Dr. Donna McCloskey
SBA Honors Program Director
SBA Honors Program
The School of Business Administration (SBA) Honors Program is intended to attract and challenge students who are interested in pursuing traditional business topics at a more intense level and/or studying current topics in more depth than in the traditional business curriculum.
Participants are eligible to take honors sections of required business courses. Typically, these courses cover the material in greater breadth and depth and often with a focus on experiential learning. Additionally, students can take special topic courses taught by faculty and industry partners. Past classes have included leadership, corporate law and social responsibility, the modern manager and the world economy.
Honors students enjoy a number of special benefits and privileges. As a member of this elite group, students are invited to participate in trips, dinners, speakers and professional meetings, which complement classroom learning. In their junior year, SBA honors students in good standing are invited to participate in a week-long international trip, which is partly subsidized by the school.
Students will be admitted to the SBA Honors Program at two points: as entering freshmen (based on high school rank and SAT scores); and at the end of freshman year (based on GPA).
Students accepted into the SBA Honors Program are required to take a minimum of three SBA honors courses, which may include honors sections of required courses and courses designed specifically for the Honors Program.
Additionally, SBA honors students are expected to maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA and attend at least four SBA enrichment activities per year.
At commencement, students are eligible to wear the honors cord and will be awarded an SBA honors certificate.