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The Open College of Entrepreneurship (OCENT) is a private flexible, open and distance learning entrepreneurship educator in Nigeria. We are proud to be the only institution accredited The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes to offer Hybrid, Open and Distance Entrepreneurship Education to worldwide learners. At the Open College of Entrepreneurship (OCENT), our programmes are tailored to make learning accessible, flexible and available for you, at all times, in any place and at your pace. Our Study Centres are equipped with requisite physical infrastructure, human and material resources with top-notch ICT competencies for learning, in compliance with the best global standards of education in all our programmes.
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of every business. Every large company started out as a small business, led by an entrepreneur. As our economy becomes more volatile, having the skills and knowledge to start a new business may mean the difference between prosperity and poverty. Entrepreneurial skills are also in demand in established companies. Every business, large or small, must be entrepreneurial just to survive. Innovative thinking has replaced "do it our way" as the rallying cry of the corporation. Students who learn to think independently flourish in chaotic environments and to keep cool under pressure are in high demand. Our programme is designed to build entrepreneurial skills step by step. Renowned experts, not graduate students, teach classes. We embody a “hands-on” philosophy of teaching, putting our students into real-life entrepreneurial situations. Our program is rigorous, challenging, and most of all, fun
The Open College of Entrepreneurship (OCENT) is the Africa’s Premier Private Open College of Entrepreneurship with great emphasis on employability. Employability refers to your ability to gain initial employment, maintain employment, and obtain new employment if required. In simple terms, employability is about being capable of getting and keeping fulfilling work. It is a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy. Employability, therefore, is not just about getting a job, it is about a broader set of skills and attributes that will enable a graduate to be successful throughout their working life.
OCENT do this through offering of a powerful formula that not only equips people with a well-rounded and internationally- relevant entrepreneurship education based on internationally-competitive curriculum, but one which also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable ventures. We call this the OCENT’s Entrepreneurship Effectiveness and Leadership (EE&L) Model” that grooms people to become Future Ready Graduates (FRG).
The Programmes developed by OCENT are based on research conducted by The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes. The programmes are unique in that they are practical oriented and are largely driven by real entrepreneurs.
The programme aims to produce graduates who will have a sound knowledge of entrepreneurship skills, business management, industry specialisation and the leadership qualities needed. The course will focus on the various elements of entrepreneurship and business management. Students will have to choose an industry of their choice for their specialisation and complete a project on their industry specialisation. They will also be guided into transforming their business idea into a product or service for commercialisation. At the end of the Course, students will have with them a Professional Certificate, Diplomas, PGD, Master’s and Doctorate Qualifications in Entrepreneurship, an Industry Specialisation Certification, Startup Capital and a real business in their hands. This is the one great difference between our students and their counterparts from other colleges and universities, who will have an academic qualification and nothing else. ’
Welcome to the Open College of Entrepreneurship (OCENT). We invite you to visit us at any time - in person or through this site - to explore the life of getting effective entrepreneurship education for employability. Quality of education in most of the developing countries is compromised and the educational institutions are just producing graduates with a degree but without the required skills. On the other hand, the job market requires skills as most recently Google has waived the requirement for a degree or diploma and they are focusing on skills. I believe that a degree from a good institution embeds skills but this may not be the case in most of the institutions in developing countries.READMORE
We are honoured to have you visiting us online.. Open College Of Entrepreneurship(OCENT) offers student-centered and career-focused education to develop the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for successful careers in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.OCENT was established as an innovative institution to meet the demands for alternative to traditional higher education experience which often require taking several years away from jobs.
OCENT is a professional college offering professional courses leading to the award of Accredited Professional: Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master.We are always here to assist you with any extra information you require.See our courses apply now