Bachelor of Science in Business | Farmer School of Business
What is Finance?
Finance is the study of how individuals and organizations make decisions about short-term and long-term investments and how these investments are financed.
What are the features of Miami's program?
Top national ranking
The Farmer School of Business is ranked in the top 25 undergraduate business schools, according to Business Week's seventh annual survey of the nation's best undergraduate business programs. The Farmer School placed 23rd overall and 8th among those programs offered by public universities and colleges in the U.S. In addition to being in the nation's top 5% of schools, the Farmer School was the only Ohio program in the top 25 and one of only two Ohio institutions in the top 50.
The program is designed to enable students to specialize in areas of study such as law, insurance, banking, investments, and real estate.
Target school for recruitment
Miami has traditionally been a target school for Fortune 500 companies and the Big Four accounting firms. More than 88% of Miami business students secure employment within six months of graduation, while 10% continue with graduate education. Our alumni prove the quality of their career preparation. More than 2,000 Miami business graduates are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.
Are there special admission requirements?
Miami's Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation's best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to FSB is holistic and comprehensive, considering many variables during the review process to establish the context of a student's achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.
The middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB will typically have an academic profile as outlined below. Please note that an estimated 25% of students offered direct admission will have an academic profile that exceeds these ranges and an estimated 25% will have an academic profile that falls below these ranges.
Please note that for the 2012–13 academic year, there is an additional $75 per credit hour fee for most business school courses. This credit hour fee will increase to $100 per credit hour for the 2013–14 academic year. For additional details on tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar.
What courses would I take?
The required curriculum in finance provides you with a basic foundation in financial management and an exposure to the nature and operations of the financial markets. Building upon this foundation, you may expand your knowledge by taking elective courses in banking, insurance, international finance, portfolio management, and real estate. With the help of an academic adviser, you can specialize in various areas, such as financial planning, law, insurance, banking, and real estate.
What can I do with this major?
Students graduating with a major in finance may work in the finance division of a business firm, the securities field in a brokerage or investment analysis capacity, or the real estate business in sales or appraisal. Other options include the insurance business in the field of financial planning, property, or casualty insurance and estate planning or trust administration. An undergraduate degree in finance also prepares students for graduate study in finance, business and public administration, and law.
Who can I contact for more information?
Farmer School of Business
Student Services Office
Oxford, OH 45056