Welcome from the Dean

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The Farmer School of Business is one of the premier business schools in the country, nationally recognized for its undergraduate teaching focus, strong faculty/student engagement and providing an undergraduate education similar to many top MBA programs. In short, our students' success is our top priority. It's where we invest our time, talent and funding.

I am a graduate of Miami and a long-time faculty member. I served as the accountancy department chair before recently becoming the interim dean. As a student at Miami, I never thought I would have the opportunity and privilege to return here as a faculty member. As a matter of fact, I never planned on becoming an accounting professor before having extensive conversations with one of my professors, who was the department chair at the time. When I observed the passion he displayed working with students and his willingness to take the time to get to know me, I was hooked. Although being able to eventually hold the position of my mentor is unusual, the high touch environment of the Farmer School is very much our norm. Our faculty come here with the interest of being true teacher-scholars that are experts in their disciplines as well as masters in the classroom. Almost 90 percent of our classes are taught by full-time faculty with graduate degrees and most having professional experience.

The Farmer School offers a wide range of classroom experiences, leveraged by many co-curricular activities that are integral to student learning. These out-of-class experiences allow our students to develop leadership and communication skills that employers value highly. In addition to the variety of majors, co-majors and minors, we offer numerous experiential learning experiences, student research collaborations with faculty members, internship opportunities and off-campus domestic and global programs that contribute to students' understanding of the business environment. More than 90 percent of the Farmer School class of 2016 had at least one internship opportunity, and for 65 percent of them, that internship translated into a job offer. More than 60 percent of our students have a study-away learning experience. The Farmer School also offers more than 30 student organizations where students can pursue their interests, work with other students, and further improve their teamwork and communication skills.

All of these activities take place in a state of the art building located on one of the most beautiful campuses. Oxford has been ranked as one of the most beautiful college towns in the country, and rightfully so. It combines small-town charm with easy access to Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago.

More than 400 top employers vie for our graduates. Eighty-five percent of our 2016 grads seeking full time employment had accepted a job prior to graduation, and 42 percent received multiple job offers. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in industry, professional service firms, finance, government and non-profit organizations. As a matter of fact, Fortune magazine recently ranked us as one of the top 10 colleges for alumni who become Fortune 500 CEOs. Many of these alumni return to campus to network, participate in class projects and mentor current students.

We welcome you to visit Oxford and the Farmer School. Let me know if I can answer any of your questions or assist you in getting to know us better. Contact me at deanofbusiness@miamioh.edu.

Most sincerely,

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Marc Rubin '75
Dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership

Dean Rubin

Marc Rubin, Interim Dean

Marc Rubin
Dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership