Getting its start in 1966, the Miller College of Business at Ball State University believes that innovation and community engagement are just as vital components to a successful educational experience as the subject matter of the curriculum. William T. Miller, a prominent businessman, donated the most substantial sum of money in its history to the College of Business, making it the only school in the university that carries a person’s name.
The AACSB-accredited Miller College of Business faculty members inspire students, the community, and the business industry through their accomplishments, community service, and astounding research.
Business undergraduate students can major in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, Hospitality and Food Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, and Professional Selling. The graduate degrees available are Masters of Accounting, Business Administration, Career and Technical Education, Fashion, and Residential Property Management. The MBA has five optional concentrations, including Finance; Entrepreneurship; Sales Management; Logistics & Supply Chain Management; and Health Economics, Policy, and Administration.
Alumni are able to stay connected, give back, and even help current faculty and students on the Advisory board and mentorships through participation in the Alumni Society. Alumni also benefit from Dialogue Days, which is an event held every year that gives them opportunities to network and develop professionally with one another. Students can enjoy connections and service opportunities through the many clubs and organizations available such as Accounting Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Society for Human Resource Management, and Women in Business. The Honors Program gives students an extra edge, mentorship, hands-on studies, and networking opportunities. They are also recipients of the Miller Scholarship and required to take part in the Capstone Experience that partners with the Disney Institute for unique training.
Business students can take part in specific departmental internships. They can also be a member of the Student Advisory Council and advise the Dean regarding their fellow students and the College of Business as a whole. Placing importance on education and research, Miller provides several centers, including the Center for Professional Selling; Center for Actuarial Science, Insurance, & Risk Management; Center for Business & Economic Research; and the Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing & Analytics.
A lot of students need financial assistance to pursue a degree. Miller has numerous scholarships including the Anthony W. and Marla D. Smith Merit Scholarship for first-year students, Colonel William and Lucille Head Bright Accounting Scholarship, Allardt Business Scholarship, and the Terry International Graduate Scholarship. The Undergraduate Fellows is an esteemed opportunity for students to work for the Dean and Student Services representing the College of Business at many different events in turn for financial aid. There are also Graduate Assistantships that waive tuition and provide other benefits. The Miller Scholarship is the top of them all presenting cost coverage for tuition, internships, a laptop, and study abroad trips.
The Miller College of Business offers an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. The MBA may be pursued online, on campus, or in a hybrid format.