Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why all Colleges and Universities Should Teach Entrepreneurship???

The moment the word entrepreneurship is mentioned, visions of start ups, venture capitalists, small businesses, Google, Yahoo etc. come to mind.

That then translates into a fear that if we teach entrepreneurship that would mean that we are “asking” you to forget jobs and take the huge risk of starting a business at the end of your degree. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Yes, it would be great if we start a course in entrepreneurship or expose you guys to activities designed to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and eventually some of you go on to start a business and succeed. It is however very important for students to realize that entrepreneurial spirit is equally appreciated in managers and executives in companies. In fact most of the great organizations promote “entrepreneurial” working style among its employees. They call it “intrepreneurship”.

The aim of teaching entrepreneurship is not only to create entrepreneurs, a greater aim is to develop the entrepreneurial skills and spirit among the youth. If such programs are implemented, you guys will come out more confident, with a more positive attitude and more skilled than a student who has been given a degree without such a program.

The best thing is that even if you choose a job, you will perform better at it and in case you do decide to do something on your own sometime in the future, you will be confident that it can be done!!

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