Business Honors Learning Community

In keeping with our commitment to excellence, Fisher College of Business, proudly offers the Business Honors Learning Community (BHLC). This learning community is designed to give first-year honors students the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and community service with peers, faculty, staff, and company representatives.

In addition, you will have significant interaction with staff, mentors, and focus company representatives. Activities that focus on career development, community service, and building leadership skills are integral parts of the program.

Click here to see what current students have to say about their BHLC experience. 

Selection Criteria and Requirements

undergraduate students participating in holiday activitiesThe BHLC is limited to twenty-five students for 2015-2016. Selection criteria include leadership and community service experience as well as an essay response. To apply, click here

We are looking for students who can commit to the learning objectives of the program and be active participants in all planned activities for the program. You will live in the same wing in Taylor Tower (an honors residence hall on north campus) and take a clustered class together with other BHLC students in the Autumn.

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015  
Suggested New Student Orientation Date: Monday, June 8, 2015

Benefits to Students

BHLC students

Students participating in the Business Honors Learning Community will belong to a community which fosters team building, educational advancement, and practical experience through service learning and leadership initiatives. The Learning Community will also include:

  • Clustered orientation: June 8-9, 2015
  • Opportunity to live with other BHLC students on the same floor of an honors residence hall
  • Participation in service-learning initiatives
  • Mentoring received from upper class honors students and the opportunity to mentor future honors BHLC students
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • Academic advising hours in the residence hall
  • Ability to participate in special projects (etiquette dinner, networking, professional development workshops) not available to all 1st year students

Co-Curricular Experiences

The Business Honors Learning Community will focus on helping students become successful Fisher College of Business students and citizens through a threefold approach.

These three components will be interconnected throughout the entire program through a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiences

Students will participate in an early move-in to campus in order to begin building relationships with their peers and FCOB staff and faculty. The events for this period of time may include, but are not limited to, team-building activities, icebreakers, tours of the FCOB campus, an introduction to the focus company, and group meals. Students will also be enrolled in a clustered survey course, BUSADM 1100H, during autumn semester.

Sample BHLC Programming


  • Early Arrival program: Move-in, breakfast, professional development workshop, and teambuilding activities
  • Introduction to Focus Company
  • Interviewing workshop with Fisher’s Career Management office
  • Mentor events with upper-class honors business students
  • Taylor Tower activities
  • Etiquette Dinner/Networking 
  • Holiday service project


  • Mentor events with upper-class honors business students
  • Cultural etiquette program
  • Personal brand workshop
  • Trip to a major metropolitan area
  • Taylor Tower activities
  • High Ropes Course
  • Celebration of Service (sharing community service activities from throughout the year)
  • End-of-Year Dinner

BHLC student

For additional information on BHLC please contact:

Samantha Reed

BHLC Coordinator and Academic Counselor
P: 614.292.2715
F: 614.292.5735

Kim Bader

Assistant Director for Honors
P: 614.292.4316
F: 614.292.5735




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