Tekedia Mini-MBA (Feb 8 – May 3, 2021): Register By Dec 15 for Early Benefits

Tekedia Mini-MBA (Feb 8 – May 3, 2021): Register By Dec 15 for Early Benefits

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.

Registration for 4th edition of Tekedia Mini-MBA (Feb 8 – May 3, 2021) begins. Tekedia Mini-MBA, from Tekedia Institute, is an innovation management 12-week program, optimized for business execution and growth, with digital operational overlay. It runs 100% online. The theme is Innovation, Growth & Digital Execution – Techniques for Building Category-King Companies. All contents are self-paced, recorded and archived which means participants do not have to be at any scheduled time to consume contents.

  • Our dedicated learning management system, school.tekedia.com, is where you will take your classes.
  • Our learners’ collaboration portal & mobile app would be unveiled before edition 4 begins.

More so, it is a sector- and firm-agnostic management program comprising videos, flash cases, challenge assignments, labs, written materials, webinars, etc by a global faculty coordinated by Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe. When we finish, we will issue a certificate from the Tekedia Institute, Boston 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! Here are our programs and costs.

Code Program
MINI Tekedia Mini-MBA costs US$140 (N50,000 naira) per person.
MINR Add extra (optional) $30 or N10,000 if you want us to review and provide feedback on your labs.
MINF Annual Package (includes 3 editions of MINI and optional 2 certificate courses): $280 or N100,000.
CERT: Add extra (optional) $60 or N20,000 for each capstone-based Certificate specialty course. You must have attended, begun, or about attending Tekedia Mini-MBA to qualify. The following Certificate tracks are available:
CLSM Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
CBIS Certificate in Business Innovation, Growth & Sustainability
CMAB Certificate in Media, Advertising & Branding
CSBM Certificate in Startup and Small Business Management
CETS Certificate in Exponential Technologies and Singularity
CBPM Certificate in Business Transformation & Project Management
CMSM Certificate in Marketing and Sales Management
CDBG Certificate in Digital Business Growth
CIAM Certificate in Agribusiness Management
CHRM Certificate in Human Resources Management
CIBA Certificate in Business Administration
CPFM Certificate in Personal Finance & Wealth Management

The Certificate program is completely capstone-based. Tekedia capstone is a research paper or a case study exploring a topic, market, sector or a company. Tekedia Institute supervises the work.

How To Register

  1. PayPal: follow this link and pay $140 US dollars (or more if adding the optional components). It supports most global currencies.
  2. Bank transfer (Nigerian naira): Pay N50,000 (or more if adding the optional components) 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.
  5. Zelle:  email us for the Zelle phone number for transfer

After payment, email [email protected] with participant’s name and code or program paid for, to complete the registration.

Early Registration Benefits End Dec 15, 2020

  1. Attend 2021 Tekedia Career Week free (see past one)
  2. Attend 2021 Tekedia Innovation Week free
  3. Access to any Facyber Certificate program for free. Facyber offers online cybersecurity programs on policy, technology, management, and forensics.
  4. Get free ebooks:  Africa’s Sankofa Innovation and  “The Dangote System: Techniques for Building Conglomerates”
  5. Get a discount to our book “Seizing Our Singularity Future” to be published in partnership with Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Inc (TAFFD) USA

Tekedia Advanced Diploma Programs – New Class Begins First Monday of Every Month

Each track of Tekedia Advanced Diploma programs runs for 8 weeks (2 months). A track has no Live Zoom session, and it is completely self-paced and online. Session begins the first Monday of every month; register now to join the next session. The program includes class notes, flash cases and videos, but no webinar.  There are many tracks; click here for the curriculum. Cost: Each track costs $100 or N36,000 naira per participant. 

DLSM Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
DBIS Advanced Diploma in Business Innovation, Growth & Sustainability
DBPM Advanced Diploma in Project Management
DIRM Advanced Diploma in Risk Management
DIBA Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
Video presents overview of Tekedia mini-MBA.

