Kevin S. Delbridge College of Business 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 Kevin S. Delbridge College of Business Honors program provides academically qualified and motivated students with the opportunity to distinguish their academic career. 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 criteria will be offered a seat in the Kevin S. Delbridge College of Business Honors program. Students should sign on to their Applicant Status Page and complete the Honors Acceptance Form, signifying their acceptance of the invitation. Students who do not meet the criteria but still strongly wish to be considered for acceptance into the Program are encouraged to reach out to the Director of the Program, Kara Kapinos, via email.
There is a second entry point into the Honors Program for current students who did not have the opportunity to join entering their freshman year. All current students with a 3.7 cumulative GPA after their first year will be automatically invited to join the Honors Program in their second year.
Courses & Project
To receive the Honors designation on their transcript, students in the Kevin S. Delbridge College of Business Honors program must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 and have good standing in the University community at all times. In addition, 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; six 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 200 (MK 200) Marketing Concepts
- HONB 201 (BL 201, BL 360) Principles and Processes of Business Law
- HONB 203 (AC 101) Financial Accounting: The Language of Business
- HONB 204 (MAN 204) Managing People and Processes in Organization
- HONB 312 (BUS 312) Business Processes and ERP with SAP
- HONB 450 (BUS 450) Strategic Thinking and Action in Organizations
- HONB 495 Senior Honors Project (by arrangement)
Senior Honors Project
Each College of Business Honors Program senior works closely with a faculty advisor to develop a capstone project. Students must submit an Honors project as approved by their project advisor, the department in which their major is housed, and the Honors Program Director.
Business Honors Council
A Business Honors Council, composed of student representatives of each class, meet bi-monthly to develop a program of activities by and for the Business Honors community. Ongoing events include student/faculty dinners and speaker series.