Undergraduate Research Associate Program (URAP)

The Undergraduate Research Associate Program (URAP) provides opportunities for high achieving undergraduate business students to engage with and assist FIU Business faculty with research projects and/or help conduct research studies. Students selected for URAP are matched with faculty members seeking research associates based on mutual interest, skills, and preferences. Research associates commit 5 to 7 hours each week to working with their assigned faculty mentor on research. Research assignments typically last for a semester at a time with the possibility of signing up for additional semesters with the same faculty member based on mutual interest.

What do Research Associates do?

Students assist in the planning, executing, and analysis of research in the fields of accounting, finance, information systems and business analytics, international business, leadership and management, and marketing and logistics.

Research activities students engage in include archival data collection, survey research, lab research, data coding and cleaning, programming and data analysis and the possibility of conducting an independent research projects under faculty mentorship for advanced research associates.


Ten hours each week to working on research.


Between 25-50 students admitted into the program each year.

  • Students gain a deeper understanding of the principles of research and research methodologies.

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