Minors and Certificates

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.

To begin, please select the department with the minor or certificate you are interested in:

Accountancy Minor

The Accountancy minor provides an opportunity to understand the development and use of financial and accounting information within organizations. The minor is intended to aid in relating business activities to financial results and reporting. The program may also serve as a thematic sequence for non-business majors and also serve as a potential entrance to the Masters of Accountancy program for non-accountancy majors. The program capacity will be limited each year. Priority will be provided to students who wish to enter the Masters of Accountancy program.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • Four of the required 300/400 level ACC courses must be completed at Miami.
  • Eligibility for the CPA Exam and/or eligibility for licensing as a CPA requires 150 semester hours and 30 ACC hours in most states. Other requirements vary by state; visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for links to state-by-state details: http://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ACC 221
  • ACC 222

Select four courses from the following:

  • ACC 321
  • ACC 333
  • ACC 343
  • ACC 361
  • ACC 370
  • ACC 422
  • ACC 445
  • ACC 453
  • ACC 461
  • ACC 468
  • ACC 480
  • ACC 490
  • ACC 495
  • Any other 300/400 level elective offered by the department

Minor Advisor:

Mrs. Amanda Pyzoha

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Arts Management Minor

Given the challenges for artists and arts and cultural organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated managers is increasing. The practice of Arts Management is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship. The minor will prepare students to balance aesthetic understanding with specialized skills in generating income, managing boards, stimulating public access, and sustaining the mission and vision of organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery, presentation, and preservation of arts and culture. These skills are applicable to arts councils, museums, community art centers, galleries, orchestras, theatres, and creative enterprises.

Minor Information

  • 18 or 19 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University.
  • Open to all majors
  • All courses, except the internship, must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit)
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors.
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required.
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.
  • FSB students may apply FAS or IMS courses with prior approval of the Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • CCA 201
  • CCA 401

Select three credits of the following:

  • CCA 200
  • CCA 202
  • CCA 302 
  • CCA 304 
  • CCA 306 
  • CCA 308
  • CCA 340

Choose one track:

Creative Arts (select nine credits)

  • Required for FSB Majors. Not open to CCA majors.
  • See Bulletin for course options

General Business (select three of the following)

  • ACC 211 
  • ECO 201
  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201 
  • MGT 111 
  • MGT 211 or MGT 291 
  • MKT 211 or MKT 291

Miami Prime Business Intensive (select all three)

  • BUS 301 
  • BUS 302 
  • BUS 303 

Entrepreneurship (select all four)

  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201 
  • ESP 251 
  • ESP 252 

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Todd Stuart

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

 

Minor Programs

General Business

The General Business minor offers students a broad introduction to the decision making process across the functional areas of business and also extends the stakeholder framework with an emphasis on the integrated nature of business processes. The minor provides students with the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding how businesses function; it also helps to develop a set of skills that will prepare students to function effectively within businesses.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to non-business majors
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Not open to the students in the BS in Commerce degree
  • FSB Study Abroad programs may satisfy 6 credit hours of requirements for the General Business Minor. See minor advisor for information
  • ESP 201 requires ESP 101 as a prerequisite or corequisite
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu

Minor Requirements

Option 1:

Required:

  • MGT 111

Select five of the following:

  • ACC 211
  • BLS 342
  • ECO 201
  • ESP 201
  • FIN 211
  • ISA 211
  • MGT 211 or MGT 291
  • MKT 211

Option 2:

Miami PRIME, Required:

  • BUS 301
  • BUS 302
  • BUS 303

Select three of the following:

  • ACC 211
  • BLS 342
  • ECO 201
  • FIN 211
  • ISA 211
  • MGT 291 or MGT 211
  • MKT 211

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Connor Goodpaster


 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

International Business

This minor offers a concentration of courses that create a foundation for a career in the global business environment. A core and electives from the Farmer School of Business focus on international topics.

Approved General Electives

You are required to take a minimum of six hours of approved general electives; electives must be non-business courses. The suggested electives are recommended, but by no means comprise the extent of courses that would satisfy this requirement. Non-business courses offered on approved study abroad programs may be used as electives with the approval of the FSB International Business Minor advisor.

Language Preparation

This minor requires foreign language skills through the 202 level or above. The College of Arts and Science provides courses for preparation in a variety of foreign languages. American Sign Language courses offered through the College of Arts and Science may not be used to fulfill this requirement. 

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Courses taken while abroad may apply. The Farmer School of Business offers international programs for short terms and semester-long opportunities.

Minor Information

  • 21 credit hours; with at least a 2.00 GPA
  • The International Business Minor Advisor may approve other courses, such as those taken on FSB study abroad programs
  • This minor does not fulfill the thematic sequence requirement for business majors. However, courses that have been identified in the list of "Approved General Electives" for the international business minor may either fully or partially satisfy a thematic sequence for business students. The minor fulfills the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Approved General Electives must be non-business and cannot be used to fulfill both the Miami Plan Foundation requirement and the international business minor requirements. No 100-level course may count for the Approved General Electives requirement

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ECO 344
  • Foreign Language through the 202 level
  • Six hours of approved general electives

Select three of the following:

  • BLS 464
  • BUS 371 or BUS 373
  • ECO 347
  • ECO 442
  • FIN 417
  • MGT 304
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 425
  • IMS/ENG 416
  • Any business courses taken abroad and approved by the FSB International Business Minor Advisor

Minor Advisor:

Ashley Jarvis

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Business in the Global Market

The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is an excellent complement to any major in the Farmer School of Business. The knowledge and experiences you acquire while completing the certificate program will give you a competitive edge in the job market and prepare you for your career in business.

