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Policies and Procedures

At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education. Learn more about HSB policies, find answers to frequently asked questions, understanding program requirements and more.

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Business Acumen

The business acumen provides the platform upon which students can develop specific skills and competencies offered by the School's majors and minors. Students are required to earn a “C” or better in all acumen courses. Please see this article for further instructions on Major specific minimum grade requirements.

Clubs and Organizations

The Huntsman Difference is the exceptional experiences inside the classroom combined with the valuable opportunities outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to own their education with the numerous resources available throughout the school, including 23 amazing clubs and organizations.

Course Descriptions

A course description is a brief summary of the significant learning experiences for a course. Course descriptions appear in individual course outlines and in the Program of Studies (POSs) for individual programs.

Course Repeats

Students may repeat up to ten courses in their academic career if needed however, there is a difference between the USU repeat policy and the Huntsman School of Business repeat policy.

Degree Works

Degree Works is USU’s degree-audit tool. A degree audit worksheet is a review of past and current coursework organized into completed and incomplete requirements.

Differential Tuition

Differential tuition is additional tuition above the tuition charged by the university. Currently, six of the seven colleges at Utah State University charge differential tuition.

Do I Have to Complete my General Education Requirements Before I can be Admitted Into the Huntsman School of Business?

You do not have to complete your general education requirements to be admitted to the Huntsman School, however; general education requirements must be completed before graduation.

Events Calendar

Take your education to the next level by coupling your classroom experience at the Huntsman School with hands-on learning and event opportunities. Be more than a classroom student!

Global Learning

The Huntsman School of Business offers Global Learning Experiences that facilitate the development of a global mindset and prepare students for entry into a business environment that extends beyond borders. Find out how you can add the world to your resume.

Graduation Application

Graduation is an exciting time in your college career, and you will want to remember to apply for graduation. You have worked hard, and it is almost time to begin the next adventure in your life. Whether you plan to work in business, healthcare, for a non-profit, NGO, or any other sector of the economy, the Huntsman School has put you on the path to a meaningful and productive career.

How Many Elective Credits will I Need After I Complete my Major Requirements?

Visit the general catalog for more information on the major requirements and elective courses. Please see your major advisor if you have additional questions.

How do Credits Transfer Over to USU?

Credits from other universities transfer on a course-by-course basis. To see courses that transfer view the University transfer guide

How do I Change My Major?

When a change of matriculation is desired, a student must go to the department office in which he/she is presently enrolled to initiate the proper paperwork. For a change of major, signatures of representatives from both departments are required on the form before it is sent to the Registrar's Office.

How do I Find Prerequisites for Specific Courses?

Some courses within the curriculum will have prerequisites. Prerequisites must be completed prior to registering for a course. To find a course's prerequisites, visit the course catalog.

How do I Schedule an Appointment With My Undergraduate Advisor?

Through one-on-one, personalized visits, advisors are able to provide valuable and timely information to students. Advisors help students discover opportunities that will provide them invaluable out of the classroom experiences that will help set them apart from other candidates in their field.

Huntsman School Acronyms

Acronyms are an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word itself, such as, NASA or USU. Here you will find a list of commonly used acronyms in the Huntsman School of Business.

Internship Credit

Internships are a critical step in discovering your career passion and landing meaningful career opportunities. They give you a competitive edge, help you to obtain real-world skillsets and add a layer of richness to your academic experience.

Is the Graduation Requirement of 120 Hours Based on Earned Hours or GPA Hours?

The graduation requirement of 120 hours is based on your earned hours.

Language Credits

Do you speak a second language? Would you like to earn credit for a second language? Language testing is offered for USU students in the Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies Department.

Late Add

After the waitlist is removed, students that want to add a class that is full can now complete the “Registration Options form.” This shows the add/drop courses. They must receive the instructor’s signature then bring the form to the advisor for authorization. This does not guarantee them a spot in the class, but the advisor will give them the authorization to register if a spot opens.

Leave of Absence

Undergraduate students who wish to take a break from their studies for one or more semesters (other than summer semester), for a variety of reasons, must file a Leave of Absence or Deferral form online.


