Business Research Fellows

Business Research Fellows

Business Research Fellows are a select group of Heider College of Business students who want to influence future business practices and improve society. This portion of the Heider Fellows Program, enhances your undergraduate experience by gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to design your own research projects concerning policy questions like; taxation, regulation, welfare programs, and collective decision-making. This formal academic mentoring program for high achieving students, allows you to develop basic analysis, writing, and research skills focused on current events.

As a student in the Heider Research Fellows program you benefit from special access to faculty, alumni, guest speakers, policy makers, and thought leaders in the community and in the public policy arena. The program is administered and funded by the Creighton Institute for Economic Inquiry (IEI). At the end of the program, you are more prepared to participate in research of your own design and encouraged to develop your own expertise.

Other key elements include:

  • Designated Ratio Studiorum Program (RSP)
  • Faculty academic advisor within the Institute for Economics Inquiry
  • Introduction to research with Microeconomics, ECO 203, specific to Business Research Fellows
  • Commitment to service through Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
  • Participation in policy focused reading group
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Research travel grant
  • Special invitations to events, speakers and conferences including, but not limited to:
    • The Food for Thought Seminar
    • The Business, Economic Environment & Policy Seminar Series (BEEP)
    • IEI Public Forums
  • Faculty mentoring to support student research freshman through senior years
  • Priority application for Institute for Economic Inquiry activities
    • Advanced reading group organized by IEI (PPE Reading Group)
    • Gail Werner Robertson Research Fellow Program

Research Fellows must complete their annual requirements in order to remain in good status.

  • Maintain a minimum of 3.3 cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing as a Fellow; those that drop below this GPA will have one semester to improve academic standing
  • Demonstrate commitment to service through the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for 8 consecutive semesters
  • Priority Registration
  • Research Fellows RSP Section, featuring guest lecture series
  • ECO 203 – section reserved for Research Fellows
  • Participation in policy focused reading group for IEI Research Fellows
  • Complete minimum service of 24 hours/semester
  • Participation with the Annual Heider College of Business Interview & Competition Weekend
  • Priority Registration
  • IEI Faculty Academic Advisor
  • Participation in reading group to explore research
  • Complete minimum service of 24 hours/semester
  • Participation with the Annual Heider College of Business Interview & Competition Weekend
  • Priority Registration
  • Mentoring & learning plan for research project
  • Complete minimum service of 24 hours/semester
  • Participation with the Annual Heider College of Business Interview & Competition Weekend
  • Development of research project for University Research Day
  • Senior project capstone course
  • Complete minimum service of 24 hours/semester
  • Participation with the Annual Heider College of Business Interview & Competition Weekend
  • Senior cocktail reception
  • Honors ceremony with honors cord at graduation