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Rutgers School of Business – Camden

Rutgers School of Business–Camden
Honors Thesis

Rutgers School of Business–Camden
Honors Thesis

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.

  1. Gayle Coopersmith, December 1995

    Title:  “A Test of the Affective Underestimation Mechanism of 9-Ending Pricing”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  2. Michaele Birdsall, May 1996

    Title:  “Authority Rape in the Church: An Abuse of Trust”

    Field:  Management

    Advisor:  Gayle Porter

  3. Sandra Hedenberg, May 1998

    Title:  “Negative Quality Perceptions Due to Use of 99-Ending Prices”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  4. Pamela Kent, May 1998

    Title:  “Low Price-Level Impressions Due to Use of 99-Ending Prices”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  5. Ricardo Marshall, December 1999

    Title:  “Role of Familiarity and Involvement on the Persuasiveness of Advertisements in Advertising Alliances”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Barbara Bickart

  6. Chirag Vyas, December 2000

    Title:  “Effects of Featured Brand Quality on the Valuation of the Store and Product Portfolio”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Barbara Bickart

  7. Chelsea Aiken, May 2002

    Title:  “Consumer Acculturation: Identifying Unmet Needs among Russian Immigrants”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Carol Kaufman-Scarborough

  8. Brian Kornberger, May 2004

    Title:  “Unneeded Coverage: Why Homeowner’s Insurance Customers Purchase Low Deductible Levels”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  9. Saun Conlin, May 2006

    Title: “Homeowners Insurance Deductible-Level Preferences: Informational and Emotional Factors”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  10. Georgios Bardis, May 2006

    Title:  “An Examination of the Factors Leading to Financial Restatements”

    Field:  Accounting

    Advisor:  David Vance

  11. Joslann Gray, May 2007

    Title:  “Time Use and Technology: Impacts on the Home-Work Boundary”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Carol Kaufman-Scarborough

  12. Grant Adams, May 2008

    Title:  “Magical Thinking in Consumer Insurance Decisions”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  13. Allison Arrington, May 2008

    Title:  “Earnings Quality Before and After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act”

    Field:  Accounting

    Advisor:  Sungsoo Kim

  14. Joshua Saldaña, May 2009

    Title:  “Leftmost Digits’ Effect on Numerical Cognition in College Basketball Recaps”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Robert Schindler

  15. Cristi Tilden, May 2010

    Title:  “The Use of Benford’s Law in Forensic Accounting”

    Field:  Accounting

    Advisor:  Troy Janes

  16. Michael Bruder, May 2011

    Title:  “Students’ Views of the Current Job Market”

    Field:  Human Resources/Organizational Behavior

    Advisor:  Gayle Porter

  17. Melissa Steb, May 2011

    Title:  “Effects of Working Memory on Procrastination and Food Temptation”

    Field:  Marketing

    Advisor:  Maureen Morrin

  18. Bryan Ascher, May 2012

    Title:  “The Impacts of Educational Expenditure and the Service Sector on Economic Growth”

    Field:  Management Science

    Advisor:  Chon Goh

  19. Letha Heulitt, May 2012

    Title:  “Nonprofit Management Reporting and School of Business Course Development”

    Field:  Human Resources/Organizational Behavior Advisors:  Erica Harris and Gayle Porter

  20. Amanda Hickman, May 2016

    Title:  “Characteristics of a Stock Market Winner”

    Field:  Finance

    Advisor:  Andrei Nikiforov

  21. Taylore Owens, May 2023

    Title: “Purchasing Hedonic vs. Utilitarian Products on Social Media”

    Field: Marketing

    Advisor: Ozum Zor

  22. Emanuel Rodriguez, May 2023

    Title: “Does Segmenting by Geography versus Activity Impact Growth Prospection”

    Field: Accounting

    Advisor: Ivo Jansen

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:

  1. The student must have completed at least 75 degree credits, with at least 30 completed at Rutgers.
  2. The student must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.3
  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

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.

For more information about the Honors Thesis, contact:

Professor Robert Schindler 856-701-5111 rschindl@camden.rutgers.edu
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