Are entrepreneurs born or raised? Recent research shows that the outcomes from entrepreneurship programs in non-business schools are rather poor.
Instead, the focus of successful entrepreneurship programs should be to focus on selecting the right candidates into the program based on their personality.
Individual, student‐level attributes may be as important to entrepreneurial outcomes as curricular considerations in BEPs. Using data from current and recent graduates of a BEP our study suggests that personal attributes—an individual's entrepreneurial passion—increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial intention among its students. Consequently, our findings indicate that BEPs may need to consider applicant characteristics to maximize the likelihood of entrepreneurial outcomes from its program.