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Honors Program

A Mark of Distinction

The Honors distinction from an AACSB International–accredited College of Business on your academic record is an ideal way to show graduate schools and potential employers that you are a person who is committed to achieving a high level of business excellence through a rigorous academic program.


The College of Business provides academically qualified and motivated students with the opportunity to distinguish their academic career through participation in the College of Business Honors program. Business Honors courses are distinguished by the type of work required, pace of study, and opportunities for broader consideration of core course themes. In addition, Business Honors courses emphasize critical and independent thinking to produce creative applications of ideas.  

An Invitation to Excel

Students who have met the GPA and SAT and/or ACT recommendation will automatically be invited to apply to the College of Business Honors program. Students who do not meet these criteria but still strongly wish to be considered for acceptance into the Program are also encouraged to apply. These students will receive an invitation from the Honors program Coordinator requesting confirmation of interest so that they may be registered for the first Honors course during Summer Orientation and Registration Program (SOAR).

18 credits

To receive the College of Business Honors designation on their transcript, a student must complete 18 credits of Honors courses including a Senior Honors Project. Twelve of these 18 credits must be taken from Honors courses in the College of Business; 6 of these 12 Business Honors credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. The following Business core courses can be taken at the Honors level:

HONB 101 (MAN 101) Managing People and Processes in Organization (fall)

HONB 200 (MK 200) Marketing Concepts (spring)

HONB 201 (BL 201, BL 350, BL 360) Principles and Processes of Business Law (spring)

HONB 203 (AC 201) Financial Accounting: The Language of Business (fall) 

HONB 312 (BUS 312) Business Processes and ERP with SAP (fall in even years)

HONB 450 (BUS 450) Strategic Thinking and Action in Organizations (fall)

HONB 495 Senior Honors Project (by arrangement)

Your Honors Capstone

Each College of Business Honors program senior works closely with a faculty advisor to develop a final project. Students must submit an Honors project as approved and overseen by the Honors Committee in the College of Business.