Please join us for our webinar series.

Selecting a McNair project in business

September 17th, 2021, 3-4:30pm EDT

A webinar for accepted McNair Scholars and their mentors, discussing how to choose a viable and excellent research project in business that will work within the scope of the McNair Program and beyond. A leading McNair Director will open with an overview of the characteristics of a McNair research project. Then, a panel of faculty mentors from business schools will discuss their experiences helping McNair Scholars to select and manage their projects. Thereafter, a panel of recent alumni will discuss their projects and the challenges they faced.



Mike Barnett, Professor of Strategy, Rutgers Business School

PhD (NYU/Stern); McNair Alum (U of Missouri-Columbia); Founder, McNair Business Scholars Network


Samantha Kellar, PhD Student (UCLA Anderson); McNair Alum (Portland State)

Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance, West Texas A&M

Susan J. Ott, Director, McNair Scholars Program, U at Buffalo

Merrick Osborne, PhD Student (USC Marshall); McNair Alum (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Ann Peng, Lansford Distinguished Professor of Leadership (Missouri)

Kristina Tirole-Carmody, PhD Student (Kansas); McNair Alum (Kansas)

Applying to PhD programs in business

October 15th, 2021, 3-4:30pm EDT

A webinar intended for current McNair Scholars and recent alumni, though open to others, focused on how and where to apply and what to expect throughout the selection process for PhD programs in business .

Registration link forthcoming


Ishva Minefee, Assistant Professor, U of Illinois.

PhD & McNair Alum (U of Illinois-UC); Director,

McNair Business Scholars Network


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Why become a McNair Scholar in business?

Panel discussion of McNair alumni who are now business school professors. Find out what it takes and why it's worth it, straight from those who have done it.

MBSN Webinar - Why Become a McNair Scholar in Business Feb 2021.pptx

Why become a McNair Scholar in business?

Review the PowerPoint slides associated with this webinar. One striking figure: only 37 of 2,539 recent McNair Scholars were business majors. Let's do better!

AACSB presentation.pptx

Best practices for McNair Programs in business

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