Evaluating the Implementation Process of Entrepreneurship Program in Nurturing Entrepreneurial Thinking among Students of Higher Learning Institutions

Armanurah Mohamad, Norashidah Hashim and Awanis Ku Ishak

This study focused on nurturing entrepreneurial thinking among students of higher learning institution through entrepreneurship education program in one of the university in Malaysia, namely Program Siswaniaga of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The study evaluated the variables in the implementation process of the Program Siswaniaga, namely the teaching quality, business hands-on experience, and entrepreneurial networking in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking among Program Siswaniaga’s participants from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The quantitative approach using CIPP model was used to evaluate the process variables of the Program Siswaniaga in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking among participants. The sample consisted of 171 former Program Siswaniaga’s participants who graduated from UUM. Among the three variables of the process program being evaluated, the results of the study showed that entrepreneurial hands-on experience have a significant impact (Adjusted R-Square 39.3%) in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking among participants of Program Siswaniaga. Therefore, any entrepreneurship program should take into consideration the element of entrepreneurial hands-on experience as one of the important process component of the entrepreneurship program in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking. As such, entrepreneurial hands-on experience should be embedded in all elements involved in the implementation process of entrepreneurship program.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 496-504