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)

ACEEE ALTERNATIVE ACCREDITATION METHODOLOGY (ACCREDITATION COMMISSION)

The ACEEE Accreditation process is carried out by our six accreditation commissions. Each commission sets accreditation standards for specific programme areas and degree levels.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (EAC)

Programmes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector Entrepreneurship
  • Political Entrepreneurship
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Education Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism/Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Entrepreneurship
  • Levels: Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Higher/Advanced Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate
MSME CREATION AND MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (MCMAC)

Programmes:

  • Small Business Management
  • Enterprise Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management
  • Levels: Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Higher/Advanced Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (SETEAC)

Programmes:

  • Science Entrepreneurship/ Scientific Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Programme
  • Executive Master in Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Aquaculture Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Entrepreneurship
  • Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurship
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental/Ecological Entrepreneurship
  • Food/Culinary Entrepreneurship
  • Levels: Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Higher/Advanced Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (WEAC)

Programmes:

  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Family Entrepreneurship
  • Levels: Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Higher/Advanced Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate
YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (YEAC)

Programmes:

  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Levels: Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Higher/Advanced Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate

ACCREDITATION STEP BY STEP
Before the 18 Month Accreditation Process

Are you ready for Accreditation?
- Read through our key documents and consider our Eligibility Requirements.
- Focus on Assessment Planning.
- Begin working on your preliminary Self-Study Report to submit for your Readiness Review (if required).

The 18 Month Accreditation Process

1. Complete the Readiness Review by October 1

YEAR BEFORE YOUR ON-SITE VISIT

Collect samples of student work, syllabi, textbooks and sample assignments.
Complete your Readiness Review (if required) by October 1.

1. Submit your Request for Evaluation by January 31

YEAR OF YOUR ON-SITE VISIT

• Submit your Request for Evaluation (RFE) by January 31 of the year of your programme’s On-Site Visit.
• We will invoice your institution for the On-Site Visit, set a visit date and form a review team between April and May.

2. Complete and submit your Self-Study Report by July 1

YEAR OF YOUR ON-SITE VISIT

• Complete and submit your Self-Study Report to us no later than July 1.
• The review team assigned to your programme begins reviewing your Self-Study Report.
• Attend the Institutional Representatives Day at the July Commission Meeting. Your programme’s institutional representative is invited to meet your review team chair at this annual event.

3. The On-Site Visit takes place September – December

ON-SITE VISIT

• Prepare for your On-Site Visit. Finalize the visit schedule, arrange student and faculty interviews, and, finally, set up rooms with display materials for the review team. You should begin planning and preparation months in advance.
• Your On-Site Visit typically lasts three days (usually Sunday through Tuesday). It includes a review of your materials; interviews with students, faculty, staff, and administrators; and concludes with an exit meeting, when the team will convey its findings.

4. Due Process and the Accreditation Decision

1 WEEK AFTER THE VISIT

Provide the review team with corrections to any errors of fact in presentations at the exit meeting.


2-3 MONTHS AFTER THE VISIT

Your institution receives the Draft Statement, a formal communication of your review team’s findings.


3-4 MONTHS AFTER THE VISIT

During the 30-Day Due Process period your institution responds to any shortcomings identified in the Draft Statement.


JULY

The ACEEE commissions meet to decide Accreditation Actions in July. At this meeting your programme’s accreditation is discussed and determined.


BY AUGUST 31

Your programme is formally notified of the accreditation action via the Final Statement to the institution.

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