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KNUST ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINIC 2018

16 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
2:00 PM Great Hall, KNUST

GENERAL INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology sees the impact of entrepreneurship and small business management skills on its students as a vital component in its training. The Centre for Business Development is organizing an entrepreneurship course dubbed “KNUST Entrepreneurship Clinic” for all students of KNUST and other tertiary students in Kumasi. This will be the seventh in the series.

The three-week programme is proposed to start on Friday, February 16th and end on Friday 2nd March 201. The purpose of the CLINIC is to educate students on general knowledge in all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business management. It also seeks to throw light on professional and business ethics. The main idea is to create awareness and knowledge of opportunities, challenges, characteristics, attitudes and skills needed for a successful entrepreneurship, venture creation and networking.

Objectives

  1. Appreciating the relationship among concepts and principles of entrepreneurship and small business management and its prospects and challenges.
  2. Managing and sustaining a business in Ghana.
  3. Understanding the business environment and opportunities and threats they present.
  4. Discovering and utilizing their potential in life and generally coping with life after school.
  5. Understanding the business financing systems in Ghana including microfinancing.

 

Learning outcomes

It is expected that most students will go out with an entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship mindset of orientation. The programme is not necessarily going to make it possible for all final year students to begin their careers as entrepreneurs or self-employed immediately after graduation but at least it will give them the necessary exposure.

METHODOLOGY

Accomplished business practitioners and entrepreneurs will be invited to give speeches and presentations on specific topics designed by the planning and organizing committee of the entrepreneurship programme.

The committee has designed the curricula for the programme and each resource person will be assigned a topic ranging from entrepreneurship to small business management. Three resource persons, speaking on different topics, will speak on each day. The topics will be presented by the resource persons and participants will be allowed to ask questions for clarification from the invited speakers.

The table below contains detailed programme schedule with corresponding resource persons.

Subject Area Resource Person Date

Unlocking your career potentials through entrepreneurship

Business/Self Employment Opportunities for Young Graduates

Mrs Comfort Ocran - CEO, Legacy & Legacy

Mr Albert Ocran - Lead Consultant, Legacy & Legacy

16th Feb 2018

The current job market in Ghana: Implication for new graduates

Starting and sustaining a private business: Means and Strategies

The secret of success in business: Passion and Determination

Mr John Kumah - CEO, NEIP

Mr Isaac Amoako-Mensah - President & Chairman of CAGL Group

Mr. George Yaw Owusu - Founder, E.O Group.

23rd Feb 2018

Understanding the importance of networking and team building in business start-ups

Developing positive problem-solving attitude in business.

Identifying Business Opportunities in Ghana and Beyond

Mr David Asiamah, CEO, Agromindset

Uncle Ebo Whyte - CEO, Roverman Productions

Mr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana - Media and Tourism Expert

2ndMarch 2018

The venue for the programme will be the Great Hall. Fridays have been designated for the programme that will commence on Friday, February 16th, 2018 and ends on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. The time for this event will be 2:00 – 6:00 PM.

Register for the programme