The PhD program in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management “focuses on how firms both established and new create and capture value, connecting the challenges and opportunities in the external competitive and regulatory environment to the internal knowledge and capabilities of organizations. The program brings together researchers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to jointly examine questions related to strategic management, entrepreneurship, organization theory, technology and innovation, international business, and non-market strategy”.

PhD Entrepreneurship University Minnesota

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurship & capability development in global industries
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Industry emergence and its consequences for entrepreneurship
  • Commercializing science-based technologies
  • Social psychology of entrepreneurship
  • Venture investment in developing countries
  • Technology & innovation
  • Entrepreneurial teams’ human capital
  • Entrepreneur-investor relationships
  • Entrepreneurship and digital communities

Besides the PhD program in Entrepreneurship, the University of Minnesota also has the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship which “inspires, educates and connects the next generation of Minnesota’s entrepreneurs”. UMN also offers an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship for students interested in starting a new business, helping existing organizations to develop new business opportunities, or creating social impact through new ventures. Moreover, the university’s MIN-Corps program takes the mystery out of technology commercialization by helping students and researchers navigate the process to successfully develop and market their ideas through licensing and new ventures.