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PROGRAMMES

    CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
  • Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CEnt)
    Dream, Plan and Realise with our CEnt

  • Entrepreneurship is creating or seizing an opportunity. As a student at College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management pursuing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn how to vigorously work toward developing an idea, overcome obstacles and take calculated risks to ensure the success of the idea. You will also work on the development of a business plan for a concrete idea, and potentially create a real plan for a real new business.

    Get the tools to successfully launch a new business idea. learn how to plan, organise, establish and control a business.

    The Certificate in Entrepreneurship delivers a series of entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate students in business or non-business majors. Courses promote entrepreneurial awareness and thinking among students and develop the necessary real-world skills and abilities to become self-employed or start and grow an entrepreneurial venture.

    The Certificate Programme Entrepreneurship presents a strong instructional foundation for launching and successfully operating a small business venture. The curriculum spans all stages of small business development, from defining an idea to finding and managing your finances to building marketing strategies and managing your operation. This professional certificate's capstone course teaches you how to finalise your business plan and practice the next steps to executing and managing a successful business.

  • Certificate in Agricultural Entrepreneurship - CAGEnt

  • The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate provides students the opportunity to focus their studies in a way that will enable them to succeed in businesses that thrive in an agricultural economy. Students will select business, science, and other classes that provide them with an understanding of the needs of the agricultural community and the business skills to meet those needs in a professional, ethical manner.

  • Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship (CTEnt)

  • The Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship is a programme for scientists and engineers who are interested in business. The programme offers you the opportunity to improve your entrepreneurial skills. It consists of three parts. The first part covers elective subjects related to the theme of entrepreneurship. They are taught by Engineers/Technologist and Business Entrepreneurs. The second part of the programme covers entrepreneurial skills. The third part of the programme consists of the concluding project or business plan. The basis of the project is an innovative idea that has been developed at the college or proposed by an industrial partner. Students will usually be required to develop the idea further along both technological as well as business lines. The knowledge you will need is frequently not available from one single source.

  • Certificate in Agricultural Business Management (CABM)

  • Our Certificate in Agricultural Business Management (CABM) is offered to any student enrolled as a non-degree studies (NDS) student at CESBM, and enrolled in a graduate diploma or professional degree programme or has already received a degree. This certificate provides students an opportunity to learn basic business and economic principles that are useful in careers in agricultural and related industries. Agribusiness is of local and global importance, encompassing a wide range of activities that contribute to our supply of food and natural fibres. Agribusiness comes into play at every stage in the food chain, from primary production, to the packaging of your favourite snack food. It is also a dynamic business that must respond to sweeping advances in technology, to major changes in trade and policy, and to an ever-changing, consumer-driven marketplace.

  • Certificate in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship (COGEnt)

  • This Certificate in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship programme is specifically designed for aspiring oil and gas entrepreneurs and is highly recommended for those who want to start and run successful oil and gas business. The programme emphasises on how to start a business with new ideas and minimal resources.

  • Certificate in Halal Entrepreneurship

  • The concept of entrepreneurship is not something new in Islam as it can be observed from the history as a noble profession practiced by the Prophet (PBUH) and His companions. However, in recent times, scholars of the Islamic economy have introduced a new term, “Halal entrepreneurship” or “Halalpreneurship” to define and differentiate entrepreneurs in the Halal industry from the conventional entrepreneurs. The integration of Islamic values reshapes the entrepreneurs in the Halal industry through certain features that justify using the term Halalpreneurs and Halalpreneurship.

    This programme will expose students to a comprehensive overview of Halal entrepreneurship (Halalpreneurship) by identifying its salient features that differentiates from entrepreneurs. Such understanding and knowledge will help someone to identify his/her role as Halalpreneur in the Halal industry.

    It will also help students to explore the business opportunities in different sectors of the global halal industry for the Halalpreneurs to tap.

  • Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship

  • Overview: The Entrepreneurship certificate will prepare those in the trades and the arts to unite their passion for their work with a viable business model. It will also benefit those with a purely business interest to facilitate their desire of owning and operating their own or family business. This programme prepares students to step up in management or as an entrepreneur, and acquire needed business management skills to successfully run a business. It is also useful for those seeking career advancement or a job change. Students have access to work in a collaborative, interdepartmental approach.

    Career Outlook: Entrepreneurs drive the economy. They are the first to try new products, develop trends, and capitalise on opportunities that their larger counterparts do not see. As the global economy shifts to a leaner, faster environment, opportunities will permit nimble participants to succeed. The experiences students have while earning their diploma will be beneficial immediately in their own workplace, even if they are in the thinking stage of new business development. As larger businesses downsize, the ability to start and sustain a business will become more valuable.

    Programme Learning Outcomes:
    • Understand the role of the entrepreneur
    • Understand the components of a business plan
    • Able to critique and analyse business plans in order to evaluate for breadth, depth and viability
    • Develop and complete a comprehensive business plan
    Preparation for Admission: The following are required for admission to the programme:
    • A high school certificate
    • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

    Some capabilities are of major significance to your success in the programme, such as listening to and understanding suggestions from others and being able to see the business on a small scale as well as a large scale. Entrepreneurs also must be comfortable learning new concepts and using new tools.

    Future Opportunities: Starting businesses, strengthening current businesses, enriching nonprofits, and developing your business and communication skills.

  • Executive Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate

  • If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that strategy, plans, and forecasts are tenuous and the landscape can change seemingly overnight. In the face of such uncertainty, entrepreneurial leadership and a willingness to learn—and unlearn—is essential. Entrepreneurial leaders approach ambiguity with a specific set of skills and frameworks so they can effectively problem-solve, take action, and guide others. This is a mindset and competency that can be strengthened with practice, and it’s CESBM’s specialty.

    What Will You Learn?

    Think of CESBM’s Executive Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate programme as a more sustainable, successful approach to professional development, equipping you with new skills and knowledge to advance your career. Invest in yourself and reap the benefit of learning you can implement immediately. Demonstrate your growth and accomplishments with a digital verified certificate you can add to your LinkedIn profile and CV, distinguishing yourself as an alumnus of CESBM’s online executive leadership certificate programme.

    The Executive Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate programme is structured around two foundational courses and eight units of electives.

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership

  • Learn today's new competitive advantage

    The CESBM Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership Certificate is particularly relevant today because it emphasizes leadership, operational excellence, and social value creation as crucial to business success and future growth. This Certificate provides new change-management skills, knowledge and frameworks for anyone challenged to create value in an increasingly ambiguous and uncertain world.

    What you will learn

    • The Entrepreneurial Effectiveness and Leadership methodology and how to apply it to opportunities of all kinds - both new ventures and innovation in existing organisations.
    • Leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed to develop and implement social innovation initiatives, including strategic focus, engaging stakeholders, key measurements, and driving innovation to bring your organisation to the next level.
    • A toolkit of key concepts, competencies, and practices that will enable you to lead with your entrepreneurial mindset.
    • Operational skills in risk management and common challenges related to starting a new business, and how to launch successfully.
    • Specific behaviors for developing - and using - an entrepreneurial leadership mindset to motivate, mobilise and influence others as a positive change maker in an organisation.

    Overview

    The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership Professional Certificate programme will prepare you to create economic and social value in your organisation. Whether you are a change maker in your organisation or starting a company, these courses in leadership and growth will stimulate your thinking and acting potential.

    This certificate programme is built from four courses that will help you develop skill sets in recognising opportunities, leveraging your resources and understanding the context of your work with innovative thinking. This series of courses will prepare you to innovate within your organisation or start your own company!

    This certificate is aimed toward the working professional who wants to apply entrepreneurial thinking and methodology within their current organisation or toward a new venture.

  • Certificate in Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

  • About the course

    Expand your knowledge of business and science innovation with the CESBM Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Certificate.

    Biotechnology is the study of technology based on biology, especially pertinent to agriculture, food science and medicine. It is applied in many fields, including chemical engineering, information technology and biorobotics.

    Merging science and business is at the center of biotechnology. Become a part of the development and commercialization of science—get the knowledge and experience in running a biotechnology organisation.

    Programme Overview
    If you are looking to engage in the enterprise of biotechnology beyond science, this certificate is ideal for you. In this programme, you will learn critical aspects of biotechnology product development, finance, marketing, creating a new enterprise, and other key areas of commercialisation.

  • Executive Certificate in Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

  • Designed for emerging entrepreneurs in biotechnology who want to understand, and act upon, business opportunities in the field. Duration : 8 weeks, Commitment : 8 hours per week

    Course overview This course provides entrepreneurial training to professionals working in the life sciences and biotechnology. Learn from established biotechnology entrepreneurs who will guide you through identifying, developing and evaluating business opportunities based on their expertise and experience of successful commercial innovations.

    By the end of this course, you will have developed more confidence in identifying biotechnology and life science business opportunities - and realising their potential through consideration of factors such as intellectual property, freedom to operate, and seeking and securing funding.

    What will I learn?
    By the end of the course you will be able to:
    • identify potential advancements from pharmacology, biomedical, wellness devices and agri-biotech and wider biotechnology sectors
    • recognise new and emerging trends in biotechnology and evaluate them for their potential impact and commercial opportunities
    • analyse and appraise novel technical advancements from the life sciences and biotechnology for meeting unmet functional needs in conjunction with a critical comparison to existing technologies
    • assess potential opportunities based from their technical content commercial opportunities and risk-reward ratio
    • assess the potential commercial markets and identify opportunities for new or existing advancements from the life sciences or biotechnology
    • produce a business plan with consideration of intellectual property protection angel investors and/or venture capital fundraising market exploitation and income streams – along with business development plans and exit routes with clear reasoning for each.
    Who is this course for?
    Professionals working in bioscience and the life sciences including (but not limited to):
    • biotechnology specialists
    • stakeholders working in technology innovation
    • scientists/analysts working in biotherapeutics and bioinformatics
    • medical device developers and medical technologists
    • pharmaceutical and agrifood scientists.

    DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
  • Professional Diploma in Entrepreneurship - DEnt

    The Professional Diploma programme in Entrepreneurship is aimed at producing manpower with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them contribute to economic development and job creation by starting their own businesses, assisting others to start businesses, or to manage existing businesses. The major focus is on small business management and small business management practice, with marketing as a secondary focus.

  • Professional Diploma in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – DAGEnt

    With a Diploma in Agricultural Entrepreneurship at CESBM, students will receive the core skills of analysis and critical observation of financial and business systems related to the agricultural sector, learn about sustainability in the choice of a rural livelihood, and learn to deal with and respect the seasonal and environmental constraints from the local to the global level, involving sound financial, legal and political management as they impact on the environment.

  • Professional Diploma in Technology Entrepreneurship – DTEnt

    Individuals with an advanced degree in a technical field considering the commercialization and startup process can use the DTEnt programme to evaluate their business idea. The 2 year diploma programme entails classwork and an internship in a startup company. The classroom work is designed to enable each participant to develop a comprehensive business plan vetted by experts and mentors.

  • Professional Diploma in Agribusiness - DAGRIB

    Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This programme develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

    Graduates of the Agribusiness diploma programme are prepared to work in a variety of agricultural-related fields such as agricultural production, management, mid-management, marketing, and banking and finance.

  • Diploma in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship (DOGEnt)

    This Diploma in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship gives insight into Oil and Gas sector, suitable for professionals and fresh and final year graduates who wish to start and run successful oil and gas ventures or build entry-level career in Oil and Gas and related industries. The programme will lead to rewarding careers across the Oil and Gas, Renewable energy and other related industries. Students may pursue this programme along with their current job or even as a fresher.

  • Diploma in Kingdom Entrepreneurship

    Kingdom Entrepreneurship is an approach and methodology that involves applying Christian ethics, principles, and standards based on the word of God in pursuit of building a business or ministry that answers a need in the earth.

    This Programme is designed to equip those who are called into Kingdom Entrepreneurship. This programme will equip worship artists & others to enter "Marketplace Ministry". This programme provides an introduction to and an overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Whether you already have an idea and are eager to start your own business or simply want to learn more about what a Kingdom Entrepreneur career would be like, this programme is a great starting place for emerging Kingdom Entrepreneurs.

  • Diploma in Faith-based and Philanthropic Entrepreneurship

    The Nonprofit Certificate Programme at CESBM permits students to pursue a certification in faith-based and philanthropic entrepreneurship with a focus on faith-based and philanthropic organisations.

    The Nonprofit Certification with a focus on faith-based and philanthropic entrepreneurship provides a path for pursuing a superior education in public administration while also building a secure job future for faith-based leaders, philanthropic executives and graduate students who may be interested in Nonprofit Certification. The Nonprofit Certification is particularly attractive in times of economic uncertainty, or when students want more options than a traditional public administration degree alone can deliver.

  • Executive Diploma in Islamic Finance & Entrepreneurship

    The Executive Diploma in Islamic Finance and Entrepreneurship is an intensive programme that allows business and non-business graduates and professionals in the public, private and NGO sectors to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in entrepreneurship and Islamic finance.

