Basic Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Business

To graduate from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, you must:

  • Earn a minimum of 128 semester hours
  • Complete the Miami Plan, the common core, and the required electives
  • Complete the requirements of one major field
  • Earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all business courses attempted
  • Complete at least 64 semester hours of course work in non-business departments

Common Core of Business Courses

(51-52 semester hours)

All of these:

ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)

BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)

BUS 101 Foundations of Business Decision Making (3)

BUS 102 Writing for Business Decision Making (1)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) (MPF IIB)

ISA 205 Business Statistics (4)

ISA 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)

MGT 291 Introduction to Management and Leadership (3)

MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)

MTH 151 (MPF V) or 153 Calculus I (MPF V), or MTH 249 (MPF V) or 251 Calculus II (4-5)

FSB Senior Capstone Experience (3)

Diversity requirement (3)

Suggested Course Pattern:

Typically, coursework at the 100 and 200 level will be scheduled during the first and second years, 300 level courses will be taken in the second and third years and 400 level courses will be taken in the senior year. You will work with your advisors to schedule your coursework appropriate with your preparation and academic goals.

Other Electives

You are encouraged to use the remaining hours in your program to broaden your educational base with courses from other divisions of the university, especially in the College of Arts and Science, and/or to supplement your business programs with additional business courses beyond your major requirements. Students enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program in business may apply a maximum of 12 credit hours earned in business technology courses to the degree. Business technology courses, however, do not qualify as either professional or nonprofessional electives.

If you hold an associate’s degree in business technology and wish to earn credit toward a B.S. in Business, you may want to inquire about proficiency examinations in subjects covered in your business technology courses. Consult with the appropriate business school department on the Oxford campus.

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