The attitude of students on the influence of basic academic studies on starting an entrepreneurial activity


  • Anja Dogandžić Toplica Academy of Applied Studies, Department of Business Studies Blace, Serbia
  • Sonja Dogandžić Toplica Academy of Applied Studies, Department of Business Studies Blace, Serbia
  • Aleksandar Dogandžić University of Priština, Faculty of Economics in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia



entrepreneurship, education of entrepreneurs, innovation


This research paper deals with the analysis of students' attitudes regarding the impact of basic academic studies on the initiation of entrepreneurial activity. In order to determine the attitude of students, research was conducted by surveying and interviewing students using the method of random samples. The following were analyzed: the representation of entrepreneurship as a scientific discipline within the study programs, support in the form of incubation centers, the tendency of dual education, the presence of an entrepreneurial spirit, institutional support measures, the attitude towards female entrepreneurship, the support of mentors and available resources for the development of entrepreneurial competences. The results indicate different attitudes and impressions of students on this topic. It was studied whether there are significant differences in attitudes among the groups of respondents that were formed according to various characteristics in relation to the overall result of the survey. A certain number of students believe that the knowledge and skills acquired through basic academic education are sufficient to start entrepreneurial activity, while the other part of the respondents believe that it is insufficient for entrepreneurial motivation and seek education through practice and an example of a real economy. The studied attitude of the students is positive, but it was observed that there is still a lot of room in the creation of study programs that should be aligned with the digital era, but also with the needs of the "zoomer" generation and their clear desire to invest their future in starting entrepreneurial activities.

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Dogandžić, A., Dogandžić, S., & Dogandžić, A. (2023). The attitude of students on the influence of basic academic studies on starting an entrepreneurial activity . International Scientific Conference on Economy, Management and Information Technologies, 1(1), 117–127.