The Program consists of a required three-course sequence focusing on leadership, strategy, and business ethics:
Junior Year Spring Semester-
Business Honors 300: Introduction to Leadership Seminar
Senior Year Fall Semester-
Business Honors 495: Business Honors Seminar I (cross-listed with Business 495: Strategic Management Capstone. Honors Program participants form a separate group within this course.)
Senior Year Spring Semester-
Business Honors 496: Business Honors Seminar II
The curriculum offers all the advantages of seminar-based learning, including increased interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching and providing valuable academic and career guidance. The courses utilize a discussion-driven style centering on case analysis, real-world business experiences and examples, and students' own insights and perspectives. Through a mentored program format, participants develop the high-level communication, analysis, writing, presentation and research skills exhibited by successful business leaders. These skills enable Honors Program students to begin their professional careers or graduate study programs with increased confidence and advanced preparation.
As part of the required three-course sequence, students prepare a final thesis or project selected by the student and completed in the Senior Year Spring Semester. Some students may have the opportunity to make formal presentations of their work at annual conference meetings. Upon completing the Program, participants receive the special designation of graduating "With Honors in Business" or "With Honors in Economics."