Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)

Abstract

Entrepreneurship Education: The Case of the ABA Master at the University of Studies of Parma

Author(s): Francesca Cavallini, Adele Carpitelli, Paola Corsano, Traci M. Cihon,

The International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that in the last ten years we are witnessing a weakening of the global economy, with a consequent decrease in employment rates. The scientific research has focused on the theme of entrepreneurship education as an instrument in response to the crisis. In this paper the impact of University Master Courses has been analyzed, in addition to specific content, it proposes an integrated path of entrepreneurship education in the social field through focus group activities, specific consultations with the entrepreneur and an intense period of project work in the company. The effects on employment of the first four editions of the Master are analyzed: the employment status of the 77 students at the time of enrollment, at one year after its conclusion, at two years after its conclusion and in 2017.