Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program

Integrated Business & Engineering - Honors Program (graphic identifier)

The Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors Program is a challenging four-year curriculum designed to help prepare the next generation of business leaders to communicate across business and technical domains and to practice an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

The Need

An increasingly interconnected global economy creates collaborative opportunities and competitive pressures for U.S. companies, generating the need for broadly educated engineers and business professionals. Ohio State’s IBE program equips graduates to meet these challenges.

Our Approach

The Ohio State’s College of Engineering and Fisher College of Business jointly offer a multidisciplinary undergraduate honors program where IBE students work, study and network as a cohort throughout their undergraduate experience. The program supplements their standard curriculum with core courses of the opposite degree, and includes a sequence of dedicated IBE courses and seminars focused on experiential, entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary learning. Students work in teams to develop professional tools and skills applying classroom theory and tools to real-world practice.

Students Served

The IBE program selectively recruits a cohort of 36 students each year. Invitations to apply are emailed in February to students accepted into Ohio State’s engineering or business honors program. 


In addition to a significant educational workload, a self-selected student leadership board plans and executes a series of well-attended extracurricular activities including social and professional networking and professional skills development.

Graduation Results

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a bachelor of science in business administration or engineering, a minor in the opposite field, and an “Honors in Integrated Business and Engineering” diploma distinction. IBE students are highly sought interns and graduate with a resume attractive to a large number of hiring companies.

Employment Outcomes

Our IBE students are recruited for internships and full time positions from top employers. Below is a collection of where our students have worked.

Visual of companies IBE students are recruited for, including Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, Chase, Deloitte, GE, Google, Microsoft, P&G, Tesla, Walt Disney


Application Timeline & Core Curriculum

Visual timeline of application deadlines for the IBE program.

Download the Application Process [pdf].


IBE Core Course Grid highlighting key courses students must take.

Download the Core Curriculum [pdf].


Kristina Kennedy

Kristina Kennedy, MBA
Director, Integrated Business & Engineering Program
Associate Professor of Practice

Stephanie Rinehart headshot

Stephanie Rinehart
Student Advisor

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