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
  • At least 4 required 300/400 level ACC courses must be completed at Miami
  • ACC 468 is typically offered in the Fall semester only
  • 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. 
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ACC 221
  • ACC 222

Select four courses from the following:

  • ACC 321
  • ACC 333
  • ACC 343
  • ACC 361
  • ACC 422
  • ACC 445
  • ACC 452
  • ACC 453
  • ACC 461
  • ACC 468
  • ACC 490
  • ACC 495

Minor Advisor:

Mrs. Amanda Pyzoha

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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

  • 18-19 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University
  • Open to all majors
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • CCA 201 or CCA 202
  • CCA 401

Select three credits of the following:

  • CCA 200
  • CCA 302 
  • CCA 304 
  • CCA 306 
  • CCA 340

Choose one track:

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 

Creative Arts (select nine credits)

  • Required for FSB Majors
  • See Bulletin for course options

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Todd Stuart

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

 

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 only
  • FSB Study Abroad programs may satisfy requirements for the General Business Minor. See minor advisor for more information
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Not open to students in the Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Small Business Management degree
  • ESP 201 requires ESP 101 as a prerequisite or corequisite
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

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
  • MKT 211

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Marti Kyger

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 441
  • 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:

Mr. Jacob Drees

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Certificate Programs

Business in the Global Market

The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is an excellent complement to any business 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 a career in business.

The certificate program provides a foundation on which to build your understanding of the role that your selected concentration plays in the global economy. While studying or interning abroad you will also develop valuable soft skills that employers are looking for, such as adaptability, problem-solving, and communicating with others who are different from you. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have a nuanced comprehension of the selected culture, language, and business practices. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, these skills will set you apart from your peers!

Previously the China Business Certificate Program, Business in the Global Market allows students to expand their global knowledge and focus on an entire region. Upon enrolling in the Business in the Global Market certificate program, you will select one of four regional concentrations: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, or Europe. As you move through the curriculum, you will engage in language practice, cultural engagement, an overseas experience, and business coursework, all related to your selected concentration. 

*NOTE: for students who enrolled at Miami prior to Fall 2020, you will remain in the China Business Certificate Program unless you opt into the new certificate: Business in the Global Market. For CBP requirements, refer to the CBP Canvas Page or the 2019-20 Miami Bulletin. If you would like to opt into the new certificate program or have questions, email Emily Akil (Emily.Akil@MiamiOH.edu).

Business in the Global Market: Asia and Oceania

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years 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
  • Asian/American Studies Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • Japanese Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad 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 8 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: Europe

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of 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
  • European Studies Minor
  • French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad 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 8 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: Central and South America

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of 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 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and Histories
  • of Latinos in the United States
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Spanish Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad 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 8 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 2+ years of 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
  • Arabic Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad 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 8 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-design thematic sequence for the Cultural Experience. This must be preapproved by the Office of Liberal Education and the Certificate Program advisor
• A 2.0 GPA is required in all course work
• If participating in an internship for your Study Abroad Experience, you will enroll in a 1-credit internship course.
*BUS 241 and one International Business-related elective must be taken simultaneously.

Contact

For questions about concentrations, requirements, or options for fulfilling certificate requirements, contact Emily Akil in the FSB Global Studies Office.


Certificate Advisor:

Ms. Emily Akil

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021 

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
  • Either 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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Minor Programs

Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship is more than creating businesses, it’s a way of living life. The entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviors provide valuable tools for evaluating options, imagining possibilities and taking risks across all disciplines.  Being a part of the Entrepreneurship minor will teach you the mindsets, habits and behaviors it takes to live your life with the ability to think differently, collaborate effectively and excel boldly. Our minor explores the areas of creativity & innovation, startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and technology commercialization.  Our classes are team-based and coached by world-class faculty committed to mentoring students and helping them explore their passions. The minor complements all majors, skill sets and interests of Miami Students. Sound like something for you? Let’s talk. 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
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

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

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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

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. 

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 351
  • ESP 461

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. 

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 331

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 321

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Certificate Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Finance Minor

This minor, open only to non-business majors, provides an in-depth study of financial management and introduces financial topics of current importance. The courses provide financial management tools and techniques relevant to both 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
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Students may not minor in both Finance and Real Estate
  • 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
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

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

Select Three Hours of the Following:

  • FIN 302
  • FIN 331
  • FIN 402
  • FIN 403
  • FIN 417

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Kelly Brunarski

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Real Estate Minor

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.
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 331
  • BLS 443 or GEO 467

Add 2 Electives from the following:

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

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Joel Harper

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 track, 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) 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
  • Fall-only courses: ISA 387
  • 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 (fall only)
  • 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

*ISA 205 for students who started at Miami before Fall 2016. 

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Information Security Minor

Companies in virtually every industry are spending increasing amounts of resources addressing Information security 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 information security realm.  The Information Security Minor, open to all university students, offers students from any major the managerial and basic technical skills critical for understanding, and addressing information security concerns within organizations.

The minor provides students with an applied/managerial perspective on the information security 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 information security realm.     

