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Developing entrepreneurial graduates: an action-learning approach

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Abstract:

Earlier this year, the University of Glamorgan Business School launched a conceptually new postgraduate programme, the Diploma in Entrepreneurial practice (DEP). This is a nine-month long, full-time course with selected business graduates undertaking a programme of study based around simulated and real projects to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and attitudes. Aims to evaluate the inclusion of "taught" learning within what is fundamentally an action-learning programme, and to discuss the issues around effective marketing of the DEP to industry and educationalists in Wales. Fundamental to the philosophy underpinning the DEP programme is that elements of entrepreneurship can be learned, and this paper explores the modes of learning entrepreneurship applied in the DEP programme and makes some initial assessment as to the different modes' applicability on a course of this kind.

Keywords: Action learning; Business schools; Entrepreneurship; Graduates; Projects

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910010347759

Publication date: 2000-06-01

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