    What will I study?

    The Executive Diploma in Islamic Finance & Entrepreneurship is designed to instill the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. This is done through a programme which consists of three complementary components: Academic – The programme aims to provide clarity of thought in a confusing Islamic finance world. The academic lectures offer the latest academic thinking and frameworks in Islamic economics, finance, commercial law, management and business ethics to help students to chart their own path. The blended learning environment combines face-to-face interactive teaching with incorporated video, text and small group work to provide the most useful and rigorous experience that still allows flexibility and real-time application.

    Practical – This part of the programme aims to prepare you to apply the academic knowledge in real-time. You will meet industry practitioners and learn about emerging entrepreneurial challenges in Islamic economics and finance that they are facing or have faced, and the solutions they found to overcome them. These interactions will help you to expand not just your industry-specific knowledge but also shape the way you approach your own venture challenges.

    Community – This component is essential for entrepreneurs and it aims to build a vibrant network to allow you to discover new opportunities, raise your profile, increase the visibility of your business and create a human centric impact. The purpose of Islamic economic developmentalism is to create functional individuals who can help themselves and their families and gradually expand ihsani society to wider stakeholders. To facilitate the process of building a valuable network with a community, you will be brought into contact with alumni and industry experts of Islamic finance.

    What will I learn

    The core taught units provide an in-depth academic, practical skills and applications in Islamic finance. The optional units enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding in a specific area of interest. You will also have an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of a specific issue relevant to Islamic finance in your project report where you need to demonstrate mastering of practical skills of Islamic finance and entrepreneurship.

    Each unit draws on the practical experience of experts from the field to complement the theoretical components of the units offered. Guest lecturers share their experiences from the field to develop appreciation of Islamic finance and business in the real world.

    Mentoring is an integral part of the programme. At the beginning of the programme, you will meet your mentor, who will provide one-to-one guidance for the duration of the programme.

    Mentors are experienced academics and entrepreneurs with a wide range of expertise in many Islamic financial industries. Mentors are a point of consistency throughout the full duration of the programme.

    The project report will be your most significant programme-specific endeavour to put your entrepreneurial knowledge into practice. This 6,000-7,000-word report requires a comprehensive analysis of a business opportunity; in most cases, this will be the your own venture.

    Careers and Employability

    The Executive Diploma in Islamic Finance and Entrepreneurship is beneficial for those who are seeking to work and advance their professional careers in the Islamic financial industry or they are looking to start their own business based on value principles of Islamic moral economy.

    This programme provides a strong practical basis for Islamic economics, commercial law and Islamic financial instruments. Those completing the course will be able to seek employment opportunities in the finance and banking sectors including Islamic insurance, financial regulation, and the investment arena, as well as for becoming entrepreneurs.

    Compulsory unit information
    Islamic Moral Economy and Finance

    This unit develops a critical understanding of the origin and evolution, concepts and aims of the Islamic moral economy at micro and macro levels, including Islamic finance as practical tool of Islamic economics. The unit covers a number of themes including: an overview of the foundation of Islamic moral economy and economic analysis of the prevailing theories, Islamic macroeconomic theories and the major structural themes of Islamic economics related to the voluntary sector, prohibitive elements in market transactions, and appraisal of the factors of production from an Islamic perspective.

    Theoretical and Practical Entrepreneurship

    This unit examines the sources, concepts, and principles defined by Islamic ontology. Everyday practice of businesses and management can be different; and therefore, this unit draws upon the normative and positive discussion on management issues in Islamic and everyday life of Muslim societies. Examples of entrepreneurship from the Muslim world, which incorporate cultural and religious elements will be presented and discussed. In particular, the module develops a critical insight into the combined tool of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and Islamic finance, to reduce poverty, empower people and contribute to sustainable development.

    Research Skills and Project Report

    This unit provides an opportunity for you to develop further as an independent learner through the completion of a supervised project, which can include some elements of research carried out in a fieldwork context. It also explores a range of methods appropriate to a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, banking and finance, management, and sustainable development and aims to develop your analytic skills, which are essential aspects of conducting independent projects. At the end of the unit, you will be required to produce a mini dissertation of 6,000 – 8,000 words.

    Optional unit information
    Raising Finance: Islamic Financial Models and Institutions

    This unit examines the concepts, types, frameworks and techniques of Islamic finance available for the community to raise the required funds for embarking on the business enterprise. It explores Islamic financial products, the types of Islamic financial and capital markets, Islamic financial instruments available, the nature of trading, advanced Islamic financial instruments, Islamic finance innovation such as crowd financing, fintech and others. The unit also develops deeper analytical and theoretical insights of regulatory frameworks and instruments of Islamic commercial law used in a range of contexts.

    Managing and Assessing Growth and Constraints in Small Businesses

    Assessing the growth and constraints is central in operations of business enterprise, both from business and regulatory perspectives. From a business perspective, profitability and stability of business depend on efficiency of overcoming the obstacles imposed by different stakeholders. On the constraint side, the focus is on impediments both from the industries as well as moral values which do not allow you to embark on anything that might undermine the sustainability aspects.

    Islamic Management

    This unit provides an overview in relation to the developments and changes that have taken place in management science and practice leading to current management models. By using the ontological sources and epistemological approach, Islamic principles in relation to management are identified. The unit also introduces and explores authentic Islamic approaches to motivation within a business or workplace setting. Leadership is explored as one of the main principles and functions of management. Various theoretical frameworks for corporate governance are discussed as a base to present and rationalise Islamic corporate governance models.

    Sustainability and Ethics

    This unit evaluates the influence of ESG issues inherent in the objectives of Islam (Masqaid al-Shariah) on shaping responsible organisation/business and Islamic finance operations (particularly SRF – socially responsible finance – and SRI – socially responsible investment). In addition, it examines how ESG issues inherent in the objectives of Islam (Masqaid al-Shariah) can be employed with financial metrics to assess the risks and opportunities of responsible investment decisions.

  • Diploma in Moral Economy & Sustainable Development

    The Diploma in Moral Economy & Sustainable Development is an intensive programme that allows business and non-business graduates to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in the field of sustainable development.

    What will I study?

    Sustainable development has become one of the key policy drivers in many societies. It covers a wide spectrum of inter-related moral, economic, environmental and social issues. Public and private institutions engaged with the sustainable development agenda need to appreciate the challenges and policy implications of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The Diploma in Moral Economy and Sustainable Development is an intensive, one-year full-time programme. It responds to the emerging sustainable development agenda from a moral economic perspective and employs a multi-disciplinary approach aiming to provide students with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to pursue successful research or professional career in areas of sustainable development.

    The core taught units provide an in-depth analysis of the core issues and debates surrounding sustainable development in the contemporary global and professional contexts. The optional (elective) units enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of moral, economic, environmental and social issues.

    What will I learn?

    • Systematically and critically explore the relationships between moral economy and sustainable development in the contemporary global and professional contexts
    • Develop the knowledge and understanding to critically evaluate the key concepts, theories, frameworks and strategies used in debates around moral economy and sustainable development
    • Develop a critical understanding of management approaches and policy implications of religious beliefs, values and principles in sustainable development projects
    • Engage in a range of contemporary sustainable development issues relevant to your interests, strengths, academic, professional and/or developmental needs
    • Facilitates self-direction and originality to act autonomously in designing, planning, implementing and critically analysing and evaluating at masters level

    This programme may be suitable for:
    • Those who are seeking to work and advance their professional careers in the Islamic economics, banking and finance industry

    Careers and Employability

    Graduates of this programme will typically find work in organisations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in a broad range of sustainable development positions and roles.

    The Diploma opens up opportunities for careers that demand postgraduate skills in sustainable development such as in research, management, policy analysis and consultancy, sustainable development programme planning, international development, which require a multi-disciplinary understanding to address challenges in their workplace and in the world.

    Compulsory unit information
    Islamic Moral Economy and Finance

    This unit develops a critical understanding of the origin and evolution, concepts and aims of the Islamic moral economy at micro and macro levels, including Islamic finance as practical tool of Islamic economics. The unit covers a number of themes including: an overview of the foundation of Islamic moral economy and economic analysis of the prevailing theories, Islamic macroeconomic theories and the major structural themes of Islamic economics related to the voluntary sector, prohibitive elements in market transactions, and appraisal of the factors of production from an Islamic perspective.

    Sustainable Development: Discourse and Policy

    The underlying theory behind different approaches of economic development and sustainability is introduced in this unit to enable you to critically understand the consequences of carrying on with the current developmental practices of the Business As Usual (BAU) model on the future of the planet. The unit will also provide the necessary skills for understanding current debates and events in the fields of ecology, economic development and sustainability.

    Research Skills and Project Report

    This unit provides an opportunity for you to develop further as an independent learner through the completion of a supervised project, which can include some elements of research carried out in a fieldwork context. It also explores a range of methods appropriate to a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, banking and finance, management, and sustainable development and aims to develop your analytic skills, which are essential aspects of conducting independent projects. At the end of the unit, you will be required to produce a mini dissertation of 6,000 – 8,000 words.

    Optional unit information
    Sustainable Governance and Democracy

    This unit draws on the body of classical writings on the political and governance systems of Islam, the role of governments, and the legacy systems left by European governments in some countries after colonial rule, to develop a critical understanding of the contemporary debates and challenges facing sustainable development professionals.

    Civic Institutions and Sustainable Development

    The unit explores the role of civil society organisations (such as charities, religious institutions, and community, education, environmental and women organisations) in promoting good governance, in advocacy, policy change and service/programme delivery related to sustainable development.

    Theoretical and Practical Entrepreneurship

    This unit examines the sources, concepts, and principles defined by Islamic ontology. Everyday practice of businesses and management can be different; and therefore, this unit draws upon the normative and positive discussion on management issues in Islamic and everyday life of Muslim societies. Examples of entrepreneurship from the Muslim world, which incorporate cultural and religious elements will be presented and discussed. In particular, the module develops a critical insight into the combined tool of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and Islamic finance, to reduce poverty, empower people and contribute to sustainable development.

    Development Policy and Application

    This unit explores the complexities, constraints and debates surrounding the development policy process. It also explores the politics surrounding development policy; the competing interests trying to influence the agenda and design of development solutions. The role Islamic values and maqasid shariah (objectives) are also explored in influencing and directing development policy agendas and solutions.

    Sustainability and Ethics

    This unit evaluates the influence of ESG issues inherent in the objectives of Islam (Maqasid al-Shariah) on shaping responsible organisation/business and Islamic finance operations (particularly SRF – socially responsible finance – and SRI – socially responsible investment). In addition, it examines how ESG issues inherent in the objectives of Islam (Maqasid al-Shariah) can be employed with financial metrics to assess the risks and opportunities of responsible investment decisions.

  • Executive Diploma in Entrepreneurship

    This course has been specially designed by CESBM in response to a general need to expand entrepreneurship development activities. The conventional `class room based’ entrepreneurship training programmes cannot train more than 30 potential entrepreneurs at a time. The coverage of beneficiaries, thus, get restricted. Besides, reaching out to a large number of aspirants, particularly in the remote corners of our continent, is a difficult proposition, both in terms of monetary burden as well as time and location constraints. Yet, without doubt, in the wake of opening up of the economy, there is a need for a new breed of entrepreneurs in our continent - enterprising persons to set up business and create employment for a large number of people. To respond to this need of Africa and develop expertise and skills, CESBM evolved this Open Learning Programme.

    Rationale:
    The rationale behind this programme is to:
    • provide training to potential learners to become job creators rather than job seekers;
    • provide a cost effective mode of training in entrepreneurship to those living in remote areas and thus deprived of participating in conventional EDPs ;
    • provide flexibility to suit the needs and aspirations of different categories of learners;
    • provide the facility of learning in one’s own environment, at own pace and convenience;
    • make sizeable contribution quantitatively and qualitatively to the task of strengthening entrepreneurship in the country.

    How Would You Benefit

    The course is so designed as to develop:
    • entrepreneurial traits and motivation as well as the spirit of enterprise;
    • decision- making capabilities required to set up a business venture;
    • expertise to successfully manage an enterprise.

    The programme inputs are both functional and developmental. The study material covers areas like: business opportunity identification and guidance, market assessment, project report preparation, small business management and sources of assistance to facilitate the learner in implementing the business.

    Duration
    The duration of the course is one year. The learning time and pace are flexible; however, it is advisable that the learner carefully plans the time he/she would like to spend on individual study of the inputs.

    The aim of the learner should be to gain knowledge and skills from specially designed study material that would facilitate him/her in launching & successfully managing a business.

    HIGHER PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
  • Higher Professional Diploma in Entrepreneurship -HDEnt

    The Higher Professional Diploma in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with advanced skills, knowledge and attitudes, which will enable them to be actively involved in the field of Entrepreneurship and small business development and also be effective owner managers of businesses. The programme is designed for students to understand the environment under which entrepreneurs in small-scale enterprises (SSEs) operate. The student will be able to carry out research, monitoring and project evaluation in SSEs; start and run own business.

