Abstract——Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia attempt to impart essential entrepreneurial knowledge in the syllabus to equip future entrepreneurs with necessary skills. Early exposure in entrepreneurial studies is an essential consideration in developing successful entrepreneurs. Another way to inculcate entrepreneurship culture amongst youths is through entrepreneurship education. Several programs have been implemented to achieve the goal of complementing and exposing graduates to the world of entrepreneurship. In this research, a program called CoBLAS was introduced and experimented in order to observe the benefits and potential of this learning method in increasing entrepreneurship culture and interest among HEIs’ students. This study is an action research that used qualitative and quantitative approaches. It was found that students were able to perform certain business tasks and their entrepreneurial interests were enhanced at the end of the program.
Index Terms—entrepreneur, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial culture, CoBLAS
Mazura Mansor is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship Education at the Politeknik Sultan Salahudd in Abdul Aziz Shah, Selangor, Malaysia.
Norasmah Othman is an Associate Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship Education at Universiti Kebangsa an Malaysia
Cite: Mazura Mansor and Norasmah Othman, "CoBLAS: Inculcating Entrepreneurial Culture among Higher Education Institutions’ Students," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 86-91, 2011.