We have designed our 7 majors around disciplines most sought after by hiring companies around the world. No matter what you want to study, we have what you need to succeed in an ever-changing global business environment. These programs guarantee a rigorous classroom experience to stretch you to excel in your desired career.

Math Requirements

Students in the Huntsman School of Business are required to complete STAT 2300 or STAT 2000 as part of their program requirements. In addition, Economics students must also complete MATH 1100 or MATH 1210. You may need to complete a Math placement exam prior to registering for your Math course.


Adding a minor to your program of study is an excellent way to position yourself for career success. With 16 minors to choose from, you can customize your Huntsman experience. Is a business major currently not part of your plan? The business minor is designed to give you the essential business knowledge and skills to complement any major outside the Huntsman School.

Online Business Courses

All business acumen courses are offered online. The business acumen, also referred to as the core classes, are the classes that all business students must take, regardless of their specific focus of study.

Online Business Degrees

Business Administration (TEACH OUT) and Economics are the only business degrees offered completely online at this time. However, several degrees are offered through a combination of online classes and at our Statewide Campus locations.


The Pre-Business major is available for students preparing to apply for admission into the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Pre-Business students are not advised by the Huntsman School of Business and will need to work with the Exploratory Advising office in TSC 304.


Learn about how to register for classes, view upcoming registration deadlines, and find class schedules at Utah State University.


The Huntsman School offers several scholarships that are based on a student’s academic performance (GPA) and financial need. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available through the Huntsman School and USU.

Statewide Campuses

Utah State's classrooms extend far beyond the borders of its residential campus in Logan. There are 33 campuses and centers across the state where you can take classes via interactive video conferencing, face-to-face with local instructors, or online.

Summer Courses

Generally, less upper-division classes are offered during the summer, but most of the business core classes are offered.

USU Important Dates

It is important to own your education and part of that is knowing when important dates and deadlines are approaching at USU.

Undergraduate Admission Application

Students interested in attending the Jon M Huntsman School of Business should apply to Utah State University, declare a business major and complete the following admission requirements.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

At the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, we provide students a high-quality undergraduate business experience. Along with career-relevant classes and professors who care, students have opportunities to study abroad, participate in internships, and apply classroom business principles in the real world. Dare mighty things and declare business.


Students who attempt to register for a class that is full may put themselves on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. When an open seat becomes available, an e-mail will be sent to the “preferred” e-mail address of the student at the top of the waiting list.

What Kind of Careers are Available to Graduates of the Huntsman School?

Huntsman School alumni are making a difference around the globe, in all kinds of career fields. We believe an education at the Huntsman School prepares you to think analytically, with a global vision and an entrepreneurial spirit.

What is it Like to Live in Logan Utah?

Logan City is a vibrant, growing university community with a conscientious and highly-educated workforce.

What is the Difference Between a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science Degree?

The main difference between these two degrees is a foreign language requirement. Students who complete two years’ training or equivalent in an approved foreign language, or one year or equivalent in each of two foreign languages, may qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

When Do I Apply for Undergraduate Admission to the Huntsman School?

Students may apply for admission after they have completed several requirements. Applications must be received by specific dates for Fall and Spring deadlines.

When Will I Hear About My Undergraduate Application Decision?

When the semester is finished, and ALL grades have posted admission applications will be reviewed and you will be notified of your application decision via email.

When Will I Receive My Diploma

The diploma is processed through the Registrar's Office and is typically mailed 6-8 weeks after the last day of class and will be mailed to the address you submitted on your application.

When is the Last Day I Can Add/Drop Course or Change to Pass/Fail?

Important dates, such as when the last day to add or drop a class, can be found in the registration calendar.

Why Apply to the Huntsman School's Undergraduate Program?

Admission to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is an important step toward graduation. Students must be admitted into the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business before they can register for 3000 to 5000-level courses. Admission is also required to start the graduation application process.

Why Can't I Register for Specific Courses?

If you are unable to register for a specific course, you should receive an error message in Banner that will explain what is keeping you from registering.

Why Can't I Register for Upper Division Business Courses?

In order to register for upper-division business courses, you must have a declared Business major and have 40 credits with a 2.75 GPA.