Interest in Entrepreneurship Course: An Exploratory Study for Non-Business Studies at Gulf College


  • Rowena Ocier Sibayan Gulf College Muscat
  • Gina Jocson
  • Alirence S. Halibas


Entrepreneurship, Gulf College, education, innovation


Education is a cornerstone of the Sultanate’s Vision 2020 Economic Development Plan.  One of Oman’s primary objectives over the past four decades has been to improve the quality of education. Implementing a knowledge-based economy, creating jobs and ultimately boosting economic growth and the government is continuously making an investment in the education sector.  Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education have received increased attention in Oman.  It is often thought subject for business discipline students, but not for technical students. As for technical discipline students interested in creating their own organization after graduation, they seem to be left,  although in many cases technical students are the originators of product ideas.

Many non-business studies strive to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the curriculum. However, integrating entrepreneurship and innovation education in non-business studies curriculum could have a significant effect on the creativity, innovativeness, leadership and entrepreneurial intentions of Gulf College non-business undergraduates. In this way, this paper presents a view of incorporating entrepreneurship and innovations course to Gulf College non-business studies.

From the theoretical perspective, this study contributes of Gulf College to the further development of education system in Oman where non-business students will not only develop their employability skills but also entrepreneurial skills.


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How to Cite

Sibayan, R. O., Jocson, G., & Halibas, A. S. (2016). Interest in Entrepreneurship Course: An Exploratory Study for Non-Business Studies at Gulf College. Asian Journal of Business and Management, 4(4). Retrieved from




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