Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Programs
ZUHP students enjoy a small college experience while reaping all of the benefits that the Zicklin School has to offer. Each semester, a new cohort of students enters the program and takes honors classes together. ZUHP’s curriculum is built around the general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis, a group of special interdisciplinary courses designed to work in conjunction with the traditional discipline-based majors. Classes are seminars with a maximum enrollment of 25 students.
Courses to be offered in Fall 2013
[For official course descriptions, please click on the course numbers.]
BUS 4444H: Cases in Business
Prof. Gloria Thomas
This is an interdisciplinary case course that gives students a unique appreciation of the complexity of real-world business situations. It features cases taught by a team of faculty members from a variety of disciplines along with an impressive group of business executives. Guests in the spring included Mr. Larry Zicklin who taught cases in business ethics; a networking expert who has authored many books on the subject; and two Wall Street executives who taught a special class that explored the causes underlying the financial crisis of 2008. By teaching students to analyze complex problems and to develop workable solutions, this course helps to prepare students for the real-world problems that they will confront in the capstone courses BUS 6100H and BUS 6300H.
BUS 4111H: Financial Reporting and Analysis
Prof. Carol Marquardt
This course is designed to prepare students to interpret and analyze financial statements effectively. Topics include ratio analysis, liquidity, capital structure, trend analysis, profitability, industry standards, business valuation techniques, and analysis of earnings quality. Prerequisite: ACC 2101, FIN 3000, and either ACC 2203 or ACC 3000, completion of 61 credits or more, and a 3.6 overall GPA.
BUS 4114H: Perspectives on Global Business and Economic Development
Prof. Michael Carew
This course encourages students to think critically about the role of business in economic development. It will consider various classic theories of the role of business in economic development including those by Adam Smith and Carl Marx. These theoretical underpinnings will be used to examine and understand recent economic development in New York City, the US, and parts of the developing world. Prof. Carew worked as an investment banker prior to earning his PhD and becoming a professor, and will bring a combination of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience to this seminar. Prerequisite: Completion of 61 credits or more, and a 3.6 overall GPA.
BUS 6100H: Business Consulting
Prof. Moshe Banai; Prof. Philip Tulmieri
This course combines a classroom experience with real-life consulting. Students work on teams with MBA students on consulting projects for real companies. The course trains students to apply theories and models from all fields of business, such as accountancy, finance, human resource management, information systems, operations management, and marketing, to solve business problems and dilemmas. It provides students with in-house and external consulting skills, including analytical, leadership, teamwork, and computer skills. Students work in teams on real-life consulting projects. The teams identify and meet with a client, target a specific client problem or goal, complete the necessary analyses, and provide recommendations in both a written report and class presentation. Formal class presentations by the professor provide necessary background information. Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program who have completed BUS 4444H and who have an overall GPA of 3.6.
Special Features and Benefits
The Zicklin Honors Undergraduate Program offers:
- Special enhanced business courses including an optional Business Consulting Capstone Course in which students work with teams of MBA students on real-life business consulting projects.
- First-day registration
- A dedicated Honors Advisor
- Small, discussion-oriented classes
- A mentor from each student’s chosen field of specialization
- Exposure to successful executives in a variety of business fields
- A small community experience within the Zicklin School
- Access to the Honors Lounge and study areas
- Special skill-building workshops
Expectations of Students
Students are expected to:
- maintain a 3.6 GPA
- exhibit the highest standards of integrity
- participate in the program’s extracurricular activities
- attend extracurricular workshops to develop professional skills