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Graduate Assistantships

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Acceptance into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Marketing Research (MMR) Program. Graduate students who have been accepted in other graduate programs will be considered only in special circumstances.


Applicants must complete the Graduate Assistantship Application form. The form can also be obtained from the department secretary. Please complete the application, attach a resume to the application form and mail it to:

Edmund Hershberger, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Management & Marketing Department
Box 1100, FH 2125
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1100.


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Selection criteria:

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score
  • TOEFL score if English is second language
  • GPA in previous degree(s)
  • Previous experience as assistant or in relevant jobs
  • Demonstrated skills in tutoring, software/hardware, communication, interpersonal, and others related specifically to a position. This includes knowledge of a specific management or marketing discipline.

Renewal of assistantship:

During the semester for which the assistantship is held, and after budget authorization is secured, the department chair or secretary will ask the professors whether they intend to retain their assistants, based on performance. Each graduate assistant will also be asked whether s/he would like to continue. All graduate assistant who request to continue will be given an offer to continue, subject to the decision of the assigned professor, as indicated above.

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