  • Higher Professional Diploma in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship - HDAGEnt

    With a Higher Diploma in Agricultural Entrepreneurship at CESBM, students will receive the core skills of analysis and critical observation of financial and business systems related to the agricultural sector, learn about sustainability in the choice of a rural livelihood, and learn to deal with and respect the seasonal and environmental constraints from the local to the global level, involving sound financial, legal and political management as they impact on the environment.

  • Higher Professional Diploma in Technology Entrepreneurship – HDTEnt

    Individuals with an advanced degree in a technical field considering the commercialization and startup process can use the HDTEnt programme to evaluate their business idea. The 2 year diploma programme entails classwork and an internship in a startup company. The classroom work is designed to enable each participant to develop a comprehensive business plan vetted by experts and mentors.

  • Higher Professional Diploma in Agribusiness - HDAGRIB

    Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This programme develops advanced knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

    Graduates of the Agribusiness diploma programme are prepared to work in a variety of agricultural-related fields such as agricultural production, management, mid-management, marketing, and banking and finance.

  • Associate Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship

    It is of utmost importance to understand that entrepreneurship is a calling and that one represents Christ in the market place. A person’s story or belief can encourage ethical business decision making, philanthropy and a sense of purpose. How to successfully integrate one’s Christian life into business is part of what the student will be learning here.

    The student will discover that his or her faith may influence diverse areas such as leadership strategy, organisational change, economics, finance, marketing and business ethics. Seeing one’s business as a calling and the need to use his business to make disciples as a part of the gains, will be a major focus here.

    Associate Degrees require a total of 60 credits of work. This degree is ideal if you have not completed any other college programme and are only interested in a very focused area of study. You may bring in up to 30 credits toward this degree through transcripts from other schools or documented life experience, decreasing your required courses to just 10.

    BACHELOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (B.Ent) PROGRAMMES
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship

    The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BENT) is a three-year specialist degree that will equip you with the skills and personal qualities to launch and grow a new venture - in either the commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

    In this highly practical degree, you will develop ‘out of the box’ creative thinking required to go into unchartered territory and find new market opportunities, come up with innovative business strategies, and turn your passion into a rewarding business.

    BENT Career Opportunities
    • Business entrepreneur
    • Business plan consultant
    • Entrepreneurial innovator
    • Seed incubator
    • Venture capitalist consultant

    The BENT degree will provide you with a solid foundation of applied knowledge in management and entrepreneurship to improve those odds in your favour. You will study a range of key papers to develop your understanding of strategic thinking, introducing a product to market, accounting and finance, electronic commerce, supply chains, legal issues in business, keeping your customers satisfied, leading teams of people, and good communication.

  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Transform your bright ideas into a successful business Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset but also want a solid grounding in business theory? Our Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the smart option for you. You will gain deep knowledge and practical skills to lead business projects with confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed either in a start-up environment or within an organisation embarking on significant change.

    Study a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and you will:
    • cover key areas such as management, government-business relations, strategy and organisational behaviour
    • examine the impact of strategy, leadership, marketing, workforce issues, commercialisation and globalisation on business
    • refine your communication and collaborative skills
    • master critical thinking and problem solving
    • explore entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour, such as creativity, risk-taking and sustainability
    • learn how to operate ethically
    • customise your degree to include a second major in business or other area of study that interests you.

    Work integrated learning

    This degree offers the opportunity to engage with the professional community via the Social Entrepreneurial Project. The project is run with a student-driven approach under the supervision of both a professional practitioner and an academic mentor. You will be required you to undertake a community group project with a focus on entrepreneurship and social responsibility with a minimum of 75 hours duration.

    Career opportunities
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business ownership
    • Venture capital analysis
    • Change management
    • Product development

    Course specific information

    If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for a Bachelor of Management with a major in entrepreneurial management. You’ll then have the option of transferring at the end of first year if your grade average is strong.

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Course Objectives
    A conceptual understanding and a practical orientation in management, government-business relations, public sector management and policy, governance, politics and government and sociology and social policy.

    - An understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship, and of the concepts and practices of successful private-sector management, including strategic management, leadership, marketing, workforce issues, commercialisation and the impact of globalisation on modern businesses.

    - Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the different fields, concepts and practices listed in the two objectives through methods such as:

    - Communicating their understanding (explain, describe, identify and report) to relevant stakeholders or community groups.

    - Analysing, evaluating and advising, as a result of their project studies.

    - Applying principles, solving problems (that business may have for example).

    - Working in teams on certain projects in the community.

    Demonstrate capacity to think and plan strategically, evaluate opportunities and source resources.
    br> Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour including approaches to teamwork, communication, creativity, innovation, risk-taking, sustainability as well as ethical and social responsibility.

    Apply skills gained throughout the course to formulate and evaluate an entrepreneurial business plan from the start-up to the commercialisation stage of a creative idea.

    Identify and describe the important elements of managing rapid growth and overcoming obstacles in an entrepreneurial environment.

    Course Duration
    Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum duration is twenty semesters.

    Honours
    Besides BENT qualification, graduates can be awarded Bachelor of same field by our affiliated institution based on dual reciprocal award and/or enroll for masters in relevant fields.

  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (BESB)

    Rationale

    Entrepreneurship spirit and Innovation is the backbone of the biggest economies in the world. In this regard, such big economies such as the USA have an education system that emphasizes entrepreneurship and innovation. Small businesses are critical to such big economies and have been invaluable in creation of employment and realization of great economic and social change in form of a strong and vibrant middle class. We belief that introduction of a bachelor of entrepreneurship and small business management course (BESB) at CESBM will create a specific and highly trained manpower that will drive entrepreneurship and provide skilled management in this important sector. In this course (BESB), we seek to provide the student with requisite skills to be entrepreneurs and/or innovators and capable of providing consultation services to already existing businesses.

    Programme Objectives

    The aim of the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (BESB) degree is to provide students with necessary skills that can enable them to respond to their need for effective management of public and private enterprises. The Specific objectives of this programme include :

    i). To develop a coherent and broad based coverage of business organisations and their Management.
    ii). To equip the learners with appropriate business skills thus enhancing their confidence and ability to critically evaluate business information requirements and develop solutions from moral, professional and academic perspectives.
    iii). To provide students with experience in the development and use of computer systems for solving business problems and marketing managerial decisions. To prepare the candidates to undertake research and pursue Post-graduate studies.

  • Bachelor of Corporate Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

    Corporate Entrepreneurship, or Intrapreneurship, is the creation of new businesses, products, or services from inside an organisation to generate new revenue growth through entrepreneurial action.

    Corporate Entrepreneurship works in two ways. An established corporation develops an idea internally, builds the startup, casts it off externally, and then brings the startup back into the wider organisation at a later stage. Or the company identifies an early-stage startup to collaborate with or acquire, and then assimilates the business into the wider organisation. In a rapidly changing business environment, innovating and responding to change via corporate entrepreneurship is key.

    Corporate entrepreneurship can also lead to more productivity and boost morale among a workforce who are given the space and opportunity to tackle new challenges and implement new ideas.

    The idea of what a large corporation is, and should be, is changing. To remain competitive, even established organisations need to become more entrepreneurial and grow innovative new businesses.

    What’s known as corporate entrepreneurship brings together the financial resources and structure of a large corporation with the entrepreneurial energy of startups.

    The rationale for this program is therefore to equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as corporate entrepreneurs and develop professional career in corporate/organisational entrepreneurship. It is also to train and develop human capital capable of dealing with issues in the disciplinary areas of economics (accounting and finance). It would also help develop students’ research, critical thinking, analytical and writing skills.

    Graduates of this option will at the end have competencies in conflict management, human resource planning and management, good governance and training needs identification.

  • Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship –BAPEnt

    Build your own business as part of your degree
    Is this course for me?
    Do you want to build your own successful company and be your own boss? If so, this degree is for you.

    Through lessons and insights from self-made millionaires, global business leaders and government officials, you’ll develop the skills and understanding you need to build and grow your own successful venture, and become a globally successful entrepreneur.

    In this degree, you will build your own business to give you first-hand experience, putting into practice, everything you learn.

    Key content areas
    • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Leadership and management
    • Sales and marketing
    • Pitching and presentations
    • Investment and fundraising

    Key venture-building activities
    • Identify and validate opportunities
    • Design innovative business models and products
    • Build captivating brands
    • Run promotional campaigns and events
    • Manage customer relationships

    Graduate capabilities
    • Identify business opportunities in a variety of contexts
    • Rapidly prototype a range of innovative business models
    • Effectively validate the potential of entrepreneurial concepts
    • Utilise modern technologies to build and grow new ventures
    • Work with established organisations to operate more effectively

    You could build a venture to address…
    • A café
    • A mobile app
    • A fashion and lifestyle company
    • A software company
    • Any other business you’re passionate about!

  • Bachelor of Enterprises Management (Business Enterprise Management) -BEM

    Programme Design

    • The Bachelor of Enterprises Management (Business Enterprise Management) will provide the best possible integration of theory and practice-based entrepreneurship principles to confront the problem of employment and the underutilization of opportunities which abound in this time of change.
    • The programme includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the nation's business activity. The programme develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation for and understanding of the social sciences in general, and fosters the skills necessary to successful entrepreneurship and small business management.
    • This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum. The programme includes traditional classroom-based courses, experiential, distance and service learning, independent study, internships, learning modules, case study and case management.
    • The programme's educational purpose is further achieved through the involvement of local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences.

    Programme Design

    • Our mission is to develop the mindset, skills, competencies and experiential learning that enable students to function as entrepreneurs or as productive members of emerging, entrepreneurial firms. All businesses recognise the need for entrepreneurial skills in today's rapidly changing marketplace. These organisations require individuals with the ability to manage risk, manage across functional boundaries, and creatively engage and adapt to a dynamic environment. Our objective is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
    • The capacity and willingness to develop organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses.
    • In economics, entrepreneurship combined with land, labour, natural resources and capital can produce profit. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk-taking, and is an essential part of a nation's ability to succeed in an ever changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace.
    • In political economics, entrepreneurship is the process of identifying and starting a new business venture, sourcing and organising the required resources, while taking both the risks and rewards associated with the venture.
    • The Bachelor of Enterprises Management will provide the best possible integration of theory and practice-based entrepreneurship principles to confront the problem of employment and the underutilization of opportunities which abound in this time of change.
    • The Bachelor of Enterprises Management degree is for the person interested in organising, owning, managing and assuming the risks of a business (entrepreneurship), or assisting organisations in developing new business opportunities (entrepreneurship). Curriculum is designed to range from introductory fundamentals through the development and implementation of real business opportunities.

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Entrepreneurship

    Goal and Objectives of the Programme
    With a Bachelor of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at CESBM you will receive the core skills of analysis and critical observation of financial and business systems related to the agricultural sector, learn about sustainability in the choice of a rural livelihood, and learn to deal with and respect the seasonal and environmental constraints from the local to the global level, involving sound financial, legal and political management as they impact on the environment.

  • Bachelor of Technology Entrepreneurship

    Goal and Objectives of the Programme

    Individuals with an advanced degree in a technical field considering the commercialization and startup process can use the B.Sc. Technology Entrepreneurship programme to evaluate their business idea. The 4 year degree programme entails classwork and an internship in a startup company. The classroom work is designed to enable each participant to develop a comprehensive business plan vetted by experts and mentors.

    Entrepreneurship Curriculum - Course Examples

    The Business Plan - As professional venture capitalists have appeared over the past several decades, it has become increasingly desirable to prepare a formal written plan for a new enterprise. Most venture capitalists insist on a plan if they are to consider investing in a prospective enterprise, and further, the plan is desirable even though outside financing is not required. This course guides students through the critical elements of a business plan.

    Entrepreneurship Practicum provides students with a hands-on entrepreneurship experience by placing them in an early stage start-up. Start-ups are venture backed and pre-IPO. Students are required to journal about their experience and host and open-house at their company for classmates.

  • Professional or Modular Bachelor in Management and Entrepreneurship

    In a rapidly changing business environment, today's leaders need not only to manage but to innovate, create, and inspire. This programme develops the knowledge, skills and abilities that modern day leaders and entrepreneurs need in order to thrive in their chosen career path.

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management (Agribusiness Management)

    Agribusiness is of local and global importance, encompassing a wide range of activities that contribute to our supply of food and natural fibres. Agribusiness comes into play at every stage in the food chain, from primary production, to the packaging of your favourite snack food. It is also a dynamic business that must respond to sweeping advances in technology, to major changes in trade and policy, and to an ever-changing, consumer-driven marketplace. The programme is a four year programme targeted at specific employment opportunities in agricultural sector.

