Effectiveness of Formal Entrepreneurship Education Programmes in University Settings

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Effectiveness of Formal Entrepreneurship Education Programmes in University settings: a Review of selected Literature
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Rifai A. R. M. & John Mc Williams
Deakin Business School
Deakin University
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CONTACT: A. R. M. Rifai, PhD Candidate, Deakin Business School, Deakin University Australia. Mob: +61 4 30334388, Email: arif@deakin.edu.au
Dr. John Mc Williams, Senior Lecturer, Deakin Business School, Deakin University Australia,
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125. Tel: +61 3 92445539
Email: john.mcwilliams@deakin.edu.au

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The importance of entrepreneurship education has gained widespread
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[citing Commonwealth of Australia, 2001, 2004 (Chan 2005)] and a National Innovation Summit called in 2000 for greater amalgamation of entrepreneurial skills development into the education system (Russell, Atchisona et al. 2008).

It is identified the proximity of universities and supporting services are two of such stimulating factors to overcome the challenges by using entrepreneurial energy and positive factors that encourage entrepreneurship (Bruno and Tyebjee 1982). However, the first entrepreneurship education at college-level course was offered by Harvard University in 1947; gathered momentum in business schools in the early 1970s and according to the Kauffman Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership, it begun as a force in 2001 in the US. Entrepreneurship education in colleges and universities has expended over the last twenty years at undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada, Europe (Kuratko 2003) and in Australia (Peterman and Kennedy 2003; Jones and English 2004) where the origins of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) date back to the mid 1990s (Chan 2005). Currently, Australian Universities offer more than 50 entrepreneurship courses ranging from units as part of the bachelor or master programs and bachelor programs with specialisation/ major/ minor in entrepreneurship to postgraduate programs in entrepreneurship including postgraduate diploma/certificate, masters’
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