The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED) was created on 1st September, 2014 to fulfill the strategic mandate of the University of Cape Coast, to vigorously promote research, teaching and outreach that will position the University as a centre of excellence. The creation of CESED marked the consolidation of efforts by the School of Business, of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), in the promotion of Entrepreneurship teaching, research and practice, which began in the School in the 2004/2005 academic year.
The Centre runs academic programmes and courses aimed at equipping students with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills critical to the success of today’s learning organisation. It also collaborates with relevant stakeholders in promoting the establishment of growth-oriented enterprises, particularly by graduates, while supporting the growth and survival of existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Moreover, CESED commits to contribute to national and international discourse on Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development as well as the formulation of entrepreneurship policies for national development.