Information Systems


Bachelor of Science | Farmer School of Business

What is Information Systems?

Information systems are a critical component of the operational, tactical, and strategic objectives of many organizations. Managers must know how to best use the information resources found in these systems. The Information Systems (IS) major gives you a balanced coverage of the managerial and technical issues critical to controlling the information resources of an organization.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

  • More than 60% of our students include international study in their Farmer School education.
  • More than 90% were involved in extracurricular activities.
  • 92% of our students had internships, and for 65% of them, it translated into an offer of a post-graduation full time position.
  • 100% had multiple opportunities to work with actual clients, solving real business issues in case competitions, course projects, and experiential learning.
  • Our undergraduate accountancy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain management programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the country.

Target school for recruitment

Miami has one of the largest college career fairs in the country, with several hundred top organizations vying for our students every year. 93% of Farmer School 2015 graduates seeking full time employment had accepted a job prior to graduation.* Almost half of our graduating seniors received multiple job offers. Our alumni are excellent examples of the quality of the educational experience we provide. More than 2,000 Farmer School alumni are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.

*Based on responses to our 2015 survey of graduates

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Miami University's Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation's best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to the FSB is competitive and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students' achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.

For Fall 2016, the middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB held an ACT Composite Score of 28-32 and/or a SAT score of 1250-1400 (based on old SAT Scoring of Critical Reading + Math). In addition, the middle 50% held a GPA of 3.65-4.15 (on a 4.0 scale). Twenty-five percent of the students offered direct admission had an academic profile that exceeded these ranges and 25% had a profile that fell below. The academic qualifications required for admission are wholly dependent on the strength of the applicant pool, and we encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Upon admission to the Farmer School, students will pay tuition and fees set by Miami University, as well as an additional per-credit hour business surcharge for most business courses. For detailed information, visit the One Stop.

What courses would I take?

All IS students take a common core of courses, which includes analysis and design of information systems, management of information systems, strategic uses of information systems, project management, design and development of databases, building web-based and mobile business information systems, and data communications.

The remaining elective courses are chosen from within the department according to personal, career, and academic interest.

What can I do with this major?

Graduates with a major in Information Systems may pursue careers in consulting, information technology leadership, development, and IT risk management.  Job responsibilities may include process redesign, information systems analysis and design, project management, IT consulting, IT auditing, enterprise applications, and web development. Graduates are qualified to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields, including business administration and IS.

Who can I contact for more information?

Farmer School of Business Student Services Office
1022 FSB
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056