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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION HONORS PROGRAM

Students may apply to the University Honors Programs through the
Jesup Scott Honors College

  • Contact Information
  • The COBI Honors programs is offered as part of the Jesup Scott Honors College. College of Business and Innovation students have two elite Honors Programs available to them. First, the University Honors Program which has been available at the University of Toledo for more than 40 years and has been offered in the College of Business and Innovation since 1987 with its first graduate in 1990. 
    The second Honors Program available to business students is the Departmental Honors Program to which students may apply during their last term in the lower division in the College of Business. The specialized Departmental Honors Program has been offered since 1997. Currently enrolled University of Toledo students and transfer students may apply during their last semester in the college’s lower division for admission to the College of Business and Innovation departmental Honors Program if they have completed at least 45 semester hours of college work and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale).
    Students take honors courses in the Honors College, as well as in the College of Business and Innovation. Enrollment in honors courses is limited. Approximately 30 freshman students are admitted each fall to a program leading to receipt of the College of Business and Innovation honors citation upon graduation.
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    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM

    To be eligible for the College of Business and Innovation Honors Program citation, a student must:

    1. Fulfill all requirements for an approved degree program within the college with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.
    2. Complete a minimum of 27 hours of honors courses, which must include HON 1010HON 2010and HON 3010 (9 hours).  The additional 18 hours of Honors coursework should be selected from the business coursework from following list of courses. 
    3. Completion of a Honors Capstone Project. COBI Honors Capstone Project Guidelines attached here.
    Lower Division Courses  Hours  Semester Offered
    BUAD 1010 Introduction To Business 3 Fall
    BUAD 2040 Financial Accounting Information 3 Fall
    Upper Division Courses    
    BUAD 3010 Principles Of Marketing 3 Fall
    BUAD 3020 Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems 3 Spring
    BUAD 3030 Managerial And Behavioral Processes In Organizations 3 Spring
    BUAD 3040 Principles Of Financial Management 3 Fall
    BUAD 4020 Senior Business Policy Forum 3 Fall
    Total Hours 21  

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAM

    To be eligible for the College of Business and Innovation departmental Honors Program citation, a student must:

    1. Fulfill all requirements for an approved degree program within the college with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.
    2. Complete a minimum of 15 hours of honors courses that must include the following:

      Upper Division Courses Hours 
      BUAD 3010 Principles Of Marketing 3
      BUAD 3020 Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems 3
      BUAD 3030 Managerial And Behavioral Processes In Organizations 3
      BUAD 3040 Principles Of Financial Management 3
      BUAD 4020 Senior Business Policy Forum 3
      Total Hours 15
    3. Completion of a Honors Capstone Project. COBI Honors Capstone Project Guidelines attached here.

    GUIDELINES FOR SATISFACTORY PROGRESS IN THE COBI HONORS PROGRAM
    • HON1010, HON2010, HON3010 are required
    • Students must have completed HON1010 and BUAD1010-91 by the end of the second semester of their first UT year.
    • Students must have completed HON2010 and BUAD2040-91 by the end of the second semester of their second UT year.
    • Students must have completed BUAD3010-91, BUAD3020-91, BUAD3030-91, and BUAD 3040-91 by the end of the second semester of their third UT year.
    • Students must have completed HON3010 by the end of the second semester of their fourth UT year.
    • The COBI Honors Capstone Project should be completed during the students fourth UT year.
     
    Honors Program Advantages

    Small Classes

    • Access to elite Honors courses with a focus on interactive learning.
    • Often 15-20 students per class.

     Specialized Courses

    • Honors courses specifically tailored to provide interesting, stimulating, and challenging experiences.
    • Students typically enroll in two Honors courses per semester. 

    Outstanding Faculty and Advisors

    • Access to outstanding faculty, many  of whom have international reputations in their fields.
    • Individualized academic advising, personalized degree planning, study abroad planning, and career advising.

     On-Campus Housing

    • First choice of residence hall for all Honors Program students who apply by the housing deadline. 

    Priority Course Registration

    • Benefit of being the first group of students at UT to schedule classes during early registration.Students generally obtain their first choice of courses

    Recognition at Graduation

    • Each Honors course is identified on the student's official college transcript
    • Honors Medallion given to students prior to the graduation ceremony.
     

    For more information contact,

     Robert Yonker

    Dr. ROBERT YONKER, DIRECTOR
    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM
    Office: Stranahan Hall - 2045
    Phone: 419-530-4611
    EMail: Robert.Yonker@utoledo.edu

     Jenny Tharpe

    JENNIFER THARPE
    COBI HONORS PROGRAM ADVISOR
    Office: Savage Business Complex 3130
    Phone: 419-530-2087
    Email: Jennifer.tharpe@utoledo.edu

    Last Updated: 6/30/19