  • Bachelor in Christian Entrepreneurship

    It is of utmost importance to understand that entrepreneurship is a calling and that one represents Christ in the market place. A person’s story or belief can encourage ethical business decision making, philanthropy and a sense of purpose. How to successfully integrate one’s Christian life into business, is part of what the student will be learning here.

    The student will discover that his or her faith may influence diverse areas such as leadership strategy, organisational change, economics, finance, marketing and business ethics. Seeing one’s business as a calling and the need to use his business to make disciples as a part of the gains, will be a major focus here.

    Students wanting to enter the 60-credit Bachelor Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship programme must have completed a relevant or an equivalent of 60 credit hours.

    The Bachelor Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship degree prepares students either for ordained ministry in a Christian church, or for a wider engagement in society.

    Upon the successful completion of the Bachelor Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship programme, the students should be able to:

    • provide an in-depth Biblical foundation to supply the values, knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve in the market place
    • formulate essential principles and ethics of Christianity
    • understand that the Christian lifestyle provides spirit-led opportunities entrepreneurship
    • apply Biblical principles that will set others free from a poverty mindset
    • know that it is God’s will to bless His people so that they can bless others and that believers are called to bless the nations
    • formulate the Scriptural basis for the expansion of the Kingdom of God into all areas of society
    • appreciate that God calls those who are competitive and creative to fulfill the Great Commission
    • formulate the best business practices and timeless Biblical principles to ensure success and wealth
    • know that marketplace leaders exists to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s unique and complete purposes through their workplace calling
    • understand that God uses marketplace ministry typically to evangelise the secular workplace as opposed to homes, churches, or specialized venues
    • know that any Christian can fulfill their desire to serve God in the workplace

  • Bachelor of Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship

    The CESBM Bachelor of Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship is for students interested in a business degree which will empower them to take a key role in the rapidly expanding economies of Islamic nations.

    Graduates will be able to offer their services to Shari’ah compliant businesses in Muslim nations or will have an advantage if they wish to work with companies or clients in non-Islamic states who deal with Islamic nations and or financial institutions, such as government, finance, import/export, mining, educational and not-for-profit agencies.

    Graduates leave with a thorough grounding in critical business competency areas including accounting, finance, management and marketing, management as well as the principles of Shari’ah law. This gives them a rare, but very sought after combined understanding of both western and Islamic business and entrepreneurship cultures and practices.

    The standard progression for the course comprises two trimesters per academic year.

  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Management

    CESBM’s mission is to develop the mindset, skills, competencies and experiential learning that enable students to function as entrepreneurs or as productive members of emerging, entrepreneurial firms. All businesses recognise the need for entrepreneurial skills in today's rapidly changing marketplace. These organisations require individuals with the ability to manage risk, manage across functional boundaries, and creatively engage and adapt to a dynamic environment. Our objective is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

    The capacity and willingness to develop organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses.

    In economics, entrepreneurship combined with land, labor, natural resources and capital can produce profit. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk-taking, and is an essential part of a nation's ability to succeed in an ever changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace.

    In political economics, entrepreneurship is the process of identifying and starting a new business venture, sourcing and organising the required resources, while taking both the risks and rewards associated with the venture.

    Entrepreneurial Management

    An Entrepreneurial Management major (22 credits) or minor (16 credits) is for the person interested in organising, owning, managing and assuming the risks of a business (entrepreneurship), or assisting organisations in developing new business opportunities (entrepreneurship). Curriculum is designed to range from introductory fundamentals through the development and implementation of real business opportunities.

  • Bachelor in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management

    The programme includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the region's business activity. The programme develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation for and understanding of the social sciences in general, and fosters the skills necessary to successful entrepreneurship and small business management.

    This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum. The programme includes traditional classroom-based courses, experiential, distance and service learning, independent study, internships, learning modules, case study and case management.

    The programme's educational purpose is further achieved through the involvement of local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences. The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation assists this academic programme by providing related services such as professional education, consulting, capital access, and other services to the entrepreneurial and small business community.

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

    Develop your entrepreneurial skills while you study biotechnology to enhance your employability.

    Course overview
    • Improve your employability by combining business, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills with your degree.
    • Use your entrepreneurship skills in the world of work on a year-long placement.
    • Develop a solid understanding of science, technology and business management.

    Course description
    Our Bachelor of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship course will enable you to combine science with business skills - a key driver of employability. You will learn about the science behind biotechnology while also looking at how to succeed in a career in industry. You will learn how new start-up biotechnology companies are created, as well as about exploring the market potential of products and processes, creating business plans and raising money from venture capitalists.

    Our group enterprise projects, which involve close collaboration with entrepreneurs, provide a great opportunity for you to stand out from other graduates.

    The course is designed to produce graduates who have a comprehensive understanding of science, technology and business management, along with the entrepreneurial skills required to exploit technological advances within a competitive environment.

    The entrepreneurship units will be exposing you to key learning in business innovation. The course also includes a year in industry on a research or business placement (subject to satisfactory academic performance and placement availability).

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management

    Description
    This interdisciplinary undergraduate programme is designed for talented students who would like to develop a career in biotechnology entrepreneurship, business analysis, and/or healthcare management, to capture the emerging opportunities. The programme brings together experts from Faculties of Science, Medicine, and CESBM to co-develop a brand-new, integrated curriculum with active learning as the core. In addition to a compilation of complementary courses in Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Molecular Biotechnology, and Public Health, capstone courses will be co-taught by the professors in different Faculties to upgrade students’ problem-solving ability using cross-disciplinary knowledge. Opportunities of mentorships and internships from the relevant industrial, service, and venture capital sectors will be sought to allow the students to learn through connecting knowledge with real-world problems.

    Mission
    The programme aims to develop talents with a broad base of complementary knowledge, who shall demonstrate the following essential attributes:
    • an entrepreneurial mindset with ground-breaking ideas to translate the advancement of biotechnology, biomedical sciences, and healthcare into commercial opportunities
    • an ability to integrate a broad base of knowledge in biotechnology, biomedical and health sciences, data analytics, and business management to provide innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions
    • an ability to communicate with collaborators of diverse backgrounds and participate in the management of healthcare operations and development.

    Highlights
    • Cross-disciplinary training by Faculties of Science, Medicine, and CESBM
    • Biotechnology knowledge with an emphasis on the applications on biomedical and environmental issues
    • Analytical skills to connect scientific knowledge to “real-world” business
    • Sense and skills in entrepreneurship and healthcare management

    Career Prospects
    • Leaders in the start-ups in advanced life science, health-technology, and environment solutions
    • Business consultants and analysts for science and technology firms
    • Management in healthcare and medical institutes

  • Top Up Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship)

    Overview
    Electrical engineering is at the heart of today's exciting advances in technology. With five technical specialisations—communications, systems, electronics, microwave and photonic, and power and sustainable energy—our curriculum will enable you to influence how the world communities communicate, generate sustainable energy and heal diseases. As an electrical engineer, you will work with other engineers or scientists on emerging technologies. This Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship option will prepare you with necessary skills to pursue entrepreneurial activities and start your own technology-venture. The programme will put you at the intersection of the two areas that propel the waves of technological development.

  • Top Up Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Engineering Entrepreneurship)

    Overview
    This programme marries theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to develop as an engineer and an entrepreneur. Your studies will follow think-try-do process of innovation, developing your ideas and technical know-how to the point of setting up your own company. You will be encouraged to take risks and, within the supportive community and environment of the CESBM, will be given room to make mistakes in order to learn from them. This one-year honours degree add-on course is multidisciplinary course, combining Engineering with Business. The aim of the course is to produce graduates who are not only competent in the core engineering skills, but who also have a mind-set capable of recognising and pursuing engineering entrepreneurship opportunities.

  • Top Up Bachelor Of Entrepreneurship (Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship)

    Overview
    The School of Science, Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship of CESBM offers studies leading to the Top Up Bachelor of Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship. The top up degree is intended for Engineering students to better understand the innovative processes involved in identifying problems and creating, developing, and leading efforts to provide their engineering solutions. The curriculum is based on a sound disciplinary engineering technical core with additional aspects of problem identification and innovation, and complex multidisciplinary engineering project management and leadership.

  • Top Up Bachelor Of Entrepreneurship (Engineering Management And Entrepreneurship)

    Overview
    The B.Ent (Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship) at CESBM merges engineering science management and design with business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The programme is offered jointly by the Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship and the CESBM’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology. This programme engages faculty and students in the study of engineering, commercial activity, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and the organisations within which such activity occurs. The programme is a choice for students who have recently interested to focus on developing science engineering and business skills so as to prepare them to more efficiently participate in a complex and highly competitive technology-driven economy, based on the development of innovative, embryonic and start up ideas.

  • Top Up Bachelor Of Entrepreneurship (Political Entrepreneurship)

    Overview
    This political entrepreneurship programme prepares students for careers in public policy in global and domestic environments whether they be in governance organisations, nongovernmental organisations, nonprofit agencies or private enterprises engaged in policy-making, implementation and critical assessment. The programme requirements include an internship in one of these settings. A variety of internship opportunities exist for students with global, national, state or local interests. Coursework in the social sciences, humanities and business prepares students to be participants in policy processes as an avenue of civic engagement.

    POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship – PGDEnt

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is a unique qualification awarded by the CESBM which transforms the entrepreneurial aspirations of ambitious individuals into real action and new enterprises.

    It is a part time programme which enables entrepreneurial individuals to benefit from the world-renowned teaching and research offered by CESBM. It harnesses all the resources, knowledge and networks built up by the College over years of producing increasingly successful programmes in entrepreneurship and helping aspiring entrepreneurs develop their skills, ideas and innovations. Students benefit from the small group teaching that is the hallmark of the CESBM: practical and challenging learning with experienced faculty and entrepreneurs that underpins the teaching philosophy. At the same time, students are actively supported in the pursuit of a business venture whether this is a technology, creative or social enterprise and wherever they are in the world.

    The programme provides an entrepreneurial toolkit that builds business knowledge and a practical set of skills to increase confidence and the potential for success whilst seeking to avoid common mistakes. Throughout the programme, students are energised by interaction with peers from around the globe, supported by business mentors and inspired by faculty and the CESBM Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

    The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a significant pool of knowledge and real confidence in their entrepreneurial skills so they can take business ventures forward in the commercial arena.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business – PGDESB

    This programme is ideal for individuals planning to consult for small businesses or to open a small business. This intensive introduction to business planning includes defining the primary vision through market size assessment and strategic operations planning; how to finance, staff, and implement a new venture; and how to manage growth.

  • Modular PGD in Entrepreneurship

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship has been designed for individuals who are considering embarking on or developing an entrepreneurial career. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and to bring their own business ideas with them to the programme, along with a clear ambition and desire to take them forward. We believe that, by working on their own ideas, students will have the most effective learning experience with a clear and meaningful focus for project work and assessments. One of the key strengths of the course is the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs through guest lectures, networking and mentoring which has helped me to make more informed decisions regarding the direction of my company.

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Modular PGD in Entrepreneurship are for:

     Individuals who are intending upon a career starting and/ or developing their own business enterprises  University graduates from any academic discipline who want a more specialised learning experience  Entrepreneurs who want to underpin their experiences with learning to develop new businesses or strategies, re-energise themselves and boost their networks  Employees of established organisations within both the private and public sectors looking to be more innovative or to develop new opportunities  Mid to senior level managers in a wide range of sectors and executives and professionals wishing to develop a deep understanding of entrepreneurship skills  Individuals from within universities and other higher education institutions wanting to deepen their knowledge of teaching entrepreneurship and commercializing new research .

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship - PGDABE

    This programme provides information on the various pathways available to young professionals to strengthen the agricultural economy and provide employment opportunities within their communities. From the benefits of food security and how agripreneurs or entrepreneurial farmers can make a positive impact on society, to a look at the agricultural value chain and how the use of technology and marketing increases the opportunities available for agripreneurs, to the tools needed to invest and partner with agricultural producers to create an successful agricultural enterprise.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology and Entrepreneurship (PGTEnt)

    The PGTENT provides a practically focused introduction to technology businesses, innovation and commercialisation. It will foster the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to be a successful entrepreneur in the technology industry.

    This qualification is suited to postgraduate students from science and business backgrounds, who have an interest in the commercialisation of science and technology, and to employees in technology businesses, for whom the course would provide a formal qualification in an area of relevance to their employer.

    The programme provides an effective grounding across a wide range of the applied disciplines required for the effective management of technical ventures.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Sports Management –PGISM

    All modules on the PGCert International Sports Management are available to study individually as professional short courses, similar to masterclasses. Each module delves deeper into specialised knowledge allowing you to develop the competences needed in a specialist field within International Sports Management. Successful completion positions you for career development and progression to the PGCert. Through analysing case material, among other resources, this module will share the insights and ‘know-how’ of selected wellknown entrepreneurs within the sport industry who have taken goods and services from concept to market and beyond. It will assess why sport is such a fertile industry for entrepreneurial activity and how individuals can leverage this successfully.

