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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Business, Honors Program

The Business Honors Program (BHP) provides students with access to a range of opportunities designed to stimulate their thinking and broaden their exposure to topics related to business.

The Business Honors Program is committed to the highest principles of professionalism that guide our actions. We aspire to be a community of learners actively engaged in academic scholarship while demonstrating a high regard for others by modeling excellent ethical standards. We seek to promote service above the self and will learn to support and encourage, educate and mentor, value and empathize with others. We advocate these core values among the membership. The core values of the Business Honors Program are based upon a commitment to academic merit, integrity, respect, service above self and honor.


Students interested in being admitted to the Business Honors Program must complete an Application for Admission and conduct an interview with the Director of the Business Honors Program and/or the Director of Undergraduate Special Programs.  Admission to the program is based on the student’s demonstrated Honors potential, the personal interview, and availability of space in the program.  Honors potential is determined by examining GPA (minimum 3.5 for currently enrolled and transfer students), SAT or ACT scores (for new freshmen), courses completed, academic and other distinctions, activities, community service, and other related factors.  All admitted students must earn and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA at UNC Charlotte to be an active member of the program.  Students failing to meet minimum requirements of the 3.5 GPA, attendance at BHP meetings, and participate in community service events will not be able to continue in the program.

Required Courses

Students in the Business Honors Program must complete all Business Honors courses offered and at least one Honors College course.  Honors courses cannot be repeated.  A grade of D or F in any honors course results in a student not being eligible to continue in the program.

Other Requirements

Business Honors students must also participate in:  (1) monthly meetings, (2) community service, and (3) either study abroad or an internship.

Senior Thesis

Students are required to complete a Senior thesis in BUSN 4701 or a Senior Team Project in the Honors section of MGMT 3280 . Students work closely with a faculty member for the duration of the thesis or project.  The approval of a thesis proposal through the Honors College Application to Candidacy process is required the semester prior to taking BUSN 4701  or the Honors section of MGMT 3280 .

Graduation with Business Honors

To graduate with “Honors in Business,” a student must:  (1) complete the minimum required honors courses and other requirements, (2) submit an Application for Honors Candidacy at least two semesters prior to graduation, (3) receive a grade of at least A in BUSN 4701  or on the Senior Project in the Honors section of MGMT 3280 , and (4) present a GPA of at least 3.5 overall and 3.5 in all honors courses for which a grade was assigned.