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Options. You have plenty of them when you decide to study as a business major in the Miller College of Business. Programs of study in the Miller College of Business are developed by seven academic departments, providing exceptional learning opportunities.

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SOAR Program

Our SOAR program supplies you with a one semester course through each of your first three years of study to enhance career competencies, develop professional preparedness, and connect you with campus resources. Learn more.

Accounting Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science | AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our undergraduate accounting major prepares you for a successful career in accounting. It blends broad-based course work, immersive and experiential learning opportunities, and easy pathways to move up to graduate-level work. Learn more

Business Administration Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science | AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our bachelor’s degree in business administration offers a broad perspective on business, a welcoming academic community, and real world-ready preparation for your career. Learn more.

Business Analytics Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science | AACSB-accredited

Our program in business analytics will help you attack data by creating new insights for companies by analyzing and mining large data sets through statistical methods. Your program will prepare you to jump into the world of business with a solid grounding in theory and thorough experience in practical application across industry sectors. Learn more.

Computer Information Systems Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

With a degree in computer information systems, you’ll be positioned to become an invaluable contributor by helping companies understand and harness technology to stay competitive in the marketplace. You’ll be responsible for planning, developing, and managing computer technologies that support business operations, logistics and supply chain management, and business analytics. Learn more

Economics Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our economics major at Ball State will prepare you for demanding and wide-ranging roles across sectors in business, government, nonprofits, education, law, banking, and more. You will understand how economic systems work and how they shift in changing circumstances. To further focus your studies, you will also pick from three options: business, financial analyst, or liberal arts. Learn more.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and innovation is one of the most challenging on campus and among the most rigorous entrepreneurship programs in the country. It was named the National Model Undergraduate Program at the 2013 U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference. Over the course of two years, you will develop a real-life business plan for a new venture and ultimately defend it in front of a panel of business professionals—all with your graduation on the line. Learn more.

Fashion Industry Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Our bachelor’s degree in fashion industry studies prepares you to enter a variety of career paths within the fashion industry through hands-on application and foundational knowledge. Your creative and practical experience, gained through course work, seminars, study abroad trips, and required internship will allow you to apply theory and practice as you engage in a variety of projects. Learn more.

Finance Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

With a finance degree, you’ll learn how to leverage powerful problem-solving skills in corporate finance, management of financial institutions, security analysis and portfolio management, personal financial planning, and more—all under the guidance of faculty renowned for top-notch teaching in an ambitious student community. Learn more.

Hospitality Innovation and Leadership Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Ball State’s hospitality  innovation and leadership program is a fun and fast-paced roadmap to upper-level management positions in the hospitality industry. Learn more.

Human Resources Management Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

A bachelor’s degree in human resources management will equip you to lead employees and co-workers toward common production and quality goals in almost any business, government agency, or civic enterprise. Learn more.

International Business Major

Bachelor of Arts |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our international business major will ground you in the fundamentals of global markets. As a student, you will have many opportunities to follow your business and cultural interests, use your foreign language skills, and study abroad while gaining a rock-solid foundation in marketing, management, finance, economics, information systems, or logistics. Learn more.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

This program includes hands-on learning in detailed logistics functions, supply-chain decision making, modern techniques of production in organizations, and customer relationship management—all under the direction of our outstanding faculty. Learn more.

Marketing Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of marketing. Our undergraduate degree will prepare you for a career in advertising, sales, Internet marketing, marketing communication, product brand management, social media marketing and analytics, and much more. Learn more.

Mathematical Economics Major

Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

An interdepartmental major between Ball State’s Department of Economics and Department of Mathematical Sciences, our bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics will help you apply your math skills to the world of economics and prepare you for a career as an economic analyst. Learn more.

Professional Selling Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our bachelor’s degree in professional selling teaches you the professional selling process, how to build trust, how to engage in persuasive communication, how to use the latest technology to work smarter, and what to expect from a career in sales management—all taught by outstanding faculty with real-world sales expertise. Learn more.

Property Management Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Looking for career opportunities nationwide and to make yourself attractive to employers before you even graduate? Our bachelor’s degree in property management could put you on the path to managing multimillion-dollar apartment communities and other residential properties across the U.S. Learn more.

Risk Management and Insurance Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science |AACSB-ACCREDITED

Our bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance prepares you to help both businesses and everyday people plan for the known, unknown, and unknowable. You’ll learn how individuals and businesses manage risk through life and health insurance, personal insurance, commercial insurance, insurance law, and risk management. Learn more.

