Entrepreneurship Education: Undergraduate Programs

Entrepreneurship is one of the top-growing subjects at four- and two-year colleges. The 1990s and 2000s have observed a worldwide surge in interest and involvement in entrepreneurial education. A study published in 2006 showed that 1,600 U.S. universities and colleges offered over 2,200 entrepreneurial-related courses. The dynamics of the economy and political changes have also drawn attention to nontraditional forms of entrepreneurship training and education. Many educators, researchers, and policy makers now believe that entrepreneurship education should play a major role in the curricula of many universities and colleges—they see entrepreneurship as a relevant economic policy directly tied to globalization, involving entrepreneurial skills to meet worldwide marketplace requirements.

In 2005, the state of entrepreneurship education programs in the United States did parade more than 2,200 courses ...

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