Miami University Farmer School of Business Overview

The Farmer School of Business serves as the undergraduate and graduate business school at Miami University of Ohio. MBA Concentrations include Marketing and Finance. Verbal and communication skills are seen as a major focal point from the application process on through completing the MBA Program.

Snapshot of Miami University Farmer MBA Program

Miami's national reputation attracts between 300 and 350 employers to campus each year. Fortune 500 Companies and the Big Four Accounting Firms are well-represented in this recruiting group. 


The Miami MBA Program focuses on student involvement in the classroom setting. The Farmer School of Business will also have local business executives stop into classes to provide real life experiences, in addition to course work. Team work is also a major component of the Farmer MBA Program.


MBA Application Elements - Miami Farmer School of Business

The average GMAT score of full-time students in the class of 2014 was 581, with 80% of full-time students scoring between 485 and 670.

Interviews are not required for Admission to the Farmer MBA Program, but they are highly recommended and can be scheduled upon student requests.

The Farmer School of Business requires one recommendation per applicant. While they encourage each applicant to choose a recommender who can truly attest to the individual's qualifications for an MBA Program, professional letters of recommendation are usually encouraged.

Examples of essay prompts previously used by Farmer:

  • "Discuss your short and long term career goals and how you believe an MBA, specifically from Miami University, will help you achieve those goals."
  • "Describe a personal experience, preferably work-related, where you faced your biggest challenge and exercised your leadership and/or your ability to work with others to creatively accomplish the goal."
  • (Optional): "Please include any additional information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluating your application (for example, explanation of employment gaps, etc.). You are not obligated to answer this question if you are satisfied with the information you have already provided.

Miami Farmer MBA Program - Key Statistics & Information

o    Full-Time Enrollment: 26
o    Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.20
o    Average GMAT Score: 581
o    Acceptance Rate: 37.2%
o    Average Starting Salary and Bonus: $75,356
o    Full-Time Graduates Employed at Graduation: 69%
o    Average Age of New Entrants: 29
o    Average Work Experience: Approximately 6 years
o    Program Duration: One year
o    Minimum of two years of work experience is required
o    Average class size: 15 students
o    Admissions Website:

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