Catalogue 2017 - 2018

College of Business Special Academic Opportunities

Special Academic Opportunities 

Business Honors Program 

The College of Business provides academically qualified and motivated students with the opportunity to distinguish their academic career through participation in the Business Honors Program. Business Honors courses are distinguished by the type of work required, pace of study, and opportunities for broader consideration of core course themes. In addition, Business Honors courses emphasize critical and independent thinking to produce creative applications of ideas.  

Admission

Entering College of Business freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and SAT scores of 1100 (or an ACT score of 24) are automatically eligible for the College of Business Honors Program. These students will receive an invitation from the Director of the Honors Program.  Admission decisions will be made by the Honors Committee so that students may be registered for the first honors course during Summer Orientation and Registration Program (SOAR).

Requirements

To receive the College of Business Honors designation on their transcript, a student must:

  1. Complete 18 credits of honors courses: 12 of these 18 credits must be taken from honors courses in the College of Business; 6 of these 12 Business honors credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.   
  2. Complete an honors project (HONB 495) as approved and overseen by the Honors Committee in the  College of Business. 
Global Scholars Program

Recognizing the importance of a global perspective to the conduct of business today, the College of Business provides enhanced opportunities for its students to develop both intercultural competence and an expanded worldview. The Global Scholars program, which integrates intercultural course work and experiences, is open to students in any business major. Those students who satisfactorily complete all requirements will receive the Global Scholar designation on their University transcript and at Commencement.

To receive the College of Business Global Scholar designation, a student must complete:

1. The Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI), which measures how a student thinks, views her/himself as a person with a cultural heritage, and relates to others from other cultures.

2. BUS 210 Living and Learning Abroad (1 credit) – generally taken in the sophomore year, this course is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of studying or working abroad. Must be taken prior to or concurrently with the required study abroad experience (see #3 below).

3. Study or work abroad experience: A minimum of 6 credits of academic course work taken outside the United States in one or more international study experiences. This may be accomplished through participation in the Sophomore Experience Abroad program, a semester abroad via one of the College’s international exchange partnerships or programs offered through the University’s Study Abroad Office, or a combination of Seminar Abroad courses involving travel/study opportunities with Western New England faculty and completed during summer or winter breaks.

4. Global awareness course work: Six (6) credits of foreign language, world geography, or international relations taken at the University level.

5. BUS 411 Global Scholars Capstone Seminar (2 credits) in the senior year, which includes a Global Scholars presentation to members of the College of Business Advisory Board. This requirement may be aligned with the Honors Program and/or major program requirements.

Students interested in participating in the Global Scholars Program should contact the Global Scholars Coordinator for more information.

Dual Majors

With two or fewer additional courses, students can pursue a dual major in these disciplines:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Arts & Entertainment Management/Marketing 
  • International Business/Finance
  • International Business/Marketing
  • Sport Management/Marketing

ERP Certificate with SAP

Students can earn a ERP certificate by taking three SAP core courses. This can be done within the normal College of Business requirements.