...Innovation, Professionalism and Prosperity

...Africa's global entrepreneurship Institute .


Upon the evaluation and accreditation by Federal Ministry of Education and consent of the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURS is recognised by law as a professional institute limited by guarantee under CAMA 1990 vide certificate NO RC 1119210.

As a mark of distinction, INCENT is the only entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria, with well-structured and internationally competitive curriculum, meritorious assessment criteria for students and self-authored study pack. This suggests to you that, our institute, regardless of its age, is an authority and examining body in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. We can authoritatively say that, no entrepreneurship institute in Africa has the type of programme/examination structure operational in our institute

INCENT is the only entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria having on her Governing Council Three (3) Professors, Seven (7) Ph.D. holders in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Educational Management, Educational Technology, Pharmacology, Information Technology, Agriculture and Engineering; one (1) Rector, three (3) Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres and five (5) Dean/HODs from highly reputable institutions of higher learning, in addition to qualified state coordinators and course facilitators from multi-disciplinary fields, as well as internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs. About fifteen entrepreneurship development centres and NGOs have applied for partnership and collaborations.

No entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria can boast of seven (7) Professors (including Professors of Management and Entrepreneurship), two (2) Deputy Vice Chancellors, two (2) Rectors, one (1) Provost, two (2) university proprietors, two (2) directors of entrepreneurship centres from highly reputable institutions of higher learning; first-class royal fathers, senior military officers, CEOs, legal luminaries and religious leaders on her advisory board except INCENT. Our institute is an ace ground-breaking entrepreneurial professionalism for wealth creation.

The institute is the first to establish a training arm: College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBUM), a University College of Entrepreneurship and first of its kind in Africa with proposed permanent site in Kishi, Oyo state (RC 1254784). It will ensure that we can deliver a broad range of international entrepreneurship curriculum of multi-disciplinary dimension (Professional : Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Enterprise Management, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Technological Entrepreneurship etc) as well as floating of (African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB) not available elsewhere in Nigeria.

Our training arm – College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBUM) is the only entrepreneurship College in Africa with faculty composed of Ph.D., D.Ent, DBA, M.Phil, M.Sc,MBA,LL.M, and M.Eng holders in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Small Business Management, Development Finance/Economics Various management and Engineering/Technology fields, Animal Production, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Agricultural Business Management, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, qualified facilitators from multi-disciplinary fields, directors of entrepreneurship development centres and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs.

Charles Tremendous Jones once said –“You will remain the same you are for the next five years except for two things: the books that you read and the people you meet”. In addition to the provision of platform where members’ interest can be protected and given corporate identity, INCENT/ CESBUM is the only African author and publisher of the following inevitable entrepreneurship textbooks currently available in our CESBUM..

Our Publications

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information System & Entrepreneurial Intelligence
  • Theory of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Contemporary Secrets of Entrepreneurial Success
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship & Farm Management
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Technopreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation Case Studies
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Public Entrepreneurship
  • Political Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Mathematics for Entrepreneurs
  • Quantitative Techniques for Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Management
  • Change and Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Mentoring
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity Assessment and Exploitation
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition and Development
  • Supply Chain Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Ethics in Entrepreneurship
  • Introductory Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Organisational Behaviour, Team Management and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Professional Business Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • Quality Management for SMEs
  • Risk Management for SMEs
  • New Venture Creation
  • Statistics for Entrepreneurs
  • Design Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
  • Edupreneurship
  • Technology Innovation and Management
  • Farm Management
  • Project Management


The INCENT’s success is measured in our results. These are more than numbers – they represent the hopes, dreams and the hard work of several individuals and families each and every year.
Highlights of 2017 successes include:

  • • INCENT’s member manufactured fueless generator
    • 21 start-up businesses created
    • INCENT’s member manufactured wooden wrist watch
    • INCENT’s member manufactured wooden wall clock
    • 45 consulting clients who have grown their business
    • 334 jobs created or impacted
    • INCENT’s member produced presidential medallion
    • N135 million in capital raised
    • Over 10 programmes and seminars educated more than 250 business leaders
    • 32 graduates in the CESBUM Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Class of 2017
    • INCENT’s state coordinator manufactured anti-inflammatory cream, medicated soap and powder
    • INCENT with CESBUM reviewed the trailblazing curriculum/minimum academic benchmark for award of certificate to doctorate in entrepreneurship developed by her Founder – Nuru Oyekolaa
    • INCENT’s Fellow and Patron (Prof. Stephen Ocheni) appointed as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • INCENT’s Deputy President - Programmes and Membership –(Dr. Raimi Lukman) appointed as Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at American University of Nigeria,Yola
    • INCENT’s Fellow and Governing Council Member (Adetunbowale A. Bello) appointed as Registrar, International Vocational Training Centre and Entrepreneurship College, Ajase Ipo,Kwara State,Nigeria.

    We are recognised by law under the provisions of the CAMA 1, of 1990 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Approved by the Federal Ministry of Education.

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