Huntsman Scholar Program
The Huntsman Scholar Program brings together outstanding students with incredible teachers for a rigorous, one-of-a-kind undergraduate business education program. Students participate in a curricular and co-curricular experience across four years, with a program of study focused on academic rigor, critical thinking, and mentoring to provide a solid understanding of markets and the world of business.
The Scholar experience includes:
- Tailored classroom instruction through smaller specialized Scholar sections of the undergraduate business acumen, the set of courses required of all business majors and that represent the foundation of a business education. These same courses can also be found within our Economics program. They will be taught by the very best professors in the Huntsman School, be smaller in size than typical sections of the courses, and offer a heightened experience specifically for Scholars that creates synergy within and across courses.
- Rigorous co-curricular experiences, or labs, that explore ethical leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, international business, and applied decision making. These experiences will combine classroom instruction and experiential activities to engage students deeply around the four strategic pillars of the Huntsman School. They will also build a community of students and a peer network through interactions within the student cohort. The international business experience will include a significant learning and professional development experience overseas. These labs will provide rich learning opportunities that integrate the various curricular and co-curricular dimensions of the program, and create opportunities for meaningful and significant faculty and peer mentoring.
- Activities that promote service, professional development, and social interaction through a broad portfolio of opportunities that will add significant value to your Huntsman experience and position you well for future success.
Huntsman Scholars must take Scholar sections of all business acumen courses. These courses will be taught by the best teachers in the Huntsman School, will be smaller in size than non-Scholar sections, and be more academically rigorous.
The courses are as follows:
STAT 2300 OR 2000
Financial Accounting Principles
Managerial Accounting Principles
Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI)
Intro to Microeconomics (BSS)
Corporate Finance (QI)
Foundations of Business (entering Freshman only)
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Marketing
System Strategy & Problem Solving
Principles of MIS
Business Communications (CI)
Big Data Analytics
Business Statistics (QL)
A sample of the four year program of study is provided in the below graphic.
Huntsman Scholars must take the following labs in a sequential order. The labs last one semester each, are 0 credit and will therefore not accrue tuition cost. The labs are designed to provide an integrative perspective of skills and behaviors central to success in business and in life. While learning outcomes are consistent, faculty may design labs with great flexibility in terms of duration, classroom time, and experiential activities. The labs are designed to be taken in sequence, but participants entering the program in year 2 may double up on two labs during one academic year.
Leadership Lab (behaviors of ethical leadership)
Innovation Lab (developing an entrepreneurial spirit and being open to opportunity)
Global Lab (functioning of our global economy)
Decisions Lab (risk/opportunity analysis, critical thinking)
*The year 3 Global Lab will include an 8-10 day international trip. The Global Labs may include up to 50 students, while the trips will comprise approximately 20 students plus faculty. Trips will be offered during multiple times of the year, including at the end of Fall and Spring semesters and during Spring Break. The cost of the trip will be covered by the program.
A sample of the four year program of study, including lab sequence, is provided in the below graphic.
Huntsman Scholars must also participate in regular meetings of the entire scholar cohort. These meetings will include service opportunities, professional development, and social interaction.