Lindner Business Honors

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Lindner Business Honors is a 360-degree education and experiential program. It’s not just learning in the classroom, but learning in the real world. One unified program with personal connections and interactions.

Heidi Nedderman, BBA '10, Lindner Business Honors alumnus

Continue a Legacy

Honors at the Lindner College of Business is rooted in a rich history and visionary legacy. It’s the story of two, independent donors, Carl H. Lindner, Jr. (who founded Lindner Honors-PLUS in 1997) and Marvin P. Kolodzik (who founded Kolodzik Business Scholars in 2008), who led efforts to build a preeminent honors experience for undergraduate business students. Lindner and Kolodzik sought to attract top students who could develop through innovative academic and experiential opportunities.

Honors students and alumni continuously thrive, accelerating in their careers, breaking into new frontiers and elevating the college’s reputation.

Program Overview

Lindner Business Honors attracts students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, drive, ambition, leadership potential and an appetite for problem solving. In alignment with the college’s unique distinctions, Lindner Business Honors is built on four pillars:

  1. Dedicated infrastructure of Honors faculty and staff
  2. Specialized academic and experiential learning opportunities
  3. Personalized Honors communities
  4. Foundation for exploration, freedom for flexibility

Application Process

Selection for Lindner Business Honors is based on academic performance, engagement and leadership. Below are general key dates for fall semester enrollment:

  • Honors interview invitations — early January (via email)
  • Honors interviews held in person at Lindner College of Business (two options) — late January and early February
  • Honors decisions announced — mid-February with scholarship awards (in portal)

Lindner Business Honors students with the Bearcat after graduating.

Students selected for Lindner Business Honors will receive their offer in late February, and have until May 1 to reserve their spot. After confirming acceptance to Lindner Business Honors, students then will be placed in their Honors community: Lindner Honors-PLUS or Kolodzik Business Scholars.


Note: The University Honors Program is a separate and complementary honors opportunity with admissions managed by the university.


All Lindner Business Honors students are awarded scholarships based on merit. Scholarship levels vary by student, recognizing exceptional academic and leadership abilities as determined by a holistic application and interview process.

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