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Karen Razelle M. Duyan

ABSTRACT  

The study determined the personal entrepreneurial competencies of the Fourth Year business students enrolled in three different Entrepreneurship related subjects and analyzed if there is a significant difference among the personal entrepreneurial competencies of students according to their programs and propose an action plan for Enhancement of Teaching Strategies and the Development of Program Structure. A self-scoring personal entrepreneurial competency (PEC) which uses 55 items to measure ten personal entrepreneurial competencies survey questionnaire was used as the primary data gathering instrument, adjusted from the earlier questionnaire used  by Management Systems International and McBer and Company, cited by Azarcon, Ernie Roy S. (2008). The assessment was conducted taking into consideration the following entrepreneurial competencies: Opportunity Seeking, Persistence, Commitment to Work Contract,  Risk-taking, Goal Setting, Information Seeking, Systematic Planning and Monitoring, Demand for Quality and Efficiency, Persuasion, and Self-Confidence. Findings of the study discloses that the students from the three sets of respondents have a moderate level of personal entrepreneurial competency. Among them, BSBA major in Financial Management and BS Office Administration   students got the highest overall PEC rating followed by BS Entrepreneurship students and then the BS Hotel and Restaurant Management students. It is recommended that Kalinga State University review the curriculum for the three programs; there should be innovation of instructional materials; it should prioritize and include activities that will encourage them to develop their entrepreneurship competencies, especially on Goal Setting and Persistence.

Keywords: Personal entrepreneurial competencies, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Office Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management

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