Tekedia Mini-MBA (June 22 – Oct 22, 2020)

Tekedia Mini-MBA (June 22 – Oct 22, 2020)

Registration has ended for edition 2, register for next edition 

Invent, innovate and drive organizational transformation, performance, and growth. Capture emerging opportunities in changing markets while optimizing innovation and profitability. Digitally evolve your business or functional area, turning digital disruption into a competitive capability and advantage. Master the concepts of building category-king companies, and thrive. 

After the highly successful first edition of Tekedia Mini-MBA, we have launched the second edition. I invite you to register ($140 or N50,000 naira) . This program is a 4-month weekly program, beginning June 22, 2020 to end Oct 22, 2020. It will comprise videos, flash cases, written materials and webinars delivered online. When we finish, we will issue a certificate from the Tekedia Institute USA.

Register and join us. You will emerge transformed with tools and capabilities that engineer confidence, performance and growth.  Accelerate your leadership ascent with us and have access to speak with me on your career and professional development! More so, we have new courses and will be using a new global faculty team to deliver them. Also, we are providing capabilities to grade participants’ Labs besides feedback we provide in the Discussion boards.

Tekedia Institute offers innovation management 4-month programs, optimized for business execution and growth, with digital operational overlay.

How To Register: 

  1. PayPal: follow this link and pay $140 US dollars. It supports most global currencies.
  2. Bank transfer (Nigerian naira): Pay N50,000 into any of:
    • GTBank 0114016493
    • UBA 1019195493
    • Account owner: First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics.
  3. Flutterwave: follow this link (naira) or this one (USD) to use your Verve, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, etc cards across Africa and beyond.
  4. Automatic Access: Pay via this Tekedia link for self-automatic enrollment with username.

After payment, email [email protected] with participant’s name and email to complete the registration.

Add extra (optional) $30 or N10,000 if you want us to review and provide feedback on your labs.

Early Bird Registration Benefits Do NOT END (you get the benefits anytime you register)


Video presents overview of Tekedia mini-MBA

Theme: Innovation, Growth & Digital Execution – Techniques for Building Category-King Companies


Over the last few decades, digital technology has emerged as a very critical element in organizational competitiveness. It has transformed industrial sectors and anchored new business architectures, redesigning markets and facilitating efficiency in the allocation and utilization of factors of production. The impacts have been consequential: nations like Nigeria are moving towards knowledge-based economic structures and information societies, comprising networks of individuals, firms and states that are linked electronically and in interdependent relationships. In this program, we will examine this redesign within the context of fixing market frictions and deploying growth business frameworks in a world of perception demand where meeting needs and expectations of customers are not enough.

Program Time: June 22, 2020 – Oct 22, 2020

Venue & Format: Online via videos, articles, webinars, and flash cases. Program is self-paced which means you consume the materials at your own time and pace.It is completely online. You will have something to complete within 7 days. You decide when you do that within the window. Where you live or your time zone would not be an issue as program is not live-delivered.

Cost: US$140 (N50,000 naira) (20% discount for bulk registration of at least four). We have payment plan, i.e. installment payment plan.

Program Structure: The program structure is presented below; we will add the current faculty in coming days.

Theme: Innovation, Growth & Digital Execution – Techniques for Building Category-King Companies
Week Focus Components
1 Growth and Innovation of Firms – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe Reading (R), Flash Case (F), Video (V), Challenge (C)
2 Business Playbook, Manual and Execution – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Exponential Technologies and Business Opportunities in the Age of Singularity – Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Inc (TAFFD), Georgia, USA . TAFFD team developing session: 

Edward Hudgins, PhD
Chogwu Abdul, PhD
Gennady Stolyarov II 
Brent Ellman

R, F, V, C
3 Modern Business Models and Growth  – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe


Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
4 New Technologies, Growth, Disruptive Innovation

–         Cybersecurity – Adetokunbo Omotosho, CEO, Infoprive

–         Blockchain – Franklin Peters, CEO, Bitfxt

–          AI &  Cloud – Wale Olokodana, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft

–          Data Management, Big Data & Analytics – Dr Adewole C. Ogunyadeka, esure Group Plc

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
5 Effective Organizational Change Management, Omowunmi Adenuga-Taiwo (most recent role as a Strategy Consulting Manager with Deloitte)


Stimulating New Markets Through Innovation And Perception Demand – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
6 Investing and Fundraising – Victor Ndukauba, Deputy Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa


