Farmer School of Business at sunset

Opportunities for Non-Business Majors

Non-business students are encouraged to pursue opportunities within the Farmer School of Business including minors, thematic sequences, student organizations, and study abroad. If you are seeking admission to the Farmer School of Business, please visit our Current Students Seeking Admission website.

Minors

A Farmer School of Business minor is an excellent complement to your primary major of study. There are fourteen minors open to non-business students including Arts Management, Business Analytics, Business Legal Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business, Management and Leadership, Management of Information Technologies, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. In addition, minors in Finance, General Business, and Management are available exclusively to non-business students. Visit the Minors page for more information.

Students may enroll in a maximum of two Farmer School of Business minors. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis while others have entry restrictions or requirements. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of gaining entry into a FSB minor, interested students should contact the department offering the minor as early as possible in their academic careers. Completion of a FSB minor may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.

Thematic Sequences

A thematic sequence is a nine credit hour liberal education requirement that must be outside your department of major. All of the Farmer School of Business thematic sequences are intended for non-business students. There are sequences available in accountancy, business legal studies, economics, entrepreneurship, information systems & analytics, management, marketing, and Miami PRIME. Visit the Thematic Sequences page or more information.

Miami PRIME is an intensive four-week program designed to allow talented non-business students an opportunity to gain a clear advantage in today’s competitive job market. Students will be able to complement their educational background with a strong competency in the underlying principles of business. Visit the Miami PRIME website for more information.

Student Organizations

Active and engaged learning starts in the classroom, but students must continuously sharpen and practice these skills. Student organizations provide the perfect place where students can lead teams, communicate with members, and solve complex problems.

Many organizations within the Farmer School are open to non-business students including Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Economics Club, First Miami University Student & Alumni Federal Credit Union, Global Business Brigades, Miami University Advertising Club, Multicultural Business Association, Phi Chi Theta, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Toastmasters International. Visit the FSB Student Organizations website for more information about these organizations.

Study Abroad

A number of semester, summer, and winter study abroad programs through the Farmer School of Business may be available to non-business students. Through these study abroad programs, you’ll grow academically, culturally, personally, and professionally. Visit the Global Studies website for more information about current programs.