Entrepreneurial competencies of agricultural students: The influence of entrepreneurship courses.


Seyyed Mahmoud Hosseini and Mahtab Pouratashi*

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of entrepreneurship courses on entrepreneurial competencies of agricultural students. A survey was conducted among 90 students that included 30 students who participated in entrepreneurship courses, 30 students who were friends of entrepreneurship courses participants, and 30 students who were outside of this community. Data were collected by use of a questionnaire and were analyzed descriptively and inferentially using SPSS for Windows, version 11.5. The descriptive statistics included frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations, while inferential statistics included F-test, Kruskal–Wallis and so forth. The study revealed that there were significant differences between entrepreneurial competencies of agricultural students who had participated in entrepreneurship courses and those who had not participated. Therefore, it was recommended that universities as a motor for change offer entrepreneurship courses for all students.

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