Courses Catalogue

Entrepreneurship

COURSE CODE: MPP 1109
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Basic
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course explores entrepreneurial management, challenges and opportunities in the business environment. It addresses critical issues such as innovation versus inventions, the creation of a successful business plan, the importance of continuing entrepreneurial personal development, the identification of business opportunities and threats, and understanding the impact of continuous innovation on business sustainability. 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE  

This course is designed to introduce students in Health Professional Programmes to processes involved in entrepreneurship to empower them for being capable of self-employment within their professions. The course prepares the students in developing their knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing world and build on a universal philosophy of self-reliance and resourcefulness. 

COURSE AIM  

The aim of this course is to prepare the students in developing their knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing world and build on a universal philosophy of self-reliance and resourcefulness. 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES   

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Describe how to evaluate the business environment and identify a viable business opportunity 
  • Outline the procedures to be followed when starting a business 
  • Explain the factors liable to affect the success of a business 
  • Participate in hands-on entrepreneurial skills develop business plan. 
  • Discuss entrepreneur’s contribution to National Development