Office of Academic Enrichment Honors and Scholars Center

Business Scholars

​​The Business Scholars Program is a community of talented students that participate in programs and activities designed to complement and enhance their academic experience.

This​ two-year program, beginning with incoming first year students creates, a "learning by doing" environment for Scholars who have a strong interest in pursuing business by offering insight into business, its practice, and its environment. Business Scholars learn to understand the vital role of collaboration through teambuilding, leadership training and workshops led by Fisher College of Business faculty and staff. Partnerships with faculty and alumni are developed to enhance professional development and a high ethical standard of behavior.

First Year

First year Business Scholars build a strong community while transitioning into the university and learning the mission of Fisher College of Business and the University Honors & Scholars Center. Through various workshops, first year Business Scholars embrace the tools and skills needed to succeed as a well-rounded member of the university community while embracing an academic balance.​

Second Year

Second year Business Scholars continue to strengthen community and utilize professional and leadership skills for their personal and professional aspirations, giving back to the Business Scholars community, the university community and beyond.​



Discover the steps to apply for this program.

Application Info


For additional information concerning the Business Scholars Program, please contact Asiah Stewart by email at


All first year Business Scholars pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration degree are directly admitted to the Fisher College of Business. 

Requirements for First Year Business Scholars
  • Attend a weekly meeting with their program manager first semester
  • Take Business Scholars as cohort first semester 
    • Topics covered in Business Scholars Seminar include: leadership development, how to find an internship, global diversity in the workplace, personal branding, career preparation (soft skills), and public speaking​

  • Must obtain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA by the end of the academic year
Requirements for Second Year Business Scholars
  • Second year Scholars must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA each semester
  • Students will complete professional development and community engagement activities including: a professional portfolio, an informational interview with a professional in their intended industry, community service, and leadership development​


Students in the Scholars programs receive college level priority scheduling which allows students to schedule classes at the beginning of their rank.


Business Scholars students at an event

Events and Activities


Signature Programs include: business etiquette dinner, local company site visits, numerous Fisher speaker opportunities.​


Business Scholars have the opportunity to interact with faculty and alumni through programming opportunities including formal workshops. These activities provide Business Scholars the unique opportunity to associate with business professionals early in their college careers. Past workshops include:

  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Business Etiquette Dinner
  • Case Study Workshop
  • Networking With Appetizers Workshop
  • Specialization/Business Major Exploration Program
  • Business Ethics Discussion
  • Interviewing Workshop
Other Programs

Business Scholars are encouraged to participate in the Fisher Citizenship Program which provides activities to foster personal growth, sponsor leadership development events, and encourage first year involvement in Fisher College of Business.


Business Scholars have the opportunity to travel to a national business center within the United States to meet with alumni, visit businesses, and experience cultural events.


Business Scholars students in New York City


Each Scholars Program features a first-year residential community that provides students with a peer-network of high-ability students with similar interests. First-year Business Scholars students are given priority to live together in Blackburn House.** Commuters are welcome to be a part of our Scholars programs.

Blackburn House is located on north campus close to Fisher College of Business.

**Please note that space in the prescribed residence halls is not guaranteed and students can be placed in other accommodations due to program demand if necessary.  

Mentoring Programs
  • First year Business Scholars are paired with upper-class Business Scholars to help them individually transition into the Business Scholars community.
  • Upper-class Business Scholars have the opportunity to participate in mentoring program with Fisher Alumni Undergraduate Mentor Program​.
Community Meetings and Service
  • ​Business Scholars Leadership Council is comprised of upper-class Business Scholars who assist in mentoring and planning programs and events.
  • Community service projects include: participating in Community Commitment and the MLK Jr. Day of Service, Habitat for Humanity, and various fundraisers for non-profit organizations. 


Blackburn House