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General Bulletin 2008-2010

The Farmer School of Business

Mission Statement

The Farmer School of Business is committed to being a premier business program that provides students with the lifelong ability to acquire knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive global environment

General Information

The objective of the Farmer School of Business is to prepare young men and women of character and intellectual ability for positions in business, government, and other complex organizations. Upon graduation, their educational preparation is such that, with experience and growth, they should progress to positions of increasing administrative or executive responsibility.

The School offers associate's (two-year), bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Undergraduate certificate programs are also available. Master's degree programs are described in the Graduate Bulletin, available from the Graduate School. Certificate and associate's degree programs are described in the Hamilton and Middletown chapter.

Bachelor's degree majors are offered in eight areas: accountancy, business-economics, finance, interdisciplinary business management, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain and operations management. The flexibility of each program allows a student to pursue areas of special interests and needs. Minors are available in arts management, business legal studies, decision sciences in business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, management information systems, management of information technologies, marketing, risk management and insurance, and supply chain management.

Accreditation

The Farmer School of Business has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at the undergraduate level since 1932 and at the graduate level since 1961. This association is the only agency recognized nationally to accredit in the area of professional education for business at the collegiate level. Its standards include an evaluation of faculty competence, library facilities, physical plant and equipment, financial support of the institution, and the content and breadth of both the professional and nonprofessional curricular requirements.

Advisory Committees

The Business Advisory Council is composed of over fifty leading business executives, most of whom are alumni of the School. The council meets with the dean, faculty, and students twice a year to give advice on the School's programs. The council is very helpful to the School's continuing efforts to maintain excellence in education for future business leaders.

The School also meets regularly with several other external councils who provide feedback on our various programs: Farmer Board of Visitors, Business Information Systems Advisory Council, Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council, Department of Accountancy Advisory Group, and the Center for Sustainable Systems External Advisory Council.

The Business Student Advisory Committee provides excellent means of communication between students and faculty. Members of this committee include students from all programs and class years within the school and representatives from various business student organizations.

Divisional and Departmental Honors

The Farmer School of Business offers a divisional honors program for students who qualify and who desire more intensive work under the guidance of a faculty mentor(s). Additionally, the Department of Economics offers a separate departmental honors program (see requirements under that heading). Students who successfully complete one or both of these programs will graduate with the appropriate honors notation on their transcript and under their names in the commencement program.

Students are admitted to the business honors program based on their ACT (SAT) score, class rank, letters of recommendation, and essay. The decision to admit a student is made by the Business Honors Committee. Approximately forty (40) students are admitted each year.

Both divisional and departmental honors programs in the School of Business may be coordinated and integrated with the University Honors Program. A common project may serve divisional, departmental, and university honors, but separate and distinct presentations must be made to earn each honors notation.

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Advising Office at the Farmer School of Business, 103 Laws Hall (513-529-1712).

Honorary and Professional Organizations

The School seeks to improve the quality of its programs and provide educational development opportunities for its students through its honorary and professional organizations.

Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholarship society founded in 1913 to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business administration, has an active chapter at Miami University. Eligibility for election is restricted to the upper 7 percent of the junior class and the upper 10 percent of the senior class.

Alpha Iota Delta is a national decision sciences honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement. Alpha Mu Alpha is a national marketing honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement.
Beta Alpha Psi is a national accounting honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement in accountancy courses. Omicron Delta Epsilon is a national economics honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement in economics courses.

Students also are encouraged to participate in student professional organizations, which include: AIESEC in the international field; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity; American Production and Inventory Control Society; Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP); Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program; Decision Sciences Association (DSCA); Economics Club; Graduate Business Association; Ingenuity, Inc., the Student Entrepreneurial Society; KEYS, an organization open to all students, designed to supplement preparation of members for business careers; Miami Business Consulting; Miami Decision Sciences Association; Miami Finance Association; Miami Business Enterprises; Multicultural Business Student Network; Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional fraternity in marketing, sales management, and selling; Society for Human Resources Management; and Supply Chain Management Association.

Advisers

Upperclass advisers for all business majors are assigned by the department of major, and the assignment is posted. Each program also has a chief adviser who coordinates the advising procedures within a department and represents the department on the committee that hears student petitions, the Divisional Committee of Advisers. Divisional advisers are also available to help business students with special problems.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to the Farmer School of Business is limited, and the criteria for admission are subject to change as enrollment demands vary.

Freshman Admission

Business Honors Admission

Entering freshmen who are admitted to and participate in the School of Business Honors Program are afforded regular business standing (full admission to the business school) upon initial enrollment.

University Scholars Admission

Entering freshmen who are admitted to and participate in the University Scholars Program are afforded provisional regular business standing upon initial enrollment. A minimum cumulative g.p.a. of 2.80 upon the completion of all prerequisite work (60 hours including ACC 221, ACC 222, DSC 205, ECO 201, ECO 202, MIS 235, and MTH 151, with at least twelve hours of business core coursess completed at Miami) is required to retain this status.

A student whose cumulative g.p.a. falls below 2.80 after the prerequisite work is completed may be considered for full admission through the portfolio review process. Contact the advising office and/or visit the portfolio website for more information: www.fsb.muohio.edu/offices/student-development/portfolio.

Regular Admission

All other entering freshmen, admitted to the School as "pre-business" majors, will advance to regular business upon successful completion of all admission requirements. The requirements are 60 semester hours including ACC 221, ACC 222, DSC 205, ECO 201, ECO 202, MIS 235, and MTH 151 with a 3.00 g.p.a. in the combination of all business core courses and Miami Plan foundation courses. In addition, a minimum of twelve semester hours of business core courses must be completed at Miami.

Portfolio Admission

Students who fail to meet admission requirements may be eligible for admission through portfolio review; a limited number will be accepted. Contact the advising office and/or visit the portfolio website for more information: www.fsb.muohio.edu/offices/student-development/portfolio.

Pre-business students who do not meet the conditions of regular standing will not be permitted to enroll in 300-400 level courses.

