Honors Program in Management and Marketing

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The purpose of the Departmental Honors Program in management and marketing is to challenge students to discover and study topics of special interest, encourage the development of research skills and recognize outstanding performance in the major.

Program Details

Application Requirements

After accumulating at least 60 credit hours toward your degree, you may apply for admission by submitting an Honors Application Form and research proposal to the chair of the department Honors Committee. (See Honors Proposal Checklist.) Upon successful review of the application and research proposal, participation begins the following semester. You may apply at any time between the accumulation of 60 and 89 credit hours. No student may be admitted after accumulating 90 credit hours. 

Admission Requirements

  1. You must be enrolled in a major in the Department of Management and Marketing.
  2. You must have at least a 3.50 GPA in all major and core courses taken prior to admission to the program.
  3. You must have at least a 3.25 GPA in all courses taken prior to admission to the Departmental Honors Program (including transfer credits).
  4. You must complete the Honors Application Form, including all transcripts from institutions of higher education, a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member and your research proposal.
  5. Your proposal must be approved by at least two of the three members of the Honors Committee.
  6. You must have a letter of acceptance by the Honors Committee.
  7. You must have final approval of your honors proposal by the department chair.

Note: Once your proposal has been accepted, you may also apply for the DeStefano Undergraduate Research Fund to help defray some of the costs of your project.

Criteria for Granting Honors

  1. You must maintain a B- or better in all major and core courses taken while a member of the honors program.

  2. You must maintain a C- or better in all other courses taken while a member of the honors program.
  3. You must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and a GPA in the major of 3.50 or better.
  4. You must submit current transcripts to the chair of the Honors Committee for each semester while a member of the honors program, with all major/core courses highlighted.
  5. You must complete your honors project while enrolled in two successive 400-level independent study courses under the supervision of a member of the department that is acceptable to the supervisor and to the Honors Committee.
  6. Your research project may be a historical study, a policy-analysis or an empirical study.
  7. Your honors project must be completed by April 1 of the year of graduation in the case of spring graduation or by November 1 of the year prior to graduation in the case of winter graduation. Your completed project must be presented to the members of the Honors Committee.
  8. You must receive an evaluation of satisfactory by the Honors Committee members.
  9. In the case of an unsatisfactory evaluation, the committee may suggest revisions, which, if completed in a timely fashion, may result in a satisfactory evaluation.
  10. The evaluation of your project will be based on criteria announced prior to project production and dependent on the type of research conducted.
  11. You may appeal an unsatisfactory evaluation of a project to the Honors Committee, the Department Advisory Committee, the chair, the dean, the vice president for academic affairs and the president (in this order), but you must accompany such appeals with substantiating evidence of an incorrect or unfair evaluation.