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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 2023, 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 1210-1370. In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.68-4.20 (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.

FSB Major and Career Information

The Farmer School of Business offers eight majors from a variety of business focal areas. 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.


What is the First-Year Integrated Core (FYIC)?

The First Year Integrated Core 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. 

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.

How do I get my Transfer Credits Evaluated?

You will first need to send your transcripts to Miami University. An official transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Miami University by either Electronic Submission or by Mail:

Electronic Submission

Miami University participates in and accepts electronically exchanged transcripts from other Ohio public undergraduate institutions through the Ohio Department of Higher Education transcript exchange. Electronic transcripts sent from Ohio private institutions and non-Ohio institutions through a third-party vendor are also accepted and should be sent to


Paper transcripts must be mailed directly from the transferring institution to Miami University: 

Miami University
Office of the University Registrar
Transfer Credit Evaluations
301 S. Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056

Miami University will not evaluate or post-transfer credit from an ‘Issued to Student’ or hand-delivered transcript or other academic record documents.  All documents used to transfer evaluation and award of credit must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Miami University.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Then, you should request an unofficial evaluation of your transfer work prior to meeting with an advisor. You can contact the Registrar's Office at or 513-529-8703 to have your courses evaluated. Additionally, you may use the website to view course equivalencies.

  1. Visit (formerly or and create a free account.

  2. Enter the name of the school where you have taken or plan to take a course.

  3. Select the term and year.

  4. Enter the department name of the course.

  5. Click the plus sign (+) to add the course. It will appear on the right.

  6. Click on the "Find schools that accept my coursework" button.

  7. Select Miami University from the list.

  8. Your equivalencies will display in the match tab. If the course ends in T**, it is not a Miami equivalent. If Miami University does not appear in the list of schools, the course has not been evaluated before.

What Student Organizations are in the Farmer School of Business?

The Power to Go Beyond

Define your Farmer experience! Today’s global and competitive job market demands that schools of business prepare their students to be dynamic leaders, great communicators, skilled collaborators, and bold visionaries. Active and engaged learning starts in the classroom but students must continuously sharpen and practice these skills.

In the Farmer School, student organizations provide the perfect place where students can lead teams, communicate with members, and problem-solve. FSB challenges our students to actively participate in one of our over 40 organizations, including 5 co-ed fraternities and 2 honorary societies. Employers expect students to be actively engaged in student organizations and extra-curricular activities. In fact, many organizations host employer functions and activities specifically for and with our clubs!

We believe that we gain valuable life skills learning, living, and working with people with different cultures, viewpoints, and lifestyles. As our students graduate and join an increasingly global workforce, this appreciation for individuals as individuals will better equip them to succeed and will create new communities that celebrate diversity.

How are Farmer Students Equipped to Engage in a Diverse Workforce?

The Farmer School of Business is committed to ensuring its graduates are “BEYOND READY” for their lives and careers. The world is becoming increasingly diverse and complex. Within this environment, effective use of diversity within the workforce has proven to impact positively on both organizational and individual performance. According to the latest McKinsey report on Diversity and Inclusion. embracing different cultures and viewpoints drives innovation, improves decision-making, increases employee productivity and retention, and leads to higher profitability.

However, when working in culturally diverse organizations, most people struggle to communicate and work effectively. The key to being BEYOND READY to adapt to rapidly-changing and diverse environments is Cultural Intelligence [CQ].

The Farmer School of Business is developing students who are BEYOND READY for the complex business environment that awaits them in the workplace, marketplace, and society. The BEYOND READY CQ program is designed to provide students with a unified strategy and skill set for how to relate and work across cultural differences at home and abroad. All components of the program will be available as curricular offerings to Farmer School of Business students.

Hands-On Learning

Can I Study Abroad and Graduate on Time as an FSB Student?

