Academic Excellence

Academic excellence is one of the four pillars the PwC Scholars program focuses on to develop future leaders.

Requirements

Cumulative GPA of 3.6 each semester

PwC Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 each semester they are in the program, as well as add an additional major, minor (outside SOM) or concentration to their degree.

Coursework

  • MGMT 114 - Freshmen Honors Seminar I (no credit)
  • MGMT 115 - Freshmen Honors Seminar II (no credit)
  • MGMT 214 - Sophomore Honors Seminar I (no credit)
  • MGMT 215 - Sophomore Honors Seminar II (no credit)
  • MGMT 251 - PwC Case Competition
  • MGMT 314 - Junior Honors Seminar I (no credit)
  • MGMT 350 - Scholars Community project 
  • MGMT 315 - Junior Honors Seminar II (no credit)
  • MGMT 414 - Senior Honors Seminar I (no credit)

MGMT 350 - Scholars Community Project

MGMT 350, Scholars Community Project, is a required course usually taken during junior year. The purpose of this course is to further enhance project management skills through the process of creating, planning and executing an idea. Scholars are divided into teams to develop a project meant to benefit the PwC Scholars program, the School of Management, Binghamton University, or the Binghamton community. The course includes in-class discussions and independent assignments. The groups will be expected to give progress reports and meet deadlines they set for themselves. At the end of the course, each team will give a presentation summarizing their progress and their overall takeaways. Past projects include:

  • Improving an existing program or event
  • Developing a mission statement
  • Revamping an existing course
  • Assisting admissions in reaching out to high school students interested in SOM
  • Helping a local organization with a specific project
  • Starting a campaign to improve the downtown Binghamton area