Business Scholars Program

Who Are Business Scholars?

Business Scholars are a community of talented students with a strong interest in pursuing business-related fields who participate in opportunities developed to complement and enhance their academic program. This two-year experience begins with incoming First Year students engaged in a “learning by doing” environment which guides them through personal and professional development on their collegiate journey.

Business Scholars understand the vital role of collaboration through team-building, networking, leadership training, and workshops. Partnerships with faculty, alumni, and corporate representatives provide insight to the professional world and high ethical standards of behavior. First Year Business Scholars begin this community together in Blackburn House near the Fisher College of Business on north campus.

What Do Business Scholars Accomplish?

Enhance Professional Development Skills
Times Square groupStudents interact with faculty, alumni, and corporate partners through various programming and events including the Business Etiquette Dinner and company site visits. The Scholars Seminar 1100 course provides professional development through individual exploration of strengths, leadership styles, personal branding, and cultural competency as they seek to become leaders in a global economy.

Connect with Fisher College of Business
Business Scholars participate in the Fisher Citizenship Program activities which foster personal growth, leadership development, and encourage First Year involvement in Fisher College of Business student organizations. Once Business Scholars complete the requirements of the program they officially become “Fisher Citizens.”
2010 NYC TripAll Business Scholars have an immediate connection with their Business Scholars Program Manager who supports students as a mentor, advocate, and coordinator of their Scholars experience. Business Scholars also have a specific Academic Counselor who understands the program expectations and promotes academic balance.

Learn about the Global Business Environment
Business Scholars have the opportunity to travel to a major national business center within the United States to meet and network with Fisher alumni, visit national and international companies, experience cultural events and practice networking skills.

For additional information about the Business Scholars Program please contact:
Jena Pugh, Program Manager
Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office
Phone: 614-292-7455

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