MCB 398 Entrepreneurship for Microbiology



Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to
1. identify basic concepts of entrepreneurship in Microbiology;
2. demonstrate basic business skills;
3. identify areas in Microbiology that they can develop into small scale businesses; and
4. identify areas in microbiology for self-employment.

Course Contents
Identification of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and Business skills. Scope of various
aspects of Applied Microbiology- Medical Microbiology, Public health Microbiology, Immunology,
Agricultural Microbiology, Food and Dairy Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial
Ecology, Petroleum Microbiology, Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering,
Impact Assessment, Health Safety and Environment. Students will be exposed to employment
opportunities in these aspects. Students will be introduced to various self – employment
opportunities in these aspects of Microbiology. Students will be assisted in designing businesses
of their choice within these aspects. The designed business may be validated by a professional
entrepreneur educator and a professional in the field of study that relates to the business in
question so as to assess the workability of the business as a small scale business, the financial
cost of the business, market outlet of the business, economic gain of the business and its
sustainability. Team (5 to 7 students) work will be encouraged so as to prevent repeated business
design by single individuals, reduce financial cost of setting individual businesses and strengthen
the manpower capacity of the business. Success stories of business entrepreneurs would be
included in the curriculum especially in the student field of study so as to motivate the student to
develop interest towards self – employment and self-productivity Students with best business
design would be given recognition.