Honors in Global Business
The Global Business Honors Program recognizes students with a proven record of achievement and gives them the opportunity to deepen their analytical skills. Students in the Honors Program work under the guidance of a faculty member to analyze an issue of importance to contemporary international business policy or management.
Eligibility and Proposal
Students with an overall GPA of 3.5 at the end of the Fall Semester of their Junior year, as well as a major GPA of 3.67, may apply for entry into the Honors Program. Application requires submitting a proposal for Honors to the Global Business Field Committee indicating the approval of a faculty advisor of the student’s choosing who is willing to supervise the experience. The onus rests with the student seeking Honors to first identify and secure the consent of a member of the Georgetown University faculty to act as a mentor/advisor. The faculty member must possess appropriate content area expertise and credentials to both guide the student and evaluate outcomes.
- The proposal must delineate the question to be researched and summarize how the question will be addressed in the student’s research (either through a thesis or capstone project).
- The proposal should not exceed three pages. The Field Committee will review the proposal and recommend whether or not the student can be admitted to the Honors Program.
- A cover sheet (which is not included in the page count) should include the proposed project title, the student’s name and GUID number, the faculty mentor’s name, and the year in which the thesis is to be written.
- The proposal must be signed by the student and countersigned by the faculty mentor.
- Written proposals must be submitted to Dean Billingslea via email at (email@example.com) by April 1st of the student’s junior year, and finalized by May 1st of that year.
The Finished Product
Choices might include a traditional research paper, a business plan, an industry analysis, a detailed case study of an investment, or of a business investment negotiation or dispute, or of a business trade negotiation or dispute.
Another option may be a capstone project where students analyze a relevant organization, identify a need, propose outcomes, and design the implementation of those proposals.