The mission of QC’s Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) honors minor program is to bridge academics with leadership, business, and professional skill development for undergraduate students majoring in any discipline. BALA promotes critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, oral and written communication, and intercultural fluency in the workplace -- skills valued in any career path. Students will develop management and leadership expertise and will learn the skills necessary to serve as responsible citizens driven by integrity and respect in our diverse, global society. Wide-ranging internships, professional mentors, and career planning workshops are integral elements in this demanding, multidisciplinary minor.
In BALA, our business is students.
The BALA minor consists of seven 3-credit courses totaling 21 credits, which may be taken in conjunction with any major. Students who complete the BALA minor will satisfy the Pathways requirement for general education (Individual and Society) and writing-intensive courses.
In order to foster close relationships among our faculty and students, and to maintain small class sizes, only a limited number of students are admitted to the program each semester. Students are selected based on grade point average and an interview with the director.
Retention in the Honors BALA minor requires maintenance of a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in BALA courses.