Stanford Faculty-Train-Faculty

We sent faculty members from local universities to exchange notes on teaching entrepreneurship with the most successfully entrepreneurial school in the world.

The participating faculty aimed to return with inspiration and ideas for changes to the entrepreneurship curriculum currently taught in Malaysian universities, and ultimately foster entrepreneurial thinking in Malaysian university students.

The returning faculty proposed

  1. The introduction of new courses that would cover topics such as design thinking, prototyping, entrepreneurial finance, and pitching to investors

  2. A revision of current assessment instruments to be less examination-based and more focused on hands-on assignments and projects.

  3. More inviting of guest speakers and mentors with entrepreneurship experience to expose students to the realities of startup life.

  4. More active facilitation of student internships with local and international startups.

  5. Encouraging the creation, incubation and acceleration of student ventures on university grounds.

These changes will be piloted in three public universities in their first year: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA, and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

  • “Course delivery is more on theoretical than practical aspect. Further improvement on new relevant topics and teaching methods are needed to spur the interest among students and lecturers.”
    ~ Dr. Noorita Tahir, UiTM
  • “Well planned syllabus however ineffective in execution. New proposed changes should incorporate new teaching approach, early execution during 1st year of study period, industry engagement and promotes TOT to all lecturers.”
    ~ Dr. Kamariah, UTM
  • “I would like to see more engagement from professionals/practitioners/entrepreneurs.”
    ~ Dr. Zaidi, UTM

Look forward to this faculty training the next great crop of Malaysian entrepreneurs!