What is a “cohort program”?
A cohort program is one in which students in the program take all the required coursework together, and only honors students attend the honors courses. Because of this structure, students can expect to develop deeper relationships with their fellow honors program members and professors, which is advantageous to receiving academic and social support, as well as career networking.
How does the honors program differ from my normal coursework?
This program will be more rigorous, but also more rewarding. Students will learn via a problem-based approach, meaning that classwork is centered on cases with no clear solutions, ambiguous information, and changing circumstances. This approach helps mimic real-word problems, and as such, will give students the opportunity to learn skills that differ from the typical classroom.
I can’t take one or more of the courses due to my conflicting schedule, or I have already taken one or more courses within the honors program. May I still be in the program?
No, only students who can commit to enrolling in all required courses will be admitted to the program. There are no exceptions.
Do I have to declare management as a major to enroll?
No, but we strongly suggest that you intend to declare management as a major or minor before deciding to apply to the program. Please note that the completion of the program coursework will fulfill requirements for a management minor; no additional coursework outside of the program need be taken to qualify for a minor. Students who are double-majoring are welcome to apply. On their transcript, their management major will indicate graduation from the honors program.
Are there pre-requisites for the program?
Yes, students must have completed MGT 300 prior to starting in the program. Students must also take MAT 137 before taking MGT 301-Honors, but it is not a pre-requisite for starting the program.
How many cohorts are there?
There is only one cohort per year, which begins in Autumn quarter. As such there is only one “honors” section of each course in the program.
How many students are in the program?
The size of the class is around 30 students.
Is there a GPA requirement for the program?
There is no GPA requirement for application to the program, although we will consider GPA as part of our overall evaluation in admitted students. We will require that students maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in their honors coursework to remain in the program.
Will “management department honors program” appear on my transcript?
Yes, if you major in management. If you minor in management, the courses taken will be listed as honors sections, but your major degree will not include an honors program designation.
When are my application materials due?
Applications are accepted continuously until the class is full. The maximum capacity of the class is 30 students, so early application is strongly encouraged. If you have not yet taken MGT 300, but plan to do so prior to Autumn quarter, you can still apply.