  • PG Certificate in Faith Based Entrepreneurship

    Develop entrepreneurial skills to accomplish your vision Are you an entrepreneurial-minded individual seeking to serve a spiritual need within or outside a religious institution? Do you want to advance your entrepreneurial ideas, test viability, learn about coaching/consulting and develop new skills for success? We understand that launching your vision can be an immense logistical challenge. In addition, when your faith is important to you, you want to be sure the direction you’re heading glorifies God and aligns with His calling on your life. Through our Faith Based Entrepreneurship Certificate, you can learn to integrate Scripture, theology and time-tested business principles to help you serve the needs of your community outside church walls.

    Sharpen Your Business Mindset

    The Faith Based Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate is a new five-course programme designed to help you establish innovative faith-based products and services in the marketplace while expanding your entrepreneurial expertise. In addition, if you have an existing business idea your instructors and mentors will help you assess the viability of your venture and come alongside you to improve your plan and implementation.

    Whether you are interested in launching a non-profit ministry or for-profit organisation, our programme incorporates a robust curriculum to help you succeed. In addition, all courses you complete for this certificate programme may be applied toward a degree programme (excluding clinical counseling) at Ashland Theological Seminary.

    What to Expect

    We’re offering this 12 month cohort-based programme 100% online. To earn your graduate certificate, you will complete five courses. You will also have a personal mentor to come alongside you and your vision. If you decide to pursue a seminary degree in the future, you can transfer course credit to your future programme. Enrollment is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot.

  • PG Certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship

    Ministry comes in many forms. Do you have the business skills for your spiritual calling?

    Our Certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship blends the tools of spirituality with 21st century business skills. Apply the rigor of graduate business education to your vocational calling—whether your ministry is inside or outside a traditional religious institution.

    We offer a unique and highly integrated business + theology curriculum, designed to create a thriving non-profit or for-profit organisation in a variety of spiritual fields. This is a four-course, 12-credit programme which helps students develop their theological and spiritual offerings, products, and services as well as develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Test the viability of a business idea, or if you already have a business idea in production, assess and improve your implementation plan toward success.

  • PG Certificate in Biblical and Entrepreneurial Thinking

    The Programme is designed to bridge a gap in the market of individuals who want to pursue Kingdom work with their lives, but are not able to engage in a full-time seminary programme or divinity degree. It will equip the student to integrate key biblical principles, combined with studies on faith and work, culture, mission, leadership, and journey, into their ministry context.

    This certificate training offers accessibility for all, especially those in settings of diversity, combined with community. The programme will be composed of teachers who are professors, pastors, and marketplace leaders and is designed to teach and implement a Triple Listening Skill Set [TLS], that will characterise those who are able to design viable, biblically-based ministries, businesses and organisations.

    1. How well can they hear the voice of God? [Hermeneutics]
    2. How well can they hear the needs of their inner-soul? [Spiritual formation]
    3. How well can they hear their audience? [Connecting with their intended audiences]

    In the course of a year, you’ll be sharpened, encouraged, challenged, and changed.

    Engage with leaders across marketplace and ministry environments. Learn how to study the Bible and apply it to your endeavors, understand the importance of Design Thinking for your vocation and ministry, learn about Story Theory and how the Bible provides the ultimate example for engaging with your clients, constituents and parishioners. Come learn alongside people from around the globe what it looks like for you to live outside the box.

    Programme Structure

    The Certificate of Biblical and Entrepreneurial Thinking is a cohort-based programme conducted in a virtual setting that includes professors and speakers from across ministry and marketplace. Each course will mix traditional teaching with peer engagement, as well as facilitate cohort gatherings.

    Each course will be 4 weeks in length. The first three weeks will be 2.5-hour class sessions, each with a guest speaker and a facilitator/teacher. Each of the 3 class sessions will culminate with a student demonstrating their ability to achieve the course objective through an implementation project. Each course will serve as a foundation upon which the next course will stand.

    The 9 month programme will be taught by professors, pastors and marketplace leaders, all virtually with the option of attending an in-person retreat once a year.

    Our goal is to put together the best faculty of professors, pastors, ministry leaders, and Christian marketplace leaders to help equip and train the leader biblical, theologically, and culturally.

    This class is designed for students who are lay leaders in a church. They can be young and in their mid 20's or even those who are older and retired. They can be bi vocational pastors, co vocational pastors, pastors from low-income neighborhoods or in global cities who may not currently be able to afford a full MDIV. It can also be leaders who are not yet ready for a certified Masters programme and this certificate allows them to be equipped to lead their ministry effectively.

  • PGD in Biblical Entrepreneurship

    • An exhaustive biblical basis training for potential entrepreneurs and desire to emerge as entrepreneur
    • An in-depth teaching of core business concepts based on biblical business principles
    • Ideal for individuals with business ideas to start up and for entrepreneurs to reach greater heights in business. Course Objective
    • To develop the business based on biblical insight
    • To adopt the ethics and contextual strategies enhancing the productivity

    Course Outcome

    Students will:
    • Will emerge as entrepreneurs with spiritual values
    • Will develop emotional stability rooted in faith
    Eligibility
    • Any degree from a recognised institution

  • Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship

    The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship is a part –time programme which takes place over a minimum of 15 months (maximum 27 months) leading to the qualification of Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship. An Advanced Diploma attracts 120 credits at HE Level 3, which is equivalent to one year of
    • study at final year undergraduate level.
    • The programme runs as a series of four distinct and assessed elements, all of which
    • must be successfully completed in order to gain the Advanced Diploma:
    • Entrepreneurial Awareness
    • Opportunity Recognition and Idea Evaluation
    • Preparing the Business Case
    • Advanced Entrepreneurial Skills
    • Three modules include residential workshops at the University of Cambridge where
    • students will be able to network with their course colleagues and Cambridge’s unique
    • entrepreneurial community as well as learn from the Centre for Entrepreneurial
    • Learning’s extensive team of entrepreneur teachers.
    • The remainder of the Advanced Diploma will be delivered on-line, using a virtual learning
    • environment which supports mutimedia content and interactive support from course
    • tutors and discussion with course colleagues.
    • Uniquely, all of the mandatory assessments for the Advanced Diploma focus on
    • developing the students’ own entrepreneurial ambitions and ideas, and require a clear
    • demonstration of networking and communication skills, and implementation of a key
    • action to complement written work.

  • POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) IN POLITICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP (PGDPEL)

    Africa is going through interesting times. The people are restless and aspire a better life for themselves. Leaders from politics, media and voluntary organisations play an important role in shaping the discourse and policy in a democracy.

    Fortunately, today the democratic process has become much more engaging and participative than ever. The youth is more aware of their rights and duties. They aspire to play a proactive role in the process of democracy. At the same time, the government and the political entity needs young talent equipped with the right ideas and competencies to keep pace with the changing times.

    Post Graduate Diploma in Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (PGDPEL) is a unique inter-disciplinary course designed to bridge the gap between young talent and Africa’s democratic political entity and governance. The programme is targeted at students and young professionals who wish to make a career in the field of politics, governance, public affairs and leadership. It is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short – “New Leaders for a New Africa.”

    Objectives

    Socio-political Awareness
    To provide a deep insight into the socio-political ground reality of Africa.

    Leadership
    To inculcate and enhance leadership values and capacities.

    Political Opportunity
    To equip the participants with necessary skill-sets for having a career in politics, public affairs, voluntary organisations and allied areas.

    Outcomes

    Trained Leaders
    Trained and competent political leaders and social workers.

    Skilled Resource
    Skilled and equipped human resource for governance both – within the government and outside.

    Aware Youth
    Socially sensitised and politically aware youth.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotech Entrepreneurship Development

    Course objectives and outcomes

    Entrepreneurship education promotes students think outside the box and nurture unconventional talents and skills for development of viable commercial product. Biotechnology entrepreneurship is the sum of all activities necessary to build an enterprise through the melding of both scientific and business disciplines. This course aims at teaching the skills of converting basic biology knowledge into sustainable business by providing novel/innovative solutions to the existing challenges in the field of biotechnology and by providing better alternatives to the existing approaches.

    For attaining these goals, our course aims to enhance the knowledge and entrepreneurial capabilities and competence of the life science graduates. The course will impart training about entrepreneurial world so that the biotechnology inspired business can be encouraged and guided to maximise their success. Hence through this course, the life science graduates will be motivated to convert their subject knowledge, skills, and ideas into a profitable and sustainable business which can provide more desirable alternatives with mass appeal to address the real world needs and challenges.

    This course aims at educating the life science graduates by providing them a clear understanding of the field of entrepreneurship and helping them to acquire skills to succeed in the commercial world and promoting students for translating discoveries in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Agriculture and other related field into profitable businesses. An important aspect of entrepreneurship is to understand business economics, market demands and strategies and legal as well as proprietorship aspects.

    This course will provide an ideal interdisciplinary knowledge of biotechnology, economics, business management and legal framework for an aspiring entrepreneur. Upon completion of this course, the students should acquire entrepreneurial skills, understand the various operations involved in venture creation, identify scope for entrepreneurship in biosciences and utilise the schemes promoted through knowledge centers and various agencies. The knowledge pertaining to management should also help students to be able to build up a strong network within the industry.

    Altogether, after successfully completing this course, students should feel more prepared and motivated to transform their life science knowledge into biotech business (starting their start-up) and will gain necessary knowledge for making their start-up a success.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise

    Merging science and business is at the center of biotechnology. Become a part of the development and commercialization of science—get the knowledge and experience in running a biotechnology organisation.

    Programme Overview

    If you are looking to engage in the enterprise of biotechnology beyond science, this certificate is ideal for you. In this programme, you will learn critical aspects of biotechnology product development, finance, marketing, creating a new enterprise, and other key areas of commercialization.

    Advance Your Career
    • Prepare for a range of exciting career opportunities—from entrepreneurship to management or leadership roles in biotechnology organisations.
    • Study and network with a diverse group of peers—or biotechnology programmes attract professionals already employed in biotech companies, as well as medical professionals and research scientists.
    • Do not put your career on pause—take advantage of the flexible learning options as this certificate may be completed fully online or as a combination of online and onsite courses.

    Career Outlook for Biotechnology Enterprise

    This Career Outlook combines extensive labor market data to help you evaluate the careers that match your strengths and interests, and where those careers are thriving. Please explore the national, state, and regional data, as you compare the careers related to this programme.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PGBIE) is a certificate programme that combines science and business to train and prepare graduate medical students for an impactful career in small biotechnology startups, large pharmaceutical companies, and other entities related to biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants will receive extensive training from experienced entrepreneurs and biomedical innovators on concepts necessary to translate biomedical research into products or practice.

    The programme covers the fundamentals of life science entrepreneurship and allows students to practice these concepts through project-based work. It will allow students to further explore areas covered within the core course (PIBS 750: Biomedical Innovation & Entrepreneurship II) and further develop their knowledge of biomedical innovation concepts as they explore potential career interests not typically included in a biomedical graduate curriculum.

    The certificate gives enrollees the opportunity to prepare for entrepreneurial careers, as well as those found in more traditional companies/firms such as:

    • Industrial Research Scientist
    • Product Development/Manager
    • Regulator Affairs Specialist
    • Medical Science Liaison
    • Venture Capital Associate
    • Business Development Specialist
    • Technology Development Officer
    • Many Others

    Target Audience:

    Predoctoral candidates and doctoral candidates from any of the degree seeking programmes

  • Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Entrepreneurship

    Overview

    The Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Entrepreneurship is a programme for any student who has an interest in learning how to establish or operate a business based on research and development in a STEM discipline. The certificate is open to students who are interested in furthering their knowledge on technology transfer, commercialization, intellectual property, laws governing IP, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

    MASTER OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (M.Ent) PROGRAMMES
  • Master in Entrepreneurship - MTEnt

    This programme is of particular focus on innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, making this the perfect choice for those interested in following the entrepreneurial path.

    Our Master in Entrepreneurship will be of particular interest if you already run your own business or are planning a career in either self-employment or an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation. The programme will be of particular interest to budding entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs growing their businesses, developers of start-up companies, people working in business support organisations or who advise entrepreneurs, teachers of entrepreneurship, or those interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset for their future careers.

  • Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - MEIt

    The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to help students understand the hurdles, opportunities and fundamental requirements that must be in place in order to realise their vision for a new, or renewed, organisation. It focuses on the specific needs of entrepreneurs seeking to successfully commercialise an idea.

    The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is targeted at those who are active in, or intend to enter, the entrepreneurship field. Study areas include opportunity discovery and evaluation, creativity and innovation, finance, entrepreneurial marketing, corporate and contemporary challenges in entrepreneurship and innovation.

