Following are some frequently asked questions about the program, and responses. Click on the question to get the information.

Entrepreneurship PhD FAQs

How can I get additional information about the program?

Contact the director of the PhD Program, James Fiet, at or call 502-645-2536.

Is the program for me?

We seek students who are passionate about performing academic research in the field of entrepreneurship, and who plan on becoming academics engaged in teaching and scholarship.

What do I have to do for my Graduate Assistantship?

Typically, our students serve as Research Assistants for 2 years. In their 3rd or 4th years, our students teach a total of four classes while they are completing their dissertations.  A 5th year may be spent either as a research assistant or a graduate teaching assistant. Approval for a 5th year of study may be granted on an individual basis but is expected not to be the norm.

Do you have a part time program or a distance-learning program?

We offer only a full-time program that requires your residency on campus which does not allow outside employment.

How long does it take to complete the program?

It should normally take four full years to complete the program. Students take courses in their first two years in the program, and write their dissertations and complete other papers in years 3 and 4. Some students may require a 5th year, which could be granted as an exception.

When does the program start?

Student cohorts begin their studies in August of odd years. i.e., new cohorts of students will begin the program in August 2017 and August 2019.

What can I specialize in?

The College of Business at the University of Louisville offers only one PhD degree: in Entrepreneurship.


University of Louisville
College of Business
Harry Frazier Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
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The UofL College of Business is separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our Accreditation page for details.

University Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)



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