Rutgers School of Business–Camden
The Rutgers School of Business–Camden offers an Honors Thesis option for undergraduate students. It is designed to encourage student participation in academic business research, and to offer high-performing students an extra opportunity to showcase their abilities.
Honors Thesis projects are carried out under the supervision of a faculty thesis advisor, over the course of the student’s two senior year semesters. The thesis includes extensive research that demonstrates a strong comprehension of academic literature, data collection, and/or a systematic theoretical analysis.
The thesis subject matter must be approved by both the student’s thesis advisor, and a second Rutgers School of Business–Camden faculty member. In addition, Honors Thesis students will present their findings to faculty and students.
The Honors Thesis is worth six course credits over the course of two semesters. Students who successfully complete the program will graduate with “thesis distinction” honors. Eventually, there will be a plaque displaying the names of all RSBC Honors Thesis students.
How to Qualify for Honors Thesis
In order to be eligible for the Honors Thesis, Rutgers School of Business–Camden students must meet the following three qualifications:
- The student must have completed at least 75 degree credits, with at least 30 completed at Rutgers.
- The student must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.3
- The student is required to find a faculty member to serve as their thesis advisor, as well as a second faculty member to read the thesis. Please note that Thesis Advisors can only be Rutgers School of Business–Camden research professor. However, the reader can be any full- or part-time RSBC faculty member.
How to Get Started
If you are interested in the possibility of doing an Honors Thesis, the first step is to seek out 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.
Here are some past Honors Theses from students:
- The Impacts of Educational Expenditure and the Service Sector on Economic Growth
- Measuring Earnings Quality Before and After Sarbanes Oxley 2002
- Leftmost Digits Effect on Numerical Cognition in College Basketball Recaps
- Characteristics of a Stock Market Winner
- An Examination of the Factors Leading to Financial Restatements