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

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FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

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FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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