The PhD program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers “an intellectually demanding doctoral program for those who already have a breadth of knowledge in the functional areas of business and who have a strong interest in academic research”.

PhD Entrepreneurship Virginia Darden

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurial opportunity
  • Corporate venturing
  • New venture creation and financing
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial cognition and behavior
  • Ethics & entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Public policy & entrepreneurship
  • Competitive dynamics
  • Decision-making in volatile environments

Faculty and students of the PhD program in entrepreneurship at Virginia – Darden have published in all the top-tier entrepreneurship journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing.

UVA also has the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation which supports “education and experiential learning for students who aspire to grow as entrepreneurial leaders and advances entrepreneurial leadership through rigorous and relevant research in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology”. The institute houses the Society For Effectual Action whose objective is to change the way entrepreneurship is taught and learned. Other resources for UVA Darden researchers include the Global Corporate Patent Database, startup incubator – accelerator, venture internships and fellowships, experiential learning programs, etc.