    CESBM’s unique entrepreneurship programme offers students the opportunity to commercialise new ideas and learn how visionary attitudes can transform existing organisations. It is designed to help students understand the hurdles, opportunities and fundamental requirements and specialist skills needed to lead and manage the process of innovation, business startups, high growth and rapid change.

  • Master’s in Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEP)

    Our Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Programme (ESTEEP) is an innovative 12-month entrepreneurship master’s program designed to instill the specific skills required to launch a business. Unlike the traditional M.B.A., an entrepreneurship master’s focuses on the direct application of business skills in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Master in Technology Entrepreneurship (MTEnt)

    The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship (MTENT) is an innovative new graduate programme that gives aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs the skills and knowledge they need to make their business ideas a reality.

    It equips graduates that have a strong desire to be an entrepreneur with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own tech-based start-up businesses. The programme provides an effective grounding across a wide range of the applied disciplines required for the effective management of tech-based ventures.

    This unique “pracademic” course offers technology graduates the opportunity to acquire essential knowledge and develop critical skills for entrepreneurship, to network with successful ‘role-model’ entrepreneurs and enterprise development experts and to obtain a post-graduate qualification (PG Diploma or MSc) based on the experiential learning process of commercialising their business idea. The course aims to guide students through the fast-paced journey of preparing of a well-researched “investor-ready” business plan based on a structured product development process, mentored by high calibre practitioners and experienced academic staff.

    Every successful engineer scientist or technology graduate needs to be ‘entrepreneurial’ so that they can explain the applications and commercial potential of their ideas and gain support for the projects they wish to pursue. The Master in Technology Entrepreneurship is of particular value to holders of a primary degree in engineering, computing, science or technology who wish to prepare for a career that necessitates an understanding of the issues at the interface between business and science. While this includes those who wish to acquire the skills to develop a new technology venture, it also includes those who wish to acquire key entrepreneurial competencies and mindset which would enable them to become more confident and creative in whatever they undertake, whether employed as a graduate in an ‘intrapreneurial’ context, whether pursuing social entrepreneurship projects, or whether pursuing a career in self-employment.

  • Master in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MBAEED)

    Training, counseling and consultancy products that develop entrepreneurship are a key requirement in the Business Development Services (BDS) industry but the capacity for delivery in many African countries is extremely limited.

    The objective of the MBAEED programme is to enhance the capacity of business development services (BDS) practitioners to provide high standards of effective support for enterprise development. BDS practitioners are ideally multi-skilled in the fields of: facilitating learning groups, counseling individuals and consulting on specific problems.

    The target clients are potential and existing practitioners engaged in the management and delivery of business training, consultancy and counseling to SMEs. These include employees in public and private sector organisations as well as individual practitioners in Africa.

  • Master in Tourism/Hospitality Entrepreneurship (MTHE)

    The tourism industry is one of the most faceted, complex and fascinating ones in the business world; CESBM’s Master in Tourism/Hospitality Entrepreneurship is designed to meet the specific needs of those wishing to direct their professional profiles on this path, providing them with entrepreneurial skills and a thorough knowledge of the tourism/hospitality business in order to start a career in it, both in the institutional and entrepreneurial sides of the industry.

  • Master in Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship (MFBE)

    One of the best known and more competitive branches of business, the industry of food and beverage plays a crucial role as much in the Nigerian scenery as in the world. CESBM’s Master in Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship offers complete training and the ideal skills to start a strong and productive career in this sector; the managerial training and the study of the mechanisms of production, distribution, and demand provided by this programme are specifically designed to forge professional profiles able to work effectively and successfully in the business of food & beverage.

  • Master in Political Marketing and Communications (MPMC)

    CESBM’s Master in Political Marketing and Communications is designed to provide the student with a thorough and up to date knowledge of the political sciences and the most advanced and productive techniques in marketing, planning, communication, campaign running and analysis of every possible political scenery and situation. The programme delivers an intensive and all-encompassing training aimed to produce professional figures who can skillfully work in every environment and successfully structure campaigns and strategies for institutions, companies, organisations and political parties.

  • Master in Sport and Lifestyle Management (MSLM)

    The sports industry is one of the ultimate expressions of the entertainment business. From live events to media, TV and Internet broadcasting, from professional sports teams to exclusive private sports clubs; the management of these industrial entities has experienced deep changes, requiring a new class of professionals with skills in several fields of management. CESBM’s Master in Sport and Lifestyle Management is specifically designed to train professional figures who are able to work effectively and successfully in the various areas of the sports business, providing them with all the necessary skills to start a career in this environment.

  • Master in Social Entrepreneurship (MSEnt)

    CESBM’s Master in Social Entrepreneurship is unique in that it combines classroom learning with practical field experience and exposure. During this programme, students will be required to create a new social enterprise, or contribute to improving an existing one. The programme aims to produce graduates who are not only theorists, but also industry exposed.

    Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able:
    • - To undertake a major study of social enterprise/entrepreneurship.
    • - To analyse contemporary developments in the global arena with respect to innovative and creative marketing approaches.
    • - To understand the community and environmental dimensions of wealth creation and distribution.
    • - To draw distinctions between conventional business and social enterprise.

  • Master in Healthcare Entrepreneurship (MHEnt)

    Healthcare Entrepreneurship is a potent tool for improving access to healthcare provision and improving quality standards. We offer training to healthcare professionals to spark their entrepreneurial drive and help them to achieve career success and to make a positive impact on the nation’s healthcare system.

  • Master in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship (MPFE)

    The Master in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship is a 12-month full-time taught postgraduate programme. The aims of the MSc programme are: i) to enable students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the delivery of drugs to therapeutic targets and to equip students with the research skills and practical ability to successfully develop products and processes relevant to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, and ii) for graduates to possess key skills in entrepreneurship, including business planning, evaluation of ideas and models, raising finance, allocating resources, marketing and communication.

  • Master in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MB2E)

    Biotechnology entrepreneurship is the sum of all activities necessary to build an enterprise through the melding of both scientific and business disciplines. The entrepreneur leader is the driving force for the forward momentum of the organisation. The characteristics and core values of the leader are what influence the long-term success of the company. Managing the unknown-unknowns, being a multi-disciplined translator, and creative problem-solving skills are a few of the important characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

    A successful biotechnology enterprise depends on trained professionals who understand science and who are also skilled in the complexities of biotechnology commercialization. This exciting new programme brings together a strong science foundation with biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, providing a unique educational venue for scientists to better understand the entire biotechnology enterprise and issues unique to the industry.

    The CESBM’s Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship programme is intended for biotechnology professionals who want a career beyond the laboratory within an existing biotechnology organisation or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. The curriculum will provide you with the interdisciplinary foundation to address the enterprise and regulatory challenges organisations face in the biotechnology industry.

  • Master in Sustainability Management (MSMgt)

    The Master in Sustainability Management (SMgt) is one of only a few programmes of its kind in the world. Graduates are equipped to work in environmental sustainability and compliance management, as consultants, entrepreneurs, and professionals who can successfully make the business case for sustainability.

    Environmental sustainability has emerged as a major challenge for societies and businesses alike, one requiring solutions from experts in business, environmental management, ethics, and social responsibility. The SMgt programme integrates law, science, and business to answer the increasing demand for management professionals capable of leading in this sector by collaborating with scientists and engineers to find environmentally-conscious business solutions.

  • Master in Oil and Gas Entrepreneurship (MOGEnt)

    This Entrepreneurship programme is specifically designed for aspiring oil and gas entrepreneurs and is highly recommended for those who want to start and run successful oil and gas business. The programme emphasises on how to start a business with new ideas and minimal resources.

    This programme is designed to provide students with a full and comprehensive understanding of the Oil & Gas Industry value chain beyond employment to business/entrepreneurship development opportunities. The training is intended to offer further knowledge, skills and competence on the skills development requirements at various Oil and gas industry development stages. Students will assess the various development phases including business and skills development needs to facilitate better investment.

  • Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s in Sports Entrepreneurship –PGSPEnt/ MSPEnt

    Sport entrepreneurship is described as a process by which opportunities to create future sport products and services are discovered, evaluated and exploited. This module will help you develop an appreciation of sport entrepreneurial ecosystems and assess why sport is such a fertile industry for entrepreneurial activity. It will also show how individuals can leverage this successfully

    This module aims to develop, evaluate and critique entrepreneurial skills within the context of launching new products or services in the sport industry. It will also be of benefit for entrepreneurs who are looking to flourish within existing organisations.

    Topics covered You will study a variety of topics including:
    • types of entrepreneurship
    • sport as a catalyst for entrepreneurialism
    • characteristics of individual entrepreneurs in sport
    • entrepreneurialism within large sporting organisations
    • identifying opportunities for innovation in sport
    • structuring the sports start-up
    • funding and resourcing a sports start-up
    • managing growth and exiting within the sports industry. Learning outcomes
    By the end of this module you will be able to:
    • identify the skills and knowledge base needed to foster entrepreneurial activity for individuals based on the experiences of successful sports entrepreneurs, as well as assess and discuss the challenges they have faced
    • critically discuss ways in which entrepreneurial-minded individuals can thrive in large sports organisations despite the tendency of such organisations to resist innovation and to favour the status quo or only seek marginal gains
    • demonstrate an understanding of, and identify, new opportunities and translate them into viable business solutions or opportunities.

  • Executive Master’s in Small Business Management Programme

    The Small Business Management programme is comprehensive and practical. You'll start with business fundamentals and advance to hands-on procedures, from finding a location to motivating employees, preparing advertising to managing cash flow and more. Graduate ready to succeed in the real world.

    Programme Description

    This comprehensive programme covers how to find the right location, hire and motivate employees, prepare advertising, manage cash flow and more. Students will learn the latest small business management techniques from knowledgeable instructors with years of experience in their field.

    Programme Objectives

    After completing the Small Business Management programme, students will be able to:

    a. Describe some of the current opportunities, trends, and challenges related to small business ownership and describe the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
    b. Identify the different forms of legal ownership for small businesses and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each from a variety of perspectives - including ownership, taxation, and organisation.
    c. Describe how different types of businesses operate within the legal, regulatory, and tax environments in his/her country.
    d. Describe the essential components of a profitable business - including strategic and operational planning, tax and estate planning, profit planning, human resource management, physical facility management, inventory management, and management information systems - and create a sample business plan that includes all required components.
    e. Explain why equity and debt financing are required, identify common sources of financing, and describe the roles that equity and debt financing play in the capital structure of a small firm.
    f. Describe issues related to developing, marketing, and distributing products, including finding a niche, managing inventory, working within the product life cycle, developing effective marketing strategies, and identifying appropriate channels of distribution including e-commerce.
    g. Explain how small businesses find and manage human resources including growth planning, employee recruitment strategies, managing to performance standards, and ensuring employee safety.

  • Master of Applied Entrepreneurship

    In today’s era of globalization with rapid and continuous change in work environment, competitive and sustainable advantage will increasingly depend on our capacity for innovation; the creation and development of something new through know-ledge, skills, and creativity of individuals. This opportunity-focused approach requires a creative state of mind that can react to unexpected problems and opportunities. It is therefore important to promote entrepreneurship education as a stimulus to enterprising behaviour among not only those aspiring to start and run business enterprises, but also those wishing to develop the necessary survival skills in today’s fast changing world.

    Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will lead start-up companies in order to commercialise technologies that have been successfully presented (through business plans) and approved by the Panel of Assessors.

    The Master of Applied Entrepreneurship programme aims to produce entrepreneurs/ entrepreneurial managers who are competent, efficient, effective and responsive to entrepreneurial opportunities especially in the face of challenges of globalization and changing work environment.

    The overall aim of this programme is to produce competent entrepreneurs/ entrepreneurial managers who have the ability to:

    • identify, select and evaluate feasible and viable entrepreneurial opportunities;
    • make sound judgment in steering the organization for-ward using latest managerial tools;
    • lead and engage in new and competitive ventures and to ensure sustainability;
    • deal with complex business and entrepreneurial issues facing new and emerging ventures;
    • practice ethical and professional values in managing their ventures locally and globally.

    The Master of Applied Entrepreneurship requires 24 months of part-time study during weekends comprising a total of 12 weeks of entrepreneurial internship.

  • Masters of Biotechnology (Entrepreneurship Pathway)

    Entrepreneurship Pathway

    The Entrepreneurship Pathway is a highly selective pathway that aims to introduce life scientists to entrepreneurship and core business functions. Applicants applying to this pathway will be interviewed and selected by the Programme Director. Topics covered will include establishing a biotechnology company, raising angel and venture capital funding, protecting scientific inventions with intellectual property, managing product development, skills required to recruit and manage various functions of a start-up company.

    Our Biotechnology Programme has a long-standing track record for life science entrepreneurship.

  • Master’s in Entrepreneurial Ministry

    This certificate is designed for individuals who already hold an M.Div., are currently enrolled in the M. Div programme, or have a combination of experiences and education that is comparable that prepare them for this experience. In this certificate programme, CESBM provides a foundation, content, plus a cohort group to help those individuals called to entrepreneurial forms of ministry, including the launch of that ministry before the programme’s conclusion.

