High School Students
FSB Major and Career Information
The Farmer School of Business offers eight majors from a variety of business focal areas. We are proud to share the most recent major and career placement data for the class of 2021.
To hear from faculty, staff, and students from each of our majors please see the videos below. The skills gained by pursuing each major, typical job titles upon graduation, and the top recruiters of each major can be viewed by clicking on the title of each major.
How Competitive is Admission to the Farmer School of Business?
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 that considers many factors to establish the context of students' achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.
For Fall 2022, the middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB held an ACT Composite Score of 25-30 and/or an SAT score of 1220-1390. In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.71-4.20 (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.
The FYIC curriculum builds a strong foundation for Farmer School students. Business is searching for new hires who can think critically, creatively, and conceptually, can understand coding and computational work, and can thrive in a constantly changing environment. Employers believe that college graduates are not adequately prepared in:
- Ethical Decision-Making
- Analytical and Research Skills
- Written and Oral Communication
- Working with Diverse Groups
We reviewed academic and practitioner literature and talked with our valued business partners. Then we researched the other top 50 business schools to see how they were helping students develop these key skills within their curriculum.
We learned that while some schools might work with students on an “as-needed” basis, no other school has an integrated core curriculum in the first year that is specifically designed to build the skills needed for student success in the workplace.
The eight credit-hour integrated core, which consists of four courses - Foundations of Business; Foundations of Business Communication; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Introduction to Computational Thinking for Business - is required for all Farmer School first year students. Students move through these classes in teams, working together from the beginning of the semester to the end, culminating with a final client project.
The integrated core allows students to individually build critical skills and to work collaboratively for a real client while working with real data. Students learn skills, apply knowledge, and present their creative, computational, and analytic findings to senior executives.
The FSB Passport Program is a high-touch student success program for first-year students enrolling on the Oxford campus for Fall 2020 who have been directly admitted to the Farmer School of Business and have opted into the Passport Program. Passport targets talented students who have strong academic credentials and have an interest in studying business. Passport students will receive comprehensive academic support along with professional development and service learning opportunities.
Our goal is to provide FSB Passport Students added support to ensure their success at Miami. Through a series of activities, Passport students will work with their assigned FSB Academic Advisor to further expand upon skills related to transitioning to college, career development, time management, study skills, and degree planning, among others.
Contact Michelle Thomas (email@example.com) for general inquiries.
The cost of college is largely dependent on individually awarded scholarships and financial aid. 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 on current tuition costs for your anticipated graduation year, visit the Office of the Bursar.
More information regarding the business surcharge can be found in the section below.