The 2024 Franchise Accelerator Fellowship
University of Louisville College of Business, Howard University, and Yum! Brands. Application deadline: November 3, 2023Apply Now
Learn More: Franchise Accelerator Fellowship
Four MBA Students
One Game-Changing Opportunity
The Franchise Accelerator Fellowship, a collaboration between the University of Louisville, Howard University, and Yum! Brands, aims to propel graduate students into the world of franchising and entrepreneurship.
Selected MBA students (two from each university) receive a $10,000 scholarship for the Spring 2024 Semester. They undergo an enriching educational journey, gaining in-depth knowledge of the franchise business model and earning a Certificate in Franchise Management, enhancing their MBA credentials.
Beyond the classroom, students embark on an experiential learning trip to Dallas, Texas, in partnership with Pizza Hut. This trip includes connecting with peers, visiting Pizza Hut Headquarters, and interacting with company executives. Throughout the fellowship, students benefit from formal mentorship and training by industry experts, providing valuable insights and networking opportunities.
The program culminates in an exciting pitch competition where participants can win an additional $10,000 cash prize. Beyond the financial reward, the winner becomes a top candidate for promising career opportunities in franchising.
In summary, the Franchise Accelerator Fellowship offers a comprehensive and immersive experience, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to excel in the franchising industry. It’s an exceptional opportunity to fast-track your entrepreneurial career, making it a must for aspiring franchise professionals. Apply today to begin your journey to success!
*All University of Louisville College of Business programs and scholarships are open to all eligible faculty, staff, and students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
- Four $10,000 scholarships available (awarded to 2 students from Howard University and 2 from the University of Louisville)
- Extensive education in the franchise business model
- Certificate in Franchise Management to enhance your MBA
- An experiential learning trip with Pizza Hut in Dallas, Texas.
- Personalized training and mentorship from industry experts at Pizza Hut
- Opportunity to compete in a pitch competition for an additional $10,000 cash prize
- Winner of pitch competition is positioned as top candidate for exciting career opportunities in franchising at the employer’s discretion
- UofL MBA students must enroll in Franchise Management electives for the Spring 2024 semester
- Howard students must be enrolled in one of the Howard University MBA programs
- Demonstrate a genuine passion for a career in franchising through a compelling essay and interview as part of the application process
Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
*All University of Louisville College of Business programs and scholarships are open to all eligible faculty, staff, and students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.Apply Now
UofL and Howard University
A Winning Combination
When a prestigious historically black university partners with a leading institution in graduate franchise education, it’s a win-win for all involved. Howard University and UofL are committed to advancing their students’ educational and professional opportunities to change the world.
The Franchise Accelerator Fellowship will jumpstart the entrepreneurial spirit of its MBA recipients—expanding the virtuous cycle of generational wealth for students and their communities.
For any inquiries, reach out directly to Dr. Yuvay Ferguson, the Program Coordinator for the 2024 Franchise Accelerator Fellowship.