Christiana Etong Enang, PhD


Business education is a programme of study that prepares students to acquire practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of the economy and social life.  In the modern digital world, the more competencies of digital entrepreneurship business education students possesses, the more likely they are to cope with the business challenges in the digital era. Therefore, the lack of certain digital entrepreneurial competencies reduces their effectiveness in business activities and global competitiveness.  Hence, this paper focused on digital entrepreneurial skills and competencies required from business education students to work in the digital era. The paper examined different digital entrepreneurial competences, how it should be taught and assessed for business education students to be competent enough to work in the digital era.  The paper concluded that business education students should therefore be taught the digital entrepreneurial skills and competencies to remain relevant after Graduation in 21st century digital era. It was recommended among others that Government should provide the necessary resources and enabling environment for the inculcation of digital entrepreneurial competencies at all levels of educational institutions in Nigeria.In addition, there is need to integrate digital entrepreneurial competencies in the curriculum of business education programme in order for business education graduates to possess the digital entrepreneurial skills to be self-reliance and create job for the national development.


Keywords: Digital entrepreneurial skills, competencies, business education, digital era



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