The CEI coordinates the offering of two undergraduate courses offered at the 300 Level - ETR 301 and GES 301.

1. ETR 301 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

ETR 301: “Basic Entrepreneurship and Innovation” approved by the University Senate in January 28, 2008 and being offered as an elective course by 300level students of the University. The course is one of the responses to the Federal GovernmentdirectiveinApril 2008, communicated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to all Universities

“to urgently pursue a programme to ensure that their graduates actively partake in a general course in entrepreneurial studies as part of their learning opportunities while in school.

The undergraduates of the University, having completed the course GES 301 “Introduction to Entrepreneurship skills” are encouraged to register for ETR 301 “Basic Entrepreneurship and Innovation”  which builds further on the skills acquired in the former.

The main goal of the course is to assist students in developing business plan models by acquiring necessary knowledge skills and understudying existing businesses. The business plans are assessed for feasibility and viability. Please also note that the University is committed to providing seed money for such business ideas that seem viable, as a way of encouraging youth development.

It is the thinking that students would benefit greatly from this course as it would provide them the extra edge they need to become employable and be competent for relevance in the present global economic climate.

Dr. C.J. Diji(Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Course Content

  • Introduction and Summary of GES 301
  • Marketing/Market Analysis
  • Competition/Industry Analysis
  • Nigeria Legal & Commercial Reality
  • Operations + Logistics
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Understudy

Facilitators for  ETR 301

  • Prof. A. O. Adegoke – Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Prof. Ayotola Aremu – Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Dr. C. J. Diji – Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. Oyedunni Arulogun – Department of Health Promotion and Education
  • Dr. C. O. Ilori – Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology
  • Dr. T. O. Omobowale– Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mrs.Lokulo-Sodipo – Faculty of Law
  • Dr. Opeyemi Sigbeku – Department of Oral Pathology
  • Mr. Nelson Ogunseye – External Facilitator


2. GES 301 ( Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills)

In January 2008, the Senate of the University of Ibadan approved that the CEI should equip all the students of the University with marketable entrepreneurial skills and strategies which will make them become enterprising in their academics, future life and career pursuit. The relevance of entrepreneurship and innovation in the transformation of the society for self-sustenance cannot be over-emphasized. It has become more glaring everyday that entrepreneurship education is the panacea to youth unemployment challenges.

Furthermore, in April, 2008, the National Universities Commission (NUC) communicated the Presidential directives (as contained on the copy of NUC letter attached) to all universities:

“…to urgently pursue a programme to ensure that their graduates actively partake in a general course in entrepreneurial studies as part of their learning opportunities while in school…”.

Consequent upon this, GES 301: “Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills” was introduced into the University curriculum.

Course Coordinator
Prof. Adeolu Adedapo - Department of Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology

Course Contents

Module 1: Relevant Concepts of Entrepreneurship and History  
Module 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills
Module 3: Creativity and Innovation for Business Success
Module 4: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Human Resources, Marketing and the New Enterprise
Module 5: Feasibility Studies and Starting a New Business
Module 6: Determining Capital Requirement and Raising Capital, Financial Planning and Management  
Module 7: Legal Issues, Insurance and Environmental Considerations
Module 8: Case Study and Case Methodology in Business Study
Module 9: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

Facilitators of GES 301

  • Dr. C. J. Diji    (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Engr. Temidayo O. Popoola (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Engr. Idusuyi Nosa (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Ayotola Aremu (Teacher Education)
  • Dr. C.O. Ilori (Crop Protection & Environmental Biology)
  • Dr. O. A. Dada    (Crop Protection & Environmental Biology)
  • Prof. Gbemisola Oke Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics)
  • Dr. Opeyemi Sigbeku (Oral Pathology)
  • Dr. O.A. Abiona   (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Dr. Dickson Dare Ajayi  (Geography
  • Dr. R. A. Okunola   (Sociology)
  • Mr.Osayomi Tolulope    (Geography)
  • Prof. A. O. Adegoke    (Pharmaceutical  Chemistry)
  • Mr. S. A. Aderibigbe    (Pharmaceutical  Chemistry)
  • Mr. O. E. Thomas    (Pharmaceutical  Chemistry)
  • Mr. Nelson Ogunseye   (Chartered Accountant)
  • Mr.Gbotoso James O.   (Gbotosho & Co.)
  • Prof. Prisca Adejumo    (Nursing)
  • Prof. Oyedunni Arulogun  (Health Promotion & Education)
  • Dr. O.E. Oyediran  (Health Promotion & Education)
  • Mrs.Adeyinka Desmenu    (Health Promotion & Education)   
  • Prof. Adeolu Adedapo   (Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology)
  • Dr. T. O. Omobowale   (Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology)
  • Dr. A. A. Oyagbemi    (Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology)
  • Mrs. J. O. Lokulo-Sodipo   (Private Bus. Law)
  • Mr.O. O. Onakoya  (Law)
  • Mr.S. A. Fagbemi   (Law)