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ERIC Number: EJ1024172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Start Your Own Business Assignment in the Context of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education
Malach, Sandra E.; Malach, Robert L.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n1 p169-186 2014
Experiential education is often used in entrepreneurship courses, as it conveys both substantive, theoretical knowledge and intangible learning experiences best absorbed through active participation. Starting and operating a business is a unique, educational experience allowing students to apply the substantive knowledge gained in entrepreneurship and other business courses to a real business and to experience the intangible, real-world aspects of the entrepreneurial process. For these reasons, many entrepreneurship programs have incorporated a start your own business assignment. This essay explores experiential entrepreneurship education highlighting the Start Your Own Business Assignment in the context of the Principles of Entrepreneurship course offered to over 200 undergraduate students per year at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)