Jun 18, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

University Scholars and Business Scholars Program

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Business students in the University Scholars program may also elect to participate in the Business Scholars Program. The program provides advanced coursework in economics, finance, management and business law.

Like the University Scholars program, students take specific classes - designated as “honors” sections-in the business curriculum. The classes fulfill classes required of all business majors. Honors courses are smaller in size and focus more attention on in-depth analysis, critical thinking, discussion and writing. Business scholars follow the same curriculum guidelines as all other University Scholars.

Beyond that, business scholars must take four business courses at honors level. Many of the business honors sections will also serve as Honors Seminars, another requirement in the University Scholars program.

Requirements for Business Scholars Program

Students must complete all University Scholars requirements, plus:

  1. Micro- or Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 200  and/or ECON 201 ) at honors level.
  2. Managerial Behavior (MGMT 300 ) at honors level (seminar course).
  3. Business Finance (FINC 300 ) at honors level (seminar course).
  4. Legal Environment (BLAW 300 ) at honors level (seminar course and E/RS Focus Elective).

Business Scholars/University Scholars Program

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total (15)

Second Semester

Total (15)

Scheduling Notes:

  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog or website.
  • * Scholars must take one history course at honors level. Scholars must also take either ECON 200  or ECON 201  at honors level.
    • Beyond THEO 111  and PHIL 100 , scholars must also take one course in either area at honors level.
    • Student must take either STAT 210  or second science elective at honors or major level.
  • ** Students must demonstrate intermediate foreign/second language proficiency (202 level or above).
  • *** BLAW 300 at honors level also fulfills E/RS Focus Elective requirement.
  • **** Students must complete a studio or performance course for the fine arts elective.
  • EPU SHRM 200  fulfills the Cultural Diversity Elective. (Business scholars need not take an additional E Pluribus Unum course).
  • SEM Possible Seminar Elective. Students must complete a minimum of three seminars.
Freshman Year 31 hours
Sophomore Year 30 hours
Junior Year 33 hours
Senior Year 30 hours
Total Hours 124 credit hours


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