional association established with Corporate Charter by Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004. The Academy is the preeminent international professional association established to promote, advance and update knowledge, business and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation professionals. Our worldwide members are professors, doctors, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, policy-makers and consultants who value knowledge creation and application in entrepreneurship and innovation, in over 21 countries.

    GAEIN serves as a vehicle to develop curriculum, initiate collaborative projects with international partners in the field of entrepreneurship education, and create a platform for the global exchange and integration of best practices in entrepreneurship education. It provides a coordinated vehicle for participating members to collaborate on and communicate about the specific issues and challenges confronting tertiary institution-based entrepreneurship programmes. It is an influential voice and advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We focus on advancing policies and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth. Our strength and effectiveness are powered by members and supporters. Our network of supporters, including entrepreneurs and small business owners, state and local business organisations, corporate partners and associations work with us to strengthen the environment for entrepreneurship, investment, innovation and quality job creation.

    The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) is the largest independent, professional organisation in Africa dedicated to advancing the disciplines of entrepreneurship and innovation management. With several members from tertiary institutions and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organisations, and the public sector, GAEIN is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours. GAEIN is a member of The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes with superlative expertise in the production of successful entrepreneurs by building capacity in entrepreneurship, innovation management and small business management of all kinds, through offering of a powerful formula that not only equips people with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship education based on an internationally-competitive curriculum, but also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry-relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable businesses. We call this the “GAEIN Professional Model” that grooms people to become future ready professionals (FRPs).

    GAEIN is a foremost learned society of entrepreneurs with an intimidating Governing Council and Management Team comprising past and present Vice Chancellors (including current Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria), Deputy Vice Chancellors, several Professors and Doctors of Entrepreneurship, several past and present Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres, Past and Present Deans (including two (2) supervising entrepreneurial studies departments), several Past and Present HODs (including three (3) HODs of Entrepreneurship, renowned management and entrepreneurship consultants and mentors, and highly qualified individuals from multi-disciplinary fields, and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors and consultants required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs. It is the Global Council for Entrepreneurship Education, gathering international leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation - the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business, serving as the vehicle by which the global entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


    African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/acsbe

    The African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) is the most prestigious and forward-thinking learned society of entrepreneurs in Africa, gathering Africa's leading minds in entrepreneurship and the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship and small business, serving as the vehicle by which the African entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

    ACSBE serves as a vehicle to develop curriculum, initiate collaborative projects with international partners in the field of entrepreneurship education, and create a platform for the global exchange and integration of best practices in entrepreneurship education. It provides a coordinated vehicle for participating members to collaborate on and communicate about the specific issues and challenges confronting tertiary institution-based entrepreneurship programmes.

    ACSBE is an influential voice and advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We focus on advancing policies and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth. Our strength and effectiveness are powered by members and supporters. Our network of supporters, including entrepreneurs and small business owners, state and local business organisations, corporate partners and associations work with us to strengthen the environment for entrepreneurship, investment, innovation and quality job creation.

    The African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organisation in Africa dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 400 members from tertiary institutions and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organisations, and the public sector, ACSBE is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours.

    ACSBE is a community of scholars, entrepreneurship programme and centre directors, government officials, directors of entrepreneurship support organisations and others. It is a community that works to enhance our understanding of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and to identify best practices in how to teach entrepreneurial principles and facilitate the creation and growth of new for-profit and social ventures. Ours is a culture of exploring, experimenting, innovating, sharing, challenging and giving.

    As leaders in the emerging discipline of entrepreneurship, our members are making an impact on how we think about, conduct research on, design public policy around, and interact with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures. They are extending the field of knowledge and shaping the discipline to reflect the opportunities and demands of the 21st Century.

    The African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) is a body corporate with perpetual succession and common seal, a legal entity charged with the control and supervision of the Entrepreneurship Education in Africa.

    Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Project/ Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (YELEAD)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/icent

    The Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (YELEAD) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organisation of youth whose activities at national and international levels are aimed at promoting youth entrepreneurship and leadership.

