In the early stages of their education, students are encouraged and supported to develop the ideas there are passionate about into business ideas and later alone into business proposals. While still at University, students are exposed to communities, industry and the general public to identify problems/ challenges and turn them into business ideas.
The centre focuses on developing entrepreneurial individuals prepared for sustainable business development in the knowledge economy, through an action-based pedagogy where innovation and entrepreneurship is experienced and not only taught in the lecture theatre. The students are supported to develop an entrepreneurial mindset; acquire reflective skills in business design, leadership, innovation management, Intellectual property and product/business development. Annually students in each year of study shall go through an Entrepreneurship and Business Development Contest and the top five in each year shall be given "Business Excellence Awards".
The University is in the process of setting up a Venture Capital Fund to support "Student Business Proposals" and create entrepreneurs as a way of fulfilling the vision and mission of the University by contributing to socio-economic development of the region.
The centre periodically runs a course leading to the award of a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
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