Managing quality entrepreneurship course for community college students in Malaysia

Nor Aishah Buang, Dibraezatul Eldiazessrah Awalludin

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A special entrepreneurship course for community college students was held in December 2008 through out Malaysia. This course was jointly organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and National Entrepreneurship Institute (TNSKEN) at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development. A total of 56 entrepreneurship training consultants were appointed in each of the designated zones for managing the training programs conducted >5 days. The number of consultants by each zone were zones in the state of Johor (5), zones in the state of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka (5), North zones which include the state of Kedah, Perak and Penang (17), zones in the state of Selangor (11), zones in the state of Perak (7), East zones which include the state of Pahang (8), zones in the state of Sabah (2) and zone in the state of Sarawak (1). This study used a survey design. The whole population of the participants (2129 participants) who attended this special entrepreneurial course from all the community colleges were surveyed at the end of the course. The questionnaire used consists of five main sections. Section A consists questions on personal information; section B on participants' expectations; part C on the quality of instructors' delivery, section D on the relevance of the course materials and section E on the quality of the course management by the consultants. The results of the survey show that >90% of the students agreed that this course fulfill their expectations. In general, the quality of the instructors' delivery, course materials prepared and course implementatios' management is agreed as very good. However, other aspects such as self-identity, self-analysis, business plan, food and drinks served, accomodations and coordinators' relationships with the participants need to be improved. Finally, the students' overall entrepreneurship index was mean = 3.57. This value is just moderately high. The implications of this study are the quality of the entrepreneurship course provided to the community college students need to improved in certain aspects and the focus should be on the development of the students' entrepreneurship index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-265
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Malaysia
Consultants
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Self-identity
Business plan
Food
Questionnaire
Survey design
Training program
Drinks

Keywords

  • Community college
  • Entrepreneurship course
  • Insken
  • Malaysia
  • Management
  • Quality

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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Managing quality entrepreneurship course for community college students in Malaysia. / Buang, Nor Aishah; Awalludin, Dibraezatul Eldiazessrah.

In: International Business Management, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2011, p. 255-265.

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