Entrepreneurship Education in Tourism from the Students’ Graduation Project Perspective: The Case of International University College, Bulgaria

10 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2012

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Miroslava Dimitrova

International University College (IUC), Bulgaria

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Date Written: June 18, 2012

Abstract

The paper aims at analyzing entrepreneurship education from the perspective of Tourism and Hospitality students’ graduation projects from the 2011-2012 academic years in International University College, Bulgaria. Findings reveal that students show preferences for writing theoretical paper (dissertation) instead of business plan for starting new enterprise as a graduation project. The paper is attempting to clarify and explain the above stated preferences, to summarize which are the main challenges students face when preparing a business plan and make suggestions of how the process could be facilitated in order to increase entrepreneurial intentions after graduation.

Keywords: graduation project, enterprise project, tourism, hospitality, education, Bulgaria

Suggested Citation

Dimitrova, Miroslava Gospodinova and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, Entrepreneurship Education in Tourism from the Students’ Graduation Project Perspective: The Case of International University College, Bulgaria (June 18, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2086236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2086236

Miroslava Gospodinova Dimitrova

International University College (IUC), Bulgaria ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.eu

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