ENT 211: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. explain the concepts and theories of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship,
    opportunity seeking, new value creation, and risk-taking;
  2. state the characteristics of an entrepreneur;
  3. analyse the importance of micro and small businesses in wealth creation,
    employment, and financial independence;
  4. engage in entrepreneurial thinking;
  5. identify key elements in innovation;
  6. describe stages in enterprise formation, partnership, and networking including
    business planning;
  7. describe contemporary entrepreneurial issues in Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the
    world; and
  8. state the basic principles of e-commerce.

    Course Contents
    Concept of Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship/Corporate
    Entrepreneurship,). Theories, Rationale, and relevance of Entrepreneurship (Schumpeterian
    and other perspectives, Risk-Taking, Necessity, and opportunity-based entrepreneurship and
    Creative destruction). Characteristics of Entrepreneurs (Opportunity seeker, Risk-taker,
    Natural and Nurtured, Problem solver and change agent, innovator and creative thinker).
    Entrepreneurial thinking (Critical thinking, Reflective Thinking, and Creative thinking).
    Innovation (Concept of innovation, Dimensions of innovation, Change, and innovation,
    Knowledge and innovation). Enterprise formation, partnership, and networking (Basics of
    Business Plan, Forms of business ownership, Business registration, and Forming alliances and
    joint ventures). Contemporary Entrepreneurship Issues (Knowledge, Skills and Technology,
    Intellectual property, Virtual office, Networking). Entrepreneurship in Nigeria (Biography of
    inspirational Entrepreneurs, Youth and women entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship support
    institutions, Youth enterprise networks, and Environmental and cultural barriers to
    entrepreneurship). Basic principles of e-commerce.