Faculty of Science

GENERAL INFORMATION

All Departments in Natural Sciences (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Animal & Environmental Biology and Plant Biology & Biotechnology) must offer Entrepreneurship Courses (ENT) listed below:

 

SUMMARY OF ENTERPRENEURSHIP COURSES

                           200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

CREDIT UNITS

1.

ENT 211

INTRODUCTION  TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES I

1

                         200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 221

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES II

1

                         300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

1.

ENT 311

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS I

2

                       300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 321

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS II

2

                      400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

1.

ENT 411

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I

1

                      400 LEVEL  SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 421

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II

1

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

8

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 211: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENURIAL STUDIES I

The course introduces students to the definitions, functions, types and characteristics ofentrepreneurship. This course further examines entrepreneurship and ethics, entrepreneurship theories and practice; new venture creation; forms of business, business opportunities, starting a new business, innovation, legal issues in business, insurance and environmental considerations, possible business opportunities in Nigeria and introduction to biographies of successful entrepreneurs etc.

 

200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 221: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES II

This course is a continuation of ENT 211. It exposes the students to business idea generation, environmental scanning, new venture financing, financial planning and management, feasibility studies and business plan, staffing, business strategies, documentation/book-keeping, marketing, introduction of biographies of successful entrepreneurs, etc.

 

 

 

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 311: ENTREPRENUERIAL SKILLS I

The course focuses the attention of the students to the practical aspects of entrepreneurship by venturing into the following categories: Agriculture/Agro Allied (fish farming, crop production, animal husbandry such as poultry, piggery, goat etc,  groundnut oil making, horticulture (vegetable garden, flower garden), poultry), Services (bakery, radio/TV repairs, barbing/ hair dressing salon, car wash, catering, courier, event planning, fashion design, vehicle maintenance, film production, interior decoration, laundry, music production, phone call centre, rental, restaurant, tailoring/ knitting, viewing centre), Manufacturing (carving, weaving, sanitary wares, furniture making, shoe making, plastic making, table making, bead making, bag making, sachet water production, cosmetics, detergents), Commerce (buying and selling, purchasing and supply, bookkeeping, import and export etc), Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (business centre, computer maintenance, handsets repairs, internet cafe etc), Mining/Extraction (kaolin, coal mining, metal craft such as blacksmith, tinsmith etc, vegetable oil/and salt extractions etc), Environment (fumigation, household cleaning waste disposal etc), Tourism (car hire, craft work, hotel/catering, recreation centre), Power (generator mechanic, refrigeration/air conditioning, electricity wiring etc), Production/Processing (glassware production/ceramic, metal working/fabrication, steel and aluminium door and windows, paper production water treatment/conditioning/packaging, brick laying, bakery, iron welding, building drawing, tailoring, carpentry, leather tanning, printing, food processing/packaging/preservation). Students are to select two of the following areas of interest for practical. Topics should also include Products/Service Exhibition and Quality Control, Business Ownership Structures, Mentorship.

 

300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 321: ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS II

The course is a continuation of ENT 311. It focuses the attention of the students on creativity, feasibility study, legal framework, governmental policies, business negotiation, etc.  Students should select two areas of interest for practical and exhibition. At the end of the semester students will undertake excursion and internship and produce report.

 

400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 411: ENTREPRENUERSHIP DEVELOPMENT I

This course further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of writing feasibility studies and business plans.  The students are required to form cooperative societies in order to collaboratively generate business ideas and funds. Topics should include models of wealth creation, sustainability strategies, financial/ investment intelligence and international business.  Students are to select one area of interest for practical and exhibition. The programme involves Recognition, Reward and Awards (RRAs) and Mentorship.

 

400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 421: ENTREPRENEUSHIP DEVELOPMENT II

This course, which is a continuation of ENT 411, further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of strategic management.  Topics include business financing, venture capital, managing business growth, negotiation, time and self-management, leadership, ICT and succession plan, defence of feasibility study and business plans.

 

PATTERN OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

All students shall take common Faculty of Science courses in the first and second years of the programme (i.e. 100 and 200 level courses).  Students are expected to go for industrial training (Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, SIWES), for 6 months at the end of their 1st semester 300 level. Students’ performance during the various posting shall be closely monitored and assessed by both the supervising lecturers from the department and the host establishment. Each student is expected to submit a report to the department at the end of the SIWES programme.

 

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