The PhD program in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management “trains scholars with an interest in understanding the challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship—moving ideas and companies from the earliest stages of basic research to effective products and services with an impact on the world”.

PhD Entrepreneurship MIT Sloan

Areas of faculty research

  • Innovation-driven entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial investment decisions
  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Emergence and diffusion of innovation
  • Technology startup M&A
  • Gig economy and entrepreneurial entry
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Spinouts and spinoffs
  • Economics of entrepreneurship
  • Strategic partnerships with universities

Clearly, the PhD program in Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan has a strong component of technology innovation and venturing. PhD scholars have access to the rich entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus including:

  • Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP)
  • Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
  • MIT Innovation Initiative

Viewing entrepreneurship as a craft that can be taught, these resources are designed to provide “proven frameworks, courses, co-curricular programs, state-of-the- art facilities, advisory services, and processes to create a rigorous, practical, customized, and integrated educational experience”. Undergraduates can choose the entrepreneurship & innovation (E&I) minor, jointly offered by the MIT School of Engineering and Sloan as an interdisciplinary program.