Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

The mission of the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program at the Fowler College of Business is to support student engagement and development through undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative initiatives.

Participation in the program is highly selective. Student protégés work closely with Dr. Mujtaba Ahsan, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Kaveh Abhari, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems to develop research skills in the areas of management, entrepreneurship, international business, leadership, and marketing.

Students selected for the program get the opportunity to:

  • Develop a long-term, supportive relationship with a mentor and fellow protégés
  • Gain real-world research experience
  • Add an entry that looks great on a grad school application or resume
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about a management or marketing topic of interest
  • Benefit from working with other ambitious and academically minded students
  • Work on a research project of their own choice
  • Learn about a scientific approach to business
  • Polish writing and presentation skills
  • Learn to design studies and present conclusions in conferences
  • Become more familiar with contemporary approaches to data collection and analysis
  • Become more attractive to potential employers
  • Prepare for graduate education
  • Get three elective credit hours

Students work with their mentor by both attending regular meetings and working independently on their own.


See examples of previous students' projects on the Students from the Program page.


Those interested in learning more or applying to the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program for the next academic year should contact one of the mentors directly during the Spring semester.

Dr. Mujtaba Ahsan

[email protected]

Download Application Form (xls)


Dr. Kaveh Abhari

Management Information Systems
[email protected]

Apply Here!