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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:


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.]


ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
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)


BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
BUS 284*** Advanced Business Communication (formerly known as BUS/ENG/STC 308), fulfills Advanced Writing (3)
[ENG 111, BUS 101, BUS 102, ESP 103 and BUS 104 are prerequisites for BUS 284.]

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.

For students who matriculated to Miami University prior to Fall 2016, the following business core requirements are in effect:

  • *ISA 205 (4 hours), or STA 261 + ISA 203 (1 hour), is the required business statistics course; ISA/STA 125 and ISA 225 are not required. ISA 203 and ISA 205 will be taught for the last time Spring 2018. 
  • **BUS 101 (3 hours) and 102 (1 hour) are required; ESP 103 (2 hours) and BUS 104 (2 hours) are not. If you did not complete BUS 101 and 102 before Fall 2016, you will need to take the FYIC. 
  • ***STC 135 is the required communications course; BUS 284 is not required. If you complete the FYIC, you may elect to take BUS 284 instead of STC 135 to fulfill the communications requirement.