---turning your ideas into viable businesses

...Africa's foremost Institute of Entrepreneurship /(Nigerian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education)


• ICENT equips students with knowledge and skills of entrepreneurial decision making, opportunity recognition, assessment, creation, shaping, seizing and exploitation; especially the analytical skills needed for recognising, defining and solving problems; and develop in students soft skills required for success (e.g. leadership, communication, interpersonal relations, negotiation, logical/analytical thinking, time management etc) as well as entrepreneurial, small business, financial and marketing management competencies with relevant Skills Acquisition and Venture Creation programmes.

• As a mark of distinction, ICENT is the only entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria, with well-structured programme and internationally competitive curriculum, meritorious assessment criteria for students and self-authored study pack.

• We have more than 3,000 fully qualified members in Africa. They are among the continent’s best-qualified and successful entrepreneurs working in every sector you can imagine. Our members were appointed Governor, Minister, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts, Registrars, coordinators/directors of entrepreneurship centers, first-class royal fathers, senior military officers, CEOs, Director Generals, Heads of Parastatals, legal luminaries and religious leaders to mention but few.

• ICENT is the first in Africa to establish a College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBM).

Our Publications

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information System & Entrepreneurial Intelligence
  • Theory of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Contemporary Secrets of Entrepreneurial Success
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship & Farm Management
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Technopreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation Case Studies
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Public Entrepreneurship
  • Political Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Mathematics for Entrepreneurs
  • Quantitative Techniques for Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Management
  • Change and Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Mentoring
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity Assessment and Exploitation
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition and Development
  • Supply Chain Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Ethics in Entrepreneurship
  • Introductory Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Organisational Behaviour, Team Management and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Professional Business Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • Quality Management for SMEs
  • Risk Management for SMEs
  • New Venture Creation
  • Statistics for Entrepreneurs
  • Design Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
  • Edupreneurship
  • Technology Innovation and Management
  • Farm Management
  • Project Management


The ICENT’s success is measured in our results. These are more than numbers – they represent the hopes, dreams and the hard work of several individuals and families each and every year:

  •  ICENT member manufactured fueless generator
     21 start-up businesses created
     ICENT member manufactured wooden wrist watch
     ICENT member manufactured wooden wall clock
     45 consulting clients who have grown their business
     334 jobs created or impacted
     ICENT member produced presidential medallion
     N135 million in capital raised
     Over 10 programmes and seminars educated more than 250 business leaders
     27 graduates in Diploma and 32 graduates in the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Class of 2017
     ICENT facilitator manufactured anti-inflammatory cream, medicated soap and powder

Become a member and enjoy

  •  Recognised Membership Certificate that enables you further your academic and professional career path in the field of entrepreneurship
     Free quarterly round-tables discussion on emerging issues
     Networking opportunities with key industry professionals, experts and decision makers
     Knowledge / experience sharing at Induction and Continuous Professional Development programme
     Unparalleled discount rates and concessions at ICENT events
     Participation in on-line discussion forum on ICENT WhatsApps
     Invitation to Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference
     Access to research works and industry statistics conducted by our eggheads who help expand and validate the theoretical
    knowledge taught on campuses by illustrating it with practical tips and everyday business guidance by sharing their real-world stories.
     Free access to professionals (successful businesspeople – and sometimes prominent members of the nonprofit world) ,in-class lecturer, student startups mentor and coach, business plan
    competitions judges who bring real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice to students and academia, enhancing the business theoretical framework taught on campuses across the world.
     On-line advisory alerts on jobs and entrepreneurial ventures
     Access to well stock resource centre for research and other issues on our website or on request
     Weekly ICENT Entrepreneurship Tips
     Provision of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence services to tertiary institutions on Campus
     No matter how long you have been in business you can always learn something new and useful. At the ICENT, we support and help businesses build the value of lifelong learning.

    Established by Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004 and Approved by the Federal Ministry of Education as a Professional Institute.

    Suite 104, Fairtrade Business Complex, 22 Kigoma Street, Off Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Opposite NAFDAC Hqtrs, Wuse 7 Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

    Olujado Way, Ilobu/Ejigbo Road,Ijado,Surulere Lcda,Oyo State
    See full list of State Coordinators

    +2348033322443, +2348035950423, +2348073556701,
    +2348036689803, +2348023520943, +2348023462555.
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