Entrepreneurship plays a key role in economic growth and development. It is regarded as the main driver of job creation and innovation. Previous research recognised the intention as a vital element in determining individuals' decision to become entrepreneurs. The purpose of the current study is to examine students’ motivation to start their own businesses. The sample utilised for the study consists of 304 students enrolled in different courses from three private universities and one public university in Malaysia. The results revealed that intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and entrepreneurial skills play a significant role in influencing students’ intention to become entrepreneurs. The regression analysis indicates that intrinsic motivation is the strongest predictor of entrepreneurial intention, followed by extrinsic motivation and entrepreneurial skills. The model explained over 57% of the variance for entrepreneurial intention.