Entrepreneurship Education at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh


  • Saptarshi Dhar Institute of Business Administration, Jahangirnagar University Dhaka
  • Tahira Farzana


This study presents the results of a need
assessment survey on entrepreneurship
education conducted at BBA and MBA
programs of a tertiary level university in
Bangladesh. For this purpose, Institute of
Business Administration (IBA-JU) and four
departments of Faculty of Business Studies:
Department of Finance & Banking, Department
of Marketing, Department of Management
Studies and Department of Accounting and
Information Systems at Jahangirnagar
University were targeted for this survey. Survey
on needs assessment was carried out based on
factual data and perceptual data. Factual data
were collected through review of BBA and
MBA curricula of the target institutions.
Perceptual data were collected from
undergraduate and graduate level students,
alumni and faculty members through structured
questionnaires, focus group discussions (FGD)
and key informant interviews (KII). It is
observed that neither the target institutions offer
major/minor in entrepreneurship, nor the need for entrepreneurship education is fulfilled by the
existing curricula. There seems to be interest
among students in learning entrepreneurship and
pursuing such a career, however, institutional
support is lacking significantly in case of
Bangladesh. Recommendations to address the
need are also discussed.

Author Biography

Tahira Farzana

Institute of Business Administration,
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh