Jack Dicus Business Honors Program


The Jack Dicus Business Honors Program (BHP) provides high-achieving, passionate and eager KU School of Business undergraduates with challenges and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their intellectual and professional goals. The program emphasizes teaching excellence, small seminar-style classes, high standards of achievement and a selection of experiential learning opportunities. Honors students have opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized course work, and focused academic and professional advising.


Academic Excellence

BHP students are required to maintain the highest possible level of academic achievement and be a model of excellence for fellow students.

Professional Excellence

BHP students are required to maintain the highest level of professional and intellectual responsibility and integrity as represented by the KU School of Business Positive Code of Conduct: Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Self-Esteem, Professional Integrity, Equity, Compassion and Teamwork (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.).


BHP students are encouraged to take full advantage of the community of honors students and faculty by participating in special events, advising services and experiential learning opportunities.


BHP students are provided unique, valuable opportunities. In return, BHP students are expected to contribute positivity to the University of Kansas and School of Business. By assuming leadership, BHP students should make a positive impact on the quality of the KU student experience.

Lifelong Learning

BHP students are encouraged to embrace education as a lifetime endeavor by providing a vibrant community of undergraduates, faculty and staff with shared learning values and by fostering intellectual risk-taking in a safe environment.

Global Competence

BHP students are encouraged to take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities through honors and non-honors programs.


BHP students are encouraged to engage their intellectual curiosity by seeking learning opportunities beyond required course work. Research in their business disciplines and related areas provides opportunity to demonstrate that intellectual curiosity.


BHP students are encouraged to engage in substantive projects that serve the campus and/or the community.

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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