Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 3(9), pp. 390 - 397
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030905
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Business University Student Entrepreneurial Competencies: Towards Readiness for Globalization


Nerisa Paladan D. B. A. *
Faculty of School of Business and Social Sciences, International University of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast

ABSTRACT

Business School around the world is challenge to promote entrepreneurship education that would develop the personal entrepreneurial competency of their business students. With the growing importance of globalization business students must be competitive by enhancing their personal entrepreneurial competencies. This research aimed to assess the level of personal entrepreneurial competencies of business students in an international university in West Africa; to determine which personal entrepreneurial competencies they excel and which needs improvement; and to recommend how to enhance their level of personal entrepreneurial competencies for them to be globally competitive. A descriptive type of research was adopted; seventy seven (77) business students in the upper level from sophomore to senior are the respondents of this study; they were surveyed and their level of personal entrepreneurial competencies were measured using Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PEC) Questionnaire with fifty five (55) questions through likert scale. Findings of the study revealed that business students have an overall fair level of personal entrepreneurial competency which is a good start towards readiness for globalization. They have moderate personal entrepreneurial competency in terms of risk taking, demand for quality and efficiency, and persistence. They need to enhance their commitment to work contract, goal setting and information seeking where business students obtained low scores. It is recommended to have a comprehensive review of their curriculum that will encourage entrepreneurship and uphold more action learning, internship, fieldwork, and establishing of mini-enterprise by students. Furthermore, they could benchmark to best practices of entrepreneurial activities of other universities across the globe.

KEYWORDS
Entrepreneurial Competency, Entrepreneurship Education, Business University Students, Globalization

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Nerisa Paladan D. B. A. , "Business University Student Entrepreneurial Competencies: Towards Readiness for Globalization," Advances in Economics and Business, Vol. 3, No. 9, pp. 390 - 397, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030905.

(b). APA Format:
Nerisa Paladan D. B. A. (2015). Business University Student Entrepreneurial Competencies: Towards Readiness for Globalization. Advances in Economics and Business, 3(9), 390 - 397. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.030905.