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Business, Honors Program (B.S.)

B.S., Business,
Honors Track

Eberly College of Business and Information Tech.

What You'll Do

Students who are high achievers with impressive academic track records enjoy the challenges and opportunities found in honors programs. IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology offers you an outstanding honors program education that will inspire you and meet your high expectations. Throughout your sojourn in the college, you’ll have many opportunities to learn from successful business leaders, some of whom are IUP alumni.

The honors program emphasizes highly integrated curricula, independent research, leadership opportunities, and student interaction with business leaders and faculty. You’ll start taking honors courses your freshman year and continue throughout your four-year experience. You’ll take the majority of honors courses in your junior year as a block of three classes each semester.

The college’s honors program gives you the academic preparation and business skills you’ll need to achieve success and to secure a leadership role in the competitive world of business.

What You'll Become

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology honors program prepares you to begin a career in business or to begin graduate studies. Job opportunities can be found in both the public and private sectors. The services sector, including health care, information technology, finance, and transportation, is expected to offer more business job growth potential than will manufacturing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative services managers and transportation managers are expected to see average employment growth from 2006 to 2016. Jobs for medical and health services managers, however, are expected to grow 16 percent from 2006 to 2016—faster than the average—according to the report.

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Special Features

  • Through the Small Business Institute at IUP, business students work under close supervision of faculty members to assist clients with accounting systems, market studies, computer system installation, business planning, and operations management.
  • IUP offers an Entrepreneur-in-Training camp to incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and even graduating seniors. The weeklong, commuter camp gives aspiring business leaders exposure to a variety of business concepts.
  • The IUP ExcEL Center (Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Center) provides students with opportunities to pursue an entrepreneurial path while in college.
  • Business majors can be involved in a variety of student organizations, including International Business Association, Management Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Gamma Nu, Pi Omega Pi, Student Accounting Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Students in Free Enterprise, and Student Marketing Association.
  • The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology offers a variety of scholarships.