Undergraduate Research

Several opportunities currently are available at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for undergraduate students to conduct business-related research and gain crucial skills that will further their educational foundation. At McDonough, we believe meaningful academic research is an essential part of the undergraduate experience, which is why our undergraduate program, faculty, and staff work together to support our research students.

Research not only helps students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills to help them flourish in the classroom, but also builds resume skills and prepares them for their future, whether it be in the workplace or while pursuing an advanced degree. This is an opportunity for students to explore their passions and curiosities and to build relationships with professors that transcend the classroom. Discover how to get research experience and funding.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Our signature summer program where students conduct original research with a faculty mentor. Students participate in a forum and have their papers published on our website. 

Senior Honors Thesis Program

A program where students bring their undergraduate coursework into focus to produce a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor. It also provides an opportunity to present research in front of an academic committee in their last semester.

Student Academic Assistant

McDonough is filled with motivated undergraduates who are eager to learn new skills. As a Student Academic Assistant, students have the chance to support faculty in their research and data collection during the school year.

 Open Positions for Undergraduates 

Questions about undergraduate research opportunities at McDonough?