Policies and Practices for Entrepreneurial Education in Malaysia: A Review

Siti Farhah Fazira Binti Shamsudin, Abdullah Al Mamun, Noorshella Binti Che Nawi, Noorul Azwin Binti Md Nasir, Mohd Nazri Bin Zakaria


Entrepreneurship is viewed as one of the key economic development strategies to advance a country’s economic growth and to
sustain its competitiveness in facing the increasing trends of globalization. The Malaysian government has made tremendous
efforts in promoting entrepreneurship education across the country. This paper therefore aims to review the programs and
policies, together with empirical studies on entrepreneurial education, and its effects on students’ entrepreneurial intentions.
Finally, the review of the policies and practices in Malaysia shows that the government is mostly focused on the following
aspects: improving the current policy on entrepreneurship education, providing various entrepreneurship programs to increase
the number of young entrepreneurs, and highlighting the need to empower entrepreneurship education among graduates of

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p36

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