Transfer Admission

All other students may be admitted to the Farmer School of Business upon application and successful completion of all admission requirements. Applications to the School are accepted only at designated times; contact the advising office in 103 Laws Hall or visit the School of Business Web site (www.fsb.muohio.edu) for current admission requirements and application procedures.

Students who have applied, but fail to meet admission requirements, may be eligible for admission through portfolio review; a limited number will be accepted. Please contact the advising office for more information.

The business technology programs on the regional campuses do not have these special admission policies.

Credit Hour Limitations

Students may accelerate their programs by registering in excess of the average 16 hours per semester needed to complete the program in eight semesters. Registrations of up to 20 hours are permitted in a regular semester or eight hours in a five- or six-week summer term. Course loads in excess of these limitations require permission from the advising office. Requests are considered only if the student earned a 3.5 grade point average for the preceding semester or is a senior who earned a 3.00 the previous semester.

Division Curriculum Requirements

In addition to the Miami Plan requirements, all business programs have a core of basic courses in accounting, information systems, economics, finance, business law, statistics, organizational behavior, marketing, operations, speaking skills, and calculus. This core is described in detail later. The following requirements apply to all business majors:

Business Capstone Experience

In addition to completing a Miami Plan Capstone Experience, all business majors must complete a business Capstone Experience. You should complete the business core first. The business Capstones are senior level experiences which are writing and speaking intensive, provide for multiple skill development, and integrate the business course work you have already completed.

All business Capstones are also Miami Plan Capstones; you may fulfill both requirements with one course. You are encouraged to consider a Capstone from any business department. A complete list is available on your DARS or in the advising office.

Communication Requirement

All business programs require COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry. In addition, each major incorporates communication across the curriculum so that writing and speaking skills are important characteristics of that program.

Credit/No-Credit

All business courses, COM 135, MTH 151 or 153, and any other specifically required course (except freshman English) or major requirement must be taken for a grade and not credit/no-credit.

Diversity Perspectives Requirement

You must complete at least one course that provides an understanding of diversity perspectives. This course may be selected from any division and may overlap with your Foundation courses, Thematic Sequence, major, or electives. A list of approved courses is available from the academic adviser or the advising office in 103 Laws Hall.

Grade Point Average

A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in business courses is required for graduation.

International Course Requirement

To satisfy the International Course Requirement (8 hours) you may select any combination of the following:

Language

You may apply up to eight credit hours in a foreign (modern) language (or its equivalent at another university or in a study abroad program) to meet this requirement. Courses in English translation do not apply towards the international requirement. International students whose native language is not English may use English to satisy this requirement.

Study Abroad

You may apply up to eight hours of approved study abroad credit to the international requirement. All summer and semester study abroad programs sponsored by the Farmer School of Business are automatically approved. Study abroad approval forms for other programs may be obtained in the School of Business Advising Office and should be completed prior to entering any study abroad program.

Approved International Electives

You may apply up to eight hours of approved international elective courses to this requirement. A list of approved courses is available from an academic adviser or the School of Business Advising Office.

Mathematics Requirement

All business students must complete MTH 151 or 153 Calculus I or equivalent. Completion of this course is required for advancement from pre- to regular business standing or for transfer into the School of Business from another academic division or another college or university. Advanced placement credit for MTH 151 is accepted toward fulfillment of this requirement.

Non-Business Requirement

All business majors must take at least 50 percent of their hours required for graduation outside of the business school. You can include up to nine hours of economics and six hours of statistics courses (DSC/STA) toward meeting this requirement. This means that business majors who enter Miami as freshmen must complete at least 64 hours outside of the Farmer School of Business .

Residency Requirement

All business majors must complete at least 50 percent of their business courses required for their business degree at Miami University. These courses include the core business classes and the courses required for a primary major. These required courses include DSC 205, ECO 201 and 202, but do not include COM 135 or MTH 151.

Statistics Requirement

You are expected to take DSC 205 Business Statistics. Any other introductory probability and statistics course is considered duplicate credit. Students with advanced placement or transferred hours in probability and statistics should consult with the decision sciences and management information systems department before enrolling in DSC 205.

Technology Requirement

Students are expected to take MIS 235 Information Systems: Concepts, Technology, and Applications. The prerequisite for MIS 235 is CSA 148 or successful completion of the School of Business Skills Exam. Students who plan to complete courses in systems analysis should consult with the decision sciences and management information systems department before enrolling in MIS 235 or in systems analysis courses to avoid duplicate credit.

Thematic Sequence Requirement

Business students must complete a thematic sequence from a department outside the School of Business. The DSC 2 thematic sequence, however, is permitted for business students. Alternatively, a nonbusiness minor or a second degree may be utilized to meet the requirement.

Transfer of Course Credit

All transferred course credits intended to apply to specific course requirements for any business program are subject to approval of the department concerned. If credit hours earned are less than Miami's equivalent courses, they must be validated by the department. A department may require an examination or completion of a higher level course to validate transfer credit.

The Department of Accountancy requires transfer students majoring in accountancy to complete at least four junior or senior level accountancy courses at Miami University with at least a 2.00 grade point average.

The Department of Economics requires students to complete at least nine hours of advanced economics (above 300 level) at Miami including ECO 315 and ECO 317.

The Department of Finance requires students majoring in finance to complete at least 12 elective hours of finance (FIN) courses at Miami.

Curriculum Options

You are responsible for completing the curriculum that is in effect the date of your initial Miami enrollment. However, since programs offered by the Farmer School of Business change as new courses are added and programs are modified, you may opt to complete a revised program in its entirety.

Double Majors

A student who has earned 60 or more semester hours with a 3.50 or higher g.p.a. on the combination of Miami Plan and business core course work is permitted to declare a second major in business. Approval of the second major by the academic department is required.

