Business Honors Program


Business Honors Program Leadership and Ethics Retreat

On the weekend of April 2 we took our 2015 and 2013 Business Honors Program cohorts to Lakewood Retreat for our annual Leadership and Ethics Retreat. At the retreat, the students participated in fun activities to test and build their knowledge of leadership and ethics practices, which included everything from high trust falls to workbook sessions. The students also participated in a high ropes course, designed to test their drive and teamwork. At night, the students warmed up around a campfire where they roasted marshmallows and sang songs with their fellow Business Honors Program comrades. The next morning, the students showcased what they had learned from the day before in a fun and creative performance before loading onto the bus and returning to campus. We are definitely looking forward to the next Leadership and Ethics Retreat, scheduled to take place fall of 2016!

Mary Babcock and USF Team Wins Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition

Mary Babcock, a sophomore Business Honors student and her team made up of Ben Ignacio, Pamela Bennett, Sara Winston and Luke Richardson took FIRST place in the Deloitte FanTAXtic regional case competition in Miami. Mary and her team mates from the Muma College of Business were chosen to represent USF at this competition. Their win is even more notable as it was the first time USF has been invited to participate. After series of simulation exercises on tax cases and panel presentations, the USF team clinched victory beating regional institutions such as FIU, UM and a host of others. FanTAXtic - Deloitte's student tax case study competition challenges college students to solve issues-based business tax scenarios. The USF team will be advancing to the Nationals at Deloitte University in January 2013.

Congratulations to Mary and her team and good luck at the National level.

Inaugural Business Honors Program Ice Cream Social

08/23/2012 The inaugural Business Honors Ice Cream Social marked the beginning of the academic year. Business Honors students welcomed the new cohort and shared their study abroad and summer internship experiences, as well as thier plans for the school year while enjoying an ice-cream sundae.

State & National FBLA Phi beta Lambda Champions

Sean McNulty and Huzzatun Iqra participated in the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda leadership competition. They won prizes in two categories and were selected for the organization's national competitions.

Iqra competed in the Business Decision Making category and took first place among all Florida students. She says the business cases and concepts discussed in the Honors Professional Development II (example management issues, culture clashes etc.) course helped her team prepare for the competition.

McNulty competed in the National competition over the summer and finished first place in Accounting Principles. He credits his passion for accounting and the business cases discussed in his Business Honors courses as being instrumental to his preparation for the National competition.

A Year in France

Lindsay Berstling (2010 Cohort) received the prestigious French government award to study abroad in Rennes, France. She is currently in ESC Rennes and will spend the next year studying international business. When she returns to USF to finish her studies, she will earn two degrees, one from USF and one from ESC Rennes. Berstling was selected for in the Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 roster for 2011-2012 and was also honored with USF's prestigious Golden Bull award, which recognizes students who reflect USF's values and commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and community service.

She is a writer for USF's Going Places blog.

BHP student interns with Goldman Sachs

Shivam Patel recently completed the Goldman Sachs Summer Internship Program for 2012. Goldman Sachs was so impressed with his work that the firm has extended an offer for him to return to the Wall Street firm as an intern during the summer in 2013. He is one of the students in the inaugural cohort for the Business Honors Program and also a founding member of Noble Guides – a student volunteer organization geared towards providing academic and environmental assistance to communities in the Tampa Bay region.