Program and Course Information
A research-based approach
The PhD in Entrepreneurship is a research-based degree drawing on classic and modern literature in economics, sociology, psychology, political science, history, statistics, and other disciplines. It equips students to investigate the great questions confronting entrepreneurs, policymakers, and other actors. Students work closely with faculty mentors in developing an appreciation for theory, research methods, and the publication process. The doctoral program is personalized to reflect the intellectual interests of the students while capitalizing on the strengths of our entrepreneurship faculty. Students work directly with faculty mentors to produce and publish research. The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, which is engaged in innovative entrepreneurial outreach on many fronts including free enterprise, is an important partner to the PhD program.
The Baylor PhD in Entrepreneurship emphasizes great teaching as well as research. Baylor is well regarded for teaching effectiveness and the doctoral program continues that tradition with mentoring and other support to foster personal growth and development in classroom leadership. This includes required courses in pedagogy, along with a mentorship plan that builds teaching skills.
Baylor University provides tuition remission for all admitted students. The Hankamer School of Business and the Department of Entrepreneurship provide a competitive annual stipend to doctoral students, as well as support in attending key conferences in entrepreneurship. Competitive summer research grants are available from the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship to support research interests of doctoral students.