Basic Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Business

To graduate from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, you must:

  • Earn a minimum of 128 semester hours
  • Complete the Miami Plan, the common core, and the required electives
  • Complete the requirements of one major field
  • Earn at least a 2.00 cumulative g.p.a. in all business courses attempted
  • Complete at least 64 semester hours of course work in non-business departments

Common Core of Business Courses (59-60 semester hours)

All of these:
ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 101 Foundations of Business Decision Making (3)
BUS 102 Writing for Business Decision Making (1)
COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3)
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)
MGT 291 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
MIS 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)
MTH 151 (MPF V) or 153 Calculus I (MPF V), or MTH 249 (MPF V) or 251 Calculus II (4-5)

SBA Senior Capstone Experience (3)
International course requirement (8)
Diversity requirement (3)

Professional Electives

Several programs require a specified number of professional electives. A professional elective is any course not required for the major that is offered in any business school department except business technology.

Other Electives

ou are encouraged to use the remaining hours in your program to broaden your educational base with courses from other divisions of the university, especially in the College of Arts and Science, and/or to supplement your business programs with additional business courses beyond your major requirements. Students enrolled in a four-year bachelor's degree program in business may apply a maximum of 12 credit hours earned in business technology courses to the degree. Business technology courses, however, do not qualify as either professional or nonprofessional electives.

If you hold an associate's degree in business technology and wish to earn credit toward a B.S. in Business, you may want to inquire about proficiency examinations in subjects covered in your business technology courses. Consult with the appropriate business school department on the Oxford campus.

Suggested Course Pattern: Bachelor of Science in Business

Freshman year
BUS 101 Foundations of Business Decision Making (3)
BUS 102 Writing for Business Decision Making (1)
CSA 148 Business Computing (or equivalent) (3)
MTH 151 Calculus I (or equivalent) (MPF V) (4-5)
Foundation courses (15-21)
Electives (0-6)

Sophomore year
ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3)
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
MGT 291 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3) or
        MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)
MIS 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)
Foundation, Thematic Sequence, and electives (7)

Junior year
BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3) or
        MGT 291 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3)
International requirement (2-4)
Foundation, Thematic Sequence, major, and electives (17)

Senior year
SBA Senior Capstone (MP) (3)
Major and electives (29)

Major Programs: School of Business

Accountancy: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Accountancy, 310 Laws Hall (513-529-6200).

The department's mission is to have nationally recognized bachelor's and master's degree programs that provide students with the lifelong ability to seek and acquire accounting and business knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive environment.The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 1984.

The bachelor's degree program provides a general understanding of multiple areas of accounting and related skills to prepare graduates for entry-level positions that require only an undergraduate degree and graduate programs.

The master's degree program provides an in-depth understanding in selected areas of accounting and business and related skills to prepare graduates for entry-level positions that require more than a bachelor's degree.

Four- and Five-Year Programs

Students majoring in accountancy have two options.

One option is the four-year program. Earn your bachelor's degree, and start a career or enter a graduate program at another university. Students planning to take the CPA exam in Ohio and in most other states are required to have 150 hours of education with at least a baccalaureate degree. This requires additional education beyond the requirements for graduation from Miami.

Another option is the five-year program. Earn your bachelor's degree, and then continue through a fifth year to earn a Master of Accountancy degree. After completing the program, you are qualified to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio and most other states that have adopted the 150 hour education requirement. You must apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Master of Accountancy program during your senior year. See the Miami Graduate Bulletin for the Master of Accountancy program requirements.

Special Curriculum Requirements

Students must earn at least a cumulative 2.00 g.p.a. in all accountancy courses attempted at Miami. Students must also complete at least four junior or senior-level accountancy courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

All of these:
ACC 321 Intermediate Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)
ACC 361 Modeling Business Processes in Accounting Information Systems (3)

One of these:
ACC 422 Financial Accounting Research (3)*
ACC 433 Management Accounting for Processes (3)

One of these:
ACC 452 Internal Auditing (3)
ACC 453 Financial Statement Auditing (3)*

Professional electives:
At least six semester hours, including at least one course from a business department other than accountancy.

* Prerequisite for Master of Accountancy program; five-year program students take
during senior year.

Business-Economics:Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Economics, 208 Laws Hall (513-529-2836).

This curriculum is for students primarily interested in economics but who also desire a broad background in business. It helps you understand objectives and functions of a private enterprise economy, fundamentals of economic analysis, and how to integrate economic principles with various areas of business administration. The program also teaches how to use economic analysis as a major tool in reaching independent, well-considered judgments.

Course work involves both required theory courses and electives. Theory courses provide common analytical background of modern economics and serve to build analytical skills. The generous number of electives allows you to pursue different fields, depending on your interests and educational background.

Honors in Economics

To receive departmental honors in economics, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Completion of ECO 315 and ECO 317 with at least a 3.50 g.p.a. in this sequence. If you have not completed this requirement by the end of your junior year, you will not be permitted to enroll in ECO 480-482 except as approved by the honors coordinator.
  • Completion of ECO 480-482 with at least a 3.50 g.p.a.
  • Attainment of a minimum 3.50 g.p.a. for all economics courses.
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of economics including ECO 311 and two additional courses other than ECO 480-482 for which ECO 315 or ECO 317 (or both) is a prerequisite.

It is highly recommended that ECO 311 be completed by the end of your junior year.

Special Curriculum Requirements

The department requires all economics majors to complete at least nine hours of advanced economics (above 300 level) at Miami, including ECO 315 and 317. Any transfer credit exception for these two courses must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies in the department.

Program Requirements

All of these:
ECO 311 Examining Economic Data and Models (3)
ECO 315 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
ECO 317 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)

Electives:
Fifteen additional hours in economics, at least six of those hours must be in courses that
require ECO 315 and/or ECO 317 as prerequisite(s).

At least nine hours of advanced economics (300-level and above) as well as ECO 315 and ECO 317 must be taken at Miami. Up to three hours of Summer Scholar credit can be applied toward the 15 hours of advanced economics. Exceptions must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

Professional electives:
At least six semester hours, including at least one course from a business department
other than economics.

G.P.A. requirement:
You must achieve at least a 2.00 g.p.a. in all economics courses taken.

Finance: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Finance, 120 Upham Hall (513-529-1560).

