The Role of Entrepreneurial Studies on Student Job Placement in Ghana: A Case Study of Some Selected Tertiary Institutions in the Brong Ahafo Region

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of every economy. Wealth and a high majority jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People expose to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. Hence the study into the role of entrepreneurial study on student job placement in Ghana. The study was exploratory in nature. Population for the study was 10,000. Convenient sampling was used in selecting the sample. A sample size of three hundred and seventy (370) was used. The major instrument for data collection was questionnaire. It was found that entrepreneur studies had develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and enterprising skills include, building up a wide understanding of entrepreneurship and its application to a diversity of settings “Develop capabilities and confidence in students to start, operate and grow an enterprise effectively. Also, it was found that entrepreneurial education provides capacity for job placement. It was discloses that some student want to be an entrepreneur because they have seen that a family member is succeeding. It was recommended that Universities should continue to organize seminars on entrepreneurship for student. Moreover, Student should learn to do away with the habit of not being creative and innovative in nature.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Capacity, Entrepreneurial Studies, Entrepreneurship, Job Placement


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