Beginning Autumn 2019, the Industry Immersion Program will no longer be a required part of the Honors Contract program. As a result, the name will go BACK to Honors Contract (instead of Honors Immersion). Please see the updated Honors Contract requirements below.

Updated Honors Contract Requirements (effective AU19)

About the Program

The Honors Immersion Program offers students the opportunity to tailor their honors experience by selecting an industry for in-depth study.

The Fisher Industry Immersion Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is designed to encourage students to dive into a specific industry, apply the theories and tools learned in their other coursework to solve today’s industry program, and to standout in a crowded marketplace. Honors Immersion enhances the Industry Immersion experience. Students will commit to a two-year Industry Cluster engagement.

additional information

  • Application Process

    Eligible second-year students can apply to the Accounting HonorsFinance Honors, Honors Cohort, and Honors Immersion programs each February. Students are welcome to apply to more than one program, but are required to indicate their first, second, and third choice. Notifications will be sent in time for autumn term scheduling.

    Applicants must complete the following prerequisite classes (by the end of Spring semester) in order to apply. Honors versions recommended when offered.

    • Math 1131, 1151, or 1161
    • Econ 2001.01 or 2001.03H
    • Econ 2002.01 or 2002.03H
    • AMIS 2200 or 2200H
    • AMIS 2300 or 2300H
    • CSE 2111 or 1113
    • Stat 1430 or 1430H (or 1450/2450 EM credit)
    • BUS MGT 2320
    • BUS MGT 2321
    • BUS MHR 2292 or 2292H
    • For Finance Honors only BUS FIN 3220
  • Academic Component

    JUNIOR YEAR: A select group of honors students will participate in an immersion and attend a series of workshops on team leadership and industry research practices.

    SENIOR YEAR: Second year students in the program will work closely with the respective faculty expert, and participate in a yearlong Honors seminar designed to further develop critical thinking, communication and leadership skills. Each student will write and present an individual industry research report in fall, and will be assigned a team of junior students to mentor on a real-world project in spring. 

    Each year, up to 10 honors students will be selected for each Industry Immersion. The immersions for 2019 include: Business Analytics, Business of Sports, Consulting, Consumer Package Goods, Energy & Sustainability, Health Care, Manufacturing, Middle Market, Non-Profit, and Retail.

  • Graduation Requirements

    To graduate with Honors in Business Administration and Research Distinction, students in the Honors Immersion: Through Industry Immersion Program must complete the following:

    Completion of Honors Immersion Curriculum

    • Complete the five (5) course Honors Curriculum with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

    Junior Year:

    ·         Industry Immersion autumn course (BUSADM 3630.0xE or BUSADM 3640E)

    ·         Industry Immersion spring course (BUSADM 3632.0xE or BUSADM 3641E)

    ·         BUSML 4998H (0.5 credits each semester)

    Senior Year:

    ·         Immersions Honors Seminar I (BUSADM 3890H)

    ·         Immersions Honors Seminar II (BUSADM 3890H)

    ·         Strategic Management (BUSMHR 4490H)

    • Completion of at least 4 additional honors or upper-division (4000-level) courses. No more than two honors 1000 or 2000 level courses may be counted. 
    • Maintain at least an overall GPA of 3.5 for all business and accounting honors courses and at least a GPA of 3.5 for all business specialization courses
    • Documented completion of a minor, or secondary concentration outside of business

    Completion of Industry Research Project

    • An industry research proposal must be approved by the end of the student’s first year in the program
    • Submission, acceptance and presentation of an industry research report must be completed by the end of the student’s third semester (Autumn of Senior Year) in the program

    Mentoring of a student team

    • Successfully mentor an Industry Immersion team through a Spring project by the end of the student’s fourth and final semester in the program

Andrea Prud'homme, Ph.D.
Faculty Director

Kim Bader, M.A.
Assistant Director, Honors