Excel in business at OHIO
Honors in the College of Business is built on the college’s foundation of excellence. Our mission is to provide high-achieving students a unique, personalized learning experience. We provide the opportunity to learn in advanced classes and apply the knowledge from those experiences. Collaborate with other high-achieving students and engage with exceptional faculty and business leaders to get the most out of your educational experience so that you can transform your world.
Honors students complete program with a cohort of peers and develop their potential in a team environment. By working in teams, you’ll emulate an industry approach to solving real business problems, anticipating trends, and devising best practices.
We believe that business theory must be put into practice. Our program uses a problem-based curriculum in the context of current industry trends and problems. Our focus includes:
- Alumni shadowing and internships
- On-site visits to companies from many industries
- Specialized seminars
- Systems-thinking approach
You will learn in and out of the classroom, be challenged, and grow to your true potential with peers providing support and friendship.
Traditional academic programs tend to focus on theory. We’re different. We provide a unique, hands-on approach that models what you’ll find in the real world. Our curriculum combines advanced technical knowledge and analytical skills, and applying them to current industry trends.
The College of Business Honors Program is structured upon five key pillars (E.L.I.T.E.) that define and support all activity:
E: Excellence in Communication Skills
Beginning in the first year and progressing through the program, students focus on understanding communication styles and developing public speaking skills and executive presence in various settings.
L: Leadership Skill Training
Leadership skill training achieved through an array of leadership assessments taken each year as well as honors leadership development classes and workshops. Upon arriving as a first-year student, you’ll be assigned to a senior student and faculty member. Together they will provide guidance and support throughout your academic career.
I: Intellectual Development
Students are enrolled in honors sections of core business classes and in a carefully designed curriculum specific to the Honors Program across all four years of study. We’ll provide you a rigorous experience structured in a way that will help you develop the skills you need to succeed in today’s business environment.
T: Teamwork Development
Develop your teamwork skills through both coursework, including the honors section of the Integrated Business Cluster, and in organizing various activities for the business honors students through student-run Committees of Excellence. Honors teams also participate in a variety of case competitions, sponsored by companies such as Microsoft and Deloitte, with an outstanding track record of success.
E: Engagement with the Community
Engagement with the community is accomplished through annual community service projects and a Senior Legacy Project. Additionally, community engagement is built through executive engagements and trips to visit businesses and alumni in major cities.
If you are enrolled in this program, you’ve made a commitment to yourself, your team members, and your education. You’ll be expected to participate in the following academic and extracurricular activities.
- Business Honors Learning Community
- Six designated Honors sections of the business curriculum
- Internship and shadowing program
- Maintain a GPA of 3.3
- Community service activities through your four years
- Mentoring program
- Personal development workshops
In order to be qualified for College of Business honors, students must meet the following criteria:
- Academic excellence in your high school performance
- Well-rounded academic and extracurricular activities
- ACT scores of 26 and above or SAT scores of 1170 and above
- Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
For best consideration, students should apply using the Common Application and be sure to follow the instructions on the OHIO Honors and Scholars section of the Writing Supplement tab.
For more information about the College of Business Honors Program, contact Dr. Ana Rosado Feger.