The Senior Capstone Experience for the accounting major, the economics major, and the economics and business major may be accomplished in one of four ways:
- Completion of the course ECON 497
with a grade of "C" or above;
- Completion of the course BUSI 497
with a grade of "C" or above; or
- Passing a comprehensive written examination with three parts: (1) BUSI 200, 210
Principles of Accounting I and II
; (2) ECON 200
and ECON 210
; and (3) a concentration based on two upper-level courses, both of which are either accounting or economics courses.
- Successful completion of an economic research project in conjunction with the Baker Prize in Economics.
The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is based on either the
course, the written comprehensive examination, or determined by the faculty member sponsoring the Baker Prize research project.
The Baker Prize in Economics is awarded in the spring to a rising senior majoring in the Economics and Business Department. Students compete for this award by submitting a proposal for an economic research project over the following summer under the supervision of a Hendrix College Economics Professor. The Baker Prize winner receives a stipend, and the completed research project can be used to satisfy the senior capstone requirement as well as an Odyssey undergraduate research (UR) credit.