Welcome from the Dean

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Raymond F. Gorman
Interim Dean and Professor of Finance

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Welcome to the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Our focus is on undergraduate education, complemented by select graduate programs. We are nationally and internationally recognized for our “teaching first” philosophy, emphasis on experiential learning and commitment to providing our students with a global perspective. Our philosophy of continual improvement, moving our program “from good to great,” ensures a culture of excellence and innovation in all we do.

In BusinessWeek’s 2014 survey of the nation’s undergraduate business programs, the Farmer School ranked 23rd overall and 8th among programs at public universities and colleges. Ours was, once again, the highest-ranked undergraduate business program in Ohio. Our entrepreneurship and accountancy departments continually rank in the Top 20 nationwide. More than 60% of our students study abroad – triple the national average. And, perhaps most telling, nearly 80% of our 2012 graduating class reported that they accepted job offers prior to graduation.

We strongly believe that learning is not limited to the classroom. Our students participate both on and off campus in innovative programs such as Wall Street Week, Highwire Brand Studios and Start-Up Weekend, and excel in inter-university competitions.

On the graduate level, we offer several outstanding programs. Our Professional MBA ranks higher than any other program in southwest Ohio, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest graduate business school rankings. Classes meet in the evenings during the week in West Chester at Miami's Voice of America Learning Center, offering working managers significant career growth opportunity. Graduates from our top 25 ranked Master of Accountancy program are highly regarded by the Big Four accounting firms, and Master of Arts in Economics graduates are eagerly recruited by the nation’s top Ph.D. programs as well as by the highest levels of the government and private sectors.

The Farmer School facility, completed in August 2009, features innovative classroom design and the latest technology, transforming the way students and faculty members teach and learn. We are grateful for the generosity of visionary donors -- including Richard and Joyce Farmer -- whose $50 million in private gifts made this $65 million project possible. Visit the photo gallery for images of the new building.

Please feel free to contact us with your comments and questions at deanofbusiness@miamioh.edu.

Best wishes,

Raymond F. Gorman
Interim Dean
Farmer School of Business

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