The certificate program is designed to better prepare students for entry into an increasingly globalized workplace by developing an understanding of the culture and customs of a selected region of the world through language study, study abroad experience and associated coursework. The program will help develop students' critical thinking and contextual skills by encouraging students to study and see first-hand how their selected concentration contributes to the global economy. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business and who have a strong interest in working abroad.

Business in the Global Market: Asia and Oceania

Program requirements

Language
Complete of one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • CHI 202 (3) Second Year Chinese
  • JPN 202 (3) Second Year Japanese
  • KOR 202 (3) Second Year Korean
Cultural Experience
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • CHI 1 Developing Language Skills
  • JPN 1 Developing Language Skills
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Asian/American Studies Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • Globale Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
  • Japanese Minor
Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Asia or Oceania.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Asia or Oceania
  • Pre-Approved internship in Asia or Oceania (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One Internationally-focused Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Europe

Program requirements

Language
Complete one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • FRE 202 (3) Second Year French
  • GER 202 (3) Second Year German
  • ITL 202 (3) Second Year Italian
  • RUS 202 (3) Second Year Russian
  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish
Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • FRE 3 European Cinema
  • GER 3 Developing Language Skills
  • HST 3 Russian, East European and Eurasian
  • ITL 1 Italy in the Renaissance
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • French, German, Italian, Russion, or Spanish Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Europe.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Europe
  • Pre-Approved internship in Europe (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: South and Central America

Program requirements

Language
Complete the following language through the 202-level.

  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and Histories of Latinos in the United States
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • Spanish Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Central or South America
  • Pre-Approved internship in Central or South America (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Africa and the Middle East

Program requirements

Language
Complete the following language through the 202-level.

  • ARB 202 (3) Second Year Arabic

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • BWS 1 Africa: Culture/Power/History
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Arabic Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
  • Middle East, Islamic, and Jewish Studies Minor

Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Africa or the Middle East
  • Pre-Approved internship in Africa or the Middle East (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Certificate Information

  • Open to all business students
  • Students may pursue the self-designed thematic sequence for the Cultural Experience. This must be pre-approved by the Office of Liberal Education and the certificate program advisor
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required
  • If completing an internship for your Overseas Experience, you must enroll in a 1-credit internship course
  • *BUS 241 and internationally-focused business elective must be taken simultaneously.

 

Certificate Advisor:

Ashley Jarvis


Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022 

Economics Minor

This minor is designed for students who are interested in exploring how their major area of specialization connects to the workplace and the economy. Students who are preparing for law school or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will find this minor valuable.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • ECO 315 or 317 must be taken at Miami
  • A 2.0 GPA is required across all ECO courses
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ECO 201
  • ECO 202
  • ECO 315 or ECO 317

Select Three Electives:

  • Nine additional semester hours of upper-level economics (300-level and above). This may include the other intermediate theory course not chosen above.

Minor Advisors:

Last Names A-L: Dr. David Lindequist
Last Names M-Z: Dr. Riley Acton

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Minor Programs

Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed across all disciplines. The interdisciplinary minor exposes students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs as well as the principles and concepts associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, and corporate ventures. The program complements majors in all of Miami’s academic divisions and promotes the applications of entrepreneurial concepts in support of each student’s passion, regardless of major. Entrepreneurship courses are for those interested in building a new business, adding value to an existing organization, or learning the skills necessary in the entrepreneurial workforce. Students complete the minor by taking courses as a core curriculum followed by one of four specific tracks: startup, social, corporate and creativity. The minor will provide a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. Stop by 2078 to get more information on joining Entrepreneurship.

Minor Information

  • 19 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • ESP 401 and 461 are Miami Plan Capstones and Business Capstones.
  • ESP 101, 201, 251, 252, and one of 321, 331, 341, or 351 are recommended before ESP 401 or 461.
  • Application required.  Contact Dr. Jim Friedman, jim.friedman@miamioh.edu, or visit Entrepreneurship minor webpage for more information: http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/academics/minor/index.html

Required:

  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 321
  • ESP 331
  • ESP 341
  • ESP 351

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Entrepreneurship Certificates

There are three Entrepreneurship Certificates available to both business and non-business students: Creativity Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and StartUp Entrepreneurship. 

Certificate Information

  • 14 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.

Entrepreneurship Certificates

Creativity Entrepreneurship

The Creativity Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative that brings together students from all schools on campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can relate to developing the creative person and using creativity in everyday life. It is a suite of tools, teachings, mindsets and experiences for understanding how Creativity & Innovation impact our world and what resources and business principles are needed to foster successful creativity & innovation practices.

The Creativity Entrepreneurship Certificate is applied to problems and organizational models in every field. This certificate program builds qualifications for intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial employment and/or further study in Applied Creativity. It is for students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in entrepreneurial mindsets, creative problem solving and innovative solutions. 

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Three Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 351

Complete the Following Course:

  • ESP 461
Note:Recommended that students complete the ESP 461 Entrepreneurial Consulting in San Francisco in winter term.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable social solutions are skills needed in our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world.   The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative bringing students together from all schools on campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can help build and sustain societal matters. It is a suite of tools, mindsets and experiences for understanding how social ventures impact our world and what resources and entrepreneurial principles are needed to foster successful social ventures.

The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is applied to problems in fields ranging from economic development, sustainable resources, crime, poverty and healthcare. This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in Social Enterprise. The Certificate provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. It is for all students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in entrepreneurial mindsets, cultural awareness and collaborative problem-solving. 

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 331

Select one of the following Courses:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

StartUp Entrepreneurship

Startup entrepreneurship is all about overcoming challenges and solving problems. Startup businesses operate with limited resources and capacity. At the Institute for Entrepreneurship, we teach students by immersing them in experiences like this to better understand how to add value and make a difference in those communities. Whether you start a new venture, you constantly seek opportunities, or you want to add value in a fast-paced high impact environment, the StartUp Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to build and train the growing entrepreneurial workforce.

Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed in our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world.   The StartUp Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative bringing students together from across campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can help build and sustain StartUp and rapidly growing organizations.  The StartUp Certification Program provides a suite of tools, mindsets and experiences for understanding how to excel in the growing startup workforce.  This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in Entrepreneurship. The Certificate provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet workplace demands.

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 321

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Certificate Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Finance Minor

The Finance minor provides in-depth study of financial management and introduces financial topics of current importance. The courses provide financial management tools and techniques relevant both to corporate finance and investments. This minor allows you to develop and integrate numerous skills and techniques relevant to modern finance.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University.
  • Open to non-business majors only.
  • A student may not minor in both Real Estate and Finance
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • Enrollment is limited; seats in this minor are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis by class year. 
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • ECO 301
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 303
  • FIN 401

Select Three Hours of the Following

  • FIN 331
  • FIN 381
  • FIN 402
  • FIN 403
  • FIN 408
  • FIN 417

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Corey Shank

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Real Estate Minor

The real estate minor is an introduction to the business of real estate investment and management. The minor emphasizes the management of real estate properties and the analysis of real estate investment assets. It is not open to Finance majors.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University
  • Open to all students (except Finance majors)
  • Students may not minor in both Real Estate and Finance
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • CSE 148 (prerequisite for FIN 303) is only available to Real Estate minors in Winter or Summer terms. However, a student may request a ROR for this course in the Spring or Fall semesters.
  • Fall-only courses: BLS 443, GEO 451
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 331
  • BLS 443 (Fall-only) or GEO 467

Add 2 Electives from the following:

  • FIN 303
  • FIN 431
  • GEO 441
  • GEO 451 (Fall-only)

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Joel Harper

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Minor Programs

Business Analytics Minor

The business analytics minor complements many majors (including all business majors) by providing the managerial, analytical, and technical skills needed to gather data in real-time, store and organize the data, analyze the data using quantitative methods, and use the resulting information to make decisions that will allow an organization to gain a competitive advantage. Coursework includes fundamental information technology and statistical concepts, database management and data warehouses, regression analysis in business, optimization of business systems using management science models, and analysis of large data sets using data mining and business intelligence techniques.

Minor Information

  • 21 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Note: For Information Systems majors, ISA majors in the Information Systems Concentration, and Information and Cybersecurity Management majors at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Note: For statistics majors, at least 12 credit hours must be courses taught by Farmer School Faculty
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors
  • If you decide to drop the Business Analytics minor, both business and non-business students can pursue the ISA 2 thematic sequence (except ISA majors with the BA track or Business Analytics majors) which includes: ISA 225, ISA 291, and one of ISA 365, ISA 432, ISA 444, or ISA 491
  • Rapid succession of ISA 235, ISA 245, and ISA 401 recommended
  • Rapid succession of ISA 225, 291, and (if selected as an elective) ISA 491 recommended
  • Spring-only courses: ISA 496
  • Prerequisite information is available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ISA 225
  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245
  • ISA 291 or ECO 311 or STA 463
  • ISA 401

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 321
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496 (spring only)
  • STA 402
  • STA 404
  • STA 483

Select one of the following (must be different from choice above):

  • ECO 411
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 321 (fall only)
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 414
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496
  • STA 404
  • STA 402
  • STA 483 

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Cybersecurity Management Minor

Companies in virtually every industry are spending increasing amounts of resources addressing cybersecurity management in the new networked world in which they now do business. There is a rapidly growing need for both managerial and technical expertise in the cybersecurity management realm. The Cybersecurity Management Minor, open to all university students, offers students from any major the managerial and basic technical skills critical for understanding, and addressing cybersecurity management concerns within organizations.

The minor provides students with an applied/managerial perspective on the cybersecurity management issues faced by organizations, an understanding of how organizations address those issues both culturally and administratively, as well as insight and experience with some of the leading as well as emerging technologies applied in the cybersecurity management realm.  

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except those in the Information and Cybersecurity Management Major with Cybersecurity Management Track/Concentration
    • Note: For Information and Cybersecurity Management Majors with the Information Management Track or Information Systems Concentration, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
    • Note: For Information Systems majors, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • The following courses are offered spring term only: ISA 305 and 405
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Pre-requisite information is availabile in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 235
  • CSE 262
  • ISA 301
  • ISA 305
  • ISA 405

Electives - take 3 hours:

  • CSE 174
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 335
  • ISA 481
  • POL 437

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2022

Information Systems Minor

The information systems minor, open to all university students, provides students with other majors the managerial and technical skills critical to understanding, using, and applying information technology within organizations. The IS minor gives students a strong background in information and communications technologies, database theory and application, and enterprise systems. Additional coursework may focus on programming and development skills, project management, E-commerce and web development, or other current topics such as data and wireless communications. Emphasis is on structuring and solving business problems by appropriately applying technological resources.


Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except for in the Information and Cybersecutiy Management major with the Information Systems or Information Management Concentration
  • Note: For Business Analytics majors, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Note: For Information and Cybersecutiy Management majors with the Cybersecurity Management Concentration, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted the toward the major
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • ISA 495 fulfills the Miami Plan Capstone and Business Capstone requirements
  • Fall-only courses: ISA 387
  • Spring-only courses: ISA 305, ISA 403, ISA 405, and ISA 406
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Neither CMR nor IMS courses can be substituted for courses listed
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245
  • ISA 303 or ISA 401

Select two of the following:

  • ISA 281
  • ISA 301
  • ISA 303
  • ISA 305 (spring only)
  • ISA 335
  • ISA 387 (fall only)
  • ISA 401
  • ISA 403 (spring only)
  • ISA 405 (spring only)
  • ISA 406 (spring only)
  • ISA 414
  • ISA 481
  • ISA 495

Select one of the following:

Note: Select any of the above (must differ from first two selections) OR from these additional options

  • ACC 361
  • CSE 174
  • ENG 313
  • GEO 441
  • IMS 440
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 474
  • MKT/IMS 419

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



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Certificate Programs

Foundations of Business Analytics Certificate

The Foundation of Analytics certificate supplements any major to provide students with a fundamental skill set to use data to drive decision making in their undergraduate discipline.  It also provides the base skills and knowledge for entry into Miami's Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Masters of Science in Business Analytics programs.  

Certificate Information

  • 12 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • Summer only courses: ISA 250, 241, and 242
  • For more information, see the Miami Bulletin

Certificate Requirements

  • ISA/STA 250
  • ISA 225
  • ISA 241
  • ISA 242
  • ISA 291

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Human Capital Leadership and Management Minor

Management of people and organizations is a broadly transferable skill which will help any major supervise others, integrate diverse individuals and diverse functions, and develop successful individuals and teams to meet organizational goals.

To be assured of enrollment into the required courses for this minor, students should formally declare the minor by obtaining the appropriate signature from the Department of Management. In order to guarantee that all declared minors have access to the courses, the minor has an enrollment limit; therefore early declaration is advised.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Enrollment limited
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • For more information, visit the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 111 or BUS 101 & BUS 102
  • MGT 291
  • MGT 303

Select three of the following:

  • MGT 304
  • MGT 402
  • MGT 404
  • MGT 405
  • MGT 406
  • MGT 414
  • MGT 415
  • MGT 416

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Rocco Manzo

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2021

Management Minor

This minor is available to any non-business major, with the exceptions of Engineering Management and B.S. in Commerce, and focuses on the management of human and non-human resources. It is designed for majors in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Education, Health, and Society, and the College of Engineering and Computing. Students are required to take MGT 291 and MGT 295 during the summer or winter terms.

Minor Information

  • 18 or 19 credit hours
  • Open to non-business majors only (Except Engineering Management and B.S. in Commerce)
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Students in the minor are required to take MGT 291 and MGT 295 during the summer or winter terms
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 111
  • MGT 291
  • MGT 295

Complete one of the following: 

  • ISA/STA 125
  • PSY 293
  • STA 261
  • STA 301

Select Two of the Following:

  • ECO 201
  • MGT 303
  • MGT 304
  • MGT 402
  • MGT 404
  • MGT 405
  • MGT 406
  • MGT 414
  • MGT 415
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 451
  • MGT 453

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Xiaowen Huang

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Supply Chain Management Minor

A recent study cited supply chain management (SCM) as one of the three most important management practices for determining world class performance. This minor, open to all university students, provides an understanding of SCM as a key business strategy, and it develops tools for integrating key functions of procurement, production, marketing, logistics, accounting, and IS, leading to successful operation of the entire SCM process. You will be exposed to career opportunities in this field.

Minor Information

  • 21 or 22 credit hours
  • Open to all majors
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • For more information, visit the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 295
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 498
  • MKT 291
  • MGT 431

Select one of the following:

  • ISA/STA 125
  • STA 261
  • STA 301

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 303
  • ISA 321
  • MGT 451
  • MGT 453
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 415

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Pete Salzarulo

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Minor Programs

Marketing Minor

This minor, open to all university students, prepares students for a career in marketing or as part of a business decision-making team. The modern global society is placing an increasing emphasis on marketing knowledge and related skills. The minor provides students with an understanding of marketing that goes beyond basic principles to developing specific marketing skills. 

Minor Information

  • 21-22 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors

  • Application process: Students interested in the MKT minor must apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year or within one year for transfer students.
  • Business students are encouraged to opt for the double major rather than adding the minor as it is very close (3 course differential) to securing the double major.
  • Upon admission, students interested in enrolling in MKT 291 will be seated into a course section based on student schedules and course availability. ECO 201 is a prerequisite/co requisite for MKT 291
  • Please note, this minor is competitive and there are a limited number seats available
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Application opens November 15, 2022 and will be posted to the Marketing Department website. Applications are due December 9, 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students will be notified by Jan 15, 2023.  

Minor Requirements

Students will apply for the minor during the fall semester of their sophomore year.

Select one of the statistics courses below:

      • ISA 125
      • ISA 225
      • STA 261

Required courses:

      • ECO 201
      • MKT 291

Option 1:

Select THREE of the following courses:

      • MKT 315 
      • MKT 325
      • MKT 335
      • MKT 345 

AND Select ONE of the following courses:

      • MKT 412
      • MKT 415
      • MKT/IMS 419
      • MKT 425
      • MKT 461
      • MKT 490

*Option 2:

Select ALL of the following courses:

      • MKT 315 
      • MKT 325
      • MKT 335
      • MKT 345 

*Option 2 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Debbie Coleman




Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Healthcare Sales Certificate

Demand for healthcare services are on the rise. As a result, the demand for medical equipment, medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals has also increased. This certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare sales, and includes both curricular and co-curricular experiences.  

