Student-Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Curriculum Development, Entrepreneurial Development


Entrepreneurship is seen as a more viable solution that will both boost the economy and decrease unemployment indices in the Philippines. Researches show that education plays a very crucial role in the development of entrepreneurs. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ranked Business Administration and related program as the most populous program. The challenge is then left to the quality of business education programs of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The paper assessed the significant differences in the responses of entrepreneurship students, teachers and selected entrepreneurs in attitudes and values needed to become successful entrepreneur, business skills needed to develop entrepreneurial spirit, training programs to develop entrepreneurial abilities and expectations on when to become entrepreneur. Descriptive approach was utilized through a self-made survey questionnaire. Participants were selected students and professors of colleges and universities offering Entrepreneurship and selected entrepreneurs within Quezon and Laguna Provinces in the Philippines. As taken collectively, the four (4) parameters resulted to a significant difference using ANOVA. Results were summarized as: what the teachers taught was neither what the students learned nor what the entrepreneurs need. There is a gap between theory and practice of entrepreneurship that challenges business schools. School administrators must revisit curriculum and input programs with long-range im

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