The Entrepreneurship Ph.D. concentration at FAU provides the specialized preparation needed by nascent entrepreneurship scholars seeking to make significant contributions through their research and teaching. Early in the program our students are paired with at least one faculty mentor who shares their research interests. The program generally consists of two years of coursework, followed by comprehensive exams and a dissertation, and it usually takes a minimum of four years to complete.

During the two years of coursework, the following topic areas will usually be covered.


  • Entrepreneurship Overview
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Economics

Management Core

  • Organization Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

Research Methods Core

  • Scientific Method
  • Univariate Statistics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Research Design and Measurement

We have a very strong entrepreneurship faculty, with several members recognized nationally and worldwide.  The program is both selective and fairly small, which allows students to work closely with our faculty members. Our students regularly present their research at prestigious conferences, and many have academic journal publications prior to graduation.  Job placements are strong, with our students obtaining positions at universities nationwide.


For additional information about the entrepreneurship concentration, click on the button below or contact the Entrepreneurship Ph.D. Coordinator, Dr. Gary Castrogiovanni, castrogi@fau.edu.

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Boca Raton, FL 33431
phone: (561) 297-2561
fax: (561) 297-2179
email: BusinessPhd@fau.edu
map: BU (86) 203

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