Master's Degree in Accounting

Master of Science (AACSB-Accredited)

No matter your goals, a master’s degree from the Miller College of Business will give you a solid foundation for achieving them and help you put your career into overdrive. Our master's degree is a 30-credit program that offers additional in-depth professional and leadership development and is ideal for CPA preparation. Learn more.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

AACSB-Accredited

Ranked as one of the top MBA programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report, Ball State’s MBA program has long been known for quality teaching that’s filled with the practical and rigorous experiences necessary to excel in today’s global and digital economy. All of this, plus personal attention and real-time interaction, is wrapped into a 30- or 33-credit-hour degree that focuses on building your strategy, ethics, and leadership knowledge and skills. Learn more

Master's Degree in Business Education

Master of Arts

Our online master of arts in business education degree is designed especially for business and marketing educators at the middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, and business industry trainers who are seeking an advanced credential or further professional opportunities. Learn more.

Master’s Degree in Fashion 

Master of Arts or Master of Science — Temporarily Suspended

Ball State’s graduate program in fashion merchandising provides an exceptional grounding in all areas of fashion—both present and past—to prepare you for an exciting career in fashion manufacturing, design firms, apparel companies, or in your own small business. Learn more.

Master’s Degree in Residential Property Management

Master of Arts or Master of Science — Temporarily Suspended

Offered as both a Master of Arts or Master of Science option, Ball State’s master’s degree in residential property management (RPM) will deepen your knowledge of RPM while also putting you on the fast track to advanced positions in the industry. Learn more.

Minor in Accounting

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Accounting Majors, open only to business majors

The Minor in Accounting extends the accounting knowledge of Miller College of Business majors beyond the introductory courses. Courses elevate student knowledge of financial accounting, introduce tax accounting, and apply accounting skills hands-on with popular software applications. Open only to Miller College of Business majors which require completion of the Business Core curriculum. Learn more.

Minor in Banking

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to finance majors

The Department of Finance and Insurance has partnered with the Indiana Bankers Association to provide you with curricular and career opportunities in the field of banking. Our minor in banking guides you through several foundational courses to elevate your understanding of bank management and provides a career path in banking. The internship program will provide you with the opportunity to gain real world experience in settings outside of the classroom and will provide you with an understanding of how local banks impact communities and the local economy. Learn more

Minor in Business Analytics

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

With a minor in business analytics, students will attack data by creating new insights for companies by gathering large data sets through statistical methods. This program prepares students to jump into the world of business with a basic knowledge in theory and thorough experience in practical application. If the idea of applying technical analytical skills sounds appealing in your major, a minor in business analytics is right for you. Learn more.

Minor in Business Information Technology

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to business majors

Our minor in business information technology is ideal for non-business majors who want to add a tech edge to their course of study. A minor in business information technology will give you a strong foundation in computer skills for your future career or graduate studies. Learn more.

Minor in Economics

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

Our minor in economics is a powerful companion to any major—from business to social sciences to mathematical sciences. It also prepares you for law school or a career in government. Learn more.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Entrepreneurship & Innovation majors

Do you want the business know-how to seize opportunities in your chosen industry and bring them to the marketplace? Designed for business and non-business majors alike, our minor in entrepreneurial management will prepare you to see all your professional endeavors—no matter what degree you earn—from an enterprising perspective. Learn more.

Minor in Fashion

Not open to Fashion majors

Boost your skills and expand your career opportunities with a minor in fashion. You will have the option of learning about various components of the fashion industry, including fashion forecasting, visual merchandising, and fashion promotion. Learn more.

Minor in Financial Information

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Business majors

The Minor in Financial Information provides broad exposure to business finances for non-business majors. Students who plan to begin a full-time or side business will get the information they need to understand and analyze the costing, payroll, tax, and other accounting aspects of their activity. Learn more.

Minor in Financial Planning

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

How does the idea of completing a minor while earning a professional certification sound? In addition to providing a valuable grounding in financial-planning coursework, our recently revised Minor in Financial Planning sets you on course to earn a Certified Financial Planning certificate from the CFP® Board before graduation. Learn more.

Minor in Food Management

Not open to Hospitality Innovation & Leadership majors

If you’re interested in opening or managing a restaurant, running a catering business, or succeeding in any food-centric career, round out your studies with a minor in food management. Learn more.

Minor in Foundations of Business

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Business majors

Are you a non-business major who wants to get a handle on the best practices for running a business? Ball State’s minor in foundations of business will give you a glimpse into the business world and help you apply the basics of business in a variety of career settings. Learn more.

Minor in Foundations of Computer Systems

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

This is an inter-disciplinary program. It teaches students the basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and applications in the real world. It is ideal for the students who is willing to have a full understanding of computer systems. Learn more.

Minor in Foundations of Business Management

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Business majors

Want to learn basic business management skills you can apply in almost any industry? Ball State’s foundations of management minor is perfect for non-business majors who want a real-world knowledge of business management. Learn more.

