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Entrepreneurship development programme in higher learning institution: a case study of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah and Mohammed Lame, Sulaiman Entrepreneurship development programme in higher learning institution: a case study of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. In: International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE 2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Melaka Hotel, Melaka.

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Abstract

Entrepreneurs play a vital role in economic development as key contributors to technological innovation and new job creation and growth. In Malaysia, the importance of entrepreneurship development has been a major concerned by a number of ministries and government agencies including the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Being of the Malaysian Higher Learning Institution (HLI). Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) is responsible to provide entrepreneurship programme for the students for the purpose of enhancing student‟s entreprenurship knowledge and skills acquisition. This paper provides brief information of the entrepreneurship programme of UTHM based on information gathered from the two sources of data namely; qualitative (document review and interviews) and quantitative data (survey). The qualitative data relied mostly on available information from the UTHM and MOHE. The quantitative data had been obtained from survey using structured questionnaire involving 598 first years‟ students from various faculties in UTHM. The information shows that there are a large number of opportunities for entrepreneurship programme for UTHM especially the programmes supports by MOHE. The university therefore, should play an active role in designing entrepreneurship programmes for the students. These roles should include providing physical facilities and loans for students to start their own business, providing networking and entrepreneurship training. However, since the involvements of the students in the programme at lower levels, more promotions of the programme need to be done in the future. The programme should be involved various parties outside the university (MOHE, community and students) as well as various departments of the university).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 03:29
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 03:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3382
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