Personal Finance and Wealth Management – Japheth Jev, CIMA(UK), CGMA, ACA, Japheth Consulting


Sector Innovation and Focus: Case Studies

– Logistics – Samuel Akinniyi Ajiboyede, CEO, Zido Logistics

– Ecommerce – Olufemi S. Aiki, Co-Founder, Foodlocker

– Fintech – Olugbenga GB Agboola, CEO / Co-Founder, Flutterwave

– EdTech – ‘Dimeji Falana, CEO, Edves

– Agtech –  Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder, Zenvus

– HealthTech – Enoh John, CEO, Lafiya TeleHealth

– Supply Chain – Ayodele Adenaike, COO, GIG Logistics

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
7 Sales Management, Marketing and Growth – Moby Onuoha, Queen’s University

Supply Chain Management, Global Partnership & Contracting – Adebayo Adeleke, ex-Chief of Contracting and Deputy Chief, Business Operations Division, US Army

Lab #1 – Tekedia Institute

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge


Instruction { Report Output}

8 FMCG New Product Launch and Product Strategy – Mohammad Ibrahim, Managing Partner, Stochastic Institute

Effective Supply Chain Management –
Luiz Paulo Silva Barreto 

Execution – Business Objectives and Technologies, Nnamdi Onyebuchi, CEO, Weco Systems Group 

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
9 Media, Communications, and PR – Grace Akinosun, CEO, smepeaks


Branding and Advertising – Akachi Ngwu, Executive Director/COO, Luzo Digital Network & Media


Product Design and Packaging – Kemisola Oloriegbe, Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
10 Business Process and Leadership –  Prof. Ayodeji Oyebola, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota


Process Improvement and Operations Management – Rasheed T. Adebayo, Operations Manager, Schlumberger


Quality and Asset Management –Michael Odigie, Vice President Technical Services, Delek Logistics

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
11 Digital Transformation, Innovation & Strategy – Jude Ayoka, Manager, Access Bank Plc


Leading and Managing Teams, Stakeholder Management with NICER Model  – Dr. Chisom Ezeocha, Project Delivery Manager, Shell

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge


12 Accounting, Building Sustainable Enterprises – Ndubuisi Umunna (ACA), Head Finance Accounts & Admin, Royal Exchange

Risk Management –  Akeem Rasaq, Head Of Risk Management, Chapel Hill Denham

Business & Commercial Law  – Chukwuemeka Mbah (LLB, BL, LLM) Law, Manager, Sherwin Williams

Reading, Flash Case, Video, Challenge
13 Lab #2- Tekedia Institute

Special Series on Winning in Business (all videos) – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

•              Session 1 – Readiness for The Frictions of Nations

•              Session 2 – The Six to Unlock Values in Markets

•              Session 3 – The Two Critical Playbooks

•              Session 4 –  Mechanics of growth & Investment Options

•              Session 5 – Finding the Edges and Market Opportunities

•              Deep Conversations – Answers to Big Questions


Sustainability Strategy and Social Innovation – Temitayo Ade-Peters, CEO, We For Good

Instruction {Report Output}


14 LIVE SESSION: Building Your Business Financial Models (templates included) – Michael Olafusi, Financial Analyst Fellow, Brightmore Capital; Lead Consultant, UrBizEdge

Human Resources Management .- Adora Ikwuemesi, Director Kendor Consulting

R, F, V, C


R, F, V, C

15 Auditing, Forensics, Policies and Controls – Yusuf O. Sanni (ACA), Chief Internal Auditor, BUA Cement Plc


Contracting, Negotiation and IP – Jeff Chineme Maduka (LLB, BL, LLM), Snr Legal Manager, American Tower

R, F, V, C
16 Driving Profitable Growth, Marginal Cost, Scaling – Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe


Effective Financial Planning and Management – Okpaise Kenneth, Financial Advisory Manager, AIICO Insurance Plc


Capital Market Operations – Azeez Lawal, CFO, TrustBanc Group

R, F, V, C
17 Lab #3 – Tekedia Institute


Innovation Lessons: 5in5 (5 Firms in 5 Sectors) – Africa/Global – Aderinola Oloruntoye, Dean, Workforce Group


Disruptive Sustainability Innovation for Long Term Business Growth – Eustace Onuegbu, President, incsr.org

Instruction {Report Output}



R, F, V, C

18 Effective Project Management – Taiwo Abraham, Project Manager, Horizant 

The Call to Execution (Summary) – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

R, F, V, C

Reading , Video

Report , Closure
Lead Facilitator: Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

*(All Saturdays have Discussion Webinars of one hour; the contents would be recorded for replay). **In some names (law, accounting, etc), we have to put the professional titles due to the regulatory nature of the fields.