Minor in Hospitality Management

Open to all majors

If you’re dreaming of working in any facet of the hospitality industry, a hospitality management minor is right up your alley. Our program will provide you with an overview of careers in the hospitality industry, including lodging, event, meeting, and convention management. Learn more.

Minor in Human Resource Management

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Human Resource Management majors

Effective human resource management is an essential business function for the success of any organization. Students earning a minor human resource management gain valuable knowledge and skills which prepare them to effectively manage employees, an organization’s most important asset, towards personal and company goals. Students will complete courses focused on managing behavior in organizations, employee relations, employment law, and talent management.

Minor Information Systems for Computer Science Majors

AACSB-Accredited

Open only to Computer Science majors

In today’s tech-saturated global marketplace, businesses can’t survive without a strong team of computer information systems experts. With a minor in computer information systems from Ball State, you’ll learn about planning, developing, and managing computer technologies that support business operations, logistics and supply chain management, and business analytics. This minor is for computer science students who want to complement their degree with a minor that provides a business-centered approach to technology. Learn more.

Minor Information Systems for Non-Computer Science Majors

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Computer Science majors

In today’s tech-saturated global marketplace, businesses can’t survive without a strong team of computer information systems experts. With a minor in computer information systems from Ball State, you’ll learn about planning, developing, and managing computer technologies that support business operations, logistics and supply chain management, and business analytics. This minor is for students in majors other than Computer Science who want to complement their degree with an enhanced understanding of computer information systems. Learn more.

Minor in International Business

AACSB-Accredited

Open only to Business majors

Designed specifically for business majors, a minor in international business gives you a strong foundation in the fundamentals of practicing business in a global setting. Learn more.

Minor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

Learn how to use appropriate tools to manage LSCM business processes in both services and manufacturing organizations. Students will learn project management, quality management, operation management, and analytical tools, such as simulation and optimization in inventory management and logistics and transportation management. Learn more

Minor in Marketing

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Marketing or Professional Selling majors or minors in Professional Selling

Understanding consumer lifestyles. Identifying niche markets. Analyzing consumer insights. If these and other related marketing tasks sound appealing, then a minor in marketing from Ball State is right for you. Learn more.

Minor in Professional Selling

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Marketing or Professional Selling majors or Marketing minors

Ball State’s minor in professional selling prepares you for the professional selling process, including how to build trust, how to engage in persuasive communication, and how to use the latest technology to work smarter. Learn more.

Minor in Property Management

Open to all majors

Complement your major in interior design, general studies, or business with a minor in property management (RPM). Our coursework in housing, maintenance, marketing and leasing, customer service, and more will give you the knowledge foundation you need to work in the apartment industry. Learn more.

Minor in Risk Management and Insurance

AACSB-Accredited

Not open to Risk Management & Insurance majors

Whether you’re pursuing a degree in business or an entirely different academic field, a minor in risk management and insurance will give you an overview of how businesses and everyday people plan for the known, unknown, and unknowable. Learn more.

Minor in Six Sigma

AACSB-Accredited

Open to all majors

Great businesses are built on great products. How do you get great products? By having great processes. With a minor or certificate in Six Sigma, you’ll be positioned to help companies save millions by improving their production cycles and reducing product defects. Learn more

Undergraduate Certificate in Apartment Management

One of the only all-online apartment management credentials in the U.S., Ball State’s certificate in apartment management will put you on the path to a lucrative, in-demand career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

If you’re pursuing a business career and are interested in further opportunities, either inside or outside your company, our graduate certificate in business administration could be the catalyst for your career needs. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Our graduate certificate in business analytics is right for you if you want to grow your career as you cultivate an analytics-based leadership mindset. You’ll develop both quantitative and analytical skills as you work with real-world problems from the business domain. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials

Designed specifically for working professionals in a non-business field who want to sharpen their business acumen, Ball State’s graduate certificate in business essentials for professionals will give you an edge in today’s competitive workplace. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Finance

If you’re on track to be a financial analyst, budget analyst, financial manager, corporate treasurer/controller, or management consultant, Ball State’s graduate certificate in finance can give you the analytic and theoretical tools needed once you get there. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Health Economics

Looking to gain an edge in one of the nation’s largest (and fastest growing) industries? Ball State’s graduate-level certificate in health economics, policy, and administration will give you the analytical skills and policy perspectives needed to get ahead in the health industry. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Our graduate certificate in healthcare administration will keep you current professionally and show your employer that you’re serious about adding to your administrative skills. You'll develop a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art business practices, and learn to apply business knowledge to the healthcare field. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

With our graduate certificate in logistics and supply chain management you'll learn how to successfully coordinate activities along a supply chain; improve the efficiency and effectiveness from a supply chain’s perspective; manage a project across companies along a supply chain; and improve the quality of products or services through supply chain collaboration. Learn more.