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Business Honors Program

Business Honors class

In an effort to provide a high-quality, custom education for the best and brightest business students, the UTSA College of Business is proud to offer a Business Honors Program. Our program equips high-achieving students with the academic and interpersonal skills they need to become leaders in the business world.

The Business Honors Program requires its members to meet academic and experiential learning requirements in order to graduate with the Business Honors designation. Students pursuing all majors in the College of Business are eligible to apply and participate. Due to the nature of the program, freshmen, sophomores and transfer students are encouraged to apply.

A common question is whether a student can participate in both the UTSA Honors College and the college’s Business Honors Program. The answer is yes!

The Business Honors coursework and requirements may be combined with some requirements from the Honors College. Students in the Honors College have automatic membership into the Business Honors Program. However, students must sign the Business Honors Program Statement of Commitment form and attend orientation to confirm participation.

How Do I Sign Up?

The deadline is January 22, 2020.

Experiential Learning

Business Honors students take smaller classes taught by some of the best faculty in the college. These courses provide an opportunity to develop solutions to difficult problems, while also building leadership, project management, analytical and communication skills. In addition, the program offers engaging activities outside the classroom.

  • Induction luncheon with Dean and faculty
  • Business Honors Ambassadors
  • Philanthropy projects
  • Lunch & Learn with roadrunner alumni
  • Mentoring activities
  • Business leader speaker series
  • Company site visits
  • Fun team-building events

Four Pillars of Engagement

Business Honors students will engage in enrichment activities that are curricular and co-curricular experiences. These on- and off-campus activities provide opportunities for students to intentionally explore, discover, and build skills to lead in a global society.

  • Research and innovation
  • Community and campus engagement/service
  • Global and intercultural fluency
  • Personal, professional and career development

Membership 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.

Current UTSA Students

  • Must be pursuing a business degree
  • Have at least 12 UTSA semester credit hours that apply toward graduation, with at least one semester completed at UTSA
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement with a minimum UTSA and College of Business grade point average of 3.25

New Transfer Students

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admissions requirements
  • Have a transfer grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher (minimum of 12 transferable college credit hours)
  • Complete MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business (TCCN MATH 1324 or equivalent) or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better
  • Have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) for unencumbered registration for courses

New Freshmen

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • Ranked in the top 25 percent of high school class
  • Earned an SAT score of 1200 or higher (old SAT), 1280 or higher (new SAT) or a 27 or higher composite score on the ACT

Honors College Students

  • May pursue both the Honors College and the Business Honors Program
  • Automatic admission to Business Honors Program if currently in Honors College
  • Must sign Business Honors Program Statement of Commitment
  • Must meet requirements set by the Business Honors Program
  • Attend Business Honors Program orientation and induction

Program Requirements

The Business Honors Program requires its member to meet academic and experiential learning requirements in order to graduate with the Business Honors designation.

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative UTSA and COB grade point average of 3.25
  • Pursue a B.B.A., B.A. in Economics or a B.S. in Statistics and Data Science
  • Complete 12 semester credit hours of Business Honors courses before graduation
    • Sample courses include Introductory Macroeconomics (ECO 2023), Principles of Business Finance (FIN 3013), Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business (GBA 2013), Conducting Cutting Edge and Innovative Research and Discovery (GBA 3013) and Principles of Accounting I (ACC 2013).
  • Participate in four experiential learning activities every semester approved by the Business Honors Program
  • Meet with Business Honors Program staff once per semester to create or update an academic or career plan
  • Upload resume on Blackboard after attending resume workshop offered by the Business Honors Program or by professional staff at the University Career Center

 

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