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except those in the Information and Cybersecurity Management Major with Cybersecurity Management Track
  • Note: Information and Cybersecurity Management Majors with the Information Management Track, 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 2021

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 Management track
  • 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 track, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted 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
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu
  • 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:

The courses chosen from this list must be different from those taken to fulfill any of the requirements above.

  • ACC 361
  • CSE 174
  • ENG 313
  • GEO 441/541
  • IMS 440/540
  • 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
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 474
  • MKT/IMS 419

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Certificate Programs

Foundations of 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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 or MGT 211
  • 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

 



Created 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 302 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 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 211 or 291
  • MGT 302

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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 302
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 498
  • MKT 291
  • MGT 431

Select one of the following:

  • ISA/STA 125
  • STA 261
  • STA 301
  • STA 368

Select one of the following:

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

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Pete Salzarulo

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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. Global and domestic corporations' manufacturing, distribution, and buying and selling operations significantly shape the standard of living and the global economy. This is true for both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and supply chains. 

Minor Information

  • 22 credit hours
  • Open to all majors
  • 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 (transfer students must apply within three semesters of matriculating into Miami)
  • 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 12, 2021 and will be posted to the Marketing Department website. Applications are due December 12, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students will be notified by Jan 15, 2022.  

Minor Requirements for students entering Miami Fall 2017 and earlier

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261
  • STA 368

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MGT 111 
  • MKT 291
  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325

Select one of the following:

  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 415
  • MKT 419
  • MKT 425
  • MKT 461
  • MKT 490

Minor Requirements for students entering Miami Fall 2018 and later

Students will apply for the minor during the fall 2020 semester.

Option 1:

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MKT 291

Select THREE of the following courses:

  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325
  • MKT 335*
  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)

AND Select ONE of the following courses:

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

*MKT 335 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Option 2:

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MKT 291

Select ALL of the following courses:

  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325
  • MKT 335
  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)

*MKT 335 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Debbie Coleman


Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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
  • At least 4 required 300/400 level ACC courses must be completed at Miami
  • ACC 468 is typically offered in the Fall semester only
  • 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. 
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required courses:

  • ACC 221
  • ACC 222

Select four courses from the following:

  • ACC 321
  • ACC 333
  • ACC 343
  • ACC 361
  • ACC 422
  • ACC 445
  • ACC 452
  • ACC 453
  • ACC 461
  • ACC 468
  • ACC 490
  • ACC 495

Minor Advisor:

Mrs. Amanda Pyzoha

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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

  • 18-19 credit hours, all of which must be taken at Miami University
  • Open to all majors
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA required
  • Visit the Miami Bulletin for more information

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • CCA 201 or CCA 202
  • CCA 401

Select three credits of the following:

  • CCA 200
  • CCA 302 
  • CCA 304 
  • CCA 306 
  • CCA 340

Choose one track:

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 

Creative Arts (select nine credits)

  • Required for FSB Majors
  • See Bulletin for course options

Minor Advisor:

Mr. Todd Stuart

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

 

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 only
  • FSB Study Abroad programs may satisfy requirements for the General Business Minor. See minor advisor for more information
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Not open to students in the Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Small Business Management degree
  • ESP 201 requires ESP 101 as a prerequisite or corequisite
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

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
  • MKT 211

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Marti Kyger

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 441
  • 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:

Mr. Jacob Drees

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Certificate Programs

Business in the Global Market

The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is an excellent complement to any business 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 a career in business.

The certificate program provides a foundation on which to build your understanding of the role that your selected concentration plays in the global economy. While studying or interning abroad you will also develop valuable soft skills that employers are looking for, such as adaptability, problem-solving, and communicating with others who are different from you. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have a nuanced comprehension of the selected culture, language, and business practices. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, these skills will set you apart from your peers!

Previously the China Business Certificate Program, Business in the Global Market allows students to expand their global knowledge and focus on an entire region. Upon enrolling in the Business in the Global Market certificate program, you will select one of four regional concentrations: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, or Europe. As you move through the curriculum, you will engage in language practice, cultural engagement, an overseas experience, and business coursework, all related to your selected concentration. 

*NOTE: for students who enrolled at Miami prior to Fall 2020, you will remain in the China Business Certificate Program unless you opt into the new certificate: Business in the Global Market. For CBP requirements, refer to the CBP Canvas Page or the 2019-20 Miami Bulletin. If you would like to opt into the new certificate program or have questions, email Emily Akil (Emily.Akil@MiamiOH.edu).

Business in the Global Market: Asia and Oceania

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years 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
  • Asian/American Studies Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • Japanese Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad 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 8 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: Europe

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of 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
  • European Studies Minor
  • French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad 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 8 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: Central and South America

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of 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 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and Histories
  • of Latinos in the United States
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Spanish Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad 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 8 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 2+ years of 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
  • Arabic Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad 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 8 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-design thematic sequence for the Cultural Experience. This must be preapproved by the Office of Liberal Education and the Certificate Program advisor
• A 2.0 GPA is required in all course work
• If participating in an internship for your Study Abroad Experience, you will enroll in a 1-credit internship course.
*BUS 241 and one International Business-related elective must be taken simultaneously.