This major teaches theoretical and practical aspects of financial management. The general objectives are to teach the principles of finance, to explain how financial techniques can solve some of society's most important problems, and to prepare you for future responsibilities in financial management.

Course offerings prepare you to work in the finance division of a business firm; to enter the securities field in either a brokerage or investment analysis capacity; to enter the real estate business in sales or appraisal; to enter the insurance business in the fields of financial planning, property, or casualty insurance; or to pursue a career in estate planning or trust administration. In addition, non-business students are offered service courses in personal finance and in law and the legal process.

Upon completion of the appropriate finance courses, and upon meeting specified non-academic requirements, you may qualify to sit for examinations for licensing and professional designations in the areas of insurance, investments, and real estate.

Special Curriculum Requirements

All students majoring in finance must complete at least 12 elective hours of advanced finance (FIN) courses above 301, 302, and 401. FIN 306 and all Capstone courses cannot be used as electives. You must achieve at least a 2.00 g.p.a. in all finance courses taken.

The Department of Finance requires students majoring in finance to complete at least 12 elective hours of finance (FIN) courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

All of these:
ACC 321 Financial Accounting I (3) or
        ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3) or
        ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3) or
        ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)
ECO 301 Money and Banking (3)
FIN 302 Intermediate Financial Management (3)
FIN 401 Principles of Investments and Security Markets (3)

Twelve semester hours of finance (FIN) electives (exclusive of FIN 306 and all Capstone
Experience courses).

Interdisciplinary Business Management: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Farmer School of Business, Advising Office, 103 Laws Hall (513-529-1712).

This curriculum is available to the business student whose career goals require a program that covers the broad area of business with an interdisciplinary focus. Beyond the business core taken by all business majors, this major features an advanced core of classes centered on economic, legal, managerial, and sales aspects of the business transaction.Students complete the major by taking added courses in one of three interdisciplinary areas of business: business legal studies, entrepreneurship, or international business.

This major is appropriate for the student who wishes to postpone specialization, the student who wants to display a strong interest in the international dimensions of business, the pre-law student who wishes to take pre-legal training in business, or the entrepreneur who plans to organize and operate their own business.

Program Requirements

All of these:
BLS 442 Commercial Law (3)
ECO 385 Government and Business (3)
MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)
MKT 325 Consumer Behavior (4)

Select and complete one of the following tracks:

Business Legal Studies
Both of these:
BLS 464 International Business Law (3)
BLS 465 Ethics, Law, and Business (3)

Two of these (no more than one course may be outside the School of Business):
ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)
BLS 443 Property Law (3)
BLS 462 Estates, Wills, and Trusts (3)
BLS 477 Independent Study in Legal Research (3)
ECO 325 Economic Analysis of Law (3)
MGT 402 Employment Law (3)
POL/WMS 347 Women and the Law (3) or
        POL 352 Constitutional Law and Politics (3) or
        POL 353 Constitutional Rights and Liberties (3) or
        POL 363 Administrative Law (3)

Entrepreneurship
Both of these:
ESP 366 Imagination, Entrepreneurship, and Business Problem Solving (3)
ESP 467 Entrepreneurship: New Ventures (4)

Two of these:
ESP 306 Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurial Ventures (3)
ESP 311 Guerilla Marketing (3)
ESP 461 Small/Emerging Enterprise Consulting (3)
ESP 469 Corporate Venturing/Intrapreneurship (3)
ESP 481 Technology, Products, and Ventures (3)

International Business
Both of these:
BUS 371 International Business (3) or
        BUS 373 International Business (3)
ECO 344 International Economic Relations (3)

Two of these:
ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)
BLS 464 International Business Law (3) or
        BLS 483 Comparative International Law (4)
FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)
MGT 304 Cross-Cultural Management (3)
MKT 425 Global Marketing (4)

Management and Organizations: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information, contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215)

The major in management and organizations prepares graduates to manage and lead individuals, teams, and projects in a variety of contexts across all functional areas of business in profit and not-for-profit environments. The diversified course of study develops graduates for positions in management, human resources, management development, training, change leadership, employee benefits, compensation, cross-cultural management, public sector management, consulting, small business, and labor relations. The content, skills, and practices learned in management and organizations are transferable across many industries, functions and roles. In addition, students seeking careers specializing in the human resources function can select courses that directly specialize their training.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)
MGT 474 Human Capital Metrics (3)
MGT 475 Organizational Change Management (3)

Required electives. Select four of these:
MGT 381 Managerial Communication and Consulting (3)
MGT 402 Employment Law (3)
MGT 404 Compensation Management (3)*
MGT 405 Labor Relations and Conflict Management (3)
MGT 406 Staffing Organizations (3)*
MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3)
MGT 415 Leadership and Learning (3)
MGT 463 Employee Benefits (3)
MGT 490 Contemporary Issues (3)*
* offered occasionally

Management Information Systems: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems, 311 Upham Hall (513-529-4826).

The management information systems (MIS) major provides graduates with managerial and technical skills critical to directing and controlling the information resources of an organization. Graduates of this program learn fundamental information and communication theories and technologies such as database theory and management, systems analysis and design, and data communications as well as contemporary topics such as internetworking and world wide web-based technologies for electronic commerce, data and wireless communications, multimedia, data mining and warehousing, knowledge management, and enterprise systems. Emphasis is on structuring and solving business problems by appropriately applying technological resources and information management skills.

Majors begin careers in the MIS field or related areas in positions such as systems analyst, information consultant, web analyst, web designer, information specialist, business consultant, software specialist, system consultant, programmer analyst, system designer, microcomputer specialist, database designer, data communication specialist, and system architect.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MIS 301 Information Technology Fundamentals (3)
MIS 302 Database Theory and Practice (3)
MIS 387 Designing Business Systems (3)
MIS 403 Building Web-Based Business Applications (3)
MIS 406 IT Project Management (3)

One of these:
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
MIS 281 Application Development Tools (3)

Electives

Two of these:
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)
MIS 305 Information Risk Management, Security, and IT Audit (3)
MIS 385 Applications of Electronic Commerce Technology (3)
MIS 401 Data and Wireless Communications (3)
MIS 404 Knowledge Management (3)
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3)

Marketing: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Marketing, 200 Upham Hall (513-529-3270).

