Forming Entrepreneurial Character: A Phenomenology Studies in Accounting Department of Ciputra University
Marlina, Maria Assumpta Evi
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In Indonesia, the awareness of the importance of entrepreneurs is growing. Now, entrepreneurship programs run by government and non-government institutions. According to Ciputra, entrepreneurs needed to solve the various social problems in Indonesia. Through entrepreneurship education, students could increase skill, in order to become the human resources that are reliable and have strong competitiveness. Ciputra concluded that entrepreneur has seven characteristics. These characteristics are passion, persistent, independent, opportunity creation, creative and innovative, calculated risk taker, and high ethical standards. Entrepreneurial character could be formed through education. Ciputra University has a curriculum that teaches entrepreneurship since the first semester by using experiential based learning. The purpose of this research is to explore in depth the entrepreneurial character formation in Accounting Department of Ciputra University. This study is a qualitative research using phenomenological approach. The subjects were three students who have completed their study. Researcher have observed since they started college until they finish. The results from this study indicate that the entrepreneurial character could be formed through the integration of experiential based learning with science subjects.