Trailblazing! Universal! Effective!
----effective entrepreneurship education for employability
Throughout our history, we’ve done things differently. We put our values into practice so we’re regularly the first in the continent to introduce new products and services, and showcase new research and policies.
OCENT equips students with knowledge and skills of entrepreneurial decision making, opportunity recognition, assessment, creation, shaping, seizing and exploitation; especially the analytical skills needed for recognising, defining and solving problems; and develop in students soft skills required for success (e.g. leadership, communication, interpersonal relations, negotiation, logical/analytical thinking, time management etc) as well as entrepreneurial, small business, financial and marketing management competencies.
In blending theory and practice, all students participate in Skills Acquisition and enterprise creation programmes, rocket pitch and elevator pitch presentation training and competition, business creativity competition, Internship and Industrial Visits as part of the training..
OCENT is the only entrepreneurship college in Nigeria with faculty composed of Ph.D., 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.
Offering of a powerful formula that not only equips you with a well-rounded and internationally- relevant entrepreneurship education based on internationally-competitive curriculum, but one which provides you with extensive practical experience and industry relevant skills. We call this the “OCENT Academic Model” that grooms you to become a Future Ready Graduate (FRG), a revolutionary approach that gives you a clear competitive edge over non- members.
Our certificate is recognised by most of the Multinational Companies and Institutions offering Graduate Programmes in Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management and General Management, as it is not only an academic but also professional and practical course.
OCENT qualification will have the opportunities to build up wide networks in different countries. This is possible through dual equivalent reciprocal award for Professional Membership of Institutes under The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes.
College of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management is in possession of a Corporate Charter under Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004, and as such recognised in law under CAMA 1990 vide certificate NO RC 1254784 to award professional certificate, diploma, higher diploma, professional post graduate diploma and professional master and professional doctoral certificates in Entrepreneurship.
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). The confederation provides members/students with the knowledge, skills, and versatility necessary to start their own business or to undertake managerial or leadership positions in existing firms. With innovative knowledge of business practices, members/graduates of Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are equipped to enjoy the rewards of creating a new business venture. They are also well prepared to pursue careers in growth-oriented companies that seek creative and pioneering solutions to business problems.
ICENT is the first “ISO 21001:2018” certified institute in Africa 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. 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 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.
The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) 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. GAEIN global community today is strong and spans over 21 countries. 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.
Academy of technology innovation management and entrepreneurship (ATIME) 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.
It is a Global 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.
The ICENT’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 successes include:
OCENT student manufactured fueless generator
21 start-up businesses created
OCENT student manufactured wooden wrist watch
OCENT student manufactured wooden wall clock
45 consulting clients who have grown their business
334 jobs created or impacted
OCENT student produced presidential medallion
N135 million in capital raised
Over 10 programmes and seminars educated more than 250 business leaders
46 graduates in Diploma and 32 graduates in the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship
OCENT facilitator manufactured anti-inflammatory cream, medicated soap and powder