The modern global society is placing an increasing emphasis on marketing knowledge and related skills. Global and domestic corporations' manufacturing, distributing, buying, and selling significantly shape the standard of living and global economy. This is true for both products and services as well as for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and supply chains.

To prepare students for a career in marketing or as part of a business decision-making team, this program provides courses in: branding, promotion, supply chain management, consumer behavior, marketing research, sales management and personal selling, imagination and creativity, problem solving skills, creating customer value, global marketing, interactive media studies, and guerilla marketing.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MKT 292 Careers in Marketing (1)
MKT 301 Creativity, Innovation, and Decision Making in Marketing (4)
MKT 325 Consumer Behavior (4)
MKT 335 Marketing Research (4)
MKT 405 Creating Customer Value Through Marketing (3)

One of these:
MKT 415 Marketing to Organizations (4)
MKT 419 E-Commerce and the Internet (3)
MKT 425 Global Marketing (4)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)
MKT 435 Branding and Integrated Marketing Communications (4)

Select one capstone:
IMS 440 Interactive Media Studies Practicum (4)
MKT 442 Highwire Brand Studio (4)
MKT 495 Marketing Practicum (4)

Supply Chain and Operations Management: Bachelor of Science in Business

For information contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215).

In recent years companies have worked to connect the different areas of their businesses to achieve efficient movement of goods and services to the consumer. Supply chain management fills the gap that exists between departments and connects trading partners to create a smooth flow of information, services, and products through the supply chain.

The supply chain management major combines courses in accountancy, decision sciences, operations management, marketing, logistics and purchasing. The integration of these disciplines allows supply chain management students to understand the interaction among them and how to produce and move goods and services in the most economical way. Students learn practical industry applications with the aid of field trips, guest speakers, and simulations in the classroom.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MGT 432 Purchasing and Materials Management (3)
MGT 451 Operations Planning and Scheduling (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)
MKT 415 Marketing to Organizations (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)
MGT/ MKT 498 Supply Chain Management (3)

One of these:
ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
DSC 321 Quantitative Analysis of Business Problems (3)
DSC 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
EGM/ MGT 311 Project Management (3)

Minors

The programs described below are optional minors in business areas. A minor is a specific program to be taken along with a major to complement your skills and increase your career opportunities. More information about minors is in the Other Requirements chapter.

Admission into most Farmer School of Business minors is limited and the respective departments are responsible for managing their enrollments. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis or have other 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. Questions can be addressed to the Undergraduate Advising Office, 103 Laws Hall (513-529-1712).

The following minors are open only to non-business majors: finance, management and organizations, operations management, risk management and insurance.

Several minors are available to both business majors and non-business majors: arts management, business legal studies, decision science in business, economics, entrepreneurship, management information systems, management of information technologies, marketing, and supply chain management.

The international business minor is open only to business majors.

A notation about your completed minor will be on your final grade transcript if you indicate your minor when you apply for graduation. The required semester hours are in parentheses beside each minor.

Important Note: Entry into minors in the School of Business is not guaranteed. Likewise there is no guarantee that courses required to complete a minor will be available on a timely basis.

Arts Management (18 semester hours)

For entry restrictions and more information contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215).

Increased public interest in the arts has created a need for fine arts and business professionals who are prepared for management responsibilities in arts councils, museums, art centers, galleries, orchestras, and theatres.

This minor has two options: one for business majors and one for fine arts majors. Business majors must plan an individualized program with the arts management adviser in the appropriate department. Fine arts majors must plan courses with the assistance of their business adviser.

Core Requirements (10 hours)

All of these:
CFA 182 Experiencing the Arts (1, repeatable)
CFA 201 Introduction to Arts Management (3)
CFA 340 Arts Management Internship (3)
CFA 410 Advanced Topics in Arts Management (3)

Program Requirements: For Business Majors (9 hours)

Six credit hours from these:
ARC 188 Ideas in Western Architecture (MPF IIA, IIB, H) (3)
ARC 426 Architecture and Society (3)*
ART 181 Concepts in Art (MPF IIA) (3)
ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (MPF IIA, IIB, IIIB, H) (3)
ART 186 China, Korea, and Japan (MPF IIA, IIB, IIIB, H) (3)
ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric to Gothic (MPF IIA, IIB, H) (3)
ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance to Modern (MPF IIA, IIB, H) (3)
ART 455 20th Century Design and Culture (3)
MUS 135 Jazz: Its History and Evolution (MPF IIA, IIIA, H) (3)
MUS 185 The Survey of African Music in the Diaspora (3)
MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (MPF IIA, H) (3)
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis (MPF IIA)(3)* or
        THE 103 Introduction to Theatre: Production and Performance I (MPF IIA)(1)* or 
       THE 104 Introduction to Theatre: Production and Performance II (1)
THE 191 Theatre Appreciation (MPF IIA, H) (3)
THE 393 Cultural, Ethnic, and Gender Issues in Dramatic Literature (3)
THE 490 Theatre and a Cultural Aesthetic (3)*

At least three credit hours from these:
ART 111 Visual Fundamentals 2-D (3)
ART 121 Beginning Drawing (3)
ART 171 Visual Fundamentals 3-D

Any current music ensemble:
KNH 110A&B Beginning Ballet and Beginning Ballet II (2)
KNH 110G Modern Dance (2)
KNH 110R Jazz (2)
KNH 110S Social Dance - Men (2)
KNH 110T Social Dance - Women (2)
THE 123 Acting for the Non-Major (3)
THE 200 Production and Performance Practicum (1-8)

Program Requirements: For Fine Arts Majors

Complete one of the following series of courses:

Take 3 courses (9 hours) from the following:
ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ESP 201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
MGT 111 Introduction to Business (MPF IIC) (3)
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)
or
SB1 Business Institute for Non-Business Students Thematic Sequence:
        BUS 301 Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business (3)
        BUS 302 Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business (3)
        BUS 303 Business Process Integration (3)
or
ESP1 Entrepreneurship in Different Contexts Thematic Sequence:
        ESP 311 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
        ESP 366 Imagination and Entrepreneurship (3)
        ESP 469 Entrepreneurship in Complex Organizations (3)
* Capstone

Business Legal Studies (21 semester hours)

For information and entry restrictions contact the Department of Finance, 120 Upham Hall (513-529-1560) . The business legal studies minor is open to all university students.

