Mamdouha Itani, Academic Assistant, AlIttihad National Private School, UAE

Mamdouha is an entrepreneurship enthusiast, ambitious and a challenge seeker. She started her career in the hospitality industry as an income auditor in Lebanon with Rotana Hotels. Mamdouha had the opportunity to travel to UAE with Rotana Hotels as a Financial Accountant. For Mamdouha working in an office was not satisfying her ambitions although she loved her job as a financial accountant and doing lots of budget and forecasts. She finished her MBA degree in International Hospitality in 2020 during the pandemic with a GPA 3.8. Many researches and articles related to education will be published by Mamdouha until she achieves her next goal in gaining her PHD and being a university lecturer where she can share a lot of work life experience with the future generation. Mamdouha was honored to be a speaker at AIQ MENA conference talking about transforming our students from “Test Takers to Risk Takers”, and she was part of the BLUB World negotiating the importance of encouraging the adolescents participations in global political policies.


Education is a continuous process of learning, growing and innovating. As such, there is no end to the learning and development that can take place in the world of education. This is why entrepreneurship in education is so important for the future of our institutions and the next generation of leaders. Entrepreneurship is a mindset that values learning, innovation, and constant adaptation to changing circumstances. It is a life long process of staying updated with the ever-changing market and staying ahead of the curve in order to achieve success.

If we are to succeed in the future, we must embrace change and innovation. We need to challenge the status quo and adopt new and innovative ideas. Education must be an incubator for new ideas and a place where students can explore and adopt new ways of thinking. Entrepreneurship in education is necessary to develop the next generation of leaders who will thrive and succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Here’s why entrepreneurship in education is so important for the future of our institutions and the next generation of leaders.

The Need for Entrepreneurship in Education

Our education system needs to be transformed. We cannot continue with a system that is static, fixed, and conventional. Change is needed. The old way of doing things is not working. We need to adopt new and innovative ways of doing things in order to meet the needs of the 21st century.

We all know that the education system in the US is in need of transformation. It is not meeting the needs of all students, as many are not equipped to deal with the complexities of the 21st century. Many are leaving school with no marketable skills or knowledge, and are then faced with unemployment or under-employment. This is not good for anyone. It is not good for the individual, their families, or the community. It is also not good for the United States as a whole, as we are falling behind in the global economy due to this skills gap.

The Importance of Mentors

One of the keys to success in any field is to have great mentors. Mentors can help guide you and give you advice. They can also be excellent sources of inspiration. A mentor can help you develop both professionally and personally. Both in school and in your professional life, you can choose to mentor or be mentored.

A mentor is someone who has already achieved success in whatever area you are interested in and can share their knowledge and experience with you. Mentors can be individuals you know or they can be people you observe and learn from. A good mentor can offer invaluable advice and help you on your path to success.

The Importance of Networking

Networking is the process of becoming connected with other people. It can take many forms, including personal contacts, business contacts, and social encounters.

Networking can help you in many ways. It can help you get a job, find a business partner, secure funding, and launch new products. Networking can also be a great source of business referrals. Networking can happen at any number of events. It can be as simple as meeting someone for breakfast once a month. Or, you can organize formal events, such as business parties or social gatherings with a specific networking theme.

Networking is a valuable skill to cultivate both in school and in your professional life. You can begin by making a list of people you know who can be potential mentors or sponsors. Then, you can make a list of people you would like to meet and work toward building a relationship with them.

The Role of Innovation

Innovating is the process of creating new ideas and concepts. It can take many forms, including coming up with new business models, developing new educational programs, and creating new uses for existing products.

Innovating can help you keep your business competitive. It can also help you find new customers and expand your customer base. Innovating can also help you find new and better uses for your existing products or services.

Innovating in education is necessary to meet the needs of the 21st century. We need new and innovative ways to teach and learn. We need new and exciting ways to engage and inspire students. We also need new and innovative ways to prepare our students for the future, whether that be in college or the job market.

The Benefits of Entrepreneurship in Education

There are many benefits to entrepreneurship in education, including:

More Flexible Scheduling – Scheduling is one of the most challenging aspects of being a teacher. This is true both in the traditional sense, as well as in the digital world. When you are an entrepreneur, you are in charge of your own schedule. You can choose which projects you want to work on, which classes you want to teach, and how you want to spend your day. This can lead to much more flexibility in scheduling, which can be especially helpful for working parents.

Increased Career Paths – Entrepreneurship in education can help you develop a stronger understanding of many different career paths. This can help you build better relationships with your students, as well as help you identify their interests and potential career paths. This can open doors to many different opportunities, both in the classroom and outside of it.

More Control – As an entrepreneur, you have more control over your day-to-day life than you would as a typical teacher. You have the ability to choose which projects you work on, which classes you teach, and how you want to spend your day. This can give you a lot of flexibility and control over your daily life.

Better Paying Students – Some schools have a tradition of giving teachers income. This income can come from anywhere from bottles of wine at the end of the year to tips from parents. However, most teachers have to rely on a traditional salary to make ends meet. As an entrepreneur, you can set up your own business to make money and pay your students.


Entrepreneurship in education can help you create new and exciting ways to teach and engage your students. It can also help you find new and innovative ways to prepare them for the future. By embracing change and innovation, as well as the benefits of entrepreneurship in education, you can help usher in the next generation of leaders.

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