To develop academic and professional leaders among Love School of Business students by providing consistently high academic rigor and unique experiences for students showing extraordinary potential.

Business Fellows will strive to fulfill their potential by:

  • Meeting and exceeding the demands of a high level of academic rigor
  • Committing themselves to their professional development
  • Serving in a leadership role for both Elon University and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.


Students and faculty members involved in the Business Fellows program value intellectual challenge, a service ethic, integrity, initiative, engaged citizenship, and mutual respect.

Intellectual challenge

Business Fellows are eager to learn, as demonstrated by the high level of challenge presented in Business Fellows courses and in the high level of academic standards Fellows set and meet in their academic pursuits. Business Fellows challenge themselves and others to meet the highest levels of intellectual performance.

Service ethic

Business Fellows seek out opportunities to serve others, through organized community service activities or through individual efforts.


Business Fellows represent the highest level of integrity. Business Fellows do their own work and carry their weight; they can be depended on to deliver on their commitments.


Business Fellows are entrepreneurial and continuously seek new opportunities to improve themselves. Business Fellows seek to gain the value-added benefit of an activity or an opportunity.

Engaged citizenship

Business Fellows are self-motivated and fully engaged in the life of the Elon community through extracurricular activities, the Business Fellows program and classes. Business Fellows seek out and seize opportunities, and take on leadership roles that benefit the project or the organization in which they are involved.

Mutual respect

Business Fellows engage in dialogue. They listen and acknowledge the contributions of others as well as speak up to offer their own ideas and insights. They embrace diversity, including but not limited to, diversity of age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing and intellectual viewpoint.