Aerial view of Farmer School of Business in the fall

Business Core

For Miami entry fall 2016 and earlier, students must earn 128 hours to graduate with a minimum of 64 hours of non-business coursework. For Miami entry fall 2017, students must earn 124 hours to graduate with a minimum of 52 hours of non-business coursework required. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all business courses attempted. Business core courses include:

100-Level

CSE 148 Business Computing (3)
STA 125 Introduction to Business Statistics (3) [can be met by STA 261 credit]
MTH 151 Calculus 1 (5)

First-Year Integrated Core:

BUS 101 Foundations of Business (2)
BUS 102 Foundations of Business Communication (2)
ESP 103 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking (2)
BUS 104 Introduction to Computational Thinking for Business (2)
[BUS 101, BUS 102, ESP 103 and BUS 104 are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. Fulfills GMP Experiential Learning]

200-Level

ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 284 Advanced Business Communication, fulfills Advanced Writing (3)
     [ENG 111, BUS 101, BUS 102, ESP 103 and BUS 104 are prerequisites for BUS 284.]
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)
ISA 225 Principles of Business Analytics (3)
ISA 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)
MGT 291 Introduction to Management and Leadership (3)
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)

300-Level

BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

Other Requirements

FSB Capstones (3-4)
Diversity Requirement (3-4)

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. Students should complete 200-level coursework no later than the fifth semester. Business core courses should be completed before the FSB Capstone.

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2018