Do you want to take a step toward becoming a financial leader that's ready to handle tomorrow’s challenges and shape the future of global markets?
Do you want to work with and learn from world-class faculty while surrounding yourself with tremendous peers who share and will contribute to that same mission?
About the Program
Finance Honors is a two-year holistic program that educates and develops future business leaders.The program attracts high-performing, driven, and diverse students in the finance specialization. Students expand their qualitative and quantitative skills, while sharpening their abilities in areas such as data modeling and analysis, real-world business problem solving, critical thinking and influencing, global markets, and service driven leadership. The Finance Honors Program will prepare you to land – and thrive in – the highest-quality internships and prestigious post-graduation employment.
Students are selected through a competitive application process during Spring semester of their sophomore year.
Honors Finance students will be provided many opportunities on campus and in the classroom to hear and gain real world knowledge from financial career professionals. These professionals span from both the private and public sector.
The goal of the Honors Finance Mentor Program is to foster a successful mentoring relationship between students and finance professionals. The program matches students and volunteer mentors based on areas of expertise and students’ particular needs and careerinterests. Mentors will be tasked with the following throughout this program:
Use their knowledge /career expertise to guide a student.
Share/discuss career tracks and career lessonslearned.
Help students understand the relevance of their academicstudies.
Teach students what tasks and issues executivesface.
Discuss attributes/experiences companies are looking for in potential candidates.
Experiences Beyond the Classroom
Finance Honors Students are provided the opportunity to travel to domestic financial centers such as to Wall Street in New York City. Students will gain insights into the financial industry, its unique culture, how different roles and functions work together, and meet with local Ohio State Alumni.
Students will be tasked with a final project that highlights their skills as a future leader in finance as well as
analytical thinking and a problem solving. In the finance honors program’s Capstone project, you will work
with a non-profit organization to learn how they define their mission and make their mission work.
Fall Semester of sophomore year, students majoring in Finance with at least a 3.5 GPA are sent an e-mail from the director indicating that they are invited to the Finance Honors Program Information Session. They are asked to respond with whether they plan to attend, or cannot attend but are still interested in the program. Then, they will receive the password for the Zoom meeting. If you did not receive this invitation but believe you meet the qualifications for the program, send an e-mail to Finance Honors Director, Prof. Pirim.
There will be two information sessions for only Finance students:
Topic: Finance Honors Information Session 1
Time: Jan 15, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Spring of the students Sophomore year, students will submit an online application that is available on through the Fisher College of Business website to the Finance Honors program. Students must indicate that their first choice is Finance Honors, if that is their intent. The student must accept their first choice, if the Director of that program admits them.
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
CSE 2111 or 1113
Econ 2001.01 or 2001.03HandEcon 2002.01 or 2002.03H
Stat 1430 or 1430H (or 1450/2450 EM credit)
AMIS 2200 or 2200HandAMIS 2300 or 2300H
BUS MGT 2320andBUS MGT 2321
BUS MHR 2292 or 2292H
*BUS FIN 3220 (required for Finance Honors) with aminimum grade of A- required.
*BUS FIN 3220 can be taken during Spring Semester of Sophomore Year and your acceptance will be conditional that the minimum grade requirement is met.
Additional Application Requirements:
Current Advising Report
250-500 word response to an Essay Prompt
1-2 minute Personal Video response to a provided question