School of Postgraduate Studies


Fakokunde, Tolutope Olubamiji, a native of Erin-Oke-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Management in the Department of Entrepreneurship (ENT), FUTA. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Administration in 1992 from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1998/99 and the M.Sc. Management as well as the Ph.D. Business Administration degrees from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

A profilic academic of almost twenty-five years experience, Dr T.O. Fakokunde has published and served as editor in wide range of academic journals both Local and International and has also attended conferences and workshops both at Local and International Levels. He has effectively coordinated various academic programmes and taught various entrepreneurial and management courses as well as providing academic leadership at various levels even in other institutions aside FUTA. He was the Sub-Dean, Faculty of Management, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (2011/12), Head of Department, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna (2013/14), and an elected Member of Congregation, University Senate, Federal University of Technology, Minna (2014), Acting Head, Department of Entrepreneurship; Chairman, School Curriculum Committee, Secretary, MBA Programme Review and Drafting Committee; Chairman, School Postgraduate Advisory Committee (SPAC); Chairman/Co-ordinator, School Entrepreneurship and Skill-Acquisition Committee; Member, University Curriculum Review and Academic Planning Committee. At present, he is the Sub-Dean (Ph.D), School of Post-Graduate Studies, FUTA. He is highly versatile in curriculum development. Notably, as the Chairman, School of Management Technology Curriculum Committee, he midwifed the Senate-approved curriculum of the proposed School of Logistic and Innovation Technology, which include Technopreneurship, FinTech and other programmes which are considered first of its kind in Nigeria.

Dr Tope Fakokunde, is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development; Associate, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN); Member, National Association for Science, Humanities and Educational Research (NASHER); Member, Nigerian Society for Financial Research (NSFR) among others. He is happily married with promising children.