Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Management and Implementation of Entrepreneurship in Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa

Author(s): Bongani Thulani Gamede,Chinaza Uleanya

The study explored the importance of management and implementation of entrepreneurship in institutions of higher learning, using a selected university in South Africa as a case study. Qualitative method was adopted for data collection from eight (8) randomly selected students from four (4) faculties in that particular institution of higher learning. The findings of the study show that infrastructures, policies, university curriculum, amongst others affect the management and implementation of entrepreneurship in the selected university. Further findings suggest that if students registered at the university graduate with entrepreneurial skills and ideas of how to become entrepreneurs, it will be easy for them to be able to start and run their own businesses. However, few responses of participants suggest indifference in the idea of managing and implementing entrepreneurship as a module in higher institutions of learning. The study recommends amongst others that the curriculum at universities should include core module(s) that are centred on entrepreneurship, while policies are made to promote entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial activities in institutions of learning. Also, students studying at universities should be encouraged to start entrepreneurship projects and seek funding from industries.

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