10Sep 2019


  • Department of Management and Finance, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.
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The purpose of this study is to identify exactly how higher education programmes in Management and STEM strengthen the entrepreneurial competence and innovation skills of the female students while changing their attitudes positively towards choosing a sustainable entrepreneurial career. This paper explains the impact that sustainability-driven entrepreneurial education programmes have on guiding female students in the fields of Management and STEM to select a sustainable entrepreneurship career. A descriptive and logistic regression methodology has been used for this study. The sample group comprised female undergraduates in the STEM and Management fields. This study was carried out over a period of four months and used a questionnaire as the survey instrument. The outcome of this study concludes that Sustainability-driven entrepreneurial education is effective for both STEM and Management fields. The main differences found were that innovation skills development was not very popular among female Management students while interest in entrepreneurial competence development was low among STEM female students.

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Kalpana R Ambepitiya
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/9714      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/9714