Testimonials on Tekedia Mini-MBA


Career Week: To Transform Workers into Leaders and Innovators

Our Career Week (Nov 2-6 2020) is not designed for finding jobs. Rather, it is structured to TRANSFORM workers, founders & entrepreneurs into business leaders and champions of innovation in their companies. The sub-theme is Nurturing Innovators: Career Planning & Resilience During Disruption. It will be packaged under the Tekedia Mini-MBA theme of Innovation, Execution & Growth. Our knowledge experts for the Week include human resources experts and leaders from MNCs and startups, across industries and global regions:

  • Dupe Akinsiun – Head, Leadership & Capabilities Center, Coca Cola HBC
  • Nnenna Jacob-Ogogo – Head, Alpher, Union Bank
  • Precious Ajoonu  – Manager, Jobberman
  • Bukola Kogbe, Regional HR Director – Africa, Barry Callebaut
  • John Wesey – CEO, Psyntech
  • Dr Akanimo Odon – CEO,  Envirofly Consulting UK 
  • Antonia Adeyemi, CIPD – Managing Director,  StatsXperts Consulting
  • Dapo akinloye – COO, Emerald Zone, ex-HR Head, Lafarge CBG
  • Dr. Fatai Olajobi – Partner, Neo-Neurons Concept
  • Dotun Jegede, Senior Partner, Dee Bee Consulting
  • Elizabeth (Ayeni) Nyah, Human Resources Business Partner, VDT Communications 
  • Ezra Anajonu – CEO, Save’N’Fflex
  • Capt. Ola Olubowale – Manager, Viva Energy Australia
  • Abraham Owoseni.com – Principal Consultant, MindMould

Video presents overview of weekly session

Target Audience: This program is designed for professionals across functional areas like sales, marketing, technology, administration, legal, strategy, finance, etc across all business sectors and domains.

Learning Objectives: To innovate is to set a new basis of competition in an economy, business sector or market. Most times, it results to disruption. This program is designed for private (large, SMEs, startups) and public institutions. Participants will:

  • Master the mechanics of digital growth – the reward of innovation – through frameworks, cases and evolving strategies.
  • Understand how to undergo digitization journey that is fully aligned with corporate objectives through measurable and realizable benchmarks.
  • Acquire business capability tools that do not just RUN their firms but can TRANSFORM them.
  • Design corporate growth experiments in Lab sessions based on One Oasis Strategy, Aggregation Construct, Double Play Strategy, Accumulation of Capability Construct, and more.

Facilitator:  Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe invented and patented a robotic system which the United States Government acquired assignee rights. Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He earned undergraduate degree from FUT Owerri where he graduated as his class best student. While in Analog Devices Corp, he co-designed an accelerometer for the iPhone. A recipient of IGI Global “Book of the Year” award, a TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Prof. Ekekwe has held professorships in Carnegie Mellon University and Babcock University, and served in the United States National Science Foundation Committee. The South African press called him “a doctor of innovation” for helping organizations on the mechanics of business innovation, strategy and growth. Since 2009, the Chairman of Fasmicro Group which controls many startups and entities has been writing in the Harvard Business Review.

Reliance Infosystems Sending 40 Staff To Tekedia Mini-MBA, Enjoys Group Benefits

Support of Tekedia Non-Resident Fellows

The Founders’ Question – And Unveiling of Tekedia Non-Resident Fellows

Our sample certificate which will be awarded to participants


Tekedia Mini-MBA Corporate

Tekedia Mini-MBA Corporate is a customized version of the general Tekedia Mini-MBA. It is  designed for private and public institutions by sector, phase of growth and organizational structure. It focuses on the same theme of innovation, growth and digital execution. But unlike the 4-month general Mini-MBA, the Corporate vision goes for 6, 8,10 or 12 weeks. Email for a quote.

More Features of Edition 2

Besides the core features of our program, we have the following for the Tekedia Mini-MBA.

