Developing Entrepreneurial Curriculum in Indonesian Islamic Higher Education: A Transformation Process


Entrepreneurship is believed as a method that could change people mindset, behavior, and attitude. In this term, the entrepreneurship position is between education and economic issues. Many people have thought that only an entrepreneur who has entrepreneurial spirit, as a hereditary, that formed by his ancestor. Therefore, some people believe that an entrepreneur does not need a high education degree. As consequences, the scope of entrepreneurship will be understood as the domain of the rich, and poor people are prohibited to become entrepreneur. What is more, the community has general views that becoming wealth and rich is a symbol of entrepreneurial success. However, the fact shows rich and wealth is not the one and only indicator of the entrepreneurship aim. It is a stepping stone to achieve a better life and future. Whether an entrepreneur can be created or not, the role of universities cannot be ignored. UIN Sunan Ampel that framed to become of one of the Islamic Higher educations that develops entrepreneurship in the frame of Islamic Studies, has an interesting experience. This experience would be useful to be shared with other agencies in setting up their institutions more adaptable with entrepreneurial spirit. There are many challenges that should be faced solved.

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Fitrianto, A. and A’la, A. (2014) Developing Entrepreneurial Curriculum in Indonesian Islamic Higher Education: A Transformation Process. Creative Education, 5, 2090-2096. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.524232.

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