ESP Entrepreneurship Programme Syllabus
The ESP Entrepreneurship programme targets levels 200 (1st semester) and 300 (2nd semester) undergraduate degree programmes in the university. The full detail syllabus is as follows:
Semester Level 200
||Entrepreneurship & Innovation
First Semester Level 300
||Entrepreneurial Venture Creation & Growth
- At 200 level, students are required to choose any one specialization vocation/trade/craft for skill acquisition. The students are to be engaged in opportunity identification sand analysis, report on the entrepreneurial traits and characteristics and reasons for success or failure, signs of inventions or innovations as a group assignment project work.
- At 200 level, students are also to conduct feasibility studies and critique a drawn business plan based on vocational skills acquired or engage in internship on campus or within the University community and report on log book on their experiences from establishing/running an enterprise as project work.
- At 300 level, related case studies focused on starting and growing an enterprise shall be used to examine the students along with industrial tours and excursions.
Course 1: ESP 221: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
This course is an introductory course for studying Entrepreneurship for first time. The design and flow of the course are aimed at create awareness, providing the knowledge and skills that are important achieving success in all human endeavours.
- To provide a hands-on, practical guidance to understand discover critical aspects of Entrepreneurship
- To develop competencies, know-hew, experience, attitudes, resources, and network required to pursue different Entrepreneurial opportunities.
- To introduce students to the key requirements for starting an enterprise.
- To expose students to the many of the vital issues and immerse them in key learning experiences, such as the theories of Entrepreneurship, the Nigerian business environment, and the concept and management of innovation.
Course 2: ESP 311: Entrepreneurial Venture Creation and Growth
The aim of this course is to develop students’ competence and confidence in treating viable businesses with high potentials for new value addition and high income. The course is designed to enable students achieve economic independence after graduation. Its main goal is to help change students’ mindset away from paid jobs and over-dependence on families and government. By the end of the course, students will be able start and ma age businesses at micro or at family level. They will also be able grow ventures capable of generating employment and better utilize resources.
- To enable students’ appreciate the importance of businesses in the society
- To make students recognize the need to grow existing businesses
- To enable students appreciate the value the importance of family businesses
- To challenge students to continuously diversify the scope of businesses
- To expose students to management principles and best practices
Methods of Delivery
These courses will be taught using lecture approach, mentoring and practical in business incubators/ existing businesses. Contemporary business growth models and best practices in business management will be used by the facilitators. A book of reading is to provide some insights and guide to students. Assessment of the programme would be by written examination and continuous assessment.
Programme Delivery and Support Materials:
The course may be delivered in a variety of ways and venues involving classroom instruction, computer-assisted instruction, community activities and work sites. Effort is being made to establish linkages with organizations that support entrepreneurs.
- Entrepreneurship Educators employs case-method teaching, team- teaching approach, and alternative pedagogies.
- Teaching takes the form of lectures, workshops, excursions and tutorials where students are expected to engage in active discussions.
- The entrepreneurship educators mentor groups in the creation and development of their business ideas.
- Private study is supported by extensive study notes and visits of organisations involved in aspects of entrepreneurship.
- Students are expected to work independently as individuals and groups.
- Each group of 4 or 5 students produces and submits an outline plan (feasibility study), which summarises, in simple terms, the nature of their business idea within the context of undergraduate degree programme.
- Real-world exposure and experience, To provide this exposure, we bring entrepreneurial leaders to campus to share their stories with our community.
The support materials include:
- Students’ Entrepreneurship Resource Manual (SERM) Volumes 1 &2
- Biographies of local entrepreneurs
- Career guidance materials and videos.
- Job pages and websites
Group Assignment: 10%
Industrial Skill/Field work: 10%
Case Study: 10%
The semester examination comprises:
Multiple Choice Questions (30 questions): 30%
Essay Questions (3 questions to attempt 2): 20%
Case Study (one comprehensive case): 20%