Current Miami Students

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30 Graded Hours at Miami University

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3.5 GPA in Miami Plan* and Business Courses

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Completion of MTH 141 or MTH 151, and ECO 201


Students who were admitted to Miami in Spring 2023 or earlier need a 3.5 GPA in Miami Plan Foundations and Business Courses.

Students who were admitted to Miami in Fall 2023 or later need a 3.5 GPA in Miami Plan Perspective Areas and Business Courses.

Meeting Admission Requirements

Current Miami University students who were not offered direct admission or who did not apply to the Farmer School of Business may seek admission through a non-competitive process by completing the following admission requirements:

30 Graded Credit Hours at Miami University

Students must have 30 graded credit hours completed at Miami University. Questions can be directed to

Graded Hours Example

Additional Notes:

  • MTH 025 and other developmental courses (000-099 courses) do not apply to the 30 graded hours required for admission as they are not creditable toward a degree.

3.5 GPA Requirement

The qualifying GPA for FSB admission may be different from your overall GPA. The specific GPA referenced for FSB admission can be seen on a University Studies DAR. If you are not a University Studies student, you will need to consult with an Academic Advisor to run a "What-If" DAR to access this GPA. When in doubt, consult with an academic advisor.

Fall 2023 or Later


Spring 2023 or Earlier


Completion of MTH 141 or MTH 151, and ECO 201

If taken at Miami University, ECO 201, and MTH 141 or MTH 151 must be completed in a graded status.

Additional Notes:

  • Summer courses should be completed no later than August 1 to ensure a timely transfer. Once you meet all of the admission requirements for FSB, and any transfer work is posted to your academic record, you are welcome to apply online. Visit the Transfer Credit page to learn more about transfer courses.

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, visit the Office of the Bursar.

Information Sessions

Fall sessions will be posted in September.

Application Process

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Students must have all admission requirements in progress or completed prior to applying. Any applicable transfer work must be completed and posted to the academic record at Miami to be admitted. Students must apply to the Farmer School of Business during specified application periods at the end of fall, spring, and summer terms. Students may not be admitted to business outside specified application periods.

Windows to Apply

For Fall 2023 Admittance

May 2023 

May 8 to May 19 Applications Open

May 22 Decisions Sent

June 2023 

June 19 to June 30 Applications Open

July 7 - Decisions Sent

August 2023 

July 31 to August 18 - Applications Open

August 4, August 11 and daily the week of August 14-18 - Decisions sent

For Spring 2024 Admittance

December 2023 

December 11 to December 22 Applications Open

December 25 Decisions Sent

January 2024 

January 16 to January 23 Applications Open

January 24 - Decisions Sent




Course Planning Resources

If you are admitted to business at the end of your first year, you can still graduate on time. We have sample plans below for each major or course of study that outline the recommended courses, semester-by-semester. Please review this prior to meeting with a business advisor during drop in advising. 

These are sample plans only. Students should regularly meet with an FSB Academic Advisor to plan their courses needed for degree completion.


Business Analytics

Business Economics


Human Capital Management and Leadership

Admission FAQ

Do I have to be in University Studies to be Admitted to Business?

Students do not need to be in University Studies in order to be admitted to business. The University Studies Degree Audit Report (DAR) has a section that shows a student’s qualifying GPA for FSB Admission, making it easier for the student to determine which classes are included in Miami Plan and Business GPA used for FSB Admission; however, students from any major are welcome to apply once they meet the Admission requirements.

How do I Change my Major? Can I Declare Business Now?

There is no need to change your major at this time. Once you meet the admission requirements, you will fill out the application form online. Your major will be changed to business upon admission.

Is Admission to the Business School Competitive?

Even if the requirements for admission change, you will follow the admission requirements that were in place when you entered the university. We will admit all students who meet the admission requirements. 

Can I Take Any Business Courses Now?

Non-business students may access the Diversity courses, ECO 201, ECO 202, MTH 151, and STA 261.

  • The Business Core requires a diversity course. Most diversity courses are non-business and thus open to non-business students. 
  • ECO 201 and 202 are required courses within the Business Core, and either course will meet the GMP IIC Social Science requirement.
  • The Math Department requires an ACT Math score of 26+ or SAT Math score of 610+ to take MTH 151. See the Math Department's placement recommendation guide.
  • STA 261 is a general statistics course. If taken prior to admission, STA 261 and ISA 225 will meet the Business Statistics requirement. 

Typically, the departments will have seats available in ACC 221, the FYIC (BUS 101, BUS 102, ESP 103 and BUS 104), CSE 148, and ISA/STA 125 for students who are admitted to business at the end of fall and spring terms. For students admitted at the end of summer terms, course access may be more limited, but can include some business courses. Additional information about accessing these courses will be shared upon admission.

Is There a Petition Process if I do not Meet the Minimum GPA Requirement?

Exceptions to this requirement are extremely rare. Any exceptions to this policy will be dependent on remaining capacity in the Farmer School and will be evaluated individually based on significant and verified extenuating circumstances. Students seeking an exception will be expected to engage in a petition process and final decisions will be made by the Dean's office. Questions regarding this process should be directed to the Assistant Dean & Director of Divisional Advising.

I Want to Minor in Business. Do I Have to Meet the Admission Requirements?

Students may enroll in a maximum of two Farmer School of Business minors. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis while others have entry restrictions or requirements. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of gaining entry into a FSB minor, interested students should contact the department offering the minor as early as possible in their academic careers. Completion of a FSB minor may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.

Check out the different FSB Minors here.