Contact

For questions about concentrations, requirements, or options for fulfilling certificate requirements, contact Emily Akil in the FSB Global Studies Office.


Certificate Advisor:

Ms. Emily Akil

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021 

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
  • Either 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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

ESP

Minor Programs

Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship is more than creating businesses, it’s a way of living life. The entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviors provide valuable tools for evaluating options, imagining possibilities and taking risks across all disciplines.  Being a part of the Entrepreneurship minor will teach you the mindsets, habits and behaviors it takes to live your life with the ability to think differently, collaborate effectively and excel boldly. Our minor explores the areas of creativity & innovation, startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and technology commercialization.  Our classes are team-based and coached by world-class faculty committed to mentoring students and helping them explore their passions. The minor complements all majors, skill sets and interests of Miami Students. Sound like something for you? Let’s talk. 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
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

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

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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

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. 

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 351
  • ESP 461

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. 

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 252
  • ESP 331

Select one of the following:

  • 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.

Required:

  • ESP 102 (complete twice)
  • ESP 201
  • ESP 251
  • ESP 321

Select one of the following:

  • ESP 401
  • ESP 461

Certificate Advisor:

Dr. Jim Friedman

Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

FIN

Finance Minor

This minor, open only to non-business majors, provides an in-depth study of financial management and introduces financial topics of current importance. The courses provide financial management tools and techniques relevant to both 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
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors
  • Students may not minor in both Finance and Real Estate
  • 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
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

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

Select Three Hours of the Following:

  • FIN 302
  • FIN 331
  • FIN 402
  • FIN 403
  • FIN 417

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Kelly Brunarski

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Real Estate Minor

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.
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • ACC 221
  • FIN 301
  • FIN 331
  • BLS 443 or GEO 467

Add 2 Electives from the following:

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

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Joel Harper

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 track, 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) 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
  • Fall-only courses: ISA 387
  • 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 (fall only)
  • 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

*ISA 205 for students who started at Miami before Fall 2016. 

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Fadel Megahed

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Information Security Minor

Companies in virtually every industry are spending increasing amounts of resources addressing Information security 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 information security realm.  The Information Security Minor, open to all university students, offers students from any major the managerial and basic technical skills critical for understanding, and addressing information security concerns within organizations.

The minor provides students with an applied/managerial perspective on the information security 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 information security realm.     

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students except those in the Information and Cybersecurity Management Major with Cybersecurity Management Track
  • Note: Information and Cybersecurity Management Majors with the Information Management Track, 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 2021

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 Management track
  • 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 track, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted 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
  • For more information, visit the FSB website: fsb.miamioh.edu
  • 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:

The courses chosen from this list must be different from those taken to fulfill any of the requirements above.

  • ACC 361
  • CSE 174
  • ENG 313
  • GEO 441/541
  • IMS 440/540
  • 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
  • MGT 416
  • MGT 474
  • MKT/IMS 419

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Jeff Merhout

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

Certificate Programs

Foundations of 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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 or MGT 211
  • 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

 



Created 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 302 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 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 211 or 291
  • MGT 302

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

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

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 302
  • MGT 432
  • MGT 498
  • MKT 291
  • MGT 431

Select one of the following:

  • ISA/STA 125
  • STA 261
  • STA 301
  • STA 368

Select one of the following:

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

Minor Advisor:

Dr. Pete Salzarulo

 



Created by FSB Advising, July 2021

MKT

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. Global and domestic corporations' manufacturing, distribution, and buying and selling operations significantly shape the standard of living and the global economy. This is true for both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and supply chains. 

Minor Information

  • 22 credit hours
  • Open to all majors
  • 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 (transfer students must apply within three semesters of matriculating into Miami)
  • 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 12, 2021 and will be posted to the Marketing Department website. Applications are due December 12, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students will be notified by Jan 15, 2022.  

Minor Requirements for students entering Miami Fall 2017 and earlier

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261
  • STA 368

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MGT 111 
  • MKT 291
  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325

Select one of the following:

  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)
  • MKT 412
  • MKT 415
  • MKT 419
  • MKT 425
  • MKT 461
  • MKT 490

Minor Requirements for students entering Miami Fall 2018 and later

Students will apply for the minor during the fall 2020 semester.

Option 1:

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MKT 291

Select THREE of the following courses:

  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325
  • MKT 335*
  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)

AND Select ONE of the following courses:

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

*MKT 335 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Option 2:

Select one of the statistics courses below:

  • ISA 125
  • ISA 225
  • STA 261

Required courses:

  • ECO 201
  • MKT 291

Select ALL of the following courses:

  • MKT 315 (Previously MKT 405)
  • MKT 325
  • MKT 335
  • MKT 345 (Previously MKT 435)

*MKT 335 is recommended for students pursuing an analytical/research pathway. Prerequisites include ISA/STA 125 or STA 261.

Minor Advisor:

Ms. Debbie Coleman


Created by FSB Advising, July 2021