Graduate talent 'isn't being nurtured'

14-03-2008

Graduate talent 'isn't being nurtured'
Graduates who are business minded are not being nurtured by universities, one expert has claimed.

Business schools are taking the traditional approach to lecturing students, which can deter undergraduates from the idea of working in business, stated Ian Robertson, the chief executive of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE).

Higher education institutions are broaching the topic in the "wrong way", he said.

Mr Robertson remarked that too much time is spent on lecturing undergraduates on "business management focus and the importance of the business plan", while not enough focus is given to skills and the behaviour of students.

"There will be some [graduates] who will go on to set up their own businesses. That model is far more suited to universities and attractive to a much broader range of graduates," he said.

Research by NCGE discovered that 11 per cent of students are currently undertaken enterprise and entrepreneurship work.

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