This is a theoretical paper with practical intent. It builds on the approach to entrepreneurship education outlined by Fiet (2000a, 2000b). It discusses, in the specific context of entrepreneurship education in Australian universities, the issues and challenges involved in designing an integrated program of study in which units of study build on and complement each other and relate to overall program objectives. It identifies barriers to integrated program design and suggests an approach to help overcome those barriers. Drawing on the literatures of teaching and learning in higher education and of entrepreneurship education, it proposes the use of 'general principles' as an integrating framework simple enough to work within the constraints of the institutional environment.
Proceedings of Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2009: 6th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 03-06 February 2009 / L. Murray Gillin (ed.),