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


The Influence of Management Education on Entrepreneurship Success

Author(s): Ashok Kumar Sar

Management education started in India with a view to support entrepreneurship. However, over a period of time, debated have been taking place on the purposefulness of management education in India. The purpose of this paper is to examine the purposefulness of management education at post-graduate level in India. A review of literature on management skills and entrepreneurship success is done to develop a framework for linking management skills with entrepreneurship success. Data from 432 MBA graduates engaged as entrepreneurs is used in the study. Factor analysis, correlation and regression are applied to test the associated hypotheses. The findings suggest that management education can have positive influence on entrepreneurship success. The value of management education has been an understudied area. Thus this study brings valuable insights for management education, equally for educators, aspiring entrepreneurs.