Islamic Entrepreneurship Education Model for Higher Education Institution

Norashidah Hashim, Azizah Othman, Nasri Hussin and Armanurah Mohamad

Entrepreneurship development and education are fundamentals in cultivating entrepreneurial culture among universities’ students. It is the aspiration of most developing countries to become a high-income generating society by producing first-class human capital with high level of integrity through entrepreneurship education in higher institutions of learning. Islamic-based and Islamic law compliant entrepreneurship development and education are essentials in producing a holistic and high-integrity generations of graduate entrepreneurs who can compete in the current global market. Today’s entrepreneurship education models adopted from the conventional and capitalist based system have only emphasize on material reward which are characterized by less integrity and unethical conducts. Hence, there is the need to provide and alternative, more efficient and ethical entrepreneurial guide. This study argued that to generate a high internal control in oneself, entrepreneurship education must be combined with basics of Islamic education based on the Islamic belief system. Thus, graduate entrepreneurs will have more endurance and able to contribute to the welfare of society and country at large. Therefore, the objective of this study is to present a comprehensive Islamic education entrepreneurship model which can be used to produce first-class graduate entrepreneurs. This study adopts qualitative method using case study approach to produce and develop the model based on discourse analysis. Expert opinions were derived through focus group discussion with constant comparative method data analysis based on earlier model. The model in this study can be used as a guideline to develop entrepreneurship education curriculum at institutions of higher learning.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 511-526