Increased sensitivity to the legal implications of doing business has created the need for greater managerial understanding of the legal process and its relationship to the marketplace. This minor allows the business and non-business major to develop a greater sensitivity to issues of business liability, governmental regulation of business, public policy, and the origin and evolution of law, especially in its interfacing with commercial activities.

Program Requirements

Both of these (6 semester hours):
BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)*
BLS 442 Business Associations and Commercial Law (3)*

At least two of these (6 semester hours minimum, 15 hours maximum;
include one course, noted with an asterisk (*), to fulfill Thematic Sequence):
ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)
BLS 437 Cyberlaw (3)
BLS 443 Property Law (3)*
BLS 462 Estates, Wills, and Trusts (3)*
BLS 464 International Business Law (3)* or
        BLS 483 Comparative International Law (MPT) (4) †
BLS 465 Ethics, Law, and Business (3)**
BLS 483 Comparative International Business Law (4)
ECO 325 Economic Analysis of the Law (3)
ECO 385 Government and Business (3)*
MGT 402 Legal Environment of Personnel and Labor Relations (3)*
* Satisfies Miami Plan Thematic Sequence FIN 1 Law and Commerce.
** Miami Plan Capstone Experience course.
† Students may not receive credit for both BLS 464 and BLS 483

Remaining hours from these:
ECO 331 Public Sector Economics (3)
ECO 434 Environmental Economics (3)
ECO 451 United States Economic History (3)
ECO 462 Economics of Compensation, Unionization, and Discrimination (3)
IES 431 Principles of Environmental Science (3)
IES 450 Environmental Law (3)
HST 362 The Era of the American Revolution (3)
HST 363 The Early American Republic 1783-1815 (3)
HST 364 The Early American Republic 1815-1850 (3)
HST 368 20th Century America 1900-1933 (3)
HST 369 20th Century America Since 1933 (3)
HST 382 Women in American History (3)
HST 387 U.S. Constitution to 1865 (3)
HST 388 U.S. Constitution Since 1865 (3)
HST 397 American Environmental History (3)
MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 402 Employment Law (3)
MGT 405 Labor Relations and Conflict Management (3)
MKT 325 Consumer Behavior (3)
PHL 331 Political Philosophy (4)
PHL 335 Philosophy of Law (4)
POL 302 Classical Political Philosophy (4)
POL 303 Modern Political Philosophy (4)
POL 346 Global Gender Politics (3)
POL 352 Constitutional Law and Politics (4)
POL 353 Constitutional Rights and Liberties (4)
POL 363 Administrative Law (3)
POL 382 International Law (3)
SOC 412 Sociology of Law (3)

Decision Sciences in Business (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems, 311 Upham Hall (513-529-4826).

Use of quantitative, statistical, and process improvement methodology to support management decision making is growing in all areas of business. This minor provides an introduction to basic decision sciences concepts and to major quantitative and statistical methods employed in support of decision making.

All courses for this program are considered professional electives for School of Business majors, so business students can usually complete the minor without taking more than the 128 semester hours needed for graduation.

This minor is available to all university students; contact the department for an adviser. Application to receive the decision sciences in business notation on your grade transcript must be made when applying for graduation.

Program Requirements

Core courses (9 semester hours)
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4)
MTH 151 Calculus I (MPF V) (5)

Advanced courses (6 semester hours)
DSC 291 Applied Regression Analysis in Business (3)
DSC 321 Quantitative Analysis of Business Problems (3)

Electives. At least 3 semester hours from these:
DSC 331 Quantitative Methods of Decision Making (3)
DSC 333 Nonparametric Methods in Business (3)
DSC 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
DSC 421 Computer Modeling in Business (3)
DSC 432 Survey Sampling in Business (3)
DSC 442 Experimental Design in Business (3)
DSC 444 Business Forecasting (3)
DSC 447 Analysis of Multivariate Business Data (3)
DSC 480 Topics in Decision Sciences (1-3)

Economics (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Economics, 208 Laws Hall (513-529-2836). The economics minor is open to all university students.

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 (M.B.A.) program will find this minor valuable.

The 18 hours of economics must be completed with at least a 2.00 g.p.a. Either ECO 315 or ECO 317 must be taken at Miami.

Program Requirements

All of these (9 semester hours):
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 315 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3) or
        ECO 317 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)

Nine additional semester hours of advanced economics (300-level and above),
        which may include the other intermediate theory course.

Electives (9 semester hours)

Entrepreneurship (18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Page Center for Entrepreneurship, 218 Upham Hall (513-529-1221).

This interdisciplinary minor provides exposure to principles and concepts of entrepreneurship applied to new venture start-up, small business growth, and corporate innovation. The program complements majors in the business school and other divisions; it supports the application of entrepreneurial concepts and approaches to your major. Objectives include (a) recognizing and developing entrepreneurial potential; (b) developing an understanding of entrepreneurship as a manageable process; (c) using tools, frameworks, concepts, and perspectives that are helpful in recognizing how entrepreneurship works, and (d) appreciating the role that entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors can play in personal and professional lives and in society at large.

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all university students and can be used to satisfy a Thematic Sequence.

