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.

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 $175 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

    All courses are recorded. If a student has a conflict, the student can miss the live class and watch the recording. The Business High School Scholars will take the following online spring 2022 courses:

    BUS 250 (3 credits): Fraud Behavior (S)

    This course introduces students to the theories, models, and practices used to assess, prevent, and detect business fraud behavior at the executive 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.

    MKT 351 (3 credits): Introduction to Marketing 

    The course introduces the student to the field of marketing. An overview of the principles on which the discipline is founded is provided to students. 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.

    OIM 251 (1 credit): Excel for Business Applications  

    This course focuses on developing student's skills in Excel as a tool for modeling business applications, Advanced Excel functions such as PivotTables, Vlookup, What-if-analysis, Solver, and Goal Seek, will be applied in the context of analyzing business problems. Leveraging Excel tools for financial and statistical analysis will also be covered for managerial decision-making.

    ECO 154 (3 credits): Principles of Macroeconomics (S)

    This course analyzes the determinants of aggregate economic activity. The main areas studied are the monetary and banking system, the composition and fluctuations of national income, inflation, and monetary and fiscal policy.

  • Contact Informationplus or minus

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

    Una David
    Enrollment Specialist
    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) 941-4067
    Fax: (570) 941-5928

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