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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Embracing the Inherent Value of a Vibrant Student Body and Community. Over the years, the definition of “diversity” has evolved and expanded, and while there is no single, universally accepted definition of the word, we understand and embrace the inherent value of a vibrant student body and community that encompasses a wide spectrum of backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Over the years, the definition of “diversity” has evolved and expanded. There is no single, universally accepted definition of the word. We understand and embrace the inherent value of a vibrant student body and community that encompasses a wide spectrum of backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

The Farmer School of Business celebrates diversity as a strength and believes that it creates a competitive advantage. We embrace an inclusive concept of diversity that considers people from a variety of under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, military or service affiliation, gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.

As scholars and educators, we recognize the competitive landscape that our soon-to-be graduates will face as they embark upon their careers. To succeed in a global marketplace, our graduates must be more creative and nimble. To prepare them, we must attract and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff who bring with them a variety of experiences, beliefs, and skills. Welcoming all types of diversity and leveraging the individual talents of all students, and faculty is a critical component inherent in all world-class business schools.

FSB Students must complete at least one course that provides an understanding of business diversity perspectives. The approved list of courses includes courses from all divisions and may overlap with Foundation courses, majors, or electives.

Passport Program

The mission of the Passport Program is to impact the lives of students through practical, transformational support aimed at academic, professional, and personal development among underrepresented and first-generation students aspiring to earn a degree from the Farmer School of Business.

Ryan Scholars

The Ryan Family Scholars Program is an innovative scholarship program funded by Miami alumnus Jim Ryan ‘80 and his wife Michelle that takes a holistic student success approach to support students with high financial needs.

Grainger Scholars Program

The Grainger Scholars program offers comprehensive support, including tuition, room and board, along with coverage of fees up to $5,000 annually, empowering students to pursue their academic goals with financial ease.

Student Organizations

In the Farmer School, student organizations provide the perfect place where students can lead teams, communicate with members, and problem-solve. With more than 40 organizations, including co-ed fraternities and honorary societies, FSB challenges our students to actively participate! 

Top 50

National Public University - U.S. News and World Report


Among Public Universities for Student Internships - Poets & Quants

Top 5

In the U.S. for the Number of Students who Study Abroad - Open Doors

Top 10

For Student Experience - Poets & Quants

You Belong at the Farmer School of Business

Make It Miami Summer Accountancy Camp

Discover U

The Harnett Family Discover U in Business is designed to expose top multicultural (African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or first generation) high school students to the Farmer School of Business and to top global businesses in the country.

Miami Accounting Program

The Miami Accounting Program (MAP) is a camp designed to introduce top multicultural high school students to the accounting profession and to a college career at Miami University's Farmer School of Business.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We realize that top students have many options when selecting a business school. We want to make the choice to attend the Farmer School even easier by offering competitive scholarships, pipeline programs, and robust recruiting and retention initiatives to highly talented, motivated diverse students.

We have created several new scholarships aimed at attracting and retaining talented students of color and first-generation students. In addition to scholarships, we offer summer bridge programs and camps designed to attract students from a variety of backgrounds. 

Recently, the Farmer School of Business has:

  • Established an FSB recruiting network comprised of alumni, current students, student organization leaders, and faculty to act as ambassadors to high school students. Target elite college prep programs in key geographic areas.
  • Established formal mentoring programs for underrepresented students.
  • Engaged corporate partners to assist with job shadowing and career placement opportunities.
  • Expanded academic advising, career development, and tutoring support.
  • Offered networking and support through the Multicultural Business Association (MBA).
  • Collaborated with veteran-friendly companies.

Miami University's Land Acknowledgment

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Miami University maintains a strong reciprocal relationship with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. Our land acknowledgment exists to reaffirm the Myaamia people’s deep connection to their homelands and our commitment to each other.

Farmer School of Business

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