Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School recently rated in the top 10 in terms of research nationwide-focuses on leadership, strategy and entrepreneurship, connecting the external worlds of competition and collaboration with the critical process of knowledge creation and innovation within organizations. Our program draws on world-renowned scholars in strategic management, entrepreneurship, international business, organization theory, and innovation. Each student develops an individualized program of study combining coursework with active involvement in faculty research, research seminars, a weekly PhD workshop, and teaching opportunities. This prepares our students to conduct high-level research as well as find academic placements at top research universities worldwide.

PhD Coordinator

Gurneeta Singh






Associate Professor Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh

Contact Associate Professor Singh for program questions.
Associate Professor Singh

Department Chair

Shaker A. Zahra






Professor Shaker Zahra

Professor Zahra

Yoonhee Choi

Alumni Perspective

"The PhD Program at the Carlson School is truly an excellent place to grow as an academic and independent researcher. The program and faculty members of the department provided challenges as well as support to help students understand and then contribute to the field of management and entrepreneurship through coursework, diverse seminars and workshops, collaborations for publishing in top-tier journals, and more."

Yoonhee Choi
PhD '16
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
Placement: California State - Long Beach