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Indiana University Bloomington


Doctoral Program


Degree Requirements

The objective of the doctoral program course work is to provide students with the knowledge of their chosen major field through exposure to the current literature as well as to acquaint the student with research methodologies and designs. Students in the PhD program are expected to dedicate themselves to the program full time.

The course work for a PhD in Entrepreneurship consists of six seminars (four required and two elective) in the student’s major, three courses in research methodology and statistics, and three courses in a minor field of the student's choice. The minor field must be approved by the advisor for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and the minor field department. Each doctoral student is also required to take a teaching development seminar. 

Required Courses: take all 4

Elective Courses: select 2 from the following

Research Methods and Statistics: take 3 courses
  • X610: Statistics for Research
  • X611: Statistics for Research
  • One other relevant methods or statistics class
Minor Field: take at least 3 courses
Many students take their minor within the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, in the field of Strategic Management and Organizational Theory or in the field of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. Students may not “double count” courses toward the minor and major. Students may also take their minor from a related field inside or outside the Kelley School of Business (e.g., psychology, economics, or sociology).
Teaching Course Requirement: 1 course
  • X630: Teaching Development Seminar

Qualifying Exam

All doctoral candidates are required to successfully complete a qualifying examination during the second summer of their residency in the program. This exam will cover both Research Methods and Entrepreneurship.