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Entrepreneurship education: The case of Universiti Utara Malaysia


Zainal Abidin, Faudziah and Bakar, Habshah (2007) Entrepreneurship education: The case of Universiti Utara Malaysia. In: Small Enterprise Conference 2007: Building Sustainable Growth in SMEs, 23-26 September 2007, Telstraclear Pacific Events Centre, Manukan City, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Early exposure to knowledge and entrepreneurial skills are important considerations in developing successful entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurship training and education programs in universities are a step towards inculcating the entrepreneurial spirit among students.This paper examines the approach taken by Universiti Utara Malaysia(UUM) in promoting the study and practice of entrepreneurship amongst its students. The university has introduced four entrepreneurial educational or training programs, including (i) the Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), (ii) a 3-credit hour entrepreneurship course (iii) the entrepreneurship co-curricular program, and (iv) an undergraduate degree program, that is, the Bachelors of Entrepreneurship with Honours, BEnt (Hons). Firstly, we examine the four different entrepreneurship programs in terms of objectives, duration, target population, learning strategies and methods, and program facilitation. Finally, we document part of our research findings of UUM graduates who were participants of the Student Enterprise Program. Among others we examined whether the SEP had an impact on their chosen careers. Inputs and suggestions from the participants may help improve the SEP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly hosted by The Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand, Economic Development Association of New Zealand.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2010 01:16
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 01:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1727

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