Essays on Attitudes of Students towards Entrepreneurship Coursework

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Generally, the paper "Attitudes of Students towards Entrepreneurship" is a good example of business coursework.   Fostering entrepreneurship is the most important thing in policy and economic development in the modern world. The current rate of unemployment needs urgent measure to be taken and implemented. Entrepreneurship education seems to be the best remedy in this case since most students will be taught the concepts of entrepreneurship which will equip them with skills to be able to operate their own businesses and be self-employed. Research shows that students who have a background in business management and economics have a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship as compared to their counterparts undertaking technical courses like engineering and auctorial science.

However, in as much as most students want to start their own businesses and be their own bosses, a number of them still want to get employed for a short time in order to enable them to raise capital. Additionally, risk-taking in entrepreneurship is one trait that instill fear in most students who wish to be entrepreneurs. Research shows that of the students who want to venture into entrepreneurship, family influence plays a vital role. In order to foster entrepreneurship intentions among students, a lot of training and research should be done.

Data will be collected through the use of questionnaires where questionnaires were distributed to 500 students. The results of the research indicate the usefulness and effectiveness of the theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen 1991) in making an explanation on entrepreneurial intentions. Further, research shows that personal willingness to take risks, students’ personality and personal traits are important in entrepreneurship Students’ participation in entrepreneurship education is another important factor that fosters attitude towards entrepreneurship.

In order to instill the right skills and encourage students, lecturers with the experience I entrepreneurship should be encouraged to encourage students to participate in entrepreneurial activities in universities. These activities include attending competitions, undertaking business plans and engaging in business groups. Additionally, participating in business exhibitions is important in shaping students towards entrepreneurship. Introduction Entrepreneurship has for long be considered one of the most significant factors for growth and development since it is a source of employment and provides a variety of goods and services from which to choose.

In the recent past, however, interest has developed towards entrepreneurship in each and every country due to its benefits in terms of the creation of competitiveness and innovative strategies. According to Hatten and Ruhland (1995), the increasing interest towards entrepreneurship is as a result of dynamism in the business environment which has led to the development of new structures in the western nations and the need to bring down or rather downsize big companies. Besides, the rate at which market patterns change and new markets develop in developing nations has also contributed a great deal to the current shift of interest towards entrepreneurship in the recent past.

In the modern business world, entrepreneurship is now being accepted by students as a field of study because it is a source of motivation, knowledge, skills and expertise, traits which are important in operating businesses. A lot of researchers believe that entrepreneurship popularity will increase and that in the twenty-first century, it is believed that it will be an interesting business discipline in most countries.

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