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This page contains information for current students in the Gary J Sbona Honors Program.

Join the Honors Program Link-in Group

Current and former Sbona Honors students are invited to join the Gary J. Sbona Honors program Linked-In group.  The purpose is, of course, networking, sharing job opportunities and also to get general information about the program.  Please join us. (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1930382)

Graduate with Honors from the Gary J Sbona Honors Program:

To graduate with honors from the Lucas College of Business (LCOB), and have it listed on your transcript, you must:

  • Have completed two semesters in the honors program
  • Have an overall SJSU GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division business classes. That means all business classes numbered Bus 100 and above, plus Business Ethics (186) and 100W (whether designated “bus” or not).
  • Complete an individual scholarly paper, as required by your department.
  • Have an honors faculty recommendation.

If you have satisfied the above requirements, you may use either of the following wording on your resume, Linked-In profile, etc.:

  • Graduated with honors from the Lucas College of Business, San Jose State University
  • Graduated with honors from the Lucas College of Business with a concentration in (your concentration, e.g., Accounting & Finance), San Jose State University

Graduate from the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program (not with honors)

To graduate from the Gary J Sbona honors Program and receive a certificate of completion, you must:

  • Successfully complete one or two semesters in the program with a grade of “B” or better in each semester
  • Have your department honors faculty recommendation

If you have satisfied the above requirements, you may use either of the following wording on your resume, Link-In profile, etc.

  • Completed the Gary J Sbona Honors Program in the Lucas College of Business, San Jose State University, or
  • Completed the Gary J Sbona Honors program in the Lucas College of Business, with a concentration in (your concentration, e.g., Marketing and Decision Sciences), San Jose State University

Admission to the Lucas College of Business MBA programs

Students who successfully complete the Gary J Sbona Honors Program can be granted a waiver for the GMAT/GRE requirement for application to the Lucas Graduate School MBA programs, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Graduate with honors from the Gary J Sbona Honors Program (as verified by a letter from their department honors faculty
  • Apply for admission to the Lucas MBA programs within five years of their graduation date.