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Interdisciplinary Business Management

Degree

Bachelor of Science | Farmer School of Business

What is Interdisciplinary Business Management?

The interdisciplinary business management curriculum is available for the student whose career goals require a program covering the broad area of business. This major is appropriate for the student who wishes to postpone specialization until graduate school, the business student who wishes to prepare for admission to law school, students pursuing an international career, or the student who wants to develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to start a business, work for someone else, or work in government or non-profit organizations.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Top national ranking

For the seventh year in a row, the Farmer School has been ranked in the Top 25 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s annual survey of the nation’s best undergraduate business programs. This year, we were ranked 23rd overall and 8th among public institutions. The Farmer School was again the top ranked institution in the state and the only Ohio school in the top twenty-five. Our undergraduate accountancy, Master of Accountancy, entrepreneurship and supply chain management programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the country.

Advanced core

Beyond the business core taken by all business majors, this major features an advanced core of classes centered on economic, legal, managerial, and sales aspects of the business transaction.

Specialized tracks

Students complete the major by taking added courses in one of the three interdisciplinary areas of business-business legal studies, entrepreneurship, or international business.

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. 98% of Farmer School 2013 graduates were either employed or enrolled full time in in graduate school within six months of graduation.* 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 2013 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 2014, the middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB held an ACT Composite Score of 27-31 and/or a SAT (C+M) score of 1210-1360. In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.68-4.09 (on a 4.0 scale) and a class rank of top 6% to 23%. 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, you will pay tuition and fees set by Miami University, as well as an additional per-credit hour business surcharge for most business courses. For additional details on tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar.

What courses would I take?

Beyond the Global Miami Plan Foundation courses and business core taken by all business majors, this major features an advanced core of classes centered on economic, legal, managerial, and sales aspects of the business transaction. Students complete the major by taking added courses in one of three interdisciplinary areas of business: business legal studies, entrepreneurship, or international business.

What can I do with this major?

This major is appropriate for the student who wishes to postpone specialization, the student who wants to display a strong interest in the international dimensions of business, the business student who wishes to prepare for admission to law school, students pursuing an international career, or the student who wants to develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to start a business, work for someone else, or work in government or non-profit organizations.

Who can I contact for more information?

Farmer School of Business
Student Services Office
1022 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-1712
fsb.MiamiOH.edu/advising