Program Requirements:

All of these:
ESP 306 Entrepreneurial Aspects of Finance (3)
ESP 311 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
ESP 366 Imagination and Entrepreneurship (3)
ESP 467 Entrepreneurship: New Ventures (3)* or
ESP 461 Small/Emerging Enterprise Consulting (3)

Six hours from among the following:
BLS 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)
ESP 201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
ESP 461 Small/Emerging Enterprise Consulting (3)
ESP 464 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
ESP 469 Entrepreneurship in Complex Organizations (3)
ESP 477 Independent Study (up to 3 hours)
ESP 481 Technology, Products, and Ventures (3)
ESP 490 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (up to 3 hours)
IMS 333 New Economy: eBusiness, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (3)

* Capstone

Finance (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Finance, 120 Upham Hall (513-529-1560).

This minor, open to non-business majors only, 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.

All 18 semester hours must be taken at Miami University. A minimum 2.00 g.p.a. is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

All of these:
ACC 221 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ECO 301 Money and Banking (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)*
FIN 401 Principles of Investments (3)**

Six semester hours from these:
FIN 302 Intermediate Financial Management (3)
FIN 402 Fixed-Income Portfolio Management (3)
FIN 403 Portfolio Management (3)
FIN 408 Commercial Bank Management (3)
FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)
FIN 475 Financial Policies of Corporations (3)

* Requires prerequisites: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 221, and ACC 222.
** Requires prerequisite: DSC 205.

International Business (21 semester hours)

For information contact the undergraduate advising office, 103 Laws Hall (513-529-1712).

This minor, open only to business majors, offers a concentration of courses providing a foundation for a career in international business. A core of courses from Farmer School of Business and electives from other disciplines focus on international topics. This minor does not fulfill the thematic sequence requirement. However, courses have been identified in the list of "Acceptable Elective Courses" for the international business minor that either fully or partially satisfy a thematic sequence. A minimum of 21 hours, including the core requirements, with at least a C average is required.

Approved General Electives

You are required to take a minimum of six hours of approved general electives. The six hours cannot be used to fulfill both the Miami Plan Foundation requirement and the international business minor requirements. Electives must be non-business courses; one may be an upper level language course that focuses on culture and literature. Language courses that stress conversation and grammar cannot be used as general electives. The suggested electives are recommended, but by no means comprise the extent of courses that would be useful preparation for international business. Some courses offered on the Luxembourg campus (MUDEC) may be used as electives.

Students usually design their own concentration of electives; a list of all approved electives is available in the advising office. If there is a course(s) you have taken at Miami or another university that you feel qualifies as an approved general elective, please petition the International Studies Committee for approval. Forms are located in the advising office, 103 Laws.

Language Preparation

This minor requires foreign language skills through the 201 level or above at an accredited American university or a school associated with an accredited American university. This requirement may not be met through proficiency or AP credit. The College of Arts and Science provides courses for preparation in a variety of foreign languages.

Study Abroad

Miami offers international education at the John E. Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg (MUDEC), where programs have been available since 1968. Students may also participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and choose from institutions in more than 30 countries. The Farmer School of Business offers international summer programs for two-, three-, or six-week terms. Students study FSB courses and international business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, take field trips to other countries, and meet with business executives and government officials.

Program Requirements

All of these:
BUS 371 International Business (3) or
        BUS 373 International Business (3)
Option A or B below (9)
Foreign language (3)
Approved general electives (6)

Option A
This one:
ECO 344 International Economic Relations (3)

Two of these:
ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)
BLS 464 International Business Law (3) or
        BLS 483 Comparative International Business Law (4)
FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)
MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)
MGT 375 Organizational Management and Leadership in Russia (3)
MKT 425 Global Marketing (3)

And/or any business courses, approved in advance by the FSB International Studies Committee such as those offered at the Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg or an approved international summer program (3-6).

Option B
This one:
ECO 441 International Trade (3)

One of these:
ECO 442 International Monetary Relations (3)
FIN 417 International Business Finance (3)

One of these:
ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)
BLS 464 International Business Law (3) or
        BLS 483 Comparative International Business Law (4)
MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)
MGT 375 Organizational Management and Leadership in Russia (3)
MKT 425 Global Marketing (4)

And/or any business courses, approved in advance by the FSB International Studies Committee such as those offered at the Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg or an approved international summer program (3-6).

Management and Organizations (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215).

This minor provides students with majors outside the Farmer School of Business an opportunity to enhance their major areas of study by gaining knowledge of management theory and practice. 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.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MGT 111 Introduction to Business (MPF IIC) (3)
MGT 291 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3)
MGT 303 Human Resources Management (3)

Three of these:
MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)
MGT 381 Managerial Communication and Consulting (3)
MGT 402 Employment Law (3)
MGT 404 Compensation Management (3)*
MGT 405 Labor Relations and Conflict Management (3)
MGT 406 Staffing Organizations (3)*
MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3)
MGT 415 Leadership and Learning (3)
MGT 463 Employment Benefits (3)

* offered occasionally

Management Information Systems (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems, 311 Upham Hall (513-529-4826).

The management information systems (MIS) 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 MIS 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.

A minimum 2.00 g.p.a. is required for all courses in the minor. You must contact a management information systems advisor in the department to have the minor noted on your grade transcript when applying for graduation.

Program Requirements

All of these:
MIS 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)
MIS 301 Information Technology Fundamentals (3)
MIS 302 Database Theory and Practice (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)

Two of the following:
ACC 361 Modeling Business Processes in Accounting Information Systems (3)
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
MIS 281 Application Development Tools (3)
MIS 305 Information Risk Management, Security, and IT Audit (3)
MIS 385 Applications of Electronic Commerce Technology (3)
MIS 387 Designing Business Systems (3)
MIS 401 Data and Wireless Communications (3)
MIS 403 Building Web-Based Business Applications II (3)
MIS 404 Knowledge Management (3)
MIS 406 IT Project Management (3)
MIS 412 Communicating Through Multimedia (3)
MIS 495 Capstone in Management Information Systems (3)

Management of Information Technologies (18 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Decision Science and Management Information Systems, 311 Upham Hall (513-529-4826).

Modern digital enterprises have created a strong demand for individuals who understand the contributions of information technologies to their success in a rapidly changing economic landscape that is global in scope. This unique minor meets this demand by addressing the needs of two distinct groups of students.