  • Tekedia Innovation Summit: An annual physical summit at no extra cost to participants of Mini-MBA in the specific year, in Lagos. The summit will also be webcasted.
  • Co-Innovation Idea Circle: Offers the ability for members to share product and service ideas, and get feedback from the Mini-MBA community.
  • Funding Club:We have a partnership to help participants from start-ups and established companies connect with investors, rewarding market innovations.
  • Partner Marketplace: Opportunities for member-firms to offer free products and services to the community as a way of getting some of their products before users and potential customers. These services could include web hosting, product samples, books, business legal services, etc.
  • Innovation Book:During the planned 2020 Summit, we will unveil a book – Innovation for Growth: Techniques for Building Category-King Companies.


Email: [email protected]


Selected Testimonials

“Sir, I am overjoyed. I just received a promotion. On Thursday, I sent to my CEO a Covid-19 Continuity Plan, using the template you made available in Tekedia mini-MBA class. Early today, management asked me to present it via video. Ten minutes ago, I received an email from Head Admin that management wants me to execute that template, and they also promoted me. I am also getting a refund for my personal investment on this training. I want to say thank you to all the faculty for this service.”

  • A participant received funding after using ideas from our session on fundraising.

“I discarded my business plan and used the Week 1 business canvas on the Challenge Assignment. Today, I am happy to share that less is indeed better: we received $25,000 from an investor. I want to thank all the faculty especially Mr. Azeez Lawal. His course on Fundraising with African sense is the best ever. I also thank you for a statement in one of the class videos, “Your customer can be your investor. Believe this… the best investors are customers”. This investor is a customer and we will begin by serving his company even though we are a separate company.”

We continue to profile our Faculty and Courses on Tekedia homepage


Testimonial from Soulmate Industries Ltd

Free for all Mini-MBA edition 2 participants
Free for all Mini-MBA edition 2 participants

Click to register for Tekedia Mini-MBA (June 7 – Sept 1, 2021): online, self-paced, $140 (or N50,000 naira). Full curriculum here.

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92 thoughts on “Tekedia Mini-MBA (June 22 – Oct 22, 2020)

  1. Richard Chukwumdi Amadi · Edit

    Please,I wish to pray that you consider to review the early registration opportunity/offers to be extended into May due to the Covid -19 circumstance that we are presently presented with in Nigeria/globally.
    I am actually interested to commence with the June batch.
    Finally, to what extend is the mini-MBA accepted in Nigeria?
    Thanks for this transformational milestone in the education sector.

      1. Alhaji Abubakar Idris · Edit

        Excellent and interesting. My sense is that why do you write on the certificate: MINI ?. I appeal you write MBA without any inferiority tag?. However the courses and content is very rich. I strongly advocate you write MBA in the certificate. All the very best. Best regards.

    1. Just to confirm,

      Does the present Mini MBA handle this theme?

      Theme: Innovation, Growth & Digital Execution – Techniques for Building Category-King Companies

  2. Sir, I am one of your followers on LinkedIn, and was happy when I saw this opportunity again having missed the first edition.

    I am optimistic that the knowledge to be gained will help me in the next level of my career, but I will request that you extend the extra offer to May. Also what is the deadline for registration?

      1. Zacchaeus Akinwale · Edit

        Hello dear prof. I just made the payment now. I am excited. Do I email the team through this email [email protected] to get the early bird bonus of (Africa’s Sankofa Innovation and the free cybersecurity course)?

  3. Please sir I have no experience in business and entrepreneurship but I have interest for the program. Can I still apply? I have a considerable experience in Information Technology with a first class degree from Middlesex University, London. Can I still apply? Will I cope with the advanced business concept that will be taught in the course?

  4. I want to go into becoming an entrepreneur, and I consider this my first step of learning, hope am making the right move?
    Am having issues paying with fluterwave, it kept on loading forever…help, I want to pay with my Mastercard and get registered.

  5. Hello, will the challenges and Lab for the Mini MBA be graded? Also, are there possibilities for video conversations with the instructors in case of questions or resolving difficulties? Lastly, will the certificates be sent to each candidate in hard copy irrespective of the country or is it just a soft copy certificate? Are there any additional future costs to be expected? Thanks in anticipation of your response.

      1. We have webinars on Saturdays and those are live. You can ask questions live and they would be answerred.
      2. Certificates are soft copies. We can send to you if you pay for the cost of sending hard copies. Certainly, to send a package from Lagos to New York may cost more than the cost of the mini-MBA. So, if one pays, our team will send hard copies.
      3. We have run edition 1 of this program; we can confirm there is no additional cost.

      We hope you join us: visit https://www.tekedia.com/pay and pay.

