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Specialized Honors Program Application Open
Deadline to Apply - January 30th, 2023

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This application is for sophomores applying for Accounting Honors, Honors Cohort, Honors Contract, and Finance Honors. First-year students who qualified for university honors have received email application invitations to the program. Applications to the University honors program are due by January 13th.

Please have your updated resume and Advising Report ready in PDF format before beginning the application.

Also, please review the content of the application before you begin by clicking this link-2023 application PDF.

The application will close on Monday, January 30th at 11:59pm.

Honors Program Information Sessions

Finance Honors:
Topic: Finance Honors Information Session 1
Time: January 13th at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94640335255
For more information and Zoom password kindly email Dr. Birsel Pirim.

Topic: Finance Honors Information Session 2
Time: January 20th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

For more information and Zoom password kindly email Dr. Birsel Pirim.

Honors Contract:
Topic: Contract Info Session
Time: January 9th, 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: Schoenbaum Hall 319 

Topic: Application Tips Panel
Time: January 23rd,5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Gerlach Hall 210 

Topic: Contract Info Session
Time: January 25th,1:00-2:00 PM 
Location: Gerlach Hall 285

Topic: Application Tips Panel
Time: January 25th  5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Gerlach Hall 210

Topic: Contract Info Session
Time: January 27th,11:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Location: Gerlach Hall 315

Honors Cohort:
Topic: Cohort Honors Information Session 1
Time: January 11th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Mason Rotunda

Topic: Cohort Honors Information Session 2
Time: January 17th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Gerlach 305

Topic: Cohort Honors Information Session 3
Time: January 23rd, 7:00-7:30 PM
Location: Mason Rotunda

Topic: Cohort Honors Information Session 4
Time: January 26th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Gerlach 315

Take an extraordinary business education to an even higher level.

It begins the first semester of the first year, and extends through graduation and beyond. The Fisher Honors Program provides a unique experience for the highest-achieving students in our college.

Honors students have the option of applying for and participating in one of four Honors programs or an Honors Research Distinction project that each provides the opportunity to graduate with a diploma designation. Students apply for one of the four programs January of their second year or the honors research distinction end of their third year. The programs are designed to provide a range of experiences from which to choose.


Fisher Honors Programs

  • Open/Close Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors

    This carefully structured four-year program aligns foundational Fisher classwork with our partners in the OSU College of Engineering.

    The result: a potent combination of business, critical thinking and tech-driven problem solving. You’ll graduate with Honors in Integrated Business and engineering and a minor in engineering science, and you’ll be well prepared to make an immediate impact as a team member or manager in a range of engineering-driven fields.

    Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors

  • Open/Close Accounting Honors

    “Accounting is a pathway to a variety of roles, including auditing, financial reporting and finance — even work with federal agencies such as the CIA, FBI and IRS. The challenging and innovative curriculum will expose you to a wide range of domestic and international accounting concepts, led by faculty who coordinate a wealth of guest speakers, industry mentors and other content exclusive to honors students. Successful completion will earn you an Honors in Accounting diploma designation.”

    Accounting Honors Program

  • Open/Close Finance Honors

    Do you want to take a step toward becoming a financial leader ready to handle tomorrow’s challenges? Do you want to work with world-class faculty?

    High-performing and motivated honors students will be equipped with the analytical and quantitative skills sought by leading investment and commercial banks, private equity firms, and consulting firms. Courses in the Finance Honors Program will emphasize leading valuation and asset management techniques and software applications while preparing you and land – and succeed in – high-quality internships and post-graduation employment.

    Finance Honors

  • Open/Close Honors Cohort

    Collaboration, candor, trust — these are just a few of the traits shared by teams that innovate and lead. You’ll examine these concepts — and much more — as part of the Honors Cohort experience.

    This program uses a holistic approach to classwork, broadening the academic footprint for a select set of students chosen sophomore year. Explore how critical thinking, complex reasoning and communication strategies produce success across industries. You’ll complete this program with Honors in Business Administration.

    Honors Cohort

  • Open/Close Honors Contract

    Develops students as principled leaders through group coursework and an individual challenge.

    The program includes…
    •  A set of five honors business courses taken as a cohort
    •  A Minor/Major/Concentration outside of Business
    •  One self-directed Contract Challenge that will enhance students’ professional and leadership development
    •  A semester off from program requirements 

    Honors Contract Page

  • Open/Close Research Distinction

    Fisher College of Business students with academic research interests have the opportunity to pursue a year-long research project with guidance from a faculty advisor culminating in a thesis, presenting findings at the Denman Research Forum, and an oral defense. Successful students will have "with honors research distinction" inscribed on the diploma.

    Research Distinction

Questions about Honors?
Our honors advising staff is here to answer any questions you might have.

Beth Pittman, M.M., M.A.
Associate Director, Honors

Mohamad Saab, M.Ed.
Honors Advisor