The growing need for expertise
The growing importance of entrepreneurship fostering innovation, economic growth, and improvements in the quality of life has increased the need for entrepreneurship education, research, and outreach. As universities, research institutes, government agencies, and other organizations incorporate entrepreneurship into their programs, there is a growing need for well-trained entrepreneurship scholars. Baylor's PhD program in entrepreneurship was established in response to this demand. It leverages Baylor's reputation as a leader in the field to train the next generation of scholars who will guide this rapidly growing discipline.
- Rigorous training in entrepreneurship theory and empirical research methods
- Distinguished faculty with diverse backgrounds and research interests
- Emphasis on student-faculty collaboration in research and teaching
- A multi-disciplinary approach providing opportunities to study entrepreneurship from different perspectives and in different contexts
- Generous financial support for research
- Association with one of the leading academic programs in the field
Your academic career
The Baylor PhD aims to equip you with skills to become a leader in the academic field of entrepreneurship. (Note that while practitioner experience is welcome, it is not required; we are training entrepreneurship scholars, not practitioners.)
We embrace an apprenticeship model. Besides formal classroom instruction you will work directly with faculty to learn the crafts of research and teaching. We expect students to publish in leading journals, in collaboration with faculty mentors, during their PhD training. Teaching, editing, working with undergraduate and MBA students, and other aspects of academic life are part of our rigorous training program.