Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Norma Noonan


With the growing popularity of entrepreneurship, colleges and universities are scrambling to accommodate the increasing need for entrepreneurial education. This research paper takes an in-depth look at the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the methods educational institutions are using to teach them, and the curriculum used to prepare them. I will explore to see if there are common methods used in entrepreneurial education and will create a curriculum that will strive to help aspiring entrepreneurs be successful. I will also explore leadership theories that incorporate the characteristics of an entrepreneur. All this will help identify key elements associated with entrepreneurs and thus assist in the development of a successful educational program to better prepare them for the entrepreneurial world.


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