Entrepreneurship courses influences graduates' intentions toward becoming entrepreneurs, experts have said, adding that taking only one course, however, does not have as strong an influence and does not have any significant effect.
They underscored the need for institutional education to growing entrepreneurship while addressing a virtual seminar entitled "Entrepreneurship Education and Business Incubator under pandemic" arranged by the Entrepreneurship Economists Club of the Dhaka School of Economics on Saturday.
Speakers at the seminar mentioned that entrepreneurial education is growing with an upper trend all over the world, as people are looking to become self-employed rather than seeking jobs in other sectors.
Entrepreneurial education is a must to start, develop, and successfully realise innovative ideas and the Dhaka School of Economics provides that kind of education, they said, adding that business incubator must be organised in higher educational institutes.
They also stressed the need for attaching more importance to expanding entrepreneurial education, which will help to create more jobs throughout the country by influencing graduates to build a career as an entrepreneur.
They said leadership quality is also of immense importance for students.
Dr Subrata Chattopadhyay, professor of the University of Engineering and Management, India, participated the seminar as the chief guest, while Prof Dr Muhammad Mahboob Ali, programme coordinator, chaired the session.
Dr Sardana Khan, professional member (MAHRI) of the Central Queensland University, Australia was the special guest at the event.
Supratim Chowdhury, head of the human resource development department of the KMRIPL, India presented the keynote paper at the seminar. He said a workable system management is very much important to develop entrepreneurship, as it should work in parallel to run the small or bigger business. For this, detailed knowledge in entrepreneurial education is needed, he added.
Prof Dr Subrata Chattopadhyay discussed that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created a new way to sustain entrepreneurial education and many startups come with new solutions as well as alternative solutions with sustainability and adding value to keep in the business where pro-customer services are going on.
Mrs Rehanaparvin and Sara Tasneem, assistant professors of the Dhaka School of Economics also addressed the programme.