Certificate Information

  • 13 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • For more information, see the Miami Bulletin

Certificate Requirements

  • ECO 332
  • KNH 209
  • MKT 315
  • MKT 490
  • PMD 320

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Terri Barr






Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

ACC

Accountancy Minor

The Accountancy minor provides an opportunity to understand the development and use of financial and accounting information within organizations. The minor is intended to aid in relating business activities to financial results and reporting. The program may also serve as a thematic sequence for non-business majors and also serve as a potential entrance to the Masters of Accountancy program for non-accountancy majors. The program capacity will be limited each year. Priority will be provided to students who wish to enter the Masters of Accountancy program.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • Four of the required 300/400 level ACC courses must be completed at Miami.
  • Eligibility for the CPA Exam and/or eligibility for licensing as a CPA requires 150 semester hours and 30 ACC hours in most states. Other requirements vary by state; visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for links to state-by-state details: http://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ACC 221
  • ACC 222

Select four courses from the following:

  • ACC 321
  • ACC 333
  • ACC 343
  • ACC 361
  • ACC 370
  • ACC 422
  • ACC 445
  • ACC 453
  • ACC 461
  • ACC 468
  • ACC 480
  • ACC 490
  • ACC 495
  • Any other 300/400 level elective offered by the department

Minor Advisor:

Mrs. Amanda Pyzoha

 



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ART

Arts Management Minor

Given the challenges for artists and arts and cultural organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated managers is increasing. The practice of Arts Management is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship. The minor will prepare students to balance aesthetic understanding with specialized skills in generating income, managing boards, stimulating public access, and sustaining the mission and vision of organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery, presentation, and preservation of arts and culture. These skills are applicable to arts councils, museums, community art centers, galleries, orchestras, theatres, and creative enterprises.

Minor Information

  • 18 or 19 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University.
  • Open to all majors
  • All courses, except the internship, must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit)
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors.
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required.
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.
  • FSB students may apply FAS or IMS courses with prior approval of the Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • CCA 201
  • CCA 401

Select three credits of the following:

  • CCA 200
  • CCA 202
  • CCA 302 
  • CCA 304 
  • CCA 306 
  • CCA 308
  • CCA 340

Choose one track:

Creative Arts (select nine credits)

  • Required for FSB Majors. Not open to CCA majors.
  • See Bulletin for course options

General Business (select three of the following)

  • ACC 211 
  • ECO 201
  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201 
  • MGT 111 
  • MGT 211 or MGT 291 
  • MKT 211 or MKT 291

Miami Prime Business Intensive (select all three)

  • BUS 301 
  • BUS 302 
  • BUS 303 

Entrepreneurship (select all four)

  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201 
  • ESP 251 
  • ESP 252 

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Todd Stuart

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

 

BUS

Minor Programs

General Business

The General Business minor offers students a broad introduction to the decision making process across the functional areas of business and also extends the stakeholder framework with an emphasis on the integrated nature of business processes. The minor provides students with the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding how businesses function; it also helps to develop a set of skills that will prepare students to function effectively within businesses.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to non-business majors
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Not open to the students in the BS in Commerce degree
  • FSB Study Abroad programs may satisfy 6 credit hours of requirements for the General Business Minor. See minor advisor for information
  • ESP 201 requires ESP 101 as a prerequisite or corequisite
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu

Minor Requirements

Option 1:

Required:

  • MGT 111

Select five of the following:

  • ACC 211
  • BLS 342
  • ECO 201
  • ESP 201
  • FIN 211
  • ISA 211
  • MGT 211 or MGT 291
  • MKT 211

Option 2:

Miami PRIME, Required:

  • BUS 301
  • BUS 302
  • BUS 303

Select three of the following:

  • ACC 211
  • BLS 342
  • ECO 201
  • FIN 211
  • ISA 211
  • MGT 291 or MGT 211
  • MKT 211

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Connor Goodpaster


 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

International Business

This minor offers a concentration of courses that create a foundation for a career in the global business environment. A core and electives from the Farmer School of Business focus on international topics.

Approved General Electives

You are required to take a minimum of six hours of approved general electives; electives must be non-business courses. The suggested electives are recommended, but by no means comprise the extent of courses that would satisfy this requirement. Non-business courses offered on approved study abroad programs may be used as electives with the approval of the FSB International Business Minor advisor.

Language Preparation

This minor requires foreign language skills through the 202 level or above. The College of Arts and Science provides courses for preparation in a variety of foreign languages. American Sign Language courses offered through the College of Arts and Science may not be used to fulfill this requirement. 

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Courses taken while abroad may apply. The Farmer School of Business offers international programs for short terms and semester-long opportunities.

Minor Information

  • 21 credit hours; with at least a 2.00 GPA
  • The International Business Minor Advisor may approve other courses, such as those taken on FSB study abroad programs
  • This minor does not fulfill the thematic sequence requirement for business majors. However, courses that have been identified in the list of "Approved General Electives" for the international business minor may either fully or partially satisfy a thematic sequence for business students. The minor fulfills the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Approved General Electives must be non-business and cannot be used to fulfill both the Miami Plan Foundation requirement and the international business minor requirements. No 100-level course may count for the Approved General Electives requirement

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ECO 344
  • Foreign Language through the 202 level
  • Six hours of approved general electives

Select three of the following:

  • BLS 464
  • BUS 371 or BUS 373
  • ECO 347
  • ECO 442
  • FIN 417
  • MGT 304
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 425
  • IMS/ENG 416
  • Any business courses taken abroad and approved by the FSB International Business Minor Advisor

Minor Advisor:

Ashley Jarvis

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Business in the Global Market

The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is an excellent complement to any major in the Farmer School of Business. The knowledge and experiences you acquire while completing the certificate program will give you a competitive edge in the job market and prepare you for your career in business.

The certificate program is designed to better prepare students for entry into an increasingly globalized workplace by developing an understanding of the culture and customs of a selected region of the world through language study, study abroad experience and associated coursework. The program will help develop students' critical thinking and contextual skills by encouraging students to study and see first-hand how their selected concentration contributes to the global economy. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business and who have a strong interest in working abroad.

