Impact of Entrepreneurial Education on Students Entrepreneurial Intentions
Keywords:Entrepreneurial Education, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Perceived Behaviors, Opportunity Identification
Entrepreneurship is a way for people for selecting that in what way they want to pursue their life, it’s either to start their own business or going for other ways of earning. Entrepreneurial education has gone through different phases during past two decades. The significance of entrepreneurial education is now becoming a vital part of different countries as it is playing an important role in accelerating countries economic growth. Entrepreneurship is now a well-known subject especially among the students, who are willing to start up their career with launching the business of their own choice. Studies say that entrepreneurial studies through different techniques and courses have good impacts on student’s intentions and their perceived planned behavior to become entrepreneurs. The variable opportunity identification perception has an effect on the intention of a person to recognize an area obtainable for introducing the business of her/his own choice. This research initiated to learn and understand the impact of entrepreneurial education on student’s entrepreneurial intentions and to understand this, some variables are selected through which relationship among the students and their entrepreneurial career are explained. The research focused on fundamental question as to why an individual prefer to be an entrepreneur and what factors motivates his intentions was considered an important question in the research? Entrepreneurship courses are now a part of university’s course schema and many researchers have focused this topic conducted, this research aims to identify the importance and relevance of entrepreneurial studies of Pakistani institutions and their effects on the entrepreneurial intentions of the students. The scale method has been to develop an instrument based on Likert Scale method; the reliability has been checked and found up to the mark. Four leading universities of Pakistan has been taken as a sample, the sample size was of 400 students. The survey covers the questions based on student’s perception, intentions, behavioral control and Impact of Entrepreneurial Education on Students Entrepreneurial Intentions other important factors, responsible for making an entrepreneur of future. The statistical techniques used to study the variables were ANOVA, MLR and Correlation and the results suggested that the entrepreneurial education has a positive effect on students entrepreneurial intentions and the universities and other Business Schools must offer such kind of Entrepreneurial education courses for motivating the students for bringing new ideas of earning in the society as entrepreneurship education emphasis increasing antecedents of intentions and planned behavior.