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

Abstract

Entrepreneurship Education's Curriculum Delivery at Two South African Universities: Students' Perspective

Author(s): EM Rankhumise, ME Letsoalo, B Nguza-Mduba

This comparative explanatory cross-sectional quantitative study evaluated students’ perspectives of delivery of entrepreneurship curriculum. It used secondary data that comprised of 484 (205[42.36%] Walter Sisulu University and 279[57.64%] Tshwane University of Technology) students. The study reported that the interquartile ranges for Walter Sisulu University were shorter than those of the Tshwane University of Technology. It also reported that while the students’ perceptions of delivery of curriculum content are similar there were some significant differences observed concerning how students perceived the competencies of lecturers, and the Tshwane University of Technology students than their Walter Sisulu University counterparts believed the course content was relevant to what needed to be done in a real business situation, that the course content developed entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, that the course provided them with a new and different experience in understanding how to run a business, and that the course had provided an opportunity to learn business activities practically. This paper recommends that entrepreneurship should be a compulsory course at the undergraduate level to boost students’ entrepreneurial acumen and propel economic growth.