Business Scholars is a prestigious opportunity for Honors College awardees who wish to study and pursue careers in business. It is offered jointly by the Honors College and the College of Business at East Carolina University. Business Scholars benefit from the College of Business Leadership and Professional Development program, a unique business curriculum designed to ensure that students develop the vital leadership skills of critical thinking, value orientation, communication, and team-building. Beyond this, Business Scholars participate in leadership and community engagement opportunities and build close relationships with the College of Business leadership team, faculty, and advisory board members. Business Scholars benefit from a generous scholarship award of $12,000 beyond those scholarship monies awarded by the Honors College (distributed as $1500 per semester over eight semesters). Further, Business Scholars are guaranteed entry into the nationally ranked East Carolina University MBA or MSA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree (provided they satisfy program requirements). Freshmen Business Scholars will live and learn in a collegial residence environment.
Students who are awarded a position in the Business Scholars Program must maintain the following standards throughout the program:
- Earn a minimum GPA (both overall and in business courses) of 3.5
- Maintain an acceptable level of personal deportment
- Participate in required group and enrichment activities