Opportunities for Non-Business Majors

 Final presentations at the Farmer School
Cintas executive talks about Miami PRIME project
Dean Marc Rubin talks to Miami PRIME students upon completion of program
Students at Cintas

Non-business students are encouraged to pursue opportunities within the Farmer School of Business including minors, certificates, thematic sequences, student organizations, and study abroad. If you are seeking admission to the Farmer School of Business, please visit our Current Students Seeking Admission website.

Minors and Certificates

A Farmer School of Business minor or certificate is an excellent complement to your primary major of study. FSB Minors open to non-business students include Accountancy, Arts Management, Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Management and Leadership, Cybersecurity Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management. In addition, minors in Finance, General Business, and Management are available exclusively to non-business students. Visit the Minors page for more information.

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.

FSB Certificates available to both business and non-business students include the Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Business Analytics, Healthcare Sales, and three Entrepreneurship Certificates with concentrations in Creativity, Social, and Startup Entrepreneurship. Completion of a FSB certificate may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.

Thematic Sequences

A thematic sequence is a nine credit hour liberal education requirement that must be outside your department of major. All of the Farmer School of Business thematic sequences are intended for non-business students. There are sequences available in accountancy, business legal studies, economics, entrepreneurship, information systems & analytics, management, and Miami PRIME. Visit the Thematic Sequences page for more information.

Miami PRIME is an intensive four-week program designed to allow talented non-business students an opportunity to gain a clear advantage in today’s competitive job market. Students will be able to complement their educational background with a strong competency in the underlying principles of business. Visit the Miami PRIME website for more information.

Student Organizations

Active and engaged learning starts in the classroom, but students must continuously sharpen and practice these skills. Student organizations provide the perfect place where students can lead teams, communicate with members, and solve complex problems.

Many organizations within the Farmer School are open to non-business students including Women in Marketing, Women in Social Entrepreneurship (WISE), Women Who Invest, Women in Economics, Toastmasters International, Social Impact, Redhawk Racing, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Miami University Center for Creativity & Innovation (MUCCI), Miami University Blockchain Club (MUBC), Miami Sports Marketing, Miami Advertising Club (MAD), Miami Management and Leadership (MML), Futures in Retail, First Miami Student Credit Union (FMSCU), Advancing Women in Entrepreneurship (AWE), Economics Club. Visit the FSB Student Organizations website for more information about these organizations.

Study Abroad

A number of semester, summer, and winter study abroad programs through the Farmer School of Business may be available to non-business students. Through these study abroad programs, you’ll grow academically, culturally, personally, and professionally. Visit the Global Studies website for more information about current programs.