Main Article Content
Entrepreneurship, Educational system, Creativity and innovation, development programme, entrepreneurial tendency
Purpose: Higher education institutions assume an effective role in enriching the education quality of a nation. The curriculum developed or approved by the ministry, which is an apex body in the country, has a direct impact on the outcomes of the educational system. This paper has made an attempt to critically evaluate the entrepreneurial initiatives developed by the students who pursue their MBA programme.
Methodology: This research work is based on both primary and secondary sources of data and the primary data required for the study were collected through a structured questionnaire from rightly designed sample size while for the secondary data, the researchers have relied on previous research works in the same field, apart from other sources like, magazines, e-library resources, text books and websites. The data were analysed by Percentage Analysis and Henry Garrett Ranking Technique to attain the objectives of the study.
Findings: The results of the study indicate that most of the students who pursue MBA programme are willing to initiate own business to make a career.
Practical Implications: This research work implies that if MBA programmes offered by HEIs incorporate more of practical sessions involving the students in real world problem analysis and decision making mechanism, the students would be able to become successful entrepreneurs.
Social Implications: The results of the study indicate that when more of entrepreneurial oriented master programmes are offered, the country will be able to ensure sustainable growth in the business field focusing on SME.
Result Limitations/Implications: The present research study has focused on only the MBA students whereas there are other master degree programmes having courses in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, which are not covered by the study.
Originality/Value: The result outcomes and suggestions would be of valuable basis for any authority who is involved in reviving the curriculum of academic programmes in entrepreneurship.
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