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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 nature of business enterprise.

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, global context of 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 global learning 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:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500 Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
FIN 3200 Financial Management 3
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 3
MGT 1050 Foundations of Business (entering Freshman only) 3
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 2
MGT 3500 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700 Operations Management 2
MGT 3800 Leadership 2
MGT 3890 System Strategy & Problem Solving 2
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
MIS 3300 Big Data Analytics 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000 Business Statistics (QL) 4

Sample Four-Year Program of Study

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Huntsman Scholars must take the following labs in a sequential order. The labs will likely be one semester each. The labs are designed to provide an integrative perspective of skills and behaviors central to success in business and in life. 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.

Year 1: Leadership (behaviors of ethical leadership)
Year 2: Analytical Rigor (risk/opportunity analysis, critical thinking)
Year 3: Global Vision (functioning of our global economy)
Year 4: Entrepreneurial Spirit (being open to opportunity)

*The year 3 Global Vision Lab will include an 8-10 day international experience offered during multiple times of the year, including for example, at the end of Fall and Spring semesters and during Spring Break. The cost will be covered by the program.

Sample Four-Year Program of Study

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Huntsman Scholars must also participate in regular extracurricular activities. These activities may include service opportunities, professional development, and social interaction. Some of these activities may include the entire program population, while others may include smaller sub-groups. Activities will be determined collaboratively between students and faculty.

Program Faculty

Faculty participating in the Huntsman Scholar Program for AY2017-2018 include the following:

TJ Bond

Timothy Bond

ECN 1500 - Econ Institutions (BAI), Section 005 & 006

Brett Crane

Bret Crane

BUS 1500 - Huntsman Leadership Lab, Section 001

Brian Dunn

Brian Dunn

MIS 2100 Principles of MIS, Section 008

Devon Erickson

Devon Erickson

ACCT 2010 Financial ACCT Principles, Section 005

Chris Fawson

Christopher Fawson

ECN 2010 Intro Microeconomics (BSS), Section 004

David Perry

David Perry

MGT 2050 Business Law, Section 005

Alex Romney

Alex Romney

MGT 1050 Foundations Business Leadership, Section 003 & 005

Bonnie Villarreal

Bonnie Villarreal

ACCT 2010 Financial ACCT Principles, Section 008

Program Mentors

Contact Information

Executive Director

Dave Patel

dave.patel@usu.edu

Dave Patel

Academic Director

Vijay Kannan

vijay.kannan@usu.edu

Vijay Kannan

Program Assistant

Stephanie White

stephanie.white@usu.edu

Stephanie White