The Department of Entrepreneurship is one of the Departments in the Faculty of Management Sciences in Madonna University Okija.The Department started in 2015/16 Session and runs a 4 year degree programme that leads to award of Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Entrepreneurship Studies. This degree is acquired through course work and research report.
The Department of Entrepreneurship is specifically designed for such group of people who might be interested in starting and owning a business after graduation or who are already practicing business people and are interested in acquiring trending proficiencies, competencies and skills in enterprise management. Students shall be exposed to the broad spectrum of the entrepreneurial domain including theoretical and practical knowledge by the process of thorough and intensive classroom teaching. It also prepares students to acquire spirit of originality, total being, and creativity so as to be able to effectively face the inevitable challenges of self reliance; and to consequently contribute productively to national development.
The cardinal objectives of the programme are, among others, to promote gainful employment and economic empowerment of individuals through entrepreneurship development.
Students after graduation will be able to cope with inherent environmental business problems and be better positioned to relate successfully and cooperatively with other persons.
The programme will not only bring students to the awareness of the critical information, knowledge and skills in identifying and starting a profitable business, but will also provide training in the management, skill acquisition, relevant knowledge, and contemporary techniques necessary to efficiently operate the business after start-up.
Admission is usually through UTME, organized by the Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).Applicants should possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate or the General Certificate of Education Ordinary level or their equivalent with at least creditpass in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.
Direct entry admission can be offered to applicants with National Diploma (ND) from any accredited polytechnic/College, Diploma for Madonna University with a minimum of a lower credit in relevant discipline. The candidate must also satisfy the minimum entry requirements stated above.
Students can seek for transfer into the Department of Entrepreneur from relevant courses in Madonna University. Such students must possess credit passes in Mathematics, English, and Economics, such students must have completed at least one academic year in their respective departments.
Requirement for award of a degree.
Every student is required to register for an approved combination of courses with a minimum of 15 units and a maximum of 24 units per semester making 164 units for the programme.
Course deliver is by lecture and tutorial. The various techniques for evaluation include quizzes, home work assignments, term paper, and end of semester examinations. The end of semester examination has 70% and others have 30%. Final year students are required to defend their project.
A letter grade and a numerical point be awarded to each student based on total scores on all the evaluation criteria. The final marks a student may score, the corresponding letter grades and the numerical points are clearly indicated as shown below.
The class of degree to be awarded is dependent upon the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) which is obtained by computing the grades obtained in all the courses for the semester. Where a student repeats the same course or its substitute, once or more before passing it, grades scored at each and all attempts shall be included in the computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA). Classes of degree are to be awarded depending on the CGPA obtained. The classes of degree and the required CGPA are specified under.
|70 – 100||A||5|
|60 – 69||B||4|
|50 – 59||C||3|
|45 – 49||D||2|
|40 – 44||E||1|
|0 – 39||F||0|
CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE
Degrees offered by the university are classified based on the cumulative grade Point Average (CGPA) obtained by the student. The details are presented below.
|Classes of Degree||Cumulative grade point average (CGPA)|
|1st Class||CGPA 4.50 – 5.00|
|2nd Class Upper Division||CGPA 3.50 – 4.49|
|2nd Class Lower Division||CGPA 2.40 – 3.49|
|3rd Class||CGPA 150 – 2.39|
|Pass||CGPA 1.00 – 1.49|
COMPUTATION OF GPAAND CGPA
To determine the quality points (QPs) obtained in each course, the credit units (CUs) assigned to course are multiplied by the grade point (GPS) earned by the student in the course. For instance, BAM 111 has 3 units, if a student scored 65% B which has 4 points, the quality point is 3 x 4 = 12. Grade point average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the quality point earned in a given semester by the credit units registered from the semester. For instance, if a student measured 68 quality in a semester that has 16 credit units, the GPA is 68/16 = 4.25.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES Apart from the very profound prospects for self-employment, immense opportunities for gainful employment exists, upon graduation, in both the public and private sectors.
Introductory Courses 0
Environmental/Sociological/Theoretical Issues 1Leadership/Change Management/Relations 2 Biographies/Historical Development/Globalization 3
Business Planning/Business Financing/Business Management 4
Management Information Systems and Communication 5
Project Management/Feasibility Analysis 6
Research Methodology 8