This paper examines the entrepreneurial orientation amongst the students acquiring entrepreneurial education at center for entrepreneurial development at IBA Karachi. This research contributes to the literature through its theoretical model, which tests entrepreneurial intention of undergraduate students through Smart PLS 3.0. A quantitative research method has been adopted. Entrepreneurial skills & competencies and entrepreneurial knowledge are taken as independent variables. Entrepreneurial career option is dependent variable. Effectuation is taken as a mediating variable. The model has been applied on a sample of 250 undergraduate students, who enrolled in different entrepreneurship programs of Karachi (Example: Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) and International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS) at IBA CED. The results of the study showed that effectuation significantly mediates the association between entrepreneurial skills & competencies and entrepreneurial career option. The study affirms that effectuation is a mediator in the association between entrepreneurial knowledge & awareness and entrepreneurial career option. The implications of this research will be helpful for academicians, research scholars and policy makers, working in the entrepreneurial development sector. The research will contribute to the existing literature through the entrepreneurship model
1-Shahid Qureshi Associate Professor & Director, Faculty of Management Science & Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. 2-Misbah Amin Researcher & Case Writer, Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.3-Abdullah Mustafa Researcher & Coordinator - NEP, Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Entrepreneurial Education, Entrepreneurial Career Option, Effectuation