Online Doctoral Degrees in Entrepreneurship

An online doctoral degree in entrepreneurship may prepare individuals for academic roles in the field of business, entrepreneurship, and acquisition. In this three to five-year program, students may learn the theories of globalization, market placement, and how to develop quality control programs. Program coursework may integrate dissertation research courses, electives, and major classes including global strategic management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurial strategies.

Upon graduation from the program, students may seek employment in their chosen specialty or operate their own business or corporation. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in education, consulting, product development, and business development.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level entrepreneurship degree programs may include a combination of dissertation research classes, specialized electives, and major coursework. These classes may teach students how to build e-commerce models, fund strategies for entrepreneurial ventures, and acquire and merge organizations. Core entrepreneurship classes may include the following:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Group Behavior
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Organizational Leadership Theory
  • Business Leadership Strategies
  • Global Entrepreneurial Activity
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may discover employment opportunities in various industries including retail, finance, insurance, marketing, and social media. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executive employment opportunities are projected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Franchise Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Operations Director
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • University Professor

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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