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Business Honors Program

Program Requirements

Business Honors Program members are required to meet academic and experiential learning requirements in order to graduate with the Business Honors designation. Below is an outline of requirements.

-Maintain a minimum cumulative UTSA and COB grade point average of 3.25
-Complete a minimum of 9 semester credit hours of business honors coursework. This requirement can be completed by combining any of the course options below:

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Honors Sections (offered once per year)

Fall Courses Spring Courses
ACC 2013 ECO 2013
IS 3003 FIN 3013
MKT 3013 GBA 2013
MGT 3013 MS 3043
MGT 4893 MGT 4893

-Enroll in any of the Business Research Competency courses: GBA 3013, GBA 4023, GBA 4033, GBA 4933
-Enroll in an Academic Credit Internship. You must meet all academic credit internship requirements; see an academic advisor for details.
-Participate in three events every semester approved by the Business Honors Program.
-Complete two high-impact experiences as part of the Experiential Learning Four Pillars of Engagement.
-Meet with Business Honors Program staff once per academic year

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-Maintain a minimum cumulative UTSA and COB grade point average of 3.25
-If you are pursuing a B.A. in Economics or a B.S. Statistics and Data Science must complete 9 credit hours of Business Research Competency courses.

REQUIRED: GBA 3013 Introduction to Academic Research (Spring);

and either:

Option 1
GBA 4023 Conducting Innovative Research (Spring)
GBA 4033 Communication and Impactful Research (Fall)

or

Option 2
GBA 4933 Honors Thesis (2 semesters/6 credit hours)

-Participate in three events every semester approved by the Business Honors Program.
-Complete two high-impact experiences as part of the Experiential Learning Four Pillars of Engagement.
-Meet with Business Honors Program staff once per academic year

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Types of Events

- Company site excursions (meeting leaders, company tour and/or case-study opportunities)
- Lunch and Learn sessions with business alumni
- Community service opportunities

Examples of High-Impact Experiences

- Professional internships
- Study abroad
- Academic research and/or leadership positions in a student organization

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