Want to study abroad? We will help make it happen! Over 65% of students in the Farmer School of Business study abroad! FSB Global Studies offers semester, winter, and summer term programs specifically designed for students studying in the Farmer School of Business. These programs offer business courses and professional development experiences specifically designed to help students prepare for the global marketplace. Current programs are offered in a variety of countries, including: 

Global Opportunities

  • Australia
  • Barcelona
  • Budapest
  • London
  • Luxembourg
  • Maastricht

Students work with the academic advisor to review program application logistics, scholarship opportunities, course equivalency options, and more. 

FSB students also have the option to take advantage of study abroad programs outside of FSB and are encouraged to collaborate with the appropriate office: 

FSB Passport Program for FSB Admission

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 ( for general inquiries.

How Can I Schedule a Visit?

The Farmer School of Business offers many different opportunities to visit throughout the year. Currently we are offering in-person visits for you to learn more about Miami University and the Business School.

Join us on campus to learn more about the Farmer School of Business and get an in-depth look at Miami University! Tour facilities designed specifically for business students, meet with world-class faculty and outstanding students, and explore the academic opportunities available. Learn more about our signature experiences such as the first year core, internships, and study abroad.

The Farmer School of Business is also offering weekly in-person admission information sessions throughout the Fall from 1-2 p.m.

Schedule Your Admission Information Session Here

The Miami University Office of Admission is also offering in-person campus tours throughout the week if you would like to tour the Miami University campus.

I Would Like to Speak with an Advisor. Who Can I Contact?

We encourage all prospective students and families to attend an Admission Information Session first. After attending this session, students and families can schedule a one-on-one phone or video appointment with Dr. Jim Stearns, Academic Advisor and Professor Emeritus. 


513-529-2070 or

What Honors Opportunities are Available at Miami University?

Farmer School of Business students often take advantage of institutional Honors Programs. Miami has several high-powered programs that connect exceptional students with extraordinary academic opportunities: 

Presidential Fellows Program

Earn Miami’s top scholarship and participate in exclusive programming. Top faculty will be your mentors and help you compete for prestigious national and international fellowships.

Prodesse Scholars Program

Work closely with an outstanding faculty member and a team of scholars as you engage in one of nearly a dozen interdisciplinary areas of study, such as social justice, environment & sustainability, creativity & innovation, and leadership.

Honors College

Access rigorous courses and funding for research, independent projects, and study abroad while benefiting from personalized advising that supports your studies and career goals.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Farmer School of Business?

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.

What is the Business Surcharge?

The business course surcharge is a per credit hour fee, in addition to general Miami tuition, applicable to the majority of courses offered by the Farmer School of Business. For specific tuition, costs, and fee information, visit the One Stop.

Do other business schools have similar charges?


What is the purpose of this charge?

The business course surcharge was instituted several years ago as a means to ensure that the Farmer School can continue to provide our students with a world-class educational experience. The additional funds allow us to effectively compete with the business world and other universities in attracting and retaining the best faculty. The positive impact on our students is significant.

The surcharge also increases our ability to maintain and enhance our:

  • Focus on teaching innovative experiential learning opportunities
  • Small class sizes accessible international study opportunities
  • Cutting edge in-class technology supportive learning environment

What courses have this surcharge?

The following courses, at all levels, carry the surcharge:

  • Accounting (ACC)
  • Business Legal Studies (BLS)
  • Business (BUS)
  • Economics (ECO)
  • Entrepreneurship (ESP)
  • Finance (FIN)
  • Information Systems and Logistics (ISA)
  • Management (MGT)
  • Marketing (MKT)

Are there surcharges for courses at Miami’s regional campuses?

No. The surcharge applies only to courses offered on our Oxford campus.

Are there any business courses on the Oxford campus that do not carry the surcharge?

Yes. The surcharge does not apply to:

The MBA program or other business program with premium tuition rates.

Students taking business courses through a business school workshop or internationally, to include SBI, and courses taught in Luxembourg, Miami Plan Foundation courses, and BLS 235 (Mock Trial practicum).