Kathleen Murphy, president of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments, is among four leading figures to be recognised at the college next week.
A third-generation Irish American, Ms Murphy has been featured multiple times in Fortune magazine's '50 Most Powerful Women in Business' and has roots in both Cork and Kerry.
She occasionally appears as a guest on the CNBC news channel and has previously delivered a popular TED talk about financial planning.
Her company is America's number one provider of individual retirement accounts, is one of the largest brokerage businesses, and one of the leading providers of college savings plans.
The firm boasts more than $1.5 trillion in client assets under administration, more than 14 million customer accounts and over 12,000 employees.
Other honorary doctorate recipients include renowned political scientist and author Prof. Benedict Anderson, composer and performer Pauline Oliveros, and the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Prof. Dinesh Singh.