As the oldest honors program at the Fisher College of Business, the Undergraduate Accounting Honors program is nationally known for its motivated and talented students who embrace studying accounting as an intellectual subject. Some of the department’s best faculty offer challenging and progressive coursework that facilitates the development of critical analytical and communication skills meant to ensure success in rewarding and diverse career paths.
The program’s selective admission process and small class size promotes the development of presentation and team building skills. Its students have ample opportunities to develop their leadership skills both in the classroom and as officers in Beta Alpha Psi, the National Accounting Honorary organization. Due to the program’s reputation, it offers exceptional internship and full-time employment opportunities.
Alumni often mention the lifelong friendships they make with their colleagues during the program. Such bonding occurs as a result of unique opportunities that include the “Ralph Cases,” debates over conceptual and current accounting and business issues, and class social events. Members of the wide-reaching and active alumni network are often guest speakers for classes.
The first step in applying to the program is to gain entrance into AMIS 2200H from Program Director Richard Young in the spring of freshman year. Applications for the program are submitted in spring during 2300H.
A few Alumni of the Accounting Honors Program
- David Bond
Senior Vice President of Finance and Control
- Corrine Burger
Senior Vice President Controller
- Thomas P. Dewey
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Jonathan Glover
Professor of Accounting
Carnegie Mellon University
- Josh Oakes
Director of Business Development
Worthington Armstrong Venture
- E. John Reik
Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Robert Sledge
Director, Accounting Advisory Services
- Danielle Verbeck
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
- Melinda Whittington
Vice President – Corporate Controller
Kraft Foods Group
Recent Class Profile
- Size: 37
- Average GPA: 3.7