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Entrepreneurship Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University

  • 1.  Entrepreneurship Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University

    Posted 12-06-2021 08:17

    Florida Atlantic University (FAU) seeks applicants to our doctoral program in entrepreneurship.

    The Management specialization of our Ph.D. in Business Administration recently refocused on interdisciplinary entrepreneurship to better capitalize on strengths within the college. The entrepreneurship research group at FAU comprises faculty members across business disciplines. Altogether, our faculty have more than 70,000 literature citations, and have published in leading journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. Several faculty members have held leadership positions in academic organizations and at conferences, as well as editor and editorial review board roles at journals. Entrepreneurship doctoral students work closely with these faculty members throughout their coursework, and in their research. Several current and former doctoral students have won awards for their papers.

    FAU faculty with active research interests in entrepreneurship include:

    • Andac Arikan
    • Christopher Boudreaux
    • Gary Castrogiovanni
    • Steve Caudill
    • Rebel Cole
    • Kevin Cox
    • Douglas Cumming
    • Kimberly Ellis
    • Monica Escaleras
    • Joao Faria
    • Gulcin Gumus
    • Sofia Johan
    • Roland Kidwell
    • Mingxiang Li
    • Chandra Mishra
    • Donald Neubaum
    • Rajeev Sawant
    • Siri Terjesen


    Ph.D. students typically take 12-15 courses, including doctoral seminars in a three-course management core, a four-course research methods core, and 5-8 entrepreneurship courses covering topics such as venture creation processes, corporate entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial economics, and entrepreneurial finance. The program can be completed in four years, though some students may need additional time. Coursework is usually completed within two years, and then students typically spend two years or longer completing their comprehensive exams and dissertations. All students admitted to the program receive competitive stipends and support for conference travel.

    Interested individuals can contact Gary Castrogiovanni (castrogi@fau.edu) for more information or visit our web page.

    Gary Castrogiovanni
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton FL
    (561) 297-2523