Bachelor of Science | 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?

  • More than 60% of our students include international study in their Farmer School education.
  • More than 90% were involved in extracurricular activities.
  • 92% of our students had internships, and for 65% of them, it translated into an offer of a post-graduation full time position.
  • 100% had multiple opportunities to work with actual clients, solving real business issues in case competitions, course projects, and experiential learning.
  • Our undergraduate accountancy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain management programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the country.

Target school for recruitment

Miami has one of the largest college career fairs in the country, with several hundred top organizations vying for our students every year. 93% of Farmer School 2015 graduates seeking full time employment had accepted a job prior to graduation.* Almost half of our graduating seniors received multiple job offers. Our alumni are excellent examples of the quality of the educational experience we provide. More than 2,000 Farmer School alumni are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.

*Based on responses to our 2015 survey of graduates

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Miami University'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 the FSB is competitive and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students' achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.

For Fall 2016, the middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB held an ACT Composite Score of 28-32 and/or a SAT score of 1250-1400 (based on old SAT Scoring of Critical Reading + Math). In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.65-4.15 (on a 4.0 scale). Twenty-five percent of the students offered direct admission had an academic profile that exceeded these ranges and 25% had a profile that fell below. The academic qualifications required for admission are wholly dependent on the strength of the applicant pool, and we encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Upon admission to the Farmer School, students will pay tuition and fees set by Miami University, as well as an additional per-credit hour business surcharge for most business courses. For detailed information, visit the One Stop.

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 advisor, 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
1022 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056