Heider Dean's Fellows Program

Overview

Creighton University’s Heider College of Business recognizes the importance of combining concepts of business theory with real world cases in the classroom setting. But the learning does not stop there. In the Heider College of Business, we provide our students with the opportunity to meet, shadow, intern and build mentoring relationships with executives from Fortune 500 companies throughout the nation. With more internships than students to fulfill them, all students in the Heider College of Business have an opportunity to intern before graduation.

The Heider College of Business Dean’s Fellows Program provides a premier set of opportunities designed for a select group of students wishing to incorporate the business community into everyday student life. It provides students with unique opportunities and challenges to enhance their undergraduate experience in the Heider College of Business, positioning them well for specialized internships and future job placement.

These Fellows graduate as confident, connected and socially responsible servant leaders. Fellows have the experience and knowledge to guide them in ethical decision-making in an ever-changing business climate.

Key Elements

  • Applied learning that integrates business curriculum with real world business experience to develop leadership, ethical decision-making and social responsibility.
  • Stipends for studying abroad & professional learning opportunities.
  • Priority registration for classes.
  • Professional coaching and career advice provided by dedicated Heider College of Business career services professional.
  • Special seating and invitations to CEO Breakfast, Dinner with the Dean, Creighton Business Symposium and Leadership Conversations.
  • Leadership development through the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program: http://www.creighton.edu/business/annatylerwaite/index.php.
  • Commitment to servant leadership through the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility: http://business.creighton.edu/centers-programs/deans-honor-roll-social-responsibility
  • Continuing education through Creighton’s Graduate Business Program including: admission preference, GMAT preparation and $1,000 scholarship (good for up to 3 years following graduation).

Admissions Requirements

Round 1
A 3.7 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of ACT test score of 27 or SAT test score of 1210-1240.

Submission of the Heider College of Business Dean’s Fellows Program application, essay and resume by February 1.
Response to required essay question, submission of resume, highlighting service and leadership in business areas (DECA, Chamber of Commerce, etc.)

Round 2
Interview in-person during February Ethics Competition or over the phone.
Twenty students will be selected and notified in the beginning of March when other scholarship notifications go out.

Program Requirements

Freshman Year
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3
Participation in ATW Leadership Program, level 1
Participation in Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
Dean’s RSP Section, featuring a guided tour of a Fortune 500 company

Sophomore Year
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3
Participation in ATW Leadership Program, level 2
Participation in Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
Attendance at Annual CEO Breakfast
Attendance at Annual Dean’s Fellows Dinner

Junior Year
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3
Participation in ATW Leadership Program, level 3
Participation in Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
Attendance at Annual CEO Breakfast
Attendance at Annual Dean’s Fellows Dinner

Senior Year
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3
Participation in ATW Leadership Program, level 4
Participation in Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
Attendance at Annual CEO Breakfast
Attendance at Annual Dean’s Fellows Dinner

Program Benefits

  • Priority Registration
  • $1000 stipend for approved study abroad programs
  • $250 stipend for out-of-classroom professional learning opportunity, such as a convention hosted by a professional organization that a student will become affiliated with upon graduation like AMA, CFA Society, etc.
  • Special seating at Creighton Business Symposium and Leadership Conversations
  • Mock interview opportunity with a panel of CEOs
  • “Creighton Advantage” for admission into Creighton’s Graduate Business Program
  • Free GMAT Prep Session
  • $1000 scholarship for Creighton’s graduate business programs, good for up to 3 years following graduation
  • Face time with Fortune 500 CEOs
  • Face time with the Dean!