The School of Business has an Honors Thesis option for qualified undergraduate students. It is designed to encourage student participation in academic business research.
An Honors Thesis is a research project that the student carries out under the supervision of a faculty thesis advisor during the student’s two senior semesters. The thesis must involve the comprehension of academic literature, data collection or a systematic theoretical analysis, and the writing of an academic research paper. The thesis must be approved by both the student’s thesis advisor and a second School of Business faculty member. In addition, all honors thesis students must give a presentation on the results of their project to the faculty and students.
The student who completes an acceptable Honors Thesis receives six course credits (over two semesters) and graduates with “thesis distinction.”
To be eligible to do an Honors Thesis, a School of Business student must meet three qualifications:
- The student must have completed at least 75 degree credits (with at least 30 of these credits completed at Rutgers).
- The student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.30.
- The student must find a faculty member to serve as his/her thesis advisor and must find another faculty member to serve as a second reader of the thesis. A thesis advisor must be a full-time School of Business faculty member; the second reader can be either a full- or part-time School of Business faculty member.
If you are interested in the possibility of doing an Honors Thesis, the first step is to talk to faculty members who might serve as advisors. Please note that the School makes no commitment as to the availability of appropriate faculty members to serve as advisors. Interested students are encouraged to begin the process of finding an advisor and second reader during the second semester of their junior year.
For more information about the School of Business Honors Thesis, please contact Professor Robert Schindler, firstname.lastname@example.org, (856) 225-6716.