Tekedia CaseWorks

Tekedia has produced and still produces case studies, concept notes & investment briefs, exclusive to Tekedia Mini-MBA members. Visit Tekedia CaseWorks for some of the companies and brands.

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: Feb 8 – May 3, 2021

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). We have a payment plan, i.e. installment payment plan (email us for details)

Program Structure: The program structure is presented below.

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

Week Date Focus
1 Feb 8 Innovation, Design Thinking & Growth

Innovation and Growth of Firms – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Design Thinking, Innovation Lessons – Aderinola Oloruntoye, Dean, Workforce Group

Innovation, Strategy, and Digital Transformation – Jude Ayoka, Manager, Access Bank Plc

Human Productivity Innovation – Dotun Jegede, PhD, Senior Partner, Dee Bee Consulting

2 Feb 15 Business Systems & Processes

The Grand Playbook of Business – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Project Planning, Execution and Control  – Rasheed T. Adebayo, Operations Manager, Schlumberger UK

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

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

3 Feb 22 Business Model & Transformation

Business Models and Strategies – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Organizational Change Management – Omowunmi Adenuga-Taiwo (ex-Strategy Consulting Manager Deloitte)

Building Your Business Financial Models (templates included) – Michael Olafusi, Financial Analyst Fellow Brightmore Capital

4 March 1 Exponential Technologies and Singularity

– Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Inc (TAFFD), Georgia, USA.

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

Lab #1

5 March 8  New Technologies, Growth, Disruptive Innovation

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

–         Cybersecurity – Adetokunbo Omotosho, CEO, Infoprive

–          Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Decentralized Finance – Franklin Peters, CEO Bitfxt

– 5G and Mobile Internet –

  • Emeka Obiodu (GSMA UK),
  • Olayinka Oduwole PhD (PhD Oxford University),
  • Olu Teniola (World Wide Web Foundation)

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

– Fintech:

  • Olugbenga GB Agboola, CEO, Flutterwave
  • Samuel C. Eze, CEO, Pass
6 March 15 Finance, Investing, Fundraising

Investing and Fundraising – Victor Ndukauba, Deputy Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa

Capital Market Operations – Azeez Lawal, Managing Director, TrustBanc Capital

Fundraising Opportunities and Techniques – Grants, DFIs, Governments, etc – Victoria Madedor, Head Business Dev, Bank of Industry ITC

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

7 March 22 Ecommerce, Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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

Supply Chain & Logistics Management – Ayodele Adenaike, COO, GIG Logistics

Supply Chain Management – Luiz Barreto, Graduate of MIT Supply Chain Management

Lab #2

8 March 29 Marketing, Sales Management & Business Objectives

Developing and Executing An Effective Enterprise Marketing Plan – Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria

Mastering The Art of Sales Excellence – Ferdinand Ibezim, MD/CEO, Selling Skills Support Services Limited

Consumer Marketing in FMCG – Emmanuel Agu, Group Marketing Director, Jotna (the LaCasera Company)

Sales Management, Marketing and Growth – Moby Onuoha, Queen’s University Canada

9 April 5 Law, Contracting & Globalization

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

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

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

10 April 12 Leadership, Human Capital & Project Management

Leadership, Knowledge Management  –  Prof. Ayodeji Oyebola, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Human Resources Management .- Adora Ikwuemesi, Director Kendor Consulting

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

Career Planning – Precious Ajoonu, Manager, Jobberman

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

Lab #3

11 April 19 Business Communication, Design, Media & Branding 

Effective Business Communications – Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé

 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

12 April 26  Accounting, Sustainability & Risk Management

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

Accounting, Building Sustainable Enterprises – Ndubuisi Umunna (ACA), Head Finance & Strategy, Grand Treasuers

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

Internal Auditing Strategy for SMEs – Abel Osuji – Director, Internal Audit & Risk Control, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Egypt

