College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is a professional entrepreneurship college (a business school for entrepreneurship, innovation and MSMEs development) created to solve the prevalent unemployment/poverty problems among Africans (including youths with accredited degrees) with affordable, groundbreaking and effective entrepreneurship education capable of transforming their ideas into viable enterprises.
CESBM serves as natural incubator, providing support structures for teachers and students to initiate new ventures: intellectual, commercial and conjoint by contributing and providing leadership for creating entrepreneurial thinking, actions, institutions and entrepreneurship capital. This we do 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 ventures. We call this the “CESBM’s Entrepreneurship Effectiveness and Leadership (EE&L) Model” that grooms students to become future ready graduates (FRG).
CESBM programme offers the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to identify, recognise, assess, seize, shape, create and exploit new opportunities, as well as develop entrepreneurial management and leadership competencies that can be applied to any professional field of your choice. We are the first in Africa to understand that entrepreneurial dynamism (ability of an entrepreneur to make quick decision or effect changes to take advantage of unexpected business opportunities or thinking and acting entrepreneurially) is more than just an inclination. Rather, it can be taught, and we do it better than anyone in Nigeria.
Conversely, classroom universities are attracting the 18 to 21-year olds whose life goals and ambitions have yet to be established. This is true especially at the undergraduate level. CESBM does no compete with such traditional schools. CESBM students know who they are, know exactly what they want to do and are interested in a challenging and rewarding educational experience. For this reason, they are often more motivated than students at traditional universities.
In addition, CESBM students gain significant advantages from their professional experience. Not only are they able to draw from the knowledge they have developed throughout their career thus far, but they may apply earned credit for what they have already learned toward their program.