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Baylor Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Baylor Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship

    Posted 11-18-2021 14:52

    Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business

    Department of Entrepreneurship


    The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business invites applications for the Ph.D. Program in Entrepreneurship. The application deadline for next fall's entering class is January 15, 2022.


    Baylor is consistently ranked among the top ten US entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review, US News & World Report, and Businessweek. The Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship is housed within the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, an independent academic unit offering an undergraduate entrepreneurship major and minor, an MBA concentration, and a variety of special programs. More information on the department is available here: https://www.baylor.edu/business/entrepreneurship/.


    The doctoral program builds on Baylor's experience as a leader in the entrepreneurship field to develop the next generation of entrepreneurship scholars. The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation is also home to the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise which studies the effects of public policy and institutions on entrepreneurship. 


    The Ph.D. program emphasizes rigorous and relevant theoretical and empirical research in entrepreneurship and related fields, as well as extensive training in teaching, writing, editing, working with students, and other aspects of academic life. We aim to place our graduates in faculty positions at highly ranked universities and similar institutions. Recent placements include tenure-track positions at the University of Oklahoma, Wichita State University, and Iowa State University.


    Baylor embraces an apprenticeship model in which students work directly with faculty mentors to learn the craft of research and writing. Students are expected to publish in leading journals, in collaboration with faculty mentors, during their PhD training. Entrepreneurship faculty include Kendall Artz, Peter Klein, Matthew Wood, Steve Bradley, Les Palich, Patsy Norman, Boris Nikolaev, David Scheaf, Gabriella Cacciotti, and Justin Yan. Their research appears in top journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology. 


    The program is a full-time, four-year residency program. Support includes tuition remission, a competitive annual stipend (among the highest in the field), resources for attending key conferences in entrepreneurship, and competitive summer research grants from the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Students will also have opportunities to connect with initiatives such as the Baylor Angel Network, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) incubator, and other programs. The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation is housed in the state-of-the-art Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, opened in 2015.


    Baylor's main campus is in Waco, Texas, a metropolitan area of about 250,000. Four of the five fastest-growing U.S. cities are in Texas and Waco is within a two-hour drive of Dallas-Fort Worth to the north and Austin to the south, and within three hours of Houston and San Antonio. 


    Further information about the Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, including the online application, is available at http://www.baylor.edu/business/entrepreneurship/phd/.


    Contact Ph.D. Director Matthew Wood at ms_wood@baylor.edu for questions or more information.