E-STAR Academy

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E-STAR Accreditation

E-STAR is an international accreditation that rewards Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for their commitment to using the Entrepreneurial mindset as the catalyst for higher quality and continuous improvement in 4 Accreditation Standards:

       Student education and career planning,

       Transfer of knowledge to business,

       Academic innovation and development, and

       Regional impact (economic, social & cultural).

The E-STAR awarding body is the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a community of practice with members in 107 countries.  

Management & Science University awarded

E-STAR Accreditation

Management & Science University, located in Shah Alam the state capital of Selangor in Malaysia, has become the first Higher Education Institution in the world to be awarded E-STAR Accreditation.  The award was confirmed in a meeting in May 2023 between the MSU Chairman & President, YBhg. Prof. Tan Sri Dato' Wira Dr. Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, and the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, Paul Coyle.

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E-STAR Management & Science University


E-STAR is designed to create many tangible benefits for HEIs, when they prepare an application, receive feedback from peer reviewers and acheive the award ...

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The E-STAR Accreditation Standards focus on how an HEI can meet the needs of its key stakeholders: students, employees, business and society...

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Timeline and Fees

E-STAR takes an entrepreneurial approach to accreditation, and, therefore, is able to reduce the time from application to award and deliver value for money...

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A defintion of the entrepreneurial mindset

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Network has created an easy to understand, common sense and practical definition of the entrepreneurial mindset.

What makes the definition distinctive is that it is quick to understand, easy to remember and of practical use in a diverse range of contexts.

As an aid to memory, 1 essential entrepreneurial behaviour is allocated to each of the 7 letters in the word MINDSET.

Therefore, the 7 entrepreneurial behaviours are: [M]eet real needs, [I]nnovate, [N]ever act unethically, [D]are to take risks, [S]ell, [E]xercise for productivity and [T]ake the initiative.

This definition of the entrepreneurial mindset, with a brief description of each of the 7 essential entrepreneurial behaviours, is available for [DOWNLOAD] in the following 16 languages:

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