Prospective Students


Come find out about the program, meet the faculty and talk with current students.

Information Session: Prospective students in all concentrations.

Nov. 3, 5:30-6:30, BBC032.

Applications for Spring 2015: Marketing and Accounting & Finance Only.

Applications Open Oct. 13.

Deadline to Apply: Nov. 17.

Thank you for your interest in the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program. If you are accepted into and complete the program you will join a select few who stand out from the crowd….

Sbona Honors Graduates Admission to SJSU MBA/MST Programs. Students who successfully complete the Gary J. Sbona Honors program, and satisfy the requirements for graduating with departmental honors, will be admitted directly to any of the SJSU MBA or MST programs, thus waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement. Eligibility extends for five years following graduation.

As a student, you will work together in teams with other similarly qualified students on a significant and meaningful project at a major organization in Silicon Valley where you can apply what you have learned in the classroom to real world business problems. You will gain much sought after work experience in high profile projects that will greatly enhance your educational experience and give you a significant edge over other new entrants in the job market. You will also receive other benefits such as networking events with alumni and project sponsors, high level speakers from around Silicon Valley, and training in important areas such as project management, presentation skills, interviewing tips, executive briefings on contemporary business issues, ethical business practices and incorporating values into business decisions.

Sponsoring Firms

Firms that have sponsored Sbona Honors Program students include Abbott Labs, Adobe, Applied Materials, Bausch & Lomb, Bridge Bank, Cisco, Creative Labs, Delta Dental, Ernst & Young,  Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, HP, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Synopsys, Subaru, Target, Yahoo and the 49ers. Non-profit and government agencies have included the BayBio Consortium, CIA, City of San Jose, FBI, Health Trust and SETI Institute. Many of our larger sponsors return year after year to work with new students on new problems. 

Application to the Program

Normally you will apply to the Honors program at the end of your junior year. Be sure you understand and meet all of the specific requirements of your department. And, if you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process, please contact the honors coordinator listed on your department honors web page.

Want to Join a Select Few?

Join a select few – Check out and apply to the applicable program listed below:


Marketing and Decision Sciences ¦  Accounting and Finance  ¦  School of Management  
Management Information Systems  ¦  School of Global Innovation and Leadership