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Ph.D. Positions in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

  • 1.  Ph.D. Positions in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

    Posted 11-23-2021 09:40



    The Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Ph.D. cohort.

    The Department is home to one of the world's leading group of researchers focused on advancing scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship. EEE educational programs and research productivity are consistently ranked among the best in the United States, including recently being ranked #3 globally in the TCU Entrepreneurship Research Productivity rankings. In addition, EEE is one of only a handful of academic departments exclusively devoted to entrepreneurship, and also one of the few to offer a doctoral degree in entrepreneurship. EEE also houses the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) which focuses on entrepreneurial solutions to social problems, and the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), which focuses on economic, social, and environmental sustainability in value creation. Faculty members also hold the Editor-in-Chief position at ETP, and various associate editor and editorial board positions at premier journals in the fields of entrepreneurship and management. All these features place the Department in a competitive position, as more and more business schools expand their programs and emphasis on entrepreneurship.

    The aim of our doctoral program is to provide Ph.D. students with deep knowledge of the field, and the research and technical skills necessary to design and execute rigorous studies to be published in leading journals.  Admitted applicants will have the opportunity to study under the supervision of a group of world-leading scholars that includes: Cristiano Bellavitis, Suho Han, Mike Haynie, David Lucas, Alex McKelvie, Maria Minniti, Todd Moss, Arielle Newman, David Park, Minet Schindehutte, and Johan Wiklund. We expect admitted candidates to complete their study within four or five years, and to pursue careers at top Ph.D. granting academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad. 

    During your time as a doctoral candidate at EEE you can expect:

    • Waiver of all tuition fees during the program
    • A competitive annual stipend to cover your living expenses
    • Funding to support your summer research activities
    • A research education tailored for a future entrepreneurship scholar
    • The opportunity to do research together with the internationally renowned scholars of the department
    • Competent and dedicated guidance from those scholars
    • Experience as a university teacher in our nationally-ranked entrepreneurship undergraduate program


    A doctoral degree in entrepreneurship from Syracuse University offers you a whole host of opportunities for the future. Our recent placements include tenure track positions at em-Lyon (France), the University of Louisville, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the National University of Singapore. Some of our graduates currently hold tenured or tenure-track posts at universities such as the University of Tennessee and McGill University (Canada).

    Application deadline is January 15th 2022 for admission in the Fall semester. All relevant information, including the application package can be found online at  http://whitman.syr.edu/programs-and-academics/programs/whitman-phd-experience/index.aspx . For any further information, please contact Dr. Maria Minniti at mminniti@syr.edu.


    Todd Moss
    Syracuse University
    Syracuse NY
    (315) 443-9215