-As part of efforts to complement Africa’s drive to build a cadre
of home-grown business leaders across the continent, Academic City University
College, a premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
tertiary institution, has launched its innovative Bachelor of Business
Administration in Entrepreneurship programme.
programme which is expected to commence September, 2020 will equip students
with requisite skills to build competence in entrepreneurial and management
functions, enable them to work across various disciplines as well as
knowledge that enables them to set up their businesses.
programme will seek to encourage and support the incubation and acceleration of
concepts or projects that students may have coming into the programme or
developed during their course of study to help them transition concepts into
enterprise before or soon after graduation.
shown that the skill set of entrepreneurs and enterprising people will increase
in the coming decades. Not only do entrepreneurs drive economic growth but
often socially-oriented entrepreneurs also contribute to solutions on
environmental and social issues.
also need workers who combine holistic problem-solving and analytical skills
with relevant knowledge and such entrepreneurial competencies as pro-activity,
independence, flexibility, perseverance, and sound communication skills.
the President of Academic City, Prof. Fred McBagonluri, the university is
committed to playing a vital role in the building and sustaining of
entrepreneurial culture among the young generation on the African continent.
flagship entrepreneurship programme will provide students with a thorough
grounding in developing businesses from a practical perspective hence grounding
them in enterprise management. This will help to immerse them in the startup
world and enable them to develop their own enterprises,” he said.
stressed “currently, large enterprises tend to recruit young people who have
entrepreneurial spirit and skills to drive organizational growth. This
propelled us to develop this innovative programme to nurture students to be
creative, innovative and goal-driven to keep a competitive edge and be ready
for the future global marketplaces”
Deigh, Dean of Faculty of Business, Entrepreneurship and Communication Arts
expressed optimism that the new programme will produce young and skilled
entrepreneurs who will take advantage of today’s dynamic entrepreneurial
forward to welcoming our first entrepreneurship cohorts next academic year to
equip them with the necessary skills to help them identify industrial and
societal problems and create solutions through exploring key learning in
business start-ups, and venture growth and development” she said.
the negative impact of the deadly novel COVID-19 pandemic on the world economy
and individual livelihoods, Academic City has introduced a special study
package to help reduce the financial burden on parents seeking tertiary
education for their children this year.
study package will include an extended limited period of an early bird tuition
reduction up to 50% for selected programmes. This innovative incentive will
apply to both local and foreign students.
City’s elite undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering, Information
Technology, Business Administration and Communication Arts are carefully and
strategically designed taking into consideration world class STEAM education to
develop students to become more practical, hands-on and productive.