Herberger Business School

Business Honors Program

The Business Honors Program is more than an academic program, it is a mindset. The program is for students who enjoy a challenge, who want to make a difference, and aren't afraid to go after their dreams.

It provides opportunities for driven students to engage more closely with community members, like-minded peers and professors. With this advanced experiential learning offering, students position themselves to become our next generation of leaders.

Direct questions to:

Herberger Business School
Business Advising Center
229 Centennial Hall
Phone: (320) 308-3214
Email: busadvising@stcloudstate.edu

Eligibility

These students are eligible to apply:

  • Incoming first-year students who have been accepted to the University Honors Program.
  • Current students, not in the University Honors Program, who have with a GPA of at least 3.25, a minimum of 12 credits and a letter of recommendation from a former instructor. That letter should comment on factors such as the student's motivation, academic skills and maturity.
  • Transfer students with a minimum 12 credits completed at the home institution, a minimum 3.25 GPA and a letter of recommendation from a former instructor. That letter should comment on factors such as the student's motivation, academic skills and maturity.

Application Process

A completed application, transcript, letter of recommendation and essay should be delivered to the Business Advising Center in Centennial Hall 229.

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. For best results, submit applications by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester due by March 1
  • Spring Semester due by Oct. 1

Program Requirements

A student must successfully complete at least 15 credits of honors business courses to receive verification of an Herberger Business School Honors major on an official transcript. Transfer students may transfer ACCT 291 or BLAW 235 equivalents if the courses were required as part of a degree, and they achieved a grade of B+ or higher in those courses. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Course Offerings

HON 100: Honors Seminar I (Does not count towards the 15 credits of honors business courses)
ACCT 291: Accounting I
BLAW 235: The Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business
MGMT 301: Introduction to Professional Management
MKTG 320: Introduction to Marketing
IS 340: Management Information Systems
FIRE 371: Managerial Finance
HBS 498: Business Consulting
MGMT 497: Strategic Management 

Benefits

Honors sections of business courses will be smaller than non-honors sections and limited to 25-30 students. Courses typically include additional discussion and experiential learning components. Students in the Business Honors Program will be given the privilege to register on the first day of registration and receive application assistance for scholarships and other awards. They will have access to additional research and community service opportunities.

Students may apply for the Herberger Business School Honors Scholarship on the Huskies Scholarships website.