Entrepreneurship seeks to empower students by providing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings. It places emphasis on the individual’s acumen to realise opportunity, assess risk, and apply the skills necessary to transform innovative ideas into viable, sustainable ventures. The CAPE Entrepreneurship syllabus provides students with the mindset that supports creativity and innovation needed to transform ideas into ventures that create value and wealth. The syllabus seeks to fill that void in the continuum from idea generation to venture creation.
Several governments, as well as many non-governmental organisations in the region have implemented entrepreneurial initiatives which offer training, tax incentives, funding and start-up support to individuals to assist them in actualising entrepreneurial ambitions. The syllabus apprises students of ways to access these training, technical support, funding and legislative incentives.
The syllabus addresses fundamentals of entrepreneurial behaviour and thinking and engages students in practical experiences through idea generation and opportunity identification to implementing, managing and harvesting a venture. The syllabus also acquaints students with the essentials of business ownership, legal and regulatory frameworks, the importance of market research, feasibility analysis and the development of a business model in order to successfully compete in the global marketplace. The syllabus provides a good foundation for further studies in Entrepreneurship, starting and operating a venture and/or becoming an entrepreneurial employee (intrapreneur).
The syllabus is divided into two (2) Units.
Unit 1: Entrepreneurship Theory
Module 1 The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Module 2 The Entrepreneurial Process
Module 3 Creativity and Innovation
Unit 2: Entrepreneurship Practice
Module 1 Essentials of Business Ownership
Module 2 New Venture Planning and Creation
Module 3 Managing and Growing the Venture
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