Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Small Business Management

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If you've ever dreamed of managing a small business or starting one of your own, here's the degree you've been waiting for—the Bachelor of Science in Commerce, offered exclusively at Miami Regionals, in-person and online.

The Small Business Management major lets you pursue an in-depth examination of small businesses built on a foundation of courses in traditional business areas such as accounting, management and marketing.

The B.S. in Commerce features Miami's renowned liberal arts foundation backed by hands-on, experiential learning.

As a Miami Regionals student, you'll benefit from affordable tuition and the convenience of completing your Miami degree in-person and online.

For a big future in small business, get started at Miami University Regionals. Make your own path.

What classes would I take?

Online course options

Do you have a busy schedule? All of the courses for the Small Business Management major are offered online. Contact your advisor to learn more about taking CMR courses online, or consult the E-Campus website to learn more about the online course experience at Miami.  

Core Program Requirements

Core program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin.

Note: Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Commerce are encouraged to obtain their CMR associate degree during their course of studies for the Commerce degree. For most students, this can be done within the Commerce degree electives. Consult your CMR advisor for more details.  

CMR courses do not satisfy any Farmer School of Business Bachelor degree course requirements and a maximum of 12 credit hours of CMR may be applied.

Please be sure to consult an advisor in the Department of Commerce regularly, and before starting your program. Learn more about CMR advising.

What can I do with this major?

Upon completion of the BS in Commerce, you can look for job opportunities in many fields. Also according to government studies, Bachelor's degree recipients earn $300/week more than those with Associate Degrees; and have lower unemployment.

Local Job Statistics

According to the 2018 Ohio Job Outlook for Southwest Ohio Economic Development, Region 5 (Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties) forecasts area job growth in management and business occupations of 1.6 percent and 11.2 percent respectively for the period 2008-2018.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Insurance Officer
  • Management Officer
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Professional Sales and Sales Management
  • Small Business Owner
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

How do I get started?

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