Undergraduate Programs Honors

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 provide the opportunity to graduate with a diploma designation. The programs are designed to provide a range of experiences from which to choose.


  • 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 techdriven 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Contract

    In addition to the business specialization every Fisher student chooses, the honors contract gives you another option for tailoring your last two years before graduation. Timely focus areas, including health care, retail and sustainability, provide you the opportunity to develop a thesis and research project for a partnering business. Engagement includes attending biweekly seminars on leadership, research and mentoring junior cluster students. The result: a degree with Honors in Business Administration and an Honors Research distinction.


  • Honors 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.