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

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

13 May 3




Execution & Growth

Driving Profitable Growth, Marginal Cost, Scaling – Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

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

Managerial Accounting, Business Decision Making and Growth – Idris Ayinde, ACA, CFA, KPMG UK

Taxation, Tax Treaties and Their Benefits – Emmanuel Eze, Manager, Legal/Tax Policy and Advisory, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

(Wed)  The Call to Business Execution, Closure – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Graduation Day – Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

  • * Some Weekdays and Saturdays have optional Live sessions; the contents are recorded for replay.
  • **Dates for Tekedia Career Week and Tekedia Innovation Week would be in Q4 2021; all members would be informed.

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 growth – the reward of innovation – through frameworks, cases and evolving strategies.
  • Understand how to undergo transformation 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.
  • ETC

Tekedia Live

We run optional three Live Zoom sessions (two weekdays and one Saturday). This provides a way for our members to ask our Faculty and experts live questions and get feedback.

Sample certificate to be issued to co-learners

Capstone-Based Certificate Program

Tekedia capstone is a research paper or a case study exploring a topic, market, sector or a company. You will pick a topic which the Institute will approve. Then you will go and execute that project. Think of this as a final year student product in a university. We expect it to last a maximum of 3 months. The member will submit a report at the end of the capstone. For someone who wants to start a business, you may choose a topic to do market study in that sector. You design a questionnaire and execute your study. Essentially, the essence of this is to apply what you have learnt in the Mini-MBA to produce a practical business document.

You must have attended, begun or about attending Tekedia Mini-MBA to qualify to register. Each certificate course costs $60 or N20,000 as noted above where the Certificate tracks were listed.

Sample certificate awarded for a Certificate program

Amazon AWS Credit to Innovators

Tekedia Mini-MBA is a quasi startup accelerator, extending the school core innovate & grow mindset to support innovators. That means, innovators and companies can have access to resources which our Fund provides. If you are in our program, and need support, we will help. We have credits  to support founders and companies in Tekedia Mini-MBA who are bootstrapping or have raised small money. Then, as you grow, we will offer you more credits.

Tekedia Now Offers Amazon AWS Credit To Innovators In Mini-MBA

Special Weeks

Tekedia runs two special annual programs – Tekedia Career Week (not designed for finding jobs but rather planning careers) and Tekedia Innovation Week for our members. Admission is that member must have attended a Tekedia Mini-MBA program in that year. The dates are announced in our program curriculum. For the last edition, click here.

Our Career Week is not designed for finding jobs. Rather, it is structured to TRANSFORM workers, founders & professionals into business leaders and champions of innovation in their companies. The sub-theme is Nurturing Innovators: Career Planning & Resilience During Disruption. It is 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:

Other Tekedia Mini-MBA Programs

  • Tekedia CollegeBoost  is a version of the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration for colleges and schools.
  • Tekedia Mini-MBA for Corporates is a customized version of the general Tekedia Mini-MBA for companies.
  • Tekedia Mini-MBA for Governments is a customized version of the general Tekedia Mini-MBA for governments, government agencies and related public institutions. 
  • Tekedia Live (GMP and AMP) Training: The General Management Program (GMP) and the Advanced Management Program (AMP) are live (i.e. real time) virtual programs which are delivered by our experts.
For more details about these programs, click here. For institutions, if you need a brochure, email us for one.

Our Contact Email

[email protected]

Lead Faculty of Tekedia Institute

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe is the Lead Faculty of Tekedia Institute

  • PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • MBA, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • BEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering ( Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria)

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. He was recognized by The Guardian as one of 60 Nigerians Making “Nigerian Live Matter” on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day (Oct 1, 2020).

Selected Faculty & Testimonials

We have more than 85 Faculty members; see the full list here.  For selected testimonials on our program, click here.

Testimonial from Soulmate Industries Ltd


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