Business in the Global Market: Asia and Oceania

Program requirements

Language
Complete of one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • CHI 202 (3) Second Year Chinese
  • JPN 202 (3) Second Year Japanese
  • KOR 202 (3) Second Year Korean
Cultural Experience
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • CHI 1 Developing Language Skills
  • JPN 1 Developing Language Skills
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Asian/American Studies Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • Globale Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
  • Japanese Minor
Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Asia or Oceania.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Asia or Oceania
  • Pre-Approved internship in Asia or Oceania (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One Internationally-focused Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Europe

Program requirements

Language
Complete one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • FRE 202 (3) Second Year French
  • GER 202 (3) Second Year German
  • ITL 202 (3) Second Year Italian
  • RUS 202 (3) Second Year Russian
  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish
Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • FRE 3 European Cinema
  • GER 3 Developing Language Skills
  • HST 3 Russian, East European and Eurasian
  • ITL 1 Italy in the Renaissance
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • French, German, Italian, Russion, or Spanish Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Europe.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Europe
  • Pre-Approved internship in Europe (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: South and Central America

Program requirements

Language
Complete the following language through the 202-level.

  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and Histories of Latinos in the United States
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • Spanish Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Central or South America
  • Pre-Approved internship in Central or South America (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Africa and the Middle East

Program requirements

Language
Complete the following language through the 202-level.

  • ARB 202 (3) Second Year Arabic

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • BWS 1 Africa: Culture/Power/History
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Anthropology Minor
  • Arabic Minor
  • Global Health Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
  • Middle East, Islamic, and Jewish Studies Minor

Overseas Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Africa or the Middle East
  • Pre-Approved internship in Africa or the Middle East (minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Certificate Information

  • Open to all business students
  • Students may pursue the self-designed thematic sequence for the Cultural Experience. This must be pre-approved by the Office of Liberal Education and the certificate program advisor
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required
  • If completing an internship for your Overseas Experience, you must enroll in a 1-credit internship course
  • *BUS 241 and internationally-focused business elective must be taken simultaneously.

 

Certificate Advisor:

Ashley Jarvis


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ECO

Economics Minor

This minor is designed for students who are interested in exploring how their major area of specialization connects to the workplace and the economy. Students who are preparing for law school or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will find this minor valuable.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • ECO 315 or 317 must be taken at Miami
  • A 2.0 GPA is required across all ECO courses
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ECO 201
  • ECO 202
  • ECO 315 or ECO 317

Select Three Electives:

  • Nine additional semester hours of upper-level economics (300-level and above). This may include the other intermediate theory course not chosen above.

Minor Advisors:

Last Names A-L: Dr. David Lindequist
Last Names M-Z: Dr. Riley Acton

 



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ESP

Minor Programs

Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed across all disciplines. The interdisciplinary minor exposes students to the mindset and behavior of successful entrepreneurs as well as the principles and concepts associated with entrepreneurship in startup, social, creative, and corporate ventures. The program complements majors in all of Miami’s academic divisions and promotes the applications of entrepreneurial concepts in support of each student’s passion, regardless of major. Entrepreneurship courses are for those interested in building a new business, adding value to an existing organization, or learning the skills necessary in the entrepreneurial workforce. Students complete the minor by taking courses as a core curriculum followed by one of four specific tracks: startup, social, corporate and creativity. The minor will provide a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. Stop by 2078 to get more information on joining Entrepreneurship.

Minor Information

  • 19 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • ESP 401 and 461 are Miami Plan Capstones and Business Capstones.
  • ESP 101, 201, 251, 252, and one of 321, 331, 341, or 351 are recommended before ESP 401 or 461.
  • Application required.  Contact Dr. Jim Friedman, jim.friedman@miamioh.edu, or visit Entrepreneurship minor webpage for more information: http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/academics/minor/index.html

Required:

  • ESP 101
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 321
  • ESP 331
  • ESP 341
  • ESP 351

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Entrepreneurship Certificates

There are three Entrepreneurship Certificates available to both business and non-business students: Creativity Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and StartUp Entrepreneurship. 

Certificate Information

  • 14 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.

Entrepreneurship Certificates

Creativity Entrepreneurship

The Creativity Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative that brings together students from all schools on campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can relate to developing the creative person and using creativity in everyday life. It is a suite of tools, teachings, mindsets and experiences for understanding how Creativity & Innovation impact our world and what resources and business principles are needed to foster successful creativity & innovation practices.

The Creativity Entrepreneurship Certificate is applied to problems and organizational models in every field. This certificate program builds qualifications for intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial employment and/or further study in Applied Creativity. It is for students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in entrepreneurial mindsets, creative problem solving and innovative solutions. 

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Three Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 351

Complete the Following Course:

  • ESP 461
Note:Recommended that students complete the ESP 461 Entrepreneurial Consulting in San Francisco in winter term.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable social solutions are skills needed in our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world.   The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative bringing students together from all schools on campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can help build and sustain societal matters. It is a suite of tools, mindsets and experiences for understanding how social ventures impact our world and what resources and entrepreneurial principles are needed to foster successful social ventures.

The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is applied to problems in fields ranging from economic development, sustainable resources, crime, poverty and healthcare. This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in Social Enterprise. The Certificate provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. It is for all students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in entrepreneurial mindsets, cultural awareness and collaborative problem-solving. 

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 331

Select one of the following Courses:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

StartUp Entrepreneurship

Startup entrepreneurship is all about overcoming challenges and solving problems. Startup businesses operate with limited resources and capacity. At the Institute for Entrepreneurship, we teach students by immersing them in experiences like this to better understand how to add value and make a difference in those communities. Whether you start a new venture, you constantly seek opportunities, or you want to add value in a fast-paced high impact environment, the StartUp Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to build and train the growing entrepreneurial workforce.

Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable solutions are skills needed in our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world.   The StartUp Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative bringing students together from across campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can help build and sustain StartUp and rapidly growing organizations.  The StartUp Certification Program provides a suite of tools, mindsets and experiences for understanding how to excel in the growing startup workforce.  This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in Entrepreneurship. The Certificate provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet workplace demands.

Complete the Following Course Twice:

  • ESP 102

Complete the Following Courses:

  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 321

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Certificate Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

FIN

Finance Minor

The Finance minor provides in-depth study of financial management and introduces financial topics of current importance. The courses provide financial management tools and techniques relevant both to corporate finance and investments. This minor allows you to develop and integrate numerous skills and techniques relevant to modern finance.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University.
  • Open to non-business majors only.
  • A student may not minor in both Real Estate and Finance
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • Enrollment is limited; seats in this minor are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis by class year. 
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu.

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • ECO 301
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 303
  • FIN 401

Select Three Hours of the Following

  • FIN 331
  • FIN 381
  • FIN 402
  • FIN 403
  • FIN 408
  • FIN 417

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Corey Shank

 



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Real Estate Minor

The real estate minor is an introduction to the business of real estate investment and management. The minor emphasizes the management of real estate properties and the analysis of real estate investment assets. It is not open to Finance majors.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University
  • Open to all students (except Finance majors)
  • Students may not minor in both Real Estate and Finance
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • CSE 148 (prerequisite for FIN 303) is only available to Real Estate minors in Winter or Summer terms. However, a student may request a ROR for this course in the Spring or Fall semesters.
  • Fall-only courses: BLS 443, GEO 451
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 331
  • BLS 443 (Fall-only) or GEO 467

Add 2 Electives from the following:

  • FIN 303
  • FIN 431
  • GEO 441
  • GEO 451 (Fall-only)

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Joel Harper

 



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ISA

Minor Programs

Business Analytics Minor

The business analytics minor complements many majors (including all business majors) by providing the managerial, analytical, and technical skills needed to gather data in real-time, store and organize the data, analyze the data using quantitative methods, and use the resulting information to make decisions that will allow an organization to gain a competitive advantage. Coursework includes fundamental information technology and statistical concepts, database management and data warehouses, regression analysis in business, optimization of business systems using management science models, and analysis of large data sets using data mining and business intelligence techniques.

Minor Information

  • 21 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Note: For Information Systems majors, ISA majors in the Information Systems Concentration, and Information and Cybersecurity Management majors at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Note: For statistics majors, at least 12 credit hours must be courses taught by Farmer School Faculty
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors
  • If you decide to drop the Business Analytics minor, both business and non-business students can pursue the ISA 2 thematic sequence (except ISA majors with the BA track or Business Analytics majors) which includes: ISA 225, ISA 291, and one of ISA 365, ISA 432, ISA 444, or ISA 491
  • Rapid succession of ISA 235, ISA 245, and ISA 401 recommended
  • Rapid succession of ISA 225, 291, and (if selected as an elective) ISA 491 recommended
  • Spring-only courses: ISA 496
  • Prerequisite information is available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ISA 225
  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245
  • ISA 291 or ECO 311 or STA 463
  • ISA 401

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 321
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496 (spring only)
  • STA 402
  • STA 404
  • STA 483

Select one of the following (must be different from choice above):

  • ECO 411
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 321 (fall only)
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 414
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496
  • STA 404
  • STA 402
  • STA 483 

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



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Cybersecurity Management Minor

Companies in virtually every industry are spending increasing amounts of resources addressing cybersecurity management in the new networked world in which they now do business. There is a rapidly growing need for both managerial and technical expertise in the cybersecurity management realm. The Cybersecurity Management Minor, open to all university students, offers students from any major the managerial and basic technical skills critical for understanding, and addressing cybersecurity management concerns within organizations.

The minor provides students with an applied/managerial perspective on the cybersecurity management issues faced by organizations, an understanding of how organizations address those issues both culturally and administratively, as well as insight and experience with some of the leading as well as emerging technologies applied in the cybersecurity management realm.  

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except those in the Information and Cybersecurity Management Major with Cybersecurity Management Track/Concentration
    • Note: For Information and Cybersecurity Management Majors with the Information Management Track or Information Systems Concentration, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
    • Note: For Information Systems majors, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • The following courses are offered spring term only: ISA 305 and 405
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Pre-requisite information is availabile in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 235
  • CSE 262
  • ISA 301
  • ISA 305
  • ISA 405

Electives - take 3 hours:

  • CSE 174
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 335
  • ISA 481
  • POL 437

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2022

Information Systems Minor

The information systems minor, open to all university students, provides students with other majors the managerial and technical skills critical to understanding, using, and applying information technology within organizations. The IS minor gives students a strong background in information and communications technologies, database theory and application, and enterprise systems. Additional coursework may focus on programming and development skills, project management, E-commerce and web development, or other current topics such as data and wireless communications. Emphasis is on structuring and solving business problems by appropriately applying technological resources.


Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except for in the Information and Cybersecutiy Management major with the Information Systems or Information Management Concentration
  • Note: For Business Analytics majors, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major
  • Note: For Information and Cybersecutiy Management majors with the Cybersecurity Management Concentration, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted the toward the major
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • ISA 495 fulfills the Miami Plan Capstone and Business Capstone requirements
  • Fall-only courses: ISA 387
  • Spring-only courses: ISA 305, ISA 403, ISA 405, and ISA 406
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Neither CMR nor IMS courses can be substituted for courses listed
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245
  • ISA 303 or ISA 401

Select two of the following:

  • ISA 281
  • ISA 301
  • ISA 303
  • ISA 305 (spring only)
  • ISA 335
  • ISA 387 (fall only)
  • ISA 401
  • ISA 403 (spring only)
  • ISA 405 (spring only)
  • ISA 406 (spring only)
  • ISA 414
  • ISA 481
  • ISA 495

Select one of the following:

Note: Select any of the above (must differ from first two selections) OR from these additional options

  • ACC 361
  • CSE 174
  • ENG 313
  • GEO 441
  • IMS 440
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 474
  • MKT/IMS 419

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



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Certificate Programs

Foundations of Business Analytics Certificate

The Foundation of Analytics certificate supplements any major to provide students with a fundamental skill set to use data to drive decision making in their undergraduate discipline.  It also provides the base skills and knowledge for entry into Miami's Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Masters of Science in Business Analytics programs.  

Certificate Information

  • 12 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • Summer only courses: ISA 250, 241, and 242
  • For more information, see the Miami Bulletin

Certificate Requirements

  • ISA/STA 250
  • ISA 225
  • ISA 241
  • ISA 242
  • ISA 291

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

MGT

Human Capital Leadership and Management Minor

Management of people and organizations is a broadly transferable skill which will help any major supervise others, integrate diverse individuals and diverse functions, and develop successful individuals and teams to meet organizational goals.

To be assured of enrollment into the required courses for this minor, students should formally declare the minor by obtaining the appropriate signature from the Department of Management. In order to guarantee that all declared minors have access to the courses, the minor has an enrollment limit; therefore early declaration is advised.

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Enrollment limited
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • For more information, visit the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 111 or BUS 101 & BUS 102
  • MGT 291
  • MGT 303

Select three of the following:

  • MGT 304
  • MGT 402
  • MGT 404
  • MGT 405
  • MGT 406
  • MGT 414
  • MGT 415
  • MGT 416

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Rocco Manzo

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2021

Management Minor

This minor is available to any non-business major, with the exceptions of Engineering Management and B.S. in Commerce, and focuses on the management of human and non-human resources. It is designed for majors in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Education, Health, and Society, and the College of Engineering and Computing. Students are required to take MGT 291 and MGT 295 during the summer or winter terms.

Minor Information

  • 18 or 19 credit hours
  • Open to non-business majors only (Except Engineering Management and B.S. in Commerce)
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Students in the minor are required to take MGT 291 and MGT 295 during the summer or winter terms
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 111
  • MGT 291
  • MGT 295

Complete one of the following: 

  • ISA/STA 125
  • PSY 293
  • STA 261
  • STA 301

Select Two of the Following:

  • ECO 201
  • MGT 303
  • MGT 304
  • MGT 402
  • MGT 404
  • MGT 405
  • MGT 406
  • MGT 414
  • MGT 415
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 451
  • MGT 453

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Xiaowen Huang

 



Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Supply Chain Management Minor

A recent study cited supply chain management (SCM) as one of the three most important management practices for determining world class performance. This minor, open to all university students, provides an understanding of SCM as a key business strategy, and it develops tools for integrating key functions of procurement, production, marketing, logistics, accounting, and IS, leading to successful operation of the entire SCM process. You will be exposed to career opportunities in this field.

Minor Information

  • 21 or 22 credit hours
  • Open to all majors
  • Students are only able to declare one minor in the Department of Management
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • For more information, visit the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • MGT 295
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 498
  • MKT 291
  • MGT 431

Select one of the following:

  • ISA/STA 125
  • STA 261
  • STA 301

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 303
  • ISA 321
  • MGT 451
  • MGT 453
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 415

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Pete Salzarulo

 



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MKT

Minor Programs

Marketing Minor

This minor, open to all university students, prepares students for a career in marketing or as part of a business decision-making team. The modern global society is placing an increasing emphasis on marketing knowledge and related skills. The minor provides students with an understanding of marketing that goes beyond basic principles to developing specific marketing skills. 

Minor Information

  • 21-22 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors

  • Application process: Students interested in the MKT minor must apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year or within one year for transfer students.
  • Business students are encouraged to opt for the double major rather than adding the minor as it is very close (3 course differential) to securing the double major.
  • Upon admission, students interested in enrolling in MKT 291 will be seated into a course section based on student schedules and course availability. ECO 201 is a prerequisite/co requisite for MKT 291
  • Please note, this minor is competitive and there are a limited number seats available
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Application opens November 15, 2022 and will be posted to the Marketing Department website. Applications are due December 9, 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students will be notified by Jan 15, 2023.  

Minor Requirements

Students will apply for the minor during the fall semester of their sophomore year.

Select one of the statistics courses below:

      • ISA 125
      • ISA 225
      • STA 261

Required courses:

      • ECO 201
      • MKT 291

Option 1:

Select THREE of the following courses:

      • MKT 315 
      • MKT 325
      • MKT 335
      • MKT 345 

AND Select ONE of the following courses:

      • MKT 412
      • MKT 415
      • MKT/IMS 419
      • MKT 425
      • MKT 461
      • MKT 490

*Option 2:

Select ALL of the following courses:

      • MKT 315 
      • MKT 325
      • MKT 335
      • MKT 345 

*Option 2 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Debbie Coleman




Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022

Certificate Programs

Healthcare Sales Certificate

Demand for healthcare services are on the rise. As a result, the demand for medical equipment, medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals has also increased. This certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare sales, and includes both curricular and co-curricular experiences.  

Certificate Information

  • 13 credit hours
  • Open to all university students
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the certificate
  • Does not satisfy the thematic sequence requirement
  • For more information, see the Miami Bulletin

Certificate Requirements

  • ECO 332
  • KNH 209
  • MKT 315
  • MKT 490
  • PMD 320

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Terri Barr






Updated by FSB Advising, July 2022