UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Program Description

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 at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Business Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment, Honors Mentorship, specialized Business Honors Seminars and other special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.

Program Requirements

Complete one of the following two tracks:

Track I

1. Required Courses (6 units)

BUS 302BH The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 497BBH Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)

2. Seminar Requirement (3 units)

Complete three of the 1-unit Business Honors Selected Topics courses.

BUS 296BHA-Z or BUS 296HAA-HZZ Business Honors Selected Topics (1)

3. Mentorship Requirement (3 units)

Select one of the following:

BUS 491CS Small Business Consulting (3)
BUS 498 Honors Mentorship (3)
FIN 491ABH-CBH Seminar in Financial Analysis (3)

4. Additional Business Honors Courses Requirement (6 units)

Each student must successfully complete 6 additional units of designated Business Honors (BH) courses not taken previously to satisfy the major. These courses may be elective or core classes.

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 Management (3)
FIN 355BH Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 491ABH-CBH Seminar in Financial Analysis (3)
MGT 360BH Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 454BH Leadership, Power and Politics (3)
MKT 304BH Marketing Management (3)
MKT 346BH Marketing Research (3)
MKT 348BH Consumer Behavior (3)
SOM 306BH Operations Management (3)

Additionally, students must maintain a 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA to fulfill the Business Honors Program requirements.

Track II

1. Required Courses (6 units)

BUS 302BH The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 497BBH Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)

2. Seminar Requirement (6 units)

Complete six of the 1-unit Business Honors Selected Topics courses.

BUS 296BHA-Z or BUS 296HAA-HZZ Business Honors Selected Topics (1)

3. Mentorship Requirement (3 units)

Select one of the following:

BUS 491CS Small Business Consulting (3)
BUS 498 Honors Mentorship (3)
FIN 491ABH-CBH Seminar in Financial Analysis (3)

4. Additional Business Honors Course Requirement (3 units)

Each student must successfully complete 3 additional units of designated Business Honors (BH) courses. These courses may be elective or core classes.

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 Management (3)
FIN 355BH Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 491ABH-CBH Seminar in Financial Analysis (3)
MGT 360BH Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 454BH Leadership, Power and Politics (3)
MKT 304BH Marketing Management (3)
MKT 346BH Marketing Research (3)
MKT 348BH Consumer Behavior (3)
SOM 306BH Operations Management (3)

Additionally, students must maintain a 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA to fulfill the Business Honors Program requirements.

Total Units Required in the Honors Program: 18

Contact

Business Honors Program
Director: Silvina Bamrungpong
Bookstein Hall (BB) 4264
(818) 677-3100
bhp@csun.edu