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It is an exciting time to pursue a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. You can explore many intellectually stimulating research questions with great real-world applications in this fast-growing academic field. Moreover, job opportunities for new Ph.D. graduates are excellent. Demand for new faculty in entrepreneurship far exceeds the supply of new Ph.D. graduates.

The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City delivers exceptional entrepreneurship education and research programs. Eight full-time faculty members in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IEI are productive scholars who regularly publish in top-tier academic journals in entrepreneurship and related fields. We are committed to building one of the best doctoral programs in the country and training the next generation of entrepreneurship professors.

We are accepting applications under two Ph.D. programs: Stand-Alone Ph.D. and Interdisciplinary Ph.D. The application process is different for each program.

Stand-Alone Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a stand-alone program. It is administered through the Henry W. Bloch School of Management by the Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program

The I.Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is administered through the School of Graduate Studies. You need to select and apply for admissions to a coordinating discipline and at least one co-discipline. We participate in the program as a coordinating discipline as well as a co-discipline. Please visit the School of Graduate Studies website.