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The Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GEI) participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program only as a co-discipline, and meets the needs of students interested in supplementing his or her primary research interests with a course of study in entrepreneurship and innovation. Students interested in specifically focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation, with the intention of pursuing a career as a tenure-track faculty member in a business school, should consider the GEI full-time Ph.D. program offered through the Bloch School of Management.
Suggested Primary Disciplines
Students who select entrepreneurship as a co-discipline must complete four doctoral seminars (12 credits) offered by GEI doctoral faculty. The Ph.D. Program Director must approve the chosen courses, consistent with the student’s research interests and background.
Students will complete an Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprehensive examination determined by the GEI faculty at the completion of the four required courses.
Students will work with the primary discipline on the extent to which the entrepreneurship and innovation literature informs the dissertation’s central research question. At least one dissertation committee member should be a member of the GEI doctoral faculty, but may not Chair the committee.
Students complete Annual Evaluation through their primary disciplines. The GEI Ph.D. Program Director provides input on this evaluation as it pertains to the student’s coursework or related dissertation work in entrepreneurship and innovation.