The College of Business at the University of Louisville is seeking exceptional candidates for our PhD Program in Entrepreneurship. The application deadline for the Fall of 2022's entering class is January 31, 2022.
We anticipate adding 5 to 6 graduate students to our team. Our four-year, full-time doctoral program is AACSB-accredited and prepares students to engage in high-quality research and pursue careers as faculty members at academic research institutions. Our program provides a balanced range of discipline-specific seminars and core methodological courses that will prepare students to conduct high-quality research in entrepreneurship.
The program fosters a collaborative environment that facilitates students' early involvement in research projects with our research-active faculty in entrepreneurship as well as those faculty members in entrepreneurship-related disciplines across the College. Our collegial faculty group and current graduate students have a broad range of research interests spanning myriad areas of entrepreneurship whether this is in the startup, corporate, social, or family business contexts. In addition, our team draws on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Our faculty members are committed to high-impact and rigorous research. Their work has been published in the top tier entrepreneurship journals, including Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and Family Business Review as well as other leading journals in management such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Accepted doctoral students receive a Graduate Assistantship for 20 hours a week and receive full support that covers tuition and all fees as well as a competitive stipend for four years. Fifth year funding is available in some circumstances that are contingent upon a graduate student's academic progress. Additionally, the College of Business provides graduate students a dedicated allotment to support conference travel as well as additional opportunities for fellowships and research support through the University's Center for Free Enterprise.
The University of Louisville is located in Louisville, Kentucky along the Ohio River, in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. Founded in 1798, the University of Louisville is an international, public research university that is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and is one of only a few institutions that hold both Carnegie Very High Research and Community Engaged University designations. Louisville also plays host to a wide variety of regional celebrations, including the Kentucky Derby Festival - two weeks of non-stop entertainment that ranges from the quirky to the sophisticated, with signature events like a paddle-wheel riverboat race and one of the country's premier air shows, all leading up to the most exciting two minutes in sports: The Kentucky Derby.
To apply for the Ph.D. Program in Entrepreneurship in the College of Business, please visit our web site.
Daniel T. Holt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Management
Director of Graduate Programs in Entrepreneurship
University of Louisville College of Business
Louisville, KY 40292
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