The Business Fellows program blends classroom learning and real-world experience to prepare you for the world of business, nonprofits or government. You and your classmates will learn how to work as a highly effective team, completing coursework and collaborating on consulting projects and other assignments. Learn more about the Business Fellows on the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business website.

If you plan to major in accounting, business analytics, economic consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing, project management or supply chain management, consider the opportunities you will have as a Business Fellow:

  • Engage in a strategically designed four-year career development plan.
  • Travel to conduct company visits to engage with executives and gain insight into various industries and organizations.
  • Spend two weeks abroad as part of a sophomore Business Fellows global business course. Previous cohorts studied in
    Europe, Dubai and Argentina.
  • Manage a $300,000 portfolio or consult for a company as part of a senior capstone seminar.

Who should apply?

Students should have a GPA of at least 3.8. Sixty Business Fellows are selected annually based on academic criteria,
business interest and experience, essays and a faculty interview. The application deadline is January 15.

Program Benefits


Sixty Business Fellows will be awarded scholarships valued at $7,500, which are renewable annually as long as the student remains a Fellow in good standing. This is in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.

Global Study Grant

All 60 Business Fellows receive a one-time $1,000 Global Study grant to support a university-approved study abroad or Study USA experience.

Professional Development

Fellows engage in a comprehensive four-year career development plan led by the Porter Family Professional Development Center in the Love School of Business. The center helps fellows create and execute an action plan to achieve professional goals. All fellows complete at least one internship for academic credit—a valuable opportunity to get real-world business experience before your first job.