Full-time graduate assistants work 20 hours per week during the semester and receive $6,180 for the academic year plus full tuition remission (up to 15 graduate credits) and a discounted parking permit. Part-time graduate assistants work 10 hours per week and receive a scholarship covering 8 credits per semester and a $3,090 academic year stipend. Graduate assistantships can be up to four semesters long, not counting summer sessions. Full-time graduate assistants may not have any additional employment outside of the CBA. Part-time graduate assistants may have some part-time employment with approval of the Director and the Graduate School. Summer assistantships are generally not available.
To be eligible, students must enroll in 9 credits in fall and spring semester. Joint degree students may also hold assistantship awards, but must take business classes each semester to be eligible.
Graduate assistantship awards are very competitive, with 8 to 10 applicants for every opening. Students with GMAT scores above 570 are eligible for an assistantship award and students with the highest GMATs may be given preference for College of Business Administration assistantships. Students with GMAT scores ranging from 500 to 560 may be considered for an award if they have work experience or special skills required for the position. Students with GMAT scores below 500 are ineligible for assistantship awards in the CBA.
To apply: Submit an Application for a College of Business Graduate Assistant Award either via the online application or download the application form. Two reference letters are required. The reference letters that you use for your application for graduate admission are acceptable for your application for financial aid. An UPDATED RESUME is also required.
Limitations: Assistantships are limited to students admitted to degree granting programs with full admission status. Provisionally admitted students, non-degree students and certificate students are not eligible for awards.
Industrial Graduate Assistantship (IGA) awards provide businesses and other organizations the opportunity to hire graduate level business students to work 20 hours per week in training positions during the academic year. The student is considered a university employee while receiving real-world work experience and also receiving a tuition scholarship from The University of Akron College of Business Administration (CBA).
Employers interested in hiring students for an Industrial Graduate Assistantship should contact the academic department most closely associated with the type of work the student will be doing to gain approval and to begin the process of finding a student who would be a good fit. Department details and additional information on the IGA.
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