Why Choose Honors?

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Sense of community

Your Honors cohort stays together all four years, helping you forge strong friendships, work effectively in teams, and develop a cohesive, shared academic experience. 

Smaller classes

As a Business Honors student, you will enjoy lively interaction in small classes. The average size of honors classes is 35 students.

Rigorous, challenging, and demanding curriculum

Your Honors classes will be taught by some of the school's finest faculty members.

Innovative, specialized courses

The school often chooses to pilot new approaches or new courses with its Honors students.

Accelerated, integrative core courses

You'll find that the Honors instructional approach helps you make interdisciplinary connections and think flexibly.

Professional Development

Additional exposure to outside speakers, who welcome the opportunity to speak informally in an Honors setting.


The opportunity to research an area of interest in business, and do a project or thesis

Special recognition at Graduation

You will be recognized at the Farmer School's divisional commencement.

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Shane Fitzgerald, Class of 2013
Director, Healthcare
Huron Consulting

Simply put, I don’t think I would be where I am in my career without the Business Honors Program. Malcolm Gladwell put it best in his book David and Goliath – it’s often better to be a big fish in a small pond than the other way around – and the Business Honors Program gave me a unique opportunity to be in that exact position. It gave me the ability to connect on Day 1 with phenomenal professors that challenged me to think critically and motivated me to pursue a career that best aligned with my skill set. It also gave me access to unique course offerings with individualized attention that allowed me to be a more well-rounded business mind. I still keep in touch with multiple professors from the Business Honors Program, lending credence to the impact of the program beyond the four years in Oxford.

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Cori Boyce, Class of 2013
Senior Product Manager
Amazon Prime Video (London, UK)

Miami’s business honors program really helped me hit the ground running with my business education. As an automatic admit into FSB, you can start taking business courses sooner than your peers, which is useful to determine what concentrations you may be interested in. I also found the smaller class sizes, surrounded by like-minded peers, made the in-classroom learning experience more impactful. I was able to establish greater bonds with some of the honors faculty (shout out to Jan Taylor!) through the program. Jan even connected me with a fellow FSB alum in my sophomore year that lead to two incredible internships in market research. FSB, while great, can also feel overwhelming and intimidating - but the honors program allowed for a smaller community. The experiences I had in the honors program, including case competitions for American Eagle and Procter & Gamble, really helped me enhance my learning beyond textbooks to better understand real business scenarios – which ultimately better set me up for success in my career today.

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Ryan Morris, Class of 2013
Marketing Lead
Kraft Heinze

The Business Honors Program was a fantastic experience for me – in addition to all the other great experiences Miami and FSB offer, the Business Honors Program provided great classes with amazing peers, special courses on unique topics (in one of which, I met my wife!), and incredible extra exposure to great companies and alumni.