AKSOB Experience

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are intended to support and enhance student’s academic experience through granting tuition waivers, in return for providing academic services to their schools, such as teaching and research.

General Information

Eligibility: Any graduate student in good standing can apply for GA. This excludes Executive MBA students.

Coverage: Up to 100% tuition for the duration of the program, renewed each academic year. This covers summer courses as well.

Number of awards:Varies depending upon the School’s needs. Approximately 100-120 assistantships are awarded each academic year with varying amounts of assistance up to 100% of tuition.

Award criteria: This depends on the undergraduate GPA; GMAT score; student’s time availability to work and general school needs.

Requirements: Students must work up to 20 hours per week at LAU for 100% tuition.

Restrictions: No restriction on working outside of LAU but the student must meet LAU’s work requirements first. The student must also meet the minimum GPA for renewal in next academic year.

When to apply:No later than the end of Summer (around early August) or end of Fall Semester (early February).


Graduate students interested in applying for the graduate assistantship should submit a GA application to the School, by each term’s specified deadline. Selection of graduate assistants is made through a committee appointed by the school’s dean. Decisions are recorded in the minutes of meetings and are communicated to the applicants and the Business Office in writing. The assistantship contracts are signed by the dean, the department chair and the student.

The selection of graduate assistants is guided by the following criteria and considerations:

To renew a graduate assistantship, a student must be in good academic standing and must have performed the assigned duties satisfactorily in the preceding semesters, as determined by a positive evaluation of the supervising faculty. Evaluation is performed every semester using a divisional/School form.

Rights and Obligations

Assistantships for Specific Programs