One to two
awards will be given each academic year
best paper is $300
runner up is $200
support is available to present the paper at an academic
Papers submitted for any School of Business
undergraduate course during summer 2010, fall 2010 or spring 2011 semesters or
revisions of such papers are eligible.
The papers includes (but is not limited to) Case
Studies, Research Papers, Market Analyses and Feasibility
The paper must be based on original thoughts of a
student(s). The material may be gathered from a variety of sources however the
paper must demonstrate a synthesis of facts and ideas rather a sheer summary
of an articles or a book or a collection of summaries of articles or
Faculty co-authored papers are
Student co-authored papers are
The paper should be well-structured and should
demonstrate the student's mastery of the subject matter and writing skills.
The paper should contain no typos and no basic grammar
The paper should be typewritten double spaced, font
size 12, and all pages should be numbered.
The paper must be properly cited and referenced. A
complete documentation of where all facts and ideas came is critical. The
references should be prepared according to the MLA, APA, AMJ citation style or
any other approved style. Students are required to consulate with their
mentors regarding acceptable reference style.
Papers must be nominated by the faculty member in whose
class the paper was submitted
Students can either submit copies of their paper along
with a submission form to the Office of the Dean of the School of Business by
the submission deadline or can have their faculty mentors email the paper to
Submission of your work implies your consent to post
the winning document on our website
Papers will be judged on overall quality. The
Undergraduate Term Paper Competition Committee's evaluation of the paper will
include consideration of content, originality, clarity of presentation,
relevancy of thesis, and research methodology.