Facilitating the Role of Private Universities Through Entrepreneurship Development Program: A Case Study on Southern University Bangladesh

  •  Kazi Nazmul Huda    
  •  Arman Hossain    
  •  Maquesurat Ferdous    


The main purpose of this research is to establish a link between Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) and the role of private universities to show how EDP helps the performance of common roles of a university. Here, qualitative research methodology has been used to investigate the contribution of EDP of Southern University Bangladesh (SUB) in facilitating the conventional roles of a university. The EDP faculty members of SUB are selected as sample and a face to face interview is conducted with them individually to rationalize EDP as an effective intervention to facilitate the roles of SUB as a university. The study discovers six universal roles of a private university where the EDP of SUB facilitates the performance of the roles such as innovation, community development and promoting national heritage etc. The study also identifies the factors which impede the effectiveness of EDP and proposes some guidelines for the successful continuation of the program. As every private university has the propensity to play an effective role in the socio-economic development of a country, this research may contribute a lot to the body of knowledge of higher education management and endorse the significance of EDP in facilitating the role of higher education institutions effectively.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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