Students’ Perception of the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Education at a South African University

Olawale Fatoki, Olabanji Oni


The objective of the study was to investigate the perception of university students that have done entrepreneurship about the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education. The study adopted a quantitative research approach with a descriptive design. The study focused on the final year students (undergraduate level) in the Department of Business Management at a selected University located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Data was collected through the use of self-administered questionnaires in a survey. The results suggest that entrepreneurship education is effective with respect to certain outcomes and ineffective in some areas. Entrepreneurship education encourages students to take on entrepreneurship as a career and gives students the skills needed to be entrepreneurial. However, entrepreneurship education does not seem effective in helping students to meet people with good business ideas or preparing students on how to access finance. Recommendations to improve the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education are suggested.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p585

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