Chapter 4: Establishing the core curriculum
If entrepreneurship is approached as an academic discipline, what is its content? What should be taught in entrepreneurship courses, and what kinds of courses should be included in an entrepreneurship curriculum? How important is it to teach students how to start a business versus how to think and act in entrepreneurial ways? These are questions with answers for which no real standards exist. They are questions with which deans, faculty members, curriculum committees, advisory boards, students, donors and other stakeholders continue to wrestle. The core curriculum for an entrepreneurship program provides the common knowledge for all students coming out of the program. For many programs, the core curriculum not only serves undergraduate and graduate students pursing formal degree programs in entrepreneurship (for example, majors, minors, concentrations, specialties) but also those from across campus interested in getting some exposure to the discipline.
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