The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Fostering Entrepreneurial Intentions of Higher Education Students
Author(s) : Riffat un Nisa Awan & Ghazanfar Ali
Accomplishment of higher education is not enough to get employed in today’s economic world. It demands from young graduates to consider other practicable career options like entrepreneurship. The foremost objective of the study was to examine the role of entrepreneurship education in fostering and refining entrepreneurial intentions of students at higher education level. The data were obtained through a cross-sectional survey by using a questionnaire from 600 graduate and post-graduate students of three public universities. Data were analyzed using multivariate statistics. The findings showed that entrepreneurship education was significantly affecting the entrepreneurial intentions of the students. This study added towards the limited literature on entrepreneurship education in Pakistani context. Higher education sector, therefore, should give attention to encourage entrepreneurship awareness among students to cultivate entrepreneurial intentions.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Higher Education