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Abstract

Purpose: The study attempts to evaluate the Entrepreneurship Development course(s) offered at the undergraduate level in different public and private universities in Bangladesh in terms of their objectives and contribution in developing traits, skills, and knowledge among the students.

Methods: This is a descriptive study based on a questionnaire survey. Data were collected from the faculty members who were teaching or taught entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate level (BBA). A total of 58 respondents, 16 from Public Universities, and 42 Private Universities filled up the questionnaire properly and used for data analysis. The questionnaire was developed based on the Entrepreneurship Education Model (Azim & AlKahtani 2015).

Results: It is found that as a whole the courses are offered with a medium level of effectiveness with the mean score of 2.36 on the scale of 4. It is also observed that the Entrepreneurship courses offered at various academic Levels in Bangladesh are run with the aim of teaching ‘about’ entrepreneurship rather than to ‘create entrepreneurs’ in the true sense of the term.

Implications: The research has inevitable implications for faculty members and universities as regards the content, facilitation, and overall management of the course. These are discussed in the article.