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 entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, international business, international economics, economics, economic consulting or accounting, consider the opportunities you will have as a Business Fellow:

  • Engage in a strategically designed four-year career development plan.
  • Travel to New York to visit Wall Street, engage with executives and gain insight into various industries
    and organizations.
  • Spend two weeks abroad as part of a first-year Business Fellows global business course. Previous cohorts studied in Argentina, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Manage a $300,000 portfolio or consult for a company as part of a senior capstone seminar.

Who should apply?

Applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.8 and a combined evidence-based reading and writing and math SAT score of 1380, with a minimum of 600 on the math section, or an ACT score of 31 or higher. International applicants may apply without a standardized test. Sharp analytical skills and a strong interest in majoring in entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, economics, international business, accounting or economic consulting are also required.

Thirty Business Fellows will be selected annually based on academic criteria, business interest and experience, essays and interviews.

Program Benefits


Thirty Business Fellows will be awarded scholarships valued at $5,500, 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 30 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.