Attitude of Muslim Female Students towards Entrepreneurship - a study on University Students in Bangladesh

Taskina Binta Mahmud


Business education is attracting more and more female students, hence more entrepreneurial participation is expected from these graduates. The study aims to investigate the entrepreneurial intention of the Muslim Female BBA students from International Islamic University Chittagong Bangladesh. Few studies have addressed entrepreneurial attitude of Muslim females in developing countries. Islam is a complete way of life; directing and guiding entrepreneurial intention based on Islamic values will ensure an overall balanced growth in society rather benefiting particular sections. Investigating Female students' intent can act as the first step towards instigating entrepreneurial culture in Bangladesh based on Islamic teachings. As par findings of the study major motivational factors highlighted by the students who are willing to pursue self-employment are feeling of independence and satisfaction. Total number of respondents is 95 among which only 26.3% are inclined to go for self-employment. The unwillingness of the rest of the students is, among other reasons, mainly due to the risk and uncertainty involved in business, lack of capital, family and social obstacles, lack of suitable knowledge as well as lack of experience.

Key words: Motivation, Entrepreneurship Intention, Business

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