Can Entrepreneurship be Taught?Posted: January 11, 2013
Ryerson University prides itself on its approach to entrepreneurial education. It is home to one of the largest entrepreneurship programs in Canada, and promotes student entrepreneurship through organizations. It also focuses on experiential learning that requires a hands-on approach to facilitate creative thinking in even the most traditional professions. While entrepreneurial education is gaining popularity with post-secondary institutions, entrepreneurship as a teachable discipline is still having to contend with critics.
The common misconception is that entrepreneurship can’t be taught, because it requires too much real-world experience to master. Victor Hwang is the managing director of T2 Venture Capital and he has seen many qualified M.B.A-educated professionals try and fail as an entrepreneur.
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