The purpose of this research was to make comparative study of the development and review process of the entrepreneurship curriculum at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Faculty of Commerce and Botho University, (BU) Faculty of Business and Accounting in Gab

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The purpose of this research was to make comparative study of the development and review process of the entrepreneurship curriculum at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Faculty of Commerce and Botho University, (BU) Faculty of Business and Accounting in Gab

Affiliations

  • 1. Business Development, of Zimbabwe, Mt Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 2. Faculty of Business and Accounting, Botho University, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 3. Faculty of Education, Botho University, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 4. Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS), University of Zimbabwe, Mt Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

Abstract


The purpose of this research was to make comparative study of the development and review
process of the entrepreneurship curriculum at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Faculty of
Commerce and Botho University, (BU) Faculty of Business and Accounting in Gaborone,
Botswana. The study focused on the processes and influences of curriculum development and
review as well as on what skills graduates of the programme are expected to have after
successfully completing the programme. A sample of 16 staff members from the UZ and 23 staff
members from BU participated in the study. Results of the study showed that lecturers at the two
institutions are the main drivers of curricula development and review. Major factors considered
in curriculum design included students, industry needs, legislation, competition as well as
external examiners. The findings also recommended courses which should be taught from first
year which include Small Business Management, Entrepreneurial Skills Development,
Introduction to Finance and Economics.


Keywords

entrepreneurship, curriculum, review process, critical skills, foundational courses

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