    Entrepreneurs and innovators dream of new solutions to generational problems and current conundrums. An increasing number of individuals find themselves called to minister and serve in contexts without ready-made organisational support. Often their dreams languish simply because there is no clear path forward.

    As ministry, entrepreneurial efforts are never merely about bringing innovative ideas to life. They arise from a sense that the Divine is nudging us to offer our gifts and service via new forms and avenues. They seek to serve God and humankind in ways that transform and improve our lives together.

    About the Programme

    There are two ways to earn an Entrepreneurial Ministry Certificate:

    1. Audit (no graduate course credit)
    2. For credit

    The Entrepreneurial Ministry Certificate is an 18-month, cohort model programme and courses must be completed in sequence. Required Sequence of Courses:

    • Courage, Commitment, & Cohort: the Spirituality of the Entrepreneur
    • Developing your Ministry Canvas
    • Money Matters in Ministry
    • Firm Foundations: Developing Your Organisational Structure
    • Marketing as Storytelling
    • Engagement with Ministry: Experience, Reflection, and Networking

  • Master’s in Biblical Entrepreneurship

    Do you struggle with growing your business’ top and bottom line while staying true to your values and convictions?

    Entrepreneurs with deeply-held beliefs often struggle to find the right resources and support that will provide them with practical business training that generates results while enhancing their commitment to their deeply-held beliefs.

    In just four months, whether you are new to business or have been operating a business for 20 years, you will learn to apply principles and techniques that will generate business results today.

    This is a proven system that thousands of entrepreneurs have used in the last 20 years to build new businesses and expand existing kingdom companies.

    Overview of the Biblical Entrepreneurship Programme

    The Biblical Entrepreneurship Programme is a transformational mini M.Ent training programme that uses a biblically integrated teaching and curriculum system that has been proven to deliver results in building profitable Kingdom companies in the United States and around the world since 1999. The programme is a mix of strong biblical concepts combined with rigorous best business practices designed to create high-performing Kingdom companies with measurable quadruple bottom lines.

    Programme outcome:

    • Learn how to intentionally incorporate your faith and values into an existing business
    • Develop innovative business ideas that align with your faith and values
    • Learn to minimise risks while increasing your chances for entrepreneurship success and Kingdom impact
    • Discover how to fulfill God’s plan for your life through Biblical Entrepreneurship
    • Transform your business ideas into profitable and sustainable Biblical Entrepreneurship ventures
    • Receive best practice tools to build a profitable Kingdom company
    • Develop a comprehensive Kingdom business operational plan with a pitch deck for raising capital
    • Qualify for national, regional, and international Biblical Entrepreneurship business plan competition with the opportunity to win cash prizes and one year of free coaching

  • Master’s in Christian Entrepreneurship

    It is of utmost importance to understand that entrepreneurship is a calling and that one represents Christ in the market place. A person’s story or belief can encourage ethical business decision making, philanthropy and a sense of purpose. How to successfully integrate one’s Christian life into business, is part of what the student will be learning here.

    The student will discover that his or her faith may influence diverse areas such as leadership strategy, organisational change, economics, finance, marketing and business ethics. Seeing one’s business as a calling and the need to use his business to make disciples as a part of the gains, will be a major focus here. Students wanting to enter the 36-credit Master’s Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship

    programme must have completed a Bachelor Degree Honors or an equivalent of 138 credit hours.

    The Master’s Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship prepares students for advanced professional competence in a Christian community.

    Upon the successful completion of the Master’s Degree in Christian Entrepreneurship, the students should be able to:

    • demonstrate competence in communicating the Word effectively in a variety of settings
    • articulate a business vision with the related goals and strategic planning to ensure it’s practical success
    • exercise skill in managing conflict
    • identify best practices for individual and corporate spiritual growth and formation.
    • explain Biblical and theological truths effectively
    • develop case studies to understand issues relating to real world dilemmas
    • demonstrate mastery of information by being able to define and illustrate the most essential definitions and theories in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing
    • demonstrate mastery of knowledge by being able to evaluate, analyse and synthesize evidence and draw conclusions to resolve concrete business problems
    • understand that marketplace ministry is the passion that starts when God connects their career, business, ministry and life purpose into one package
    • have an understanding that Christian entrepreneurs are already in fulltime ministry
    • share their testimony to the masses in the workplace while being a productive member of the organisation
    • know that those who operate their own businesses have more liberty to minister the message of the gospel
    • equip, train and support members of the Body of Christ called into the market place
    • release believer’s in their anointing and calling for the market place
    • raise up men and women of God to have influence, success and a powerful witness in the business world by applying Kingdom principles
    • develop a network of business people
    • understand God’s plan for wealth transfer in the last days
    • use research methods and resources in the discipline
    • formulate appropriate research questions

  • EXECUTIVE MASTER’S IN POLITICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP (EMPEL)

    Africa is going through interesting times. The people are restless and aspire a better life for themselves. Leaders from politics, media and voluntary organisations play an important role in shaping the discourse and policy in a democracy.

    Fortunately, today the democratic process has become much more engaging and participative than ever. The youth is more aware of their rights and duties. They aspire to play a proactive role in the process of democracy. At the same time, the government and the political entity needs young talent equipped with the right ideas and competencies to keep pace with the changing times.

    Executive Master’s in Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (EMPEL) is a unique inter-disciplinary course designed to bridge the gap between young talent and Africa’s democratic political entity and governance. The programme is targeted at students and young professionals who wish to make a career in the field of politics, governance, public affairs and leadership. It is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short – “New Leaders for a New Africa.”

    Objectives

    Socio-political Awareness
    • To provide a deep insight into the socio-political ground reality of Africa.

    Leadership
    • To inculcate and enhance leadership values and capacities. Political Opportunity
    • To equip the participants with necessary skill-sets for having a career in politics, public affairs, voluntary organisations and allied areas

    .Outcomes
    Trained Leaders
    • Trained and competent political leaders and social workers. Skilled Resource
    • Skilled and equipped human resource for governance both – within the government and outside.

    Aware Youth
    • Socially sensitised and politically aware youth

  • Master of Entrepreneurship in Nanotechnology

    MEnt. Nanotechnology is a postgraduate Nanotechnology course. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. Nanotechnology encompasses the understanding of the fundamental physics, chemistry, biology and technology of nanometre-scale objects. Course offers consulting, technology monitoring, and in-depth analysis, as well as up-to-the-minute news briefs and breaking developments in the nano-sciences. This programme focuses on the technologies involved in the miniaturization of electronic and optical devices. The main emphasis is on current micro technologies including the design and fabrication of microelectronic circuits, Microsystems and optoelectronics.

    MEnt Nanotechnology Course Suitability
    • Those who are able to take ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, neuro-technology, biotechnology, robotics and advanced information and communication technology can take up this course.
    • Applicants who want to understand the basic scientific concepts underpinning nano-science and the properties of materials and biomaterials at the atomic/molecular level and the scaling laws governing these properties also are suitable for the course.
    • Students should have a good physics and chemistry background; an open, enquiring and scientific bent of mind; sound analytical skills and a natural tendency for research work.
    • They should have a habit of doing hard work which is an essential for work. They also possess mathematics and computer programmeming skills that would also be an asset.

    How is MEnt Nanotechnology Course Beneficial?
    • It is beneficial for students with a strong background in engineering who seek additional, specialise training in order to find industrial or government positions in fields that utilise nanotechnology.
    • The course is designed for students with strong backgrounds in technical fields who seek additional specialised training to qualify them for positions in companies that work in the field of nanotechnology.
    • The course is also beneficial to prepare graduate students for interdisciplinary or traditional Ph.D. programmes in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, and Physics which emphasize research at the intersections of one or more of the traditional disciplines.
    • After passing the course, applicants have many job scopes in the field of nano-medicine, bio-informatics, stem cell development, pharmaceutical companies, nano toxicology and nano power generating sectors.
    • They can also go for further higher research studies and become lecturer in colleges and universities in India.

    MEnt Nanotechnology Employment Areas
    • Agriculture Sector
    • Academic Institutions
    • Food and Beverages Companies
    • Space Research Area
    • Environment Industry
    • Health Industry

    MEnt Nanotechnology Job Types
    • Senior Research Officer
    • Project Assistant
    • Lecturer/Professor
    • Researcher
    • Senior Knowledge Officer
    • Laboratory Manager

  • Master’s in Entrepreneurial Ministry

    Entrepreneurs and innovators dream of new solutions to generational problems and current conundrums. An increasing number of individuals find themselves called to minister and serve in contexts without ready-made organisational support. Often their dreams languish simply because there is no clear path forward.

    As ministry, entrepreneurial efforts are never merely about bringing innovative ideas to life. They arise from a sense that the Divine is nudging us to offer our gifts and service via new forms and avenues. They seek to serve God and humankind in ways that transform and improve our lives together.

    This M.Div. emphasis provides a foundation, content, plus a cohort group to help those individuals called to entrepreneurial forms of ministry, including the launch of that ministry before the programme’s conclusion.

    About the Entrepreneurial Ministry Emphasis

    This emphasis requires participation in a cohort group, scheduled to begin in August 2022. It is helpful, but not required, that students complete one year of seminary prior to joining the cohort.

    Required Sequence of Courses:

    • Begin with FC101, continue with FC102 and other M.Div. sequence of courses
    • Courage, Commitment, & Cohort: the Spirituality of the Entrepreneur.
    • Developing your Ministry Canvas
    • Money Matters in Ministry
    • Firm Foundations: Developing Your Organisational Structure
    • Marketing as Storytelling
    • Engagement with Ministry: Experience, Reflection, and Networking

  • Master of Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship

    The CESBM Master of Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship is for graduates interested in a business master’s which will empower them to take a key role in the rapidly expanding economies of Islamic nations.

    Graduates will be able to offer their services to Shari’ah compliant businesses in Muslim nations or will have an advantage if they wish to work with companies or clients in non-Islamic states who deal with Islamic nations and or financial institutions, such as government, finance, import/export, mining, educational and not-for-profit agencies.

    Graduates leave with a thorough grounding in critical business competency areas including accounting, finance, management and marketing, management as well as the principles of Shari’ah law. This gives them a rare, but very sought after combined understanding of both western and Islamic business and entrepreneurship cultures and practices.

    The Master of Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship is a 42-credit-hour programme.

  • Master in Inclusive Innovation

    Drive Novel and Sustainable Solutions for Social Change | Create Innovative Solutions for African Challenges

    Apply and enhance cutting edge knowledge and practice for addressing a specific social or environmental challenge. The Master’s programme in Inclusive Innovation will equip you to engage in an impactful research project and to develop innovative responses to complex social issues.

    Students will:
    • gain skills in managing complex innovation-focused projects
    • learn to identify and cope with the challenges of entrepreneurship,
    • tackle business model innovation and plan new ventures and processes

  • Master in Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

    Analysts predict biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences in the 21st century. Every day seems to welcome yet another important advancement in the field and, with each development, a chance to grow a business.

    Individuals who want take advantage of those advancements are invited to apply to the CESBM's master's in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship programme. We arm them with the skills to develop innovative products; they take those tools and launch high-tech businesses.

    To enhance relevant skills students who are interested in doing an internship in industry, e.g. a pharmaceutical company or a biotech start-up, should register for a Project course (elective). Biotechnology master's students can take Project courses too.

  • Master’s in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise

    Overview & Expectations

    The Master’s in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise is an exciting opportunity in which world-leading scientists and successful entrepreneurs are brought together to deliver a one-year master’s degree combining an in-depth multidisciplinary scientific programme with a global perspective on the commercial opportunities and business practice necessary for the successful exploitation in the rapidly developing fields of nanotechnology and nano-manufacturing.

    The programme is intended for those with a good first degree in the physical sciences and relevant areas of engineering, who wish to develop research skills and commercial awareness of the cutting-edge disciplines of micro and nanotechnology. The course will provide an unparalleled educational experience for those wishing to become entrepreneurs in these fields. It combines cutting-edge science with business practice skills, giving students knowledge and experience in a range of disciplines. This should enable students who graduate from the course to evaluate the scientific importance and technological potential of new developments in the field of micro and nanotechnology, within the framework for responsible innovation.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course students will have:
    • acquired solid training in multi-disciplinary nanoscience;
    • acquired a grounding in state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnology;
    • appreciated the industrial and business relevance of the subject matter of the course;
    • planned and executed an extensive piece of written work, containing a substantial contribution of their own;
    • acquired oral and written presentation skills;
    • acquired practical laboratory skills;
    • read research papers critically and presented findings to peers.

    The programme is modular in structure and lasts ten months. It is envisaged that all students attend all modules, which consist of no more than 16 hours of lectures per module with additional discussion groups and personal study time. The students will be examined on all core modules and may select which elective modules they are examined on. The modules are taught in the first two terms and are followed by formal examinations. The modules are drawn from Science and Technology, Business Management and Innovation strands and so cover the many complexities involved in the processes of discovery and exploitation.