        1. Yes. If you take the N60,000 naira or $170 option, our team will provide feedback, not grading though. See on https://www.tekedia.com/mini-mba-2/
          “Add extra (optional) $30 or N10,000 if you want us to review and provide feedback on your labs”. If you have paid already, you can pay extra N10k or $30 to our team to upgrade to that. We will provide feedback to assignments and labs.

  6. Opubor Leslie Akraka · Edit

    Hello Prof,

    I just signed up for the course and i am really looking forward to becoming a better equipped professional.

    Thanks for the opportunity to learn from you and your team.

  7. Thanks Prof. for the extension of the mini MBA registration. I sure will be part of the next series. Thank you once again.Regards

  8. Hello sir,
    I want to subscribe to the mini MBA program.
    Please is the free cyber security certificate course for early bird registration still available ?
    If no, how do I subscribe for both concurrently ?
    Thanks as I await feedback from your system.

  9. Anyanwu Nnadozie · Edit

    Good day Prof. Like I posted on your post on LinkedIn. There will be need to add PARTNERSHIPS on the this curriculum. This is more like a step-by-step approach for small brands to gain trust by partnering with bigger brands their customers already trust to gain traction.

  10. Good morning Prof,

    I have followed closely the evolution of this rare movement you started. As a current M.Sc student in Global Health Delivery at the University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda on partial scholarship, I do not have the means to pay for the program but I was wondering if there is any form of scholarship for a few persons? Thank you in advance

  11. Good day Prof, l am a lecturer and a PhD candidate in a Nigerian University though have had over seven years marketing experience with a notable company in the past. How will a Mini MBA advance my career?

  12. Brilliant, Prof.
    Can you please furnish me with registration details and when it will be late. Can we have details please.
    I will be attending with my partner… We are busy but must make out time for the classes.

  13. Nnadi Prince Ikechukwu · Edit

    Prof. Hi
    I’m an ardent follower on LinkedIn, and I must say the contents of this program is super rich. Now that there is a shift in paradigm as a result of covid 19, did you prepare this generation of learners to align with the new world order in your slides?
    Did you do anything extra for us as a result?
    Happy to tell you, I’m in already for this batch.


      1. Ojiebun Eromosele · Edit

        Good morning Prof.
        I just got to know about the training.
        Is application still open? I’m interested. I also got to know about an instalment payment plan. How do I go about it?

  14. Hi, I would love to enroll in the mini MBA and I also want information on how to qualify for the scholarship program. Thank you.

  15. Hello, I would love to attend this Mini MBA but I have some financial constraints. Please how can I benefit from your scholarship scheme. I hope to hear from you soon.

  16. I would love to attend this Mini MBA starting off on June 22, 2020. I love to benefit from your scholarship scheme. I love to be considered.
    I am a Biochemist from FUTO.

  17. Please where is the contact section I need to contact the admin on instalmental plans I really I want to be part of this program.

  18. Joseph Nyamai Kivuva · Edit

    Who should I contact for the instalment plan’s, would like to enroll for the mini MBA but can’t afford the said fee instantly

  19. Hello Prof.

    Thanks for this brilliant initiative, I look forward with eager anticipation to the start of the course come June 22.

    Just curious, can I pay for the difference to get the Cybersecurity Diploma after the Mini-MBA program?

    Thank you.

  20. Mulamfu C. Simuyuni · Edit

    Hi Prof,

    Im a busy Executive.How many hours do I need to create on weekly basis to study and assimilate the material.

    Please advise urgently.


    1. What difficulty are you having? We would like to know. The site is like reading an article and nothing more. If you are having problems logging in, email my email and they will guide you. But once you login, our site is simply a page to read and watch videos. What again do you want or expect?

    2. My team has written you. Let us know where you are having problems. We can give you an account to take the course on facyber.com which a full LMS. We just put the contents there for you. Understand that Tekedia is just a blog page and if you can read an article in a blog, you can take the courses. So, we want to know why reading a blog page is difficulty for you. Reply and let us help you.

  21. Ojiebun Eromosele · Edit

    Good morning Prof.
    I just got to know about the training.
    Is application still open? I’m interested. I also got to know about an instalment payment plan. How do I go about it?

  22. Hi Prof.
    I had access difficulties this morning with the webinar. Is there an offline version recorded which I can view?
    Thanks KR John

    1. Webinar is tomorrow if you are talking of the one coordinated by the Institute. See Notes in Week 2 Board. But the ones on Slack and Whatsapp, we do not have that timetable. You must join the groups via Week 1 or Week 2 boards. Login into the Boards for such.


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