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The Honors College and Carson College of Business

A unique partnership between the Honors College and the Carson College of Business, offering an unparalleled experience that provides the knowledge, skills, connections, and real-world exposure students need to be ready for outstanding careers in business-related fields.

How to apply

Apply to Washington State University

Apply to the Honors College, indicating an interest in Business or an area within the Carson College of Business

  • Areas within Carson College of Business include Accounting, Business Administration, Hospitality Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Management, and Wine and Beverage Business Management.

Students benefit from:

Exclusive Classes

  • Exclusive HABILE section of the Honors 198 “First-Year Experience” course led by the Carson College of Business faculty, beginning the first week of each fall semester
  • Exclusive Honors sections for select business courses with a maximum of 60 students per class


  • Exclusive leadership seminars
  • Exclusive brown bag lunches with leaders from the Carson College of Business, Honors College, Washington State University, and more

Real-World Exposure

  • Exclusive opportunities to shadow business professionals during school breaks
  • Business professionals provide mentorship for each student in the program



  • Assured certification into the Carson College of Business for eligible students in good academic standing with the Honors College. Students must have completed required courses included in the program’s curriculum

Global Awareness

Options to pursue other studies, such as minors and certificates to supplement student degrees

  • Cross-over between requirements for business and for Honors College, which allows students to take advantage of certain courses that satisfy more than one requirement per course. This can decrease the number of courses required to complete major and Honors College requirements, and allow for other studies to be pursued without increasing time to graduation
  • Satisfy only three additional foreign language classes (9 credits) to earn a minor in a foreign language
  • Satisfy only five to six additional classes (15-18 credits) to double-major in two of the following: accounting, finance, marketing, management information systems, international business, management, and entrepreneurship
  • Students can pursue an optional Honors College Certificate of Global Competencies, with many components satisfied through the Carson College of Business International Experience Requirement

Advising and Mentorship

  • Dual-advising – students are advised through the Honors College and the Carson College of Business
  • Peer support through an upperclassman Honors Mentor
  • Priority registration through the Honors College