THE OPEN COLLEGE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (TOPCENT)

(Incorporated as College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Ltd)

---transforming your ideas into viable ventures

ACHIEVEMENTS, RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

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.

Achievements and Recognition

Academic, Professional and Ethical Uniqueness

CESBUM 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..

CESBUM 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 “CESBUM 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.

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”. Unfortunately, there are very few entrepreneurship authorities in Africa. Our College –CESBUM, is the only African author and publisher of the following inevitable textbooks from core fields of entrepreneurship written with Africans in mind:

  • 1. Creativity and Innovation
  • 2. Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • 3. Management Information System & Entrepreneurial Intelligence
  • 4. Theory of Entrepreneurship
  • 5. Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
  • 6. Applied Entrepreneurship
  • 7. Entrepreneurial Economics
  • 8. Contemporary Secrets of Entrepreneurial Success
  • 9. Agricultural Entrepreneurship & Farm Management
  • 10. Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • 11. Creative Problem Solving
  • 12. International Entrepreneurship
  • 13. Technopreneurship
  • 14. Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation Case Studies
  • 15. Social Entrepreneurship
  • 16. Public Entrepreneurship
  • 17. Political Entrepreneurship
  • 18. Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • 19. Mathematics for ENTREPRENEURS
  • 20. Quantitative Techniques for Entrepreneurs
  • 21. Small Business Management
  • 22. Change and Innovation Management
  • 23. Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • 24. Entrepreneurial Mentoring
  • 25. Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • 26. Entrepreneurial Opportunity Assessment and Exploitation
  • 27. Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition and Development
  • 28. Supply Chain Management for Entrepreneurs
  • 29. Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs
  • 30. Ethics in Entrepreneurship
  • 31. Introductory Management for Entrepreneurs
  • 32. Knowledge Management for Entrepreneurs
  • 33. Organisational Behaviour, Team Management and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • 34. Professional Business Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • 35. Quality Management for SMEs
  • 36. Risk Management for SMEs
  • 37. New Venture Creation
  • 38. Statistics for Entrepreneurs
  • 39. Design Driven Entrepreneurship
  • 40. Agricultural Mechanization
  • 41. Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • 42. Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
  • 43. Edupreneurship
  • 44. Technology Innovation and Management
  • 45. Farm Management
  • 46. Project Management

ICENT/CESBUM Entrepreneurship and Small Business Dictionary – First in the World, will soon be launched.

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.

CESBUM 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 Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICENT),Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE), International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM), Academy for Technology Entrepreneurs (IACATECH) and African Institute for Agribusiness Entrepreneurship AFIFA

Legal Status

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.

Accreditation

Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT)

Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) is the Africa's foremost institute of entrepreneurship and De Facto Nigerian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, primarily focusing on production of successful entrepreneurs by building capacity in Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, and related disciplines through offering of a powerful formula that does not only equip one with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship education based on internationally-competitive curriculum, but one which also provides you with extensive practical experience and industry relevant skills in turning ideas into viable businesses. We call this the “ICENT Professional Model” that grooms you to become a Future Ready Professional (FRP).

As the only entrepreneurship institute in Africa with a rich Governing Council and Management comprising of seven (7) professors and forteen (14) Doctors of Entrepreneurship and highly qualified individuals from multi-disciplinary fields, directors of entrepreneurship development centres and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs. ICENT is the Nigerian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, gathering Nigeria's leading minds in entrepreneurship and the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship, serving as the vehicle by which the national 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.

International Professional Bodies

The African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (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.

The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) 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. GACEInn global community today is nearly 3,000 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. .

OUR RESULTS

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 successes include:

 CESBUM student manufactured fueless generator
 21 start-up businesses created
 CESBUM student manufactured wooden wrist watch
 CESBUM student manufactured wooden wall clock
 45 consulting clients who have grown their business
 334 jobs created or impacted
 CESBUM 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
 CESBUM facilitator manufactured anti-inflammatory cream, medicated soap and powder
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    No 102, Oyemekun Road (Last Floor, 1st Wing), Opposite Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
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