Thank you for your interest in the Walker College of Business Honors Program. This is a selective program for students maintaining at least a 3.4 GPA. Freshman and sophomores that meet this qualification are encouraged to apply. To graduate with honors, a student in the program must complete 9 hours of College of Business honors courses and an honors thesis.
Requirements to graduate with honors from Walker College:
1. Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.4 across both the College of Business Honors courses and ASU.
Typical Honors Course Offerings
|ACC 2100-410, Principles of Accounting|
|MKT 3050-410, Principles of Marketing|
|FIN 3680-410, Introduction to Finance|
|MGT 4750-410, Strategic Management|
|Thesis Preparation Modules|
|ECO 2030/2040/2100 Economics or Statistics|
|MGT 3630-410, Introduction to Organizational Behavior|
|POM 3650-410, Production and Operations Management or CIS 2050|
|Thesis Preparation Modules|
* Occasional Electives including: graduate level classes, Bowden Investment, Holland Fellows, and other special electives as appropriate 2.
2. In addition to completing 9 semester hours of honors courses, Honors Program graduates, under the sponsorship of an approved faculty member, must complete an honors thesis. Students present their findings before students and faculty at the honors thesis presentation. Completion of a thesis is required for the designation “College of Business Honors Program Graduate” to be placed on the transcript.
The Honors Thesis/Project is a 3 semester hour project to be started during the student's junior year and extends into the student’s senior year as a requirement for graduation with honors in Business. The basic objective is to involve students with an approved faculty member on a project which is of mutual interest, and which is sufficiently ambitious to earn three semester hours credit. Each section of the thesis process is graded individually on a normal A-F scale.
The Honor’s Thesis has three distinct sections designed to be split into three parts; however, it can combined into fewer semesters if needed. The first 1 hour seminar is to help the student organize their committee, formulate their research question, and write the thesis proposal. The second 1 hour section is designed for the student to collect data for the project. The third and final section is for the student to analyze the data, complete the written portion of the thesis, and present their findings. Students are expected to submit their thesis for publication with their advisor to an academic conference or journal. Many students have been successful in getting grants to complete their thesis and present at a conference. [Read more]
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4
- Preferred scores of 500 each in the verbal and math sections of the SAT
- Completion of an application form. (Please highlight anything that is unique or special about yourself)
- College of Business major
- BB&T Student Leadership Center
- Bowden Investment Group
- Boyles CEO Lecture Series
- Brantley Center
- Business Leaders
- Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit
- Career Services
- Global Opportunities Conference
- Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series
- Holland Fellows
- Honors Program
- Martha Guy Summer Institute
- Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship
- Walker Fellows
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