The Donald G. Soderquist College of Business offers two graduate assistantship positions, which are described below. Before being considered for an assistantship, candidates must apply for admission to the Graduate Business programs through the JBU Graduate Admissions Office. Full award of an assistantship will not occur until all admission requirements have been met with the Graduate School.

The Graduate Business Assistantships include full tuition to pursue an MBA or MS degree at John Brown University, and an hourly wage for 35 hours of work per week for 44 weeks for the traditional Undergraduate Business or Graduate Business programs at John Brown University. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students and be available to work during regular business hours for a time period of no less than 35 hours per week during the time they are enrolled in graduate coursework. International students are welcome to apply. Thirty-five hours of work per week counts as CPT, forfeiting OPT. For more information, contact Mindi Stevenson at the John Brown University International Programs Office at 479-524-7363 or

Applicants must show strong leadership skills and experience, personal initiative, flexibility and a keen willingness to learn by experience. Good academic standing and job performance must be consistently maintained to retain the fellowship into a second year.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Graduate Business Traditional Undergraduate Business Programs Graduate Assistant. You may apply online by clicking the link included with the description below.

Graduate Business GA for Traditional Undergraduate Business Programs

Position summary: The GA for Traditional Undergraduate Business Programs will provide direct support the undergraduate Business Strategic Management capstone course.  Duties will include managing ongoing communication with the Business Advisory Board, assisting in the review of student developed business plans, and organizing participation in the Reynolds Governor's Cup Competition.  Further responsibilities may include facilitating learning activities in the classroom, evaluating course assignments, and planning course-related experiences all aimed at helping students in the course develop professional business plans. 

Applications are currently being accepted for this position. Timeline for the award is:

  • February 16, 2015: Must be accepted into the JBU Graduate Business Program (MBA or MS)
  • February 16, 2015: Application deadline
  • March 2015: Candidate interviews
  • April 3, 2015: Candidate award notification

To apply for the Graduate Business GA for Traditional Undergraduate Business Programs, click here: Graduate Business GA Application

Graduate Business GA for Graduate Business Programs

Position summary: The GA for Graduate Business Programs will help develop and implement programs and events for Graduate Business Programs. Work is primarily directed to supporting graduate studies and operations. The GA is empowered by Graduate Business Programs to accomplish his or her duties and to work under the authority of and in cooperation with the Director of Graduate Business Programs. This individual provides organization, effective communication and multitasking, and is a detail-oriented team player. 

Applications for this position are not being accepted at this time.