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Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

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<p>This Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme will provide you with the skills required to plan, set up and run your own business. It is designed to make you a ‘business ready’ graduate: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business, management and entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, you will be equipped with the skills needed to drive innovation and adapt to change.</p><p>You will gain in-depth knowledge of organisations and their environments. Specialising in entrepreneurship and how to manage innovation, you will develop your own entrepreneurial skills. The Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme will develop your understanding of managing people, operations, logistics, marketing and finance. You will also explore corporate strategy and business ethics. Additionally, this course will prepare you for how small businesses and start - ups can operate effectively in a competitive business environment.</p><p>In readiness for your future career, you will develop a range of skills that employers and entrepreneurs value: the ability to identify and solve business problems and to effectively communicate your ideas.Key attributes such as commercial acumen, self - reflection and emotional intelligence will be developed, alongside skills in project management.</p><p>We will support you to connect your learning to the realities of business start - ups and SMEs.Alongside this, we provide a wide range of other opportunities for you to develop, learn and grow.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

Course Outline

Entrepreneurship and Owner management: characteristics, roles, differences

Business development: types, strategies, techniques, challenges, solutions

Innovation and creativity: definitions, sources of new ideas, examples of innovations, processes involved in scouting and idea generation, examples of creativity, role of innovations and creativity

Research and information: importance, SWOT analysis, Common market Research Techniques, research tools, challenges

Regulatory framework: relevant regulations in company legalization, advertising, ICT laws, e.t.c, legal risks in business start-ups

Finances: financial requirements assessment, sources of finance, common financial difficulties, indicators of financial health, elements of financial management, pricing strategies

Enterprise culture: pros and cons of developing a culture, approaches to developing the culture, mitigating factors against the enterprise culture


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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