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We are a welcoming, supportive community of faculty and staff driven to nurture tomorrow’s business leaders through a blend of rigorous instruction and hands-on learning. We are a hub for entrepreneurial innovation in technology-rich settings, and we are a catalyst for meaningful research and industry partnerships.

Our bright, motivated students transform into experienced, confident, and connected professionals who work with integrity, passion, and creativity.

"U.S. News & World Report," "Fortune Small Business," "The Princeton Review," and others have ranked our programs among the best in the nation.

Reimaging Business Education

The Bryan Dean Forum

The business environment of the 21st century has changed dramatically from the 20th century. A top priority for the Miller College of Business is to ensure that faculty are preparing our students to thrive in the dynamic and complex world in which organizations now contribute and compete, a world in which businesses are increasingly taking the lead in addressing the world's grand challenges.

The inaugural series of the Bryan Dean Forum aims to provide leading-edge insights that will support our faculty in reimagining business education and expose our students to prominent thought leaders. The series will clarify the challenges ahead for business and business education and provide inspiration and guidance for our journey of change.

 

The Miller College Difference

Relevant, In-demand Majors, Minors, and Certificates

Seven nationally-recognized departments house our breadth of degrees and certificates tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation

Miller College is among the world’s top 15 percent of business schools with accreditation from AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Learn more.

Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting is among a select group of programs to earn separate accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Accounting majors land jobs in accounting firms, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. Learn more.

Department of Applied Business Studies

The Department of Applied Business Studies offers a range of degrees and minors relating to specialized business fields. Programs include residential property management, hospitality and food management, apparel design, and fashion merchandising. Learn more.

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers a range of degrees that outfit you with a solid foundation in business. Graduates assume leadership roles, particularly in financial analysis, or advance their degree through graduate or law school. Learn more.

Department of Finance and Insurance

The Department of Finance and Insurance prepares you for two distinct career paths related to the creation, management, and protection of wealth and the management of business. Finance majors understand financial markets, institutions, and instruments and gain strong analytical skills necessary for the management of business in an integrated and global environment. Risk management and insurance majors study for careers in the insurance industry and in the field of risk management. Learn more.

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM)

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management houses three programs: business and marketing education for those who want to teach business; information systems for those who want to lead the technology sector; and logistics and supply chain management for those eager to guide creation and distribution of goods and services. Learn more.

Department of Management

The Department of Management houses our business administration major, which opens the door to a wide range of exciting jobs. Entrepreneurial management is a nationally acclaimed program geared toward creating tomorrow’s business builders. Human resource management offers insights into hiring, training, and managing personnel. Learn more.

Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing prepares you to guide the marketing and advertising decisions of top businesses. The department supports degrees in international business, marketing, and professional selling. Learn more.

The Center for Actuarial Science, Insurance, and Risk Management

The Center for Actuarial Science, Insurance, and Risk Management conducts interdisciplinary research and offers education in insurance and related fields. It also seeks support from the business community in such forms as scholarships, endowed professorships, professionals-in-residence programs, and internship programs. Learn more

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) produces in-depth economic analysis and public policy studies on current issues, creates innovative web tools to display economic data, and organizes quarterly meetings of the Business Roundtable and the annual Indiana Economic Outlook. It was originally known as the Bureau of Business Research (BBR). Learn more.

The Center for Professional Selling

The Center for Professional Selling serves the field of professional selling. It produces highly prepared college graduates who are ready for successful careers in sales, and it conducts research on issues confronting sales organizations, sales managers, and salespeople. Learn more.

The Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center garners national attention as it promotes entrepreneurship through educational programs and projects. It assists both emerging entrepreneurs and maturing businesses and fosters entrepreneurship throughout Indiana. It was originally known as the Midwest Entrepreneurial Education Center (MEEC). Learn more.

Kent C. "Oz" Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence

The Kent C. "Oz" Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence leverages relationships with industry professionals to create a robust academic program that prepares students for a successful career in a booming high-tech sector of the economy. Learn More.

Indiana Communities Institute (ICI)

The Indiana Communities Institute (ICI) brings together many of Ball State’s top research and outreach activities to assist Indiana communities as they strive to improve life experiences for residents, businesses, and visitors. ICI harnesses Ball State talent and resources to help Indiana towns, cities, and counties address 21st Century economic development challenges. Learn More.

Institute for the Study of Political Economy (ISPE)

The Institute for the Study of Political Economy (ISPE) at Ball State University seeks to further our understanding of market, political, and social processes and institutions, using the political economy traditions associated with F. A. Hayek, James Buchanan, and Elinor Ostrom. Learn More.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI)

Through our core expertise areas of leadership and innovation, we offer a variety of programs designed to help aspiring and established professionals develop a more creative, engaging, and entrepreneurial culture. Learn More.

Life of a Miller College Student

Work with Expert Faculty

Get to know the faculty mentors and staff who will support you throughout your academic career. Learn more.

Learn in Real-world Settings

Students learn by doing, through immersive experiences, internships, and industry partnerships with communities and top businesses in Indiana and beyond. Learn more.

Join a Welcoming, Supportive Community

We work hard to support you throughout your time at Ball State, offering a range of student support and advising services. From course planning to financial aid options, faculty mentors and specialists will help you make thoughtful, educated decisions. Learn more.

Engage with Alumni and Friends

We maintain lasting bonds with alumni and friends who play a crucial role in our ongoing success and vitality. Our alumni society organizes a range of social events and professional development opportunities, and our advisory boards oversee curriculum and inspire professional connections. Learn more.

The Miller Name

When successful businessman Wallace T. Miller Jr. died unexpectedly in 1998, his gift to Ball State University’s College of Business was the largest single private gift from an individual in the history of the university. Through his generosity, Wally Miller created a legacy for future generations of Ball State business students, and Ball State’s first named college now bears his name.