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Honors Advising

The Honors Program represents UConn’s commitment to educating highly motivated and creative leaders and thinkers.  Many successful Business students are also members of UConn's Honors Program.  Students are either admitted to the Honors Program as incoming freshmen, or apply for admission to the program in their first or second year at UConn, to begin in the fall of the following academic year.

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Honors Advising

For the first two years, Business students in the Honors Program are advised by their assigned professional staff advisor. For a student’s junior and senior years, an Honors student will have an Honors Faculty advisor in their major.  Faculty Advisors and other essential major-specific information can be found listed below. Current and prospective Honors students will find a wealth of information on the Honors Program website.

Applying to Honors

Students not admitted to the Honors Program directly as a freshman may apply to the program after their first or second year.  The Honors Program admission website has more information about the process, including details about the application and applicable deadlines.

Students may also be interested in learning more about the School of Business Student Organization, Honors in Business Association.

Honors Registration

Honors students get priority registration when the enrollment period opens.  The School of Business is committed to offering Honors versions of upper-division Business core classes.  Where honors versions are not offered, honors students may request to convert courses to earn Honors credits in a non-Honors course.

Anticipated Offerings of Business Honors Sections

Storrs offerings listed below.  Search in StudentAdmin with Dynamic Class Search to see all courses at all campuses, or visit Honors website.

Fall 2017

  • ACCT 4204
  • FNCE 3101 (offered every Fall and Spring term)
  • MKTG 3101 (offered every Fall term)

Spring 2018

  • BLAW 3175
  • FNCE 3101 (offered every Fall and Spring term)
  • MGMT 3101 (offered every Spring term)
  • MGMT 4900 (interested Honors students may enroll in the preferred conversion section 004 and proceed through conversion process)
  • OPIM 3103

** Fall 2018 schedule currently being finalized

Honors Information by Major

  • All students in the School of Business, including Honors Scholars, take at least two writing-intensive ("W") courses. 
    • One required writing-intensive courses will be identified on the major's plan of study:
      • BUSN 3002W (formerly BADM 4070W)
      • or BUSN 3003W (formerly BADM 4075W)
    • The second writing-intensive course may be the honors thesis course (see major information below to see which departments offer writing-intensive versions of the honors thesis course) or, if not offered as a writing-intensive course, any course of the students choosing (examples are ANTH 1000W, SOCI 1501W, HIST 1502W, etc.)
  • Honors Scholars are encouraged to take more writing-intensive courses where their plan permits.

Honors Faculty Advisor:
Arthur Schmeiser
Department webpage
Thesis course: ACCT 4997W

Honors Faculty Advisor:
Michel Rakotomavo
Department webpage
Thesis course: FNCE 4997W

Honors Faculty Advisors:
Resul Cesur
Xiao Lin
Department webpage
Thesis course: HCMI 4997W

Honors Faculty Advisor:
Travis Grosser
Department webpage
Honors information
Thesis course: MGMT 4997

Honors Faculty Advisor:
Xinxin Li
Department webpage
Thesis courses: OPIM 4996 & 4997

Honors Faculty Advisor:
Kelly Herd
Department webpage
Honors information
Thesis courses: MKTG 4996 & 4997W

Honors Faculty Advisor:
John Clapp
Department webpage
Thesis course: FNCE 4997W