  • Master Of Entrepreneurship (Engineering Management And Entrepreneurship)

    Overview

    The M.Ent. (Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship) at CESBM merges engineering science management and design with business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The programme is offered jointly by the Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship and the CESBM’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology. This programme engages faculty and students in the study of engineering, commercial activity, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and the organisations within which such activity occurs. The programme is a choice for students who have recently interested to focus on developing science engineering and business skills so as to prepare them to more efficiently participate in a complex and highly competitive technology-driven economy, based on the development of innovative, embryonic and start up ideas

  • Master Of Entrepreneurship (Social Innovation And Entrepreneurship)

    Why this course

    The M.Ent Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship is embedded in a department which is passionate about supporting students who are dedicated to social and environmental change. The CESBM’s School of Social, Public, Corporate, Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership hosts this programme. The programme aim is to promote knowledge exchange and share new methodologies for socially progressive research and entrepreneurship, prompting trans-disciplinary research across real-world contexts. Social innovation is concerned with ideas that address unmet social needs. Socially innovative ideas include restorative justice, hospices, kindergartens, distance learning and traffic calming (Mulgan et al., 2007), amongst others. These ideas are usually brought to fruition through an entrepreneurial process, which is concerned with turning innovations into viable and sustainable business models. Never before has social innovation and entrepreneurship been so central to society: climate change, the threat of pandemics, increase in world population and poverty are only some of the mega-trends that require novel solutions and business models to implement them. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals stem from a global urge to address such issues. In tandem with the latter, research in this area has grown significantly in recent years. This is an important area of research, practice and teaching.
    Study with us
    • combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills • study a practical, career-focused programme • participate in entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives • get involved with Social Impact Projects, allowing you to take your theoretical knowledge and apply this learning through real-world experience in the field

    MASTER OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (M.Ent) WITH SPECIALISATIONS
  • Executive Master of Entrepreneurship (EMENT)

    The Entrepreneurship MENT covers topics such as management skills and accounting methods, negotiation techniques and communication skills, and looks at how they can be applied in various business situations. The programme also teaches students how to adjust to changes, and gives them the skills necessary to become successful entrepreneurial leaders in a range of organisational settings

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Concentration

    The Entrepreneurship and Small Business specialisation teaches young business students how to face the challenges of starting and developing a new company. Benefit from hands-on experience that will assist you in launching your new business. Benefit from a broad spectrum of topics, including entrepreneurship inside and outside of corporate settings and small businesses sustainability planning. Learn how to deal with the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur and find efficient ways of identifying fresh business opportunities.

  • Marketing Concentration

    The MENT with a concentration in marketing supports students who are either working or would like to pursue careers in marketing-related fields such as sales, promotions, brand management, marketing research and e-marketing.

  • Human Resource Management Concentration

    Students with HRM Concentration will gain the skills and experiences to become a successful HR manager with the School of Business' online MENT with a concentration in human resource management. It will help students emerge with an understanding of business, functional operations and decision processes as they relate to the management of human resource.

  • Educational Leadership Concentration

    This programme is designed to meet the needs of fulltime teachers holding B.Ed or PGDE certification or proprietors who can complete the curriculum's practicum requirement.

  • Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance Concentration

    The curriculum provides an understanding of business fundamentals and accounting concepts in today's fast-changing business environment. It will assist students in gaining the professional skills and experiences to become a successful business leader.

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Concentration

    The MENT with a concentration in corporate entrepreneurship supports students who are either working or would like to pursue careers in the corporate world. Students will gain an understanding of business fundamentals as well as business and corporate governance concepts and theories to become a successful corporate leader.

  • Public Sector Entrepreneurship (Public Entrepreneurship)

    The MENT with a concentration in public entrepreneurship supports students who are either working or would like to pursue careers in public sector. Students will gain an understanding of business fundamentals as well as public administration concepts and theories to become a successful public servant.

  • Family Entrepreneurship Concentration

    The MENT with a concentration in family entrepreneurship supports students who are either working or would like to succeed in family-owned businesses. Students will gain an understanding of business fundamentals as well as entrepreneurship concepts and applications to become a successful family entrepreneur.

  • Media Entrepreneurship Concentration

    The MENT with a concentration in media entrepreneurship supports students who are either working or would like to succeed in media businesses. Students will gain an understanding of business fundamentals as well as entrepreneurship concepts and applications to become a successful media entrepreneur.

  • Digital Entrepreneurship Concentration

    The MENT with a concentration in digital entrepreneurship supports students who are either working or would like to succeed in digital businesses. Students will gain an understanding of business fundamentals as well as entrepreneurship concepts and application to become a successful media entrepreneur.

DOCTOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (D.Ent)

Prepare for a teaching career at the college or university level, a leadership position in academia, or advancement as a business executive or consultant. Attaining the highest-level of academic excellence, the Doctor of Entrepreneurship (D.Ent) degree is an achievement of consequence.

The D.Ent is an advanced degree programme that can provide you with the research, critical analysis, and application skills that will enable you to make intellectual contributions to your chosen field of business study.

Doctorate in Christian Entrepreneurship

It is of utmost importance to understand that entrepreneurship is a calling and that one represents Christ in the market place. A person’s story or belief can encourage ethical business decision making, philanthropy and a sense of purpose. How to successfully integrate one’s Christian life into business, is part of what the student will be learning here.

The student will discover that his or her faith may influence diverse areas such as leadership strategy, organisational change, economics, finance, marketing and business ethics. Seeing one’s business as a calling and the need to use his business to make disciples as a part of the gains, will be a major focus here.

Most of the Doctoral degrees require the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master’s degree with the option of doing a doctoral dissertation for a portion of the credits. The following degrees require 60 credits beyond the Master’s degree, including a mandatory doctoral dissertation: Doctor of Christian Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Theology. These credits may come from a combination of: 1) courses taken; 2) an original dissertation or ministry project; and 3) a practicum or internship experience. The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing a programme that will meet his desire for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart.

1. Courses taken: The student may choose any of the courses offered. If he chooses an undergraduate course, additional work will be added to fulfill the graduate-level requirements.

2. Original dissertation or ministry project: This can be an original written work, or the creation of a ministry work. Uniqueness and/or originality will be key evaluation points of this project. If a written project, it should keep a balance between original textual research (in Scripture and secondary literature) and a practical testing of the thesis in real life. Somehow the ministry work or the original written work should add a new perspective to the knowledge and practice of the topic addressed by the thesis.

3. Practicum or internship: We also encourage a portion of the doctoral degree be from real life ministry experience.

4. Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits earned for life experience.

Doctorate in Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in Islamic Business and Entrepreneurship (3 years, 180 ECTS) are to train the doctoral student to be able to research on topics related to business and entrepreneurship in the Islamic Economic Area (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe):

Thus, a Doctoral Student can apply creative solutions and take the appropriated business decisions related to the Islamic Economic Area.

Doctoral Program of Islamic Economy and Halal Industry

The Study Programme of Doctor in Islamic Economy and Halal Industry was established to respond to the enormous need for human resources who have doctoral qualifications in the field of Islamic economy and the halal industry.

The development of the world halal industry, the practice of business economics based on Islamic law, and the implementation of sharia business which is believed to continue, invites the CESBM to participate in providing human resources who will lead the development of the Islamic economic world and the halal industry in the future, serve the interests of the nation and humanity and are inspired by the cultural values.


Who is the D.Ent for?
Whether pursuing a career in management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, or IT, the D.Ent programme prepares students with the global business skills to be successful in a management position or to establish their own business as an entrepreneur. Although the D.Ent does not lead to a specific job position, careers that D.Ent graduates often pursue include: Accounting Administration / Office Support Aerospace/Aviation/Defense Agriculture Airlines Architectural Services Automotive Banking, Finance and Economics Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Building and Grounds Maintenance Community & Government Construction & Architecture Consulting Services Customer Service Education and Training Energy/Utilities Environmental Services Engineering Human Resources & Recruitment Insurance International Trade IT & Telecommunications Legal, Compliance & Paralegal Logistics, Transport & Supply Localization, Interpreting & Translation Manufacturing Marketing, PR, Advertising/Communications Media, Arts & Entertainment Medical, Health & Scientific Mining and Trades Publishing/Printing Property & Real Estate Retail & Fashion Sales Tourism, Travel & Hospitality

Doctor of Entrepreneurship provides diverse learning opportunities to students who wish to advance their careers to senior management, consulting positions, or academic appointments. The D.Ent offers students the opportunity to concentrate in one of four areas: management, international business, global sustainable management, or entrepreneurship, and to further their professional development through the completion of a dissertation which will develop solutions to complex business problems. Welcome to CESBM’s Doctor of Entrepreneurship (D.Ent) programme has been developed by senior faculty members and leading business practitioners to establish business leaders in an increasingly complex global environment through the use of theory and applied research. Students will acquire a broad knowledge of the functional areas in business and the application of field research, analysing and solving existing organisational problems in preparation for senior management positions, business consulting, or college teaching. The final piece of the DENT is the development of a dissertation, which requires the student to carry out significant research and then apply that research to solve a practical business problem. The dissertation will represent an original contribution to the body of business literature.

Programme Objectives

Upon completion of the D.Ent programme, students will be able to: Carry out a detailed literature search of business administration topics using relevant bibliographical resources from print and online resources; Discuss current conceptual and theoretical models, issues, and concerns in business administration;
• Describe current practices, issues, and concerns in business administration;
• Apply current business practices to the management of businesses;
• Summarise significant differences in business practices in different parts of the world and understand how these differences affect managing companies in various countries;
• Evaluate and critique business practices to determine the better practices in use;
• Devise appropriate strategies for ongoing professional development and implementation of these strategies upon successful completion of the D.Ent .

Programme Duration

The entire D.Ent programme can be completed in no fewer than three years but no more than five years from date of matriculation, with the opportunity to apply for an extension under special circumstances.

Experienced Faculty

Students have the opportunity to learn from highly-qualified professors all of whom hold doctoral degrees and have extensive experience in various fields of business.

Features of the programme

Courses that apply cutting edge theory and concepts to the solving of real problems within organisations; The opportunity to major in one of four concentrations: Management; International Business; Global Sustainable Management; or Entrepreneurship; Completion of a dissertation that explores an existing issue and provides students the opportunity to display mastery of the theory and concepts covered in their course of study.

D.Ent Programme Requirements

The Doctor of Entrepreneurship (D.Ent) degree programme is comprised of 60 graduate credit hours beyond a completed MBA. In the absence of an MBA from an accredited university, students must have completed a minimum of 30 graduate-level hours relevant to an MBA course of study before they can be admitted to the D.Ent programme. The D.Ent programme consists of four foundation courses in business administration and research, a qualifying exam which the student must pass at the end of the first year of study, eight courses in the student’s chosen area of concentration, a comprehensive exam which the student must pass in order to advance to the dissertation phase, two dissertation studies courses, and a dissertation.
* Each course in the D.Ent programme is three credit hours, with the exception of the final dissertation course.

Doctor Of Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship And Leadership)

Entrepreneurship is a challenging, rewarding endeavor rooted in creativity and realized through practical decisions and strategies. This programme provides advanced knowledge in the wide-ranging aspects of entrepreneurial success: organisational behavior, large-scale entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, corporate finance, and more. You will learn from accomplished business experts how to expand or transform your organisation and manage your entrepreneurial ideas. Course concepts will be applied to real-world situations through teamwork and hands-on projects.

TRADE/VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATION
( C.Ent/ Dip.Ent/ HDip.Ent/ B.Ent/ PgD.Ent/ M.Ent/ D.Ent )

• Computer Hardware Technology, • Desktop publishing, graphic design, • Web design/development, • Networking, Cyber Security (Network Engineers, Information Security Analysts, Systems Engineers and Cyber Security Analysts)

• Mobile Apps Development
• Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Entrepreneurship
• Carpentry and Joinery, Furniture Making and Upholstery
• Welding and Fabrication
• Electrical Installation and Repair Work
electrical/electronics
• Automobile Mechanics
• Interior decoration, painting, printing, art/design
• Photography/video coverage
• Fashion designing, dyeing and tie, knitting
• Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy, saponification services
• Bakery, food processing, hotel and catering services, , event management, Hospitality and Tourism
• Block Laying and Concreting
• Nylon/polythene production and Pure water production
• Radio, TV and GSM Servicing
• Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
• Printing Technology, art/design
• Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
• Health Management Programme.
Aged Persons Care Programme.
• Public and Motivational speaking
• Script writing (prose, drama, speeches)
Television Production Programme: Elocution, Diction & Phonetics for effective communication, Camera Operation for Television Production, Fundamentals of Editing Television Programmes, Television & Film and TV Production, Directing Television Programmes & Home Videos. Dramatic and Performing and Arts, Music.

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