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Brett Gilbert phd'04

Assistant Professor
Mays Business School
Texas A&M University

The most valuable skill Brett Gilbert learned as a doctoral student is an understanding of the research process and how to design it. With encouragement from faculty, Gilbert pursued her research interest in new ventures. “The program at Kelley not only shaped my research interest, but allowed me to develop my own voice as the scholar I was intended to be. I was nurtured to become a successful academic at Kelley.”

Areas of Study


Launched in 2000, the Kelley School of Business PhD program in entrepreneurship is one of only six such programs in the country. We are true leaders in this field, and our faculty are award-winning, prolific scholars committed to your success.

The entrepreneurship major is one of three doctoral majors offered by Kelley’s Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. As such, our faculty members are interdisciplinary scholars, focusing on research that spans boundaries across the other two majors as well as marketing, economics, social psychology, political science, and international business.

Students majoring in Entrepreneurship study the micro aspects of entrepreneurship research including entrepreneurial cognition and decision making at the individual level to more macro aspects including new venture strategy, corporate entrepreneurship, and growth at the firm level. One excellent resource available to our doctoral students is the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a world-renowned repository of entrepreneurial research, teaching, and practice.

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