Program Experience

The School of Management Honors Program cultivates the development of the whole person in the spirit of the Jesuit tradition. The program follows a cohort model, where Honors Program students take eight courses together in sequence. At the end of their coursework, students create a new venture capstone project and compete in an elevator pitch competition their senior year. The Honors Program also provides students with increased opportunities to network with corporations and honors alumni, global immersion experiences, and opportunities for job placement.

The eight required courses for the program are upper-division business courses required for ALL business students. Honors students take these courses with their cohort. Below is a sample course sequence. 

Sophomores Fall Spring
  Fundamentals of Business Analytics Marketing Principles
  Managerial Accounting Management and Org. Dynamics
    Principles of Finance
Juniors Fall Spring
  Business Law Honors Elective/Study Abroad (if needed)
  Systems in Organizations Honors Elective/Study Abroad (if needed)
Seniors Fall  Spring
  Capstone  

*Please refer to the USF Catalog for the latest course information

Student Activities

  • Student-led retreats
  • Company tours (previous sites include, Facebook, Pinterest, Avaya, and Autodesk)
  • Alumni networking events / Alumni reunions
  • Professional development workshops & service activities
  • Cohort bonding and socials

Student Spotlights


Trinite ByrdTrinite Byrd, Marketing '23

The honors program has elevated my confidence in networking. I’ve learned networking is about relationships — it’s an exchange of learnings. The opportunities to interact with alumni has allowed me to lead conversations with less doubt and anxiety. As a future marketer, it’s important to learn in an environment that encourages growth and change because both lead to creativity, which SOM HP offers.

Henry Chan

Henry Chan, Finance '21

The opportunities SOM HP has been able to provide me is immeasurable. The program has helped me grow into a more confident individual by pushing me to grow from the rigorous classes and tight-knit community. The ability to be on the executive board for two school years has provided me insights on what is needed to be a leader and how to communicate effectively with others. I am forever fortunate for the experience SOM HP has provided me and the community that has supported me since I first came into the program. 

Alex Townsend

Alex Townsend, Finance '21

This past summer, I took part in a 3-month internship at Amgen for their Thousand Oaks, California headquarters: one of the world’s largest independent multinational biotechnology companies. This internship highlighted my passion for working in an environment that incorporates broad-reaching global components. I see my future career holding roles that are strategic in nature and require me to lead global teams and initiatives.