Students write to me all the time about getting a PhD. I have a few words of generic advice -- (1) go to the best school that will pay your full way; (2) look at a wide variety of options and visit the schools and go to the one where you feel most comfortable; and (3) think hard about your choice because this is both (a) the intellectual adventure of a lifetime if you choose right, and (b) an investment that you will draw on for the rest of your life.
For students attracted to market-oriented economics, let alone Austrian economics, the options are so much greater than when I was deciding on graduate school back in the early 1980s. Take advantage of the wide variety of options in philosophy, politics, economics, and even history (with the rise of the study of the history of capitalism, it is a wide open field). But there are also programs through business schools to study economics, law, public policy and entrepreneurship. For the past few years I have been telling students to look seriously at Texas Tech and King's College of London, but with this announcement from Peter Klein students should definitely consider Baylor.
The Department of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business is currently accepting applications for the Ph.D. program in Entrepreneurship. The application deadline is January 15th, 2016 to receive full consideration for admission and accepted students will begin their studies in the fall of 2016.
The doctoral program builds on Baylor’s long standing tradition as a leader in entrepreneurship and equips students with the skills to conduct rigorous research that meaningfully advances the discipline, eventually launching high-impact careers as faculty members at leading universities. Although the primary focus is on entrepreneurship, students are afforded a secondary area in strategic management.
Selected students work closely with faculty members to develop deep knowledge of the field of entrepreneurship and an appreciation for theory, research methodology, and the publication process. Doctoral candidates are afforded the opportunity to generate and publish research with faculty mentors and receive active support in facilitating their own research. Faculty include Kendall Artz, Ray Bagby, Peter Klein, Les Palich, Steve Bradley and Matthew Wood. Their research has regularly appeared in top journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal.
The Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship uniquely emphasizes excellence in teaching. Students take required courses in pedagogy and take part in phased mentorship that builds teaching skills.
The program is a full time four-year residency program. Tuition remission, a competitive annual stipend (among the highest in the field), support in attending key conferences in entrepreneurship and competitive summer research grants from the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Students will also have opportunities to connect with initiatives such as LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator at the BRIC (Baylor Research & Innovation Collaborative).
The Department of Entrepreneurship is housed in the new state of the art Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
Information, including the online application is available at http://www.baylor.edu/business/entrepreneurship/phd/.
Please contact Dr. Matthew Wood, director of the doctoral program or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of high potential candidates or if you have questions about this exciting program.
Matthew S. Wood, Ph.D.
Director, Entrepreneurship Doctoral Program
Department of Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
One Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798
This is a great opportunity to attend a great university and study with great faculty who will encourage you to study and utilize in your work the economics of the great Austrian economists. The field of entrepreneurship is very open to contributions from the Austrian school of economics perspective. Take advantage of that opportunity.