The first group consists of students with a strong background in computing or engineering (non-business majors) who need a firm grasp of important business concepts and practices. The business courses they will take have been carefully selected to provide knowledge in the key aspects of the functions in a business enterprise. The addition to their technical skills of this insight into business will enable these students to be capable of filling a broad array of technical positions in any firm involved with computing, information, and digital technologies.

The second group comprises business students (students not in the School of Engineering and Applied Science) who need a solid foundation in computing or engineering technologies. The minor provides for courses in these areas along three separate tracks: a computer science track (for MIS majors only), a computer engineering track; and an electrical engineering track. These students can aspire to occupying a wide range of managerial positions that require knowledge of business processes as well as computing and digital technologies.

Program Requirements:

Non-Business Majors (18 Semester Hours)

All of these:
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
MIS 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)

Management elective. One of these:
MGT 475 Organizational Change Management (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (23)
MIS 404 Knowledge Management (for CSA majors only) (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)

Programming elective. One of these:
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
MIS 281 Application Development Tools (3)

Project Management elective. One of these:
EGM/ MGT 311 Project Management (3)
MIS 406 Information Systems Project Management and Development
       (for CSA majors only) (3)

Students not in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Computer science track (MIS majors only) (18 semester hours)

All of these:
ACC 361 Modeling Business Processes: Accounting Information Systems (3)
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

Computer science elective. One of these:
CSA 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures (3)
CSA 278 Computer Architecture (3)
CSA 283 Data Communication and Networks (3)

Management elective. One of these:
MGT 475 Organizational Change Management (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)

Other business electives. One of these:
BLS 465 Ethics, Law, and Business (3)
DSC 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
ESP 481 Technology, Products, and Ventures (3)
MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3)
MGT 415 Leadership, Power, and Decision Making (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MIS 495 Management Information Systems Seminar (3)

Computer engineering track (18 semester hours)

All of these:
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
ECE 287 Digital System Design (4)
ECE 387 Embedded Systems Design (3)

Management elective. One of these:
MGT 475 Organizational Change Management (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)
MIS 404 Knowledge Management (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)

Other business electives. One of these:
ACC 361 Modeling Business Practices: Accounting Information Systems (3)
BLS 465 Ethics, Law, and Business (3)
DSC 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
EGM/ MGT 311 Project Management (3)
ESP 481 Technology, Products, and Ventures (3)
MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3)
MGT 415 Leadership, Power, and Decision Making (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MIS 495 Management Information Systems Seminar (3)

Electrical engineering track (18 semester hours)

All of these:
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (3)
ECE 287 Digital System Design (4)
ECE 304 Electronics (3)

Management elective. One of these:
MGT 475 Organizational Change Management (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)
MIS 404 Knowledge Management (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)

Other business electives. One of these:
ACC 361 Modeling Business Practices: Accounting Information Systems (3)
BLS 465 Ethics, Law, and Business (3)
DSC 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
EGM/ MGT 311 Project Management (3)
ESP 481 Technology, Products, and Ventures (3)
MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3)
MGT 415 Leadership, Power, and Decision Making (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MIS 495 Management Information Systems Seminar (3)

Marketing (24 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Marketing, 200 Upham Hall (513-529-3270).

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.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4) or
STA 261 (MPF V) or STA 368 (4)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
MGT 111 Introduction to Business (MPF IIC) (3) (non-business majors only)

All of these:
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKT 325 Consumer Behavior (4)
MKT 405 Creating Consumer Value Through Marketing (3)

One of these:
MKT 415 Marketing to Organizations (4)
MKT 425 Global Marketing (4)
MKT 435 Branding and Integrated Marketing Communications (4)

Operations Management (19 semester hours)

For more information contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215).

The operations management minor, open only to non-business majors, provides students with the opportunity to enhance their major areas of study by gaining knowledge of operations management theory and application. Operations management focuses on the management of resources used to produce products and services.

To be assured of enrollment into the required courses for the operations management 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.

Program Requirements

One of these:
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4)
PSY 293 Introduction to Psychological Statistics (4)
STA 261 Statistics MPF V (4)

All of these:
MGT 302 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
MGT 451 Operations Planning and Scheduling (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MGT 457 Integrated Production/Operations Management Topics (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)

Risk Management and Insurance (34 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Finance, 120 Upham Hall (513-529-1560).

This minor, open only to non-business majors, provides an in-depth study of the risk management process and operational, legal, moral, and social issues surrounding life and health, property, and casualty insurance industries along with the employee benefits area. The financial consequences of being exposed to pure risk are explored for individuals and businesses. Tools for handling these exposures are critically analyzed along with the process of implementing financial and other strategies to prepare for possible outcomes.

Program Requirements

All of these:
ACC 221 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3)
FIN 351 Principles of Insurance (3)*
FIN 451 Risk Management and Insurance (3)*
FIN 452 Advanced Life Insurance and Personal Financial Planning (3)*
FIN/ MGT 463 Employee Benefits (3)*

* Finance majors cannot use these courses to satisfy both the finance major and this minor
requirements.

Supply Chain Management (34 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Management, 307 Laws Hall (513-529-4215).

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 MIS, leading to successful operation of the entire SCM process. You will be exposed to career opportunities in this field.

Program Requirements

Business foundation courses. All of these:
ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
DSC 205 Business Statistics (4)
MGT 302 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
MIS 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise (3)
MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)

All of these:
MGT 432 Purchasing and Materials Management (3)
MGT/ MKT 498 Supply Chain Management (3)
MIS 303 Enterprise Systems (3)
MKT 431 Logistics Management (3)

Focus elective. One of these:
MGT 451 Operations Planning and Scheduling (3)
MGT 453 Productivity Improvement (3)
MKT 415 Marketing to Organizations (4)

Tools elective. One of these:
ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
DSC 321 Quantitative Analysis of Business Problems (3)
DSC/ STA 365 Statistical Quality Control (3)
MGT/EGR 311 Project Management (3)


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