    YELEAD is an international professional association designed for youths who are willing to acquire skills and abilities that can help to create and manage new business enterprises or be used as members of an existing organisation which is calling upon employees to act in an entrepreneurial way. It is also aimed at enhancing the skills and abilities of potential youth entrepreneurs, in particular those willing to be part of the SMEs’ sector, by addressing a wide range of operational, managerial, marketing, financial and leadership issues within an entrepreneurial context.

    Youth entrepreneurship has an impact on social as well as cultural and economic progress of the society. Building an environment that promotes creatively and provides opportunities for entrepreneurship calls for multi-pronged strategies implementation and involvement at all levels including Government, industry, political, social, NGO as well as educational sectors.

    A well organised platform for promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship can help solve as well as avoid a lot of problems that are currently staring at the countries and pave way for a better future and progressive societies world over. YELEAD has the mandate of pursuing entrepreneurial and political leadership excellence by education, advocacy, research; recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the nation’s leadership strategies and policies; and implementing key entrepreneurship and leadership programmes. YELEAD is particularly committed to the vision of re-inventing the Nigeria we deserve by developing a new generation of transformational entrepreneurs and leaders to actively bring about peace and prosperity for Nigeria in our lifetime.

    International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/iifem

    The International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organisation of women whose activities at national and international levels are aimed at promoting women entrepreneurship.

    IIFEM is an international professional association designed for females who are willing to acquire skills and abilities that can help to create and manage new business enterprises or be used as members of an existing organisation which is calling upon employees to act in an entrepreneurial way. It is also aimed at enhancing the skills and abilities of potential female entrepreneurs, in particular those willing to be part of the SMEs’ sector, by addressing a wide range of operational, managerial, marketing, financial and leadership issues within an entrepreneurial context.

    Our members would be provided with information, knowledge, skills, and attitudes that would enable them perform well as classic entrepreneurs (those driven by desire for financial independence, freedom, own boss, challenge, creativity, success, control, responsibility, decisions, more money, less tax and opportunity alertness).

    Our expectation is that these competencies will in turn help them deploy their zeal for nation building in a very efficient manner as anything short of that will be handling Nigerian problems of repositioning the women with kid gloves.

    Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME)
    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/atime

    Academy of technology innovation management and entrepreneurship (ATIME), incorporated as the Global Academy of Technopreneurship Ltd, is the foremost global professional association established to promote, advance and update knowledge, business and practice of sciencepreneurship, engipreneurship and technopreneurship. It is the pioneer institute in sciencepreneurship, engipreneurship and technopreneurship programmes that is building manforce ready for future entrepreneurship and jobs for global industry requirements. The Academy, established in 2019 is to help the nascent science, engineering and technology-based industry for its future need of human resource, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals across.

    Our worldwide members are professors, doctors, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, policy-makers and consultants who value knowledge creation and application in entrepreneurship and innovation in science, engineering and technology. Founded in 2019, its programmes are designed to instill into students the knowledge, skills, curiosity, and excitement to propel them into STEM-related professions and careers after high school, whether they major in one of these fields in college or enter the workforce right after graduation.

    It is an academy gathering international leading minds in science, engineering and technology (“SET”) entrepreneurship and innovation - the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in “SET” entrepreneurship, innovation and small business, serving as the vehicle by which the global entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the “SET” entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

    Membership into the Institute would certainly advance member’s skills and enhance your worth as someone who engages in entrepreneurship in any of its several ramifications or as a person seeking to pursue a career in entrepreneurial/small and medium-sized business management.

    ACEEE Strategic Priorities 2022-2026

    Goal 1: Enhance member institutes’ engagement across the scope of ACEEE activities to maximise the impact and value to both the institutes and ACEEE.

    Goal 2: Refine and disseminate a set of consistent, targeted, concise value propositions for ACEEE accreditation.

    Goal 3: Expand ACEEE quality assurance services in current and emerging educational credentials.

    Goal 4: Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accreditation cycle.

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  • ABOUT ACEEE

    The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education (ACEEE) is the only African quality assurance body with a focus entrepreneurship and enterprise education in formal and non-formal education. As such, ACEEE strives to lead the way in a new era for higher education through evaluating, supporting and igniting the potential of tertiary institutions on their road to third mission excellence.
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