Starting Your Own University Business

Starting your own university business can be the most challenging! But once you establish this business by knowing all the requirements and running with flying colors then you can succeed.

One of the most ambitious businesses that can become very stable once established is having a university.

Starting your won university business can be complex and risky especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of the rules and regulations governing owning it. Another thing is that you have to be financially well-prepared where you have to gain some connections for this matter. If this is your passion then you will surely succeed and win all the challenges. This can give you rewards more than you can expect and this can be the business that you can own for the rest of your life once you succeed.

Starting this business can be a bit complicated because of the so-many paperwork that you will have to accomplish. This is just normal because you are going to manage something that is concerned with learning and education and every government is strict about this. The first thing you have to keep in mind is following the regulations and legalities. As your business starts and continue to grow, expect to undergo normal education processes such as funding, licensing, accreditation, and recruiting staff and faculty. One of the main goals that you must remember is to keep students. And how do you do it? Keep the standards of quality education and the reputation of the school. Marketing is very important especially in offering courses.

Make sure that before you start, you have already prepared a very good feasibility study for your university. Concerning your location, check if they still need another university in the area where you plan to build it. You can accomplish the study by gathering important data, surveys, and having recommendations from the experts in this industry. Analyze the data well and make good decisions.

Create a business plan that will include all the significant elements such as working budget, accreditation standards, marketing plan, and so on. Next, you have to raise funds especially from capitalists and enterprises because they can help you a lot financially. Every university has a mission statement. Draft one and start setting university policies and personnel needs. Hire the best faculty in each department.

After working on the insides of the university business, you can now work on the needed licensing. Make sure that you complete all the requirements in order to effectively launch your school. Remember that before they issue you a license, you must first submit curricula of the courses.

Technology in the school is very important. Make sure that your facilities and computers are updated especially in courses that need it. Create a website for you university. Run your university and apply for accreditation. In order to get accreditation, you must have your graduates in the school first. It takes a year to complete and it will cost you around $25,000. Good luck!


  • Segun said on March 7, 2010
    hello my name is segun i want to start an independent driving school in the uk. i will be based in kent i want to know what will be needed in terms of qualification and start up cost also i want to know how much the running cost will be as well. plus i would like the idea of a niche and have a unique selling point as i want to be different from everyone else thanks in advance
  • Emmanuel Azubuike. Asua said on April 20, 2010
    Hi my Names are Emmanuel A. Asuai i want to start my university business in Nigeria. i want to know what it takes and the qualification to set up a university business
  • gandatmadi said on June 26, 2010
    My name is gandatmadi i want to start a vocational training and consulting organization in the field of management - finance & accounting , marketing . Can you help me to find the best available organization / institute to provide franchising education / training . I live in Jakarta , Indonesia.
  • harikanth reddy said on July 3, 2010
    i want to start a own university in California i need some info
  • Timothy Emmanuel said on October 8, 2010
    Hi thanks 4 d "general" info. being more specific,i want to setup a Degree awarding 100% Entertainment institution in Nigeria. What will it take? Tim Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Kabir Adam said on October 26, 2010
    To Mr. Emmanuel Azubuike. Asua: Education is one of the areas opportunities to invest in. Nigeria does not have enough university to accommodate the number of Candidates that sat for JAMB every Year. In 2010, over 1m applied and only 100,000 were admitted. Please, come and invest in Nigeria especially in the North. There is no private University in the Core North. Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna would be a great place to establish your school. Foreigners can also come and invest. We dont have enough world class Universities. None of Nigerian Universities is among first 1000 universities in the world.
  • Elvis Oseghale said on January 25, 2011
    A private university wants to come to nigeria through me so please what do i need to get them in cuz they re very big in south africa already so finance wont be their problem but my fear is can i get approval soon enough from the government? pls respond ASAP
  • Oyindamola Dada-HENRY said on May 9, 2011
    I'm a university student in Nigeria.. Although my business Idea is not new in my school, I want to introduce my own concept.. I want to attempt a fast food business.. Precisely fried yam and egg... But with good packaging, advert and fun. Can I pls get idea on how to make it successful and or other business ideas i can venture into.
  • RAJS said on November 3, 2011
  • ayush gupta said on November 28, 2012
    Hello dear, I Have an aim of opening a world class University in Jaipur(Rajasthan), India. Please help me by guiding and Providing all the necessary details and requirements, licenses, accreditation, and funding requirements that will be needed to establish an institution of a level at which great institutions like stanford and LSBF, etc. area. I know comparison with such big institutions is not right at present but i have such an aim and i will achieve it. please do guide me and provide adequate information. Thanks & Regards Ayush Gupta
  • ibrahim ilyas said on April 20, 2013
    Am in the process of setting up a private university in kaduna, Nigeria but we want you to introduce a university from japan, south Korea, or China or any American university to assist me in this project in Northwest Nigeria which is the poorest region in nigera with high rate of poverty and illiteracy.
  • Santigie Kamara said on September 8, 2013
    Thanks for the general information. I want to set up a University in Sierra Leone to help meet the demand for University in my Country. I need information on sources of funding. I would also like to Affiliate with a UK university. Please, provide me with this information. Thank you.
  • Anu said on December 26, 2013
    Hi, I want to start my management institute in Ahmedabad (India). I want information related to the procedure of getting grant from PTU.
  • Joseph said on February 15, 2014
    Any interested in starting a private university in nigeria should call lets talk more. Thats my dream also, already taking some steps. 07039475923
  • TAS said on April 23, 2014
    Hello, We are into the education business and are based in Delhi India, we seek alliance partners worldwide who are interested in Student Recruitment to India. for further information and details contact.
  • Luckson said on September 24, 2014
    Hi, i want to open up my independent university. how can start it and what are the qualifications of me opening it?
  • shaanika ent said on October 10, 2014
    hello my name is shaanika I want to start my entertainment college in Namibia pls help me with some information
  • shyam said on February 1, 2015
    Hi I want to start my own university in India plz tell me whole possess with starting money
  • Onome onokpasah said on May 25, 2015
    I am interested in starting a private university in the Niger-delta area of Nigeria and I need information and partners local or international inactuallization of the project.
  • sunny amoki said on April 26, 2016
    I'm sunny Amoki, based in London,UK,i need a partner in Nigeria,who has good financial background.What i will do, i will get all the necessary curriculum designed, and affiliate with a UK university. Contact me on +447459572449
  • nomi mabaka said on June 10, 2016
    Hi my name is Nomi am in Botswana andi want to start a university business i need a partner from other country.Email if interested. Mabakanomi@gmail. Com.
  • Raphael said on August 2, 2016
    Hi, My name is Raphael Onyeka, I want to startup a University in Nigeria. I need some guidelines.


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