Building an Entrepreneurial UWI

SPECIAL REPORT Building an Entrepreneurial University A n entrepreneurial education is a differentiator in today’s world—especially in a world transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UWI understands that stimulating entrepreneurial activities can serve as a catalyst for high-value job-creation to support much-needed economic growth in the region. It is widely understood that wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. The institution has unequivocally stated the aim of developing graduates whose skill sets are aligned with the needs of industry, country and region.

Entrepreneurial Education& Engagement Therefore, entrepreneurial education, aimed at

Some of the entrepreneurship degree programmes currently offered at The UWI:

faculty and staff as much as at students, is essential if this University is to effect a culture change within the University community and among the citizenry in our regional communities. Classroom training, along with the experience of some, the guidance of others, and the opportunity to question and to get practical answers are important inspirational and game-changing mechanisms. The UWI entrepreneurial education programmes are designed to teach students to think, innovate, and create new products and services. These programmes aim to develop the core skills that are required to be an upskilled entrepreneur. These skills include but are not limited to: stimulating curiosity to identify problem areas, developing solutions imbued with creativity and design thinking, time management, operational efficiency, financial management, networking, communicating, and branding. It is anticipated that these experiences will enable students to develop the insights required to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities, and the expertise to successfully start and manage their own businesses. This all gives graduates choices—to opt for the traditional professions or to choose an entrepreneurial path because they have the confidence and the knowhow to do so.

CAVE HILL CAMPUS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Masters in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) MONA CAMPUS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS BSc Entrepreneurship OPEN CAMPUS BSc Management (Entrepreneurship Major) Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management ST AUGUSTINE CAMPUS FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION MA Creative Design Entrepreneurship

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