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

Zangador; Zangador Research institute; Varna University of Management (VUM)

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 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

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

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Zangador Research institute

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

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Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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

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