Small Business Management


Bachelor of Science | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Small Business Management?

If you are looking to start your own business, operate a franchise or manage a department or wanting to advance in your organization, the Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Small Business Management major is for you. The Small Business Management major is designed to accommodate students straight out of high school, adult learners or transfer students, associate degree holders in business or other majors, and military veterans. Furthermore, the major features Miami's renowned liberal arts foundation backed by hands-on applied education. The degree may be earned entirely online.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

The Department of Commerce was the first Military/Veteran Friendly Academic Department on the regional campuses. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our designated Military/Veteran advisors.

The department of Commerce offers a number of scholarships. These scholarships are available for those students who have declared one of the Commerce Associate or Bachelor degrees as their major.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

Small Business Management lets you pursue an in-depth examination of small businesses built on a foundation of courses in traditional business areas such as accounting, management, marketing, and small business innovation.

What can I do with this major?

Graduates can work in many facets of businesses including management, marketing, and sales. Additionally, graduates may be interested in starting their own business, getting involved in an entrepreneurial or small business endeavor, or continuing their education in graduate school. A commerce degree from nationally-ranked Miami University is your pathway to opportunity.

Who can I contact for more information?

Department of Commerce

Students intending to pursue the Miami Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree with a primary concentration in Organizational Leadership or Cross Cultural Leadership should consult their Commerce Faculty advisor to maximize progress toward the BIS degree while completing a Commerce associate degree.

Department of Commerce courses do not satisfy any Farmer School of Business Bachelor degree course requirements and a maximum of 12 credit hours of Commerce may be applied.

Learn more about Commerce at Miami University.