Business Honors Program

Students who are admitted to the University of Utah’s Honors College can participate in the honors program at the David Eccles School of Business. This program gives students access to advanced business courses, taught by the school’s top faculty. Class sizes are small, allowing for strong relationships with professors. Students also have the option of working one-on-one with a faculty mentor to write a thesis and earn an honors degree.

Admissions & Advising

To learn more about the Honors College’s offerings, admission process, requirements and more, please visit the Honors College website or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the Honors College.

To learn more about the honors program at the Eccles School, please see the “Honors Degree Requirements” section below or schedule an advising appointment with Undergraduate Advising Services.

Honors Degree Requirements

In addition to completing the University of Utah’s and their major’s graduation requirements, students seeking an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA) or Honors Bachelor of Science (HBS) from the Eccles School must complete the Honors College’s requirements and the requirements below.

Eccles School Honors Policies

  • All upper division business honors courses require at least a 3.5 University of Utah GPA in order to enroll and complete.
  • The research and writing process for the honors thesis must span across two semesters (at least). During that time, students are enrolled in a 4999 course and receive a “T” (thesis) grade until the thesis is complete. Please see the “Honors Thesis” section below for more information.
  • The Eccles School will award one HBA or HBS per student.
  • ACCTG 3601 – Honors Principles of Accounting
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • ACCTG 4999 – Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • ACCTG 3601, FINAN 3041*, IS 4411, MGT 3681, MKTG 3011, OIS 3661 or STRAT 5701
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • ACCTG 4999, ENTP 4999, FINAN 4999, IS 4999, MGT 4999, MKTG 4999 or OIS 4999
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)

*FINAN 3041 fulfills the Honors Science requirement or 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College).

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • MGT 3681* – Honors Human Behavior in Organizations
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • STRAT 5701 – Advanced Strategic Management
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • ENTP 4999 – Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills the Entrepreneurship Elective requirement (Eccles School)

*MGT 3681 is not required for students admitted to the major during or after the 2017-2018 catalog year.

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • FINAN 3041 – Honors Financial Management
    • Fulfills the Honors Science requirement or 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • FINAN 4211 – Honors Valuation
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills a Finance Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • FINAN 4999 – Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Finance Electives (Eccles School)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • IS 4411 – Honors Information Systems
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • IS 4999 – IS Honors Thesis Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • MGT 3681 – Honors Human Behavior in Organizations
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • STRAT 5701* – Advanced Strategic Management
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • MGT 4999 – Management Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Management Electives (Eccles School)

*STRAT 5701 is not required for students admitted to the major during or after the 2017-2018 catalog year.

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • MKTG 3011 – Principles of Marketing Honors
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • MKTG 4999 – Marketing Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Marketing Electives (Eccles School)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • OIS 3661 – Operations Management for Honors Students
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills an Upper Division Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • OIS 4999 – OIS Honors Thesis/Project
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Operations Management Electives (Eccles School)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

  • BUS 1051 – Honors Foundations of Business Thought
    • Fulfills 3 credits of Honors Electives (Honors College)
    • Fulfills a QAMO Core requirement (Eccles School)
  • QAMO 4999 – Honors Thesis
    • Fulfills the Honors Thesis requirement (Honors College)
    • Fulfills 3 credits of QAMO Electives (Eccles School)

Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or prior to 2013-2014.
Course Planner for students admitted to the Honors College during or after 2014-2015.

Honors Thesis

The honors thesis is a significant undergraduate research project that serves as the culmination of a student’s honors experience. Though the project itself may take on many different forms, the purpose of the thesis is to advance knowledge and understanding and further develop a student’s intellectual, professional and personal growth. During a two-semester research and writing process, students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor, approved by the major’s Honors Faculty Advisor.

For more information about the honors thesis, please visit the Honors College’s resource page and view the Honors Thesis Checklist.