Business High School Scholars

Business High School Scholars

The University of Scranton Business High School Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to take business courses at a greatly reduced rate. Current sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated high academic achievement may apply to start the program with a class in the summer term. Financial assistance with tuition and books may be available. To learn more, you can view our special video.

For more information about the benefits of this program, please join us for an Information Session on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event will be held at The University of Scranton campus on the fourth floor of The DeNaples Center (TDC 401) The Ann and Leo Moskovitz Theater. Register for the event.

If you have already been accepted into the program, congratulations! Please view our High School Scholars Accepted Student Information.

  • Advantages to Participatingplus or minus

    Courses completed, with a "C" earned or better, count toward a University of Scranton degree. These courses can provide a head start on your college degree, leading toward the path of an accelerated bachelor's and even master's degree at Scranton, saving you valuable time and money.
  • Program Guidelinesplus or minus

    • -   Applicants should be local high school students who will be completing their sophomore or junior year with a minimum of a 3.3 (B+) grade point average.
    • -   Students who have previously participated in the High School Scholars Program can contact Admissions directly for enrollment information.
    • -   Students may take one course each term – Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II – until they graduate from high school.
    • -   Students may enroll for a maximum of 3 credits per session. Individual exceptions may be made if GPA/SAT scores substantiate the request.
    • -   Registrations will be processed on a space available basis. Students will be responsible for tuition and applicable fees.
    • -   Successfully completed courses (C or better) are given University of Scranton credit, typically 3 credits per course, and are accepted toward a degree at The University of Scranton.
    • -   Additional courses may be taken for credit at a special tuition rate of $190 per credit (more than 80% off the regular tuition rate). 
  • Application Requirementsplus or minus

    In order to apply for the Business High School Scholars Program, students must submit:

    • -     An online application: Click here to apply.
    • -     Short Essay Question (included in online application)
    • -     Official high school transcript
    • -     Recommendation from your high school guidance counselor (recommendation requested within application)
    • -     PSAT/SAT scores (may be requested in some cases)

    Please note: Students enrolled in the Business High School Scholars Program for the Fall or Spring terms must update their Business High School Scholars applications with a new transcript and registration form to be able to register for Business High School Scholars classes in the summer term.

  • Course Informationplus or minus

    The Business High School Scholars will take following courses:

    Summer II: July 8 – August 2, 2024

    BUS 250 (3 credits): C-Suite Fraud Behavior
    This course introduces students to the theories, models, and practices used to assess, prevent, and detect business fraud behavior at the C-Suite level. Topics will include: the impact of fraud on society, business, and the individual; pressures and rationalization that enable fraud behavior; and techniques used to avoid fraud pitfalls.

    Fall 2024 (August 20 – December 14) and Spring 2025 (January 22 – May 16)

    ACC 251 (3 credits): Financial Accounting I
    A survey of accounting principles, concepts and procedures. Topics covered include financial statements, the information-processing cycle, cash, receivables, inventory costing methods, plant and equipment, intangibles, and current liabilities.

    ACC 252 (3 credits): Financial Accounting II
    (Continuation of ACC 251 for Accounting and Finance majors; Prerequisite: ACC 251)
    A study of long-term liabilities, owners’ equity of corporations and partnerships, the cash-flow statement, and cost analysis and accumulation.

    BUS 140 (3 credits): Business Information & Oral Proficiency
    This course is designed to introduce students to digital technology tools and software commonly used in business to research, problem solve, evaluate, and disseminate information.  Students will learn the concepts of public speaking and demonstrate the ability to effectively present research outcomes and data finding to an audience.

    MGT 251 (3 credits): Legal Environment of Business
    The nature, sources, formation, and applications of law. Judicial function, court system, litigation and other methods of resolving disputes. Legislation-law from judicial decisions, law by administrative agencies, regulation of business activity, antitrust law, consumer protection, environment, and pollution control. Tort, criminal and insurance law, property rights for both personal and real property. Business organization, principle of agency, partnership and corporation.

    MGT 351 (3 credits): Managing Organizations
    Survey course examines key managerial functions of planning, organizing, and controlling. Managing organizational challenges such as ethics, diversity, culture, entrepreneurship are emphasized, as is managing organizational processes such as strategy, structure, decision-making, and change from an organizational and managerial perspective.

    MKT 351 (3 credits): Introduction to Marketing
    This course introduces the student to the field of marketing. An overview of the principles on which the discipline is founded.  The marketing concept is presented as the framework under which the decisions related to marketing-mix variables (product, place, price and promotion) are made by organizations.


  • Contact Informationplus or minus

    Business High School Scholars
    Admissions Information:
    Business High School Scholars
    Advising Information:

    Grace Sakevich
    High School Scholars Admissions Counselor
    The Estate
    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510

    Aubree Armezzani
    Associate Registar
    Office of the Registrar and Academic Services
    O'Hara Hall
    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510

    Phone: (570) 941-5918
    Fax: (570) 941-5928

    Phone: (570) 941-7474
    Fax: (570) 941-4148