Program Overview

With its focus on Entrepreneurship, the Management PhD program 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.

Management Core

  • Organization Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

Research Methods Core

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

Entrepreneurship Focus

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

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 concentration in management, click on the button below or contact the Management Ph.D. Coordinator, Dr. Gary Castrogiovanni,

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Contact Us

Program Admissions
777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
phone: (561) 297-4734
fax: (561) 297-2179
map: BU (86) 203

Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

Proud member of AACSB, the premier accreditation agency for business schools.

Princeton Review Entrepreneur

Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

Ranked #37 (ugrad.) and #41 (grad.) in 2021 according to The Princeton Review.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

#11 (U.S.) and #1 (Florida) in the Financial Times rankings.

Best International Business

Best International Business

#22 for Best International Business Ugrad. Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.

Best Undergraduate Business

Best Undergraduate Business

Ranked Among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2021.

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

#27 for Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs in 2021.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online Grad. Business

Ranked Among the Best Online Master's Business Programs (non-MBA) in 2021.

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs in 2021.

Online Veterans MBA

Best Online MBA - Veterans

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans in 2021.

Online Veterans

Best Online Grad Veterans

#19 for Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) in 2020.

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

Top-20 in the world according to SportBusiness.