Through the generous support of the Nimocks family, the Reeves School of Business offers limited funding for students to develop undergraduate research projects in the form of a thesis or an independent project/paper.
Students can qualify to earn 3, 6, or 9 upper-level credit hours while working on their undergraduate thesis.
Students are encouraged and can qualify to receive funds to participate in conferences, or to make on-campus research presentations.
In some cases, students may be eligible to receive funding to travel to conduct research or to offset research expense costs (i.e., software, books, magazines, newspapers, other media costs).
Successful students will receive recognition from the Reeves School of Business and Methodist University. Also, having successfully completed a substantial research project at the undergraduate level will enable the student to more easily qualify for graduate programs while also impressing potential employers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Undergraduate Thesis?
An undergraduate thesis is an original, independent research project culminating in a significant paper.
What is included in writing an Undergraduate Thesis?
A thesis is characterized by persuasion, factual evidence, originality, and clarity of expression.
When can I start?
A thesis can be started in the junior year or the first semester of the senior year.
Why write a thesis?
A thesis demonstrates a student’s research skills and highlights an area of interest for graduate studies and/or career goals. A thesis, if done correctly, will best represent and define your undergraduate education.
What should I write about?
Select a thesis topic where you have a strong interest.
How long must it be?
The form and length of a thesis can vary greatly by topic. Traditional research-based theses are 30 to 50 pages, but some are longer. Your paper should be long enough to extract a scholarly article from it.
Dr. Josiah R. Baker
Nimocks Professor of Business