Role of entrepreneurship education in higher education institutions in the process of business development in Poland


The aim of this article is to evaluate the range and methods of teaching entrepreneurship in higher institutions in Poland in fields of studies related to business, economics, finance, accounting, or management. The paper presents results of an analysis of curricula and of the carried out qualitative researches (FGI) among university students. Findings present that universities teach entrepreneurship on multiple types of courses and in different ways. Contents which shape entrepreneurial attitudes are taught in various courses. In curricula most courses teach entrepreneurship, by being applicable to particular spheres of business activities, but mostly shaping those competences that are useful in large firm environment. Recommendations suggest that higher education institutions should emphasize the teaching of practical skills, which support business development. Universities, through teaching entrepreneurship, are supposed to encourage their students to undertake business activities, including the ones which aim at opening own business by students which is why universities should emphasize the teaching of practical skills and entrepreneurship should be taught based on real-life examples.


business studies; entrepreneurship; teaching; competences

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Published : 2016-10-19

NowaczykG., & SobczakA. (2016). Role of entrepreneurship education in higher education institutions in the process of business development in Poland. International Entrepreneurship Review, 2(2), 43-52. Retrieved from

Grażyna Nowaczyk
WSB University in Poznań  Poland
Anna Sobczak 
WSB University in Poznań  Poland

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