Students accepted into the Miller Business Honors Program take honors sections of core business courses that are stimulating and challenging (but not necessarily more time-consuming or difficult). These active discussions and hands-on learning experiences are paired with study abroad experiences, internships with top firms, and networking with industry leaders.

Program Requirements and Expectations

Because honors students benefit from a range of distinct offerings and opportunities, they are held to high standards. To maintain your status as a honors student you must …

  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (Miller Scholarship students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA)
  • successfully complete Honors Program curriculum
  • engage in all required Professional Development Programming
  • voluntarily participate and assist with Miller College networking, recruiting, social, and high-profile events
  • uphold the Miller Business Honors Program Code of Ethics & Conduct

Classes You Will Take

From organizational behavior to principles of accounting, you will take a breadth of classes to build a strong foundation, then apply those fundamentals of business to hands-on learning throughout your time at Ball State.

  • ISOM 210 Business Information Systems 
  • ACC 201 Principles of Accounting 1 
  • ECON 201 Elementary Microeconomics 
  • ECON 221 Business Statistics 
  • ACC 202 Principles of Accounting 2 
  • ECON 202 Elementary Macroeconomics 
  • ISOM 249 Foundations of Business Communication 
  • MGT 300 Managing Behavior in Organizations 
  • MKG 300 Principles of Marketing 
  • FIN 300 Principles of Finance 1 
  • ISOM 351 Operations Management 
  • MGT 491 Business Policy and Strategic Management (integrated with Senior Experience)
  • HONRS 499 Senior Honors Project (senior thesis on a business topic)

Professional Development

Professional development programs run in parallel to academic curriculum. These real-world applications prepare you to excel in a variety of social, academic, and professional settings. Opportunities focus on …

  • professional development such as etiquette dinners and help with resumes, cover letter writing, and interviewing
  • academic support, including personalized academic advising, graduate school preparation, and introduction to national and international post-graduate scholarships
  • networking and social activities pair interactions with corporate executives, advisory board members, and top alumni with fun events, like tailgating, wallyball, dinners, and movie nights
  • exclusive enrichment such as our optional study abroad group program (approximately every three years), annual senior experience, company visits, student-run Honors Program Executive Board, and recruitment/outreach events