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Skills as the Results of Entrepreneurship Education in Universities: an Analysis of Global Experience

Student: Svetlana Chernenko

Supervisor: Pavel Sergeevich Sorokin

Faculty: Institute of Education

Educational Programme: Evidence-based Educational Policy (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

This paper is devoted to the study of skills as the results of teaching entrepreneurship in present universities in a global perspective. There is no consensus in the international research community on what skills should be taught to entrepreneurs, however, the role of entrepreneurship for socio-economic development is particularly high today. This was the impetus for this study. The work was aimed at several tasks: developing a methodology for selecting data on the results of courses and programs teaching entrepreneurship in reputable universities around the world, identifying skills, compiling their rating and classification, and interpreting the results. As a result, all the tasks were completed, and the main result was the development of the author's classification of skills into five groups based on the concept of human capital, namely, the division of skills into general and specific according to Gary Becker and the allocation of entrepreneurial human capital according to Theodore Schultz. For the first time to the contemporary discourse around issues of teaching of entrepreneurship has been empirically shown the lack of systematization and consensus of a list of necessary for entrepreneurship education skills in universities – the most prestigious universities included in the top relevant authoritative international ranking of universities. The study was one of the steps towards this systematization (in terms of collecting primary information about the frequency of which specific skills and which types of skills appear as declared learning outcomes), which can be of great practical significance for the development of entrepreneurship training in universities around the world. In the future, it is planned to continue research in this direction in order to identify the best ways to measure and develop these skills as learning outcomes.

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