Following are some frequently asked questions about the program, and responses. Click on the question to get the information.
Entrepreneurship PhD FAQs
Contact the director of the PhD Program, James Fiet, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-645-2536.
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.
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.
Please see the Entrepreneurship curriculum page.
We offer only a full-time program that requires your residency on campus which does not allow outside employment.
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.
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.
The College of Business at the University of Louisville offers only one PhD degree: in Entrepreneurship.