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Developing entrepreneurial graduates: an action‐learning approach

Dylan Jones‐Evans (Dylan Jones‐Evans is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.)
William Williams (William Williams is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UK.)
Jonathan Deacon (Jonathan Deacon is Programme Manager of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Practice, University of Wales, Newport, UK.)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

Earlier this year, the University of Glamorgan Business School launched a conceptually new postgraduate programme, the Diploma in Entrepreneurial practice (DEP). This is a nine‐month long, full‐time course with selected business graduates undertaking a programme of study based around simulated and real projects to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and attitudes. Aims to evaluate the inclusion of “taught” learning within what is fundamentally an action‐learning programme, and to discuss the issues around effective marketing of the DEP to industry and educationalists in Wales. Fundamental to the philosophy underpinning the DEP programme is that elements of entrepreneurship can be learned, and this paper explores the modes of learning entrepreneurship applied in the DEP programme and makes some initial assessment as to the different modes’ applicability on a course of this kind.

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Jones‐Evans, D., Williams, W. and Deacon, J. (2000), "Developing entrepreneurial graduates: an action‐learning approach", Education + Training, Vol. 42 No. 4/5, pp. 282-288. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910010347759

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