The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors here at California State University, Northridge. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and teamwork skills.
Business Honors Program
The Business Honors Program offers its students many benefits including:
- Smaller class sizes
- Challenging curriculum designed to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving, leadership, and oral and written communication skills
- Academic advising by Business Honors Program Director & Department Chairs
- Peer mentoring
- Priority registration into all business courses
- Professional guest speakers
- Opportunities to work with faculty, business partners, and Business Honors Program alumni on research and special projects
- Networking, networking, networking
For admission to the Business Honors Program, students must meet the following minimum requirements.
For first-time Freshman Applicants, there are two options: one based on grades, the other on most recent SAT scores
1. GPA: A cumulative high school GPA of 3.7, OR
2. SAT: Combined Math, Verbal, and Writing SAT score of 1950
College Student Applicants must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.5
Business Honors Program Requirements
1. Required Courses (18 Units)
Complete one of the following two tracks
BUS 296BHA-Z Business Honors Selected Topics (3)
BUS 498 Honors Mentorship (3)
Each Student must successfully complete 12 additional units of designated Business Honors (BH) courses. These courses may be elective or core classes
BUS 296BHA-Z Business Honors Selected Topics (6)
BUS 498 Honors Mentorship (3)
Each Student must successfully complete 9 additional units of designated Business Honors (BH) courses. These courses may be elective or core classes.
The following are Upper Division Core Classes and electives for Business Honors Program students:
BUS 302BH The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 497BH Capstone (either A or BCS) (3)
ECON 308BH Economics for Managers (3)
ECON 309BH The Use and Interpretation of Economic Data (3)
ECON 310BH Price Theory and Applications (3)
ECON 311BH Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve (3)
ECON 409BH Introduction to Econometrics (3)
FIN 303BH Financial Management (3)
FIN 352BH Investment Analysis and Mangement (3)
FIN 355BH Problems in the Corporate Financial Policy (3)
FIN 437BH Advanced Topics in Finance (3)
MGT 360BH Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 454BH Leadership, Power and Politics (3)
MKT 304BH Introduction to Marketing Management (3)
MKT 346BH Marketing Research (3)
MKT 348BH Consumer Behavior (3)
SOM 306BH Operations Mangement (3)
Additionally, students must maintain a 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA to fulfill the Business Honors Program requirements
|Total Units Required in the Business Honors Program 18|
Fall 2015 Course Offerings
|BUS 296BHS||Seminar: Business Research Methods||#19425||M 11:00AM-12:15PM|
|BUS 296BHT||Seminar: E-Portfolios||#19426||W 12:00-12:50PM|
|BUS 302BH||Gateway Experience||#13061||M 2:00-4:45PM|
|FIN 303BH||Financial Management||#13327||TTh 3:30-4:45PM|
|FIN 437BH||Advanced Topics in Finance||#12947||M 3:30-6:15PM|
|MGT 360BH||Management & Organizational Behavior||#13420||W 4:00-6:45PM|
|BUS 491CS||Small Business Consulting||#13214||M 7:00-9:45PM|
|BUS 498||Honors Mentorship||#13276||TBA|
The annual Case Competition hosted by the Business Honors Program offers students a unique opportunity to showcase their abilities and apply their functional, analytical, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills to a real-life business situation.
Students work in teams to analyze an assigned case, and they present their analysis to a panel of business executives who serve as judges. In addition to offering students practice in case analysis, the competition also offers invaluable networking opportunities.
Past Business Honors Program students have secured independent study projects, internships, and full-time employment opportunities through their participation in the Case Competition.
Business Honors Program students offer free tutoring to Nazarian College students Monday through Thursday from 8am to 6pm and Fridays from 9am to 5pm in JH 2119.
- Two-business-day advance sign-up is required of students requesting tutoring.
- Although tutoring is offered for a variety of classes, not all subjects are tutored every day.
- Students may sign up for 2 hours of tutoring per subject, per week.
- Students to receive tutoring should come prepared with textbooks, notes, and questions.
- Tutors will not read and analyze cases or work on homework for students receiving tutoring.
- Tutoring services are provided for BUS 302L but NOT for BUS 302. For example, if you did not pass the Statistics lower division exam in 302L, you may get tutoring for SOM 120. However, please do not ask tutors to do your case analysis.
- Questions? Need to reschedule? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving back to the community is an important part of the Business Honors Program. Business Honors Program students participate in a number of philanthropic activities throughout the year. These activities have included food and clothing drives for local charitable organizations, "Feed the Homeless" at the House of Blues, and the Los Angeles AIDS Walk. The Business Honors Program selects a number of organizations and events to work with each year.