EXAMINING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCE OF BSBA STUDENTS ACROSS VARIOUS BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN LUCENA IN THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Author:
Efigenio R. Mendoza

Doi: 10.26480/eldn.01.2023.26.37

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The study aimed to investigate the personal entrepreneurial competencies of BSBA students across various business schools in Lucena City. Specifically, the study analyzed ten competencies that are considered essential for successful entrepreneurship. The schools involved in the study include AMA-Lucena, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, MaryHill College, Sacred Heart College, Calayan Educational Foundation, St. Anne College Lucena, City College of Lucena, ABE International Business, STI College, Quezon Center for Research and Studies. To assess the personal entrepreneurial competencies of the students, the study used a questionnaire consisting of 55 questions and statements adapted from Management Systems International and McBer and Company. The research methodology employed in this study is the descriptive cross-sectional design, which allowed for the collection of direct responses from the participants. To effectively analyze and interpret the data, the study utilized descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions, percentages, and measures of variability. The results of the study revealed that the top three mean scores for personal entrepreneurial competencies of BSBA students are opportunity seeking, persistence, and systematic planning and monitoring, which are their strengths. However, they should improve their competencies in the connection factor, demand for quality, and self-confidence as their weaknesses. Based on the findings, the study recommends that effective entrepreneurship education should focus on all three of these elements and create opportunities for experiential learning, mentoring, and networking. This way, students can enhance their entrepreneurial skills and be better prepared for successful entrepreneurship in the future.
Pages 26-37
Year 2023
Issue 1
Volume 1