The Miller College of Business is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and was the first state-supported institution in Indiana to hold separate AACSB accreditation for the accounting program. Less than 5 percent of the world's business schools have earned AACSB accreditation.

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Accounting
  • Public Accounting Report’s 2015 survey of accounting professors ranked our undergraduate accounting program seventh in the nation among those of similar size and the master’s program, 15th.

Economics 

  • Our bachelor of science in economics program has been accepted into the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and emphasize the CFA Institute’s code of ethics and standards of practice.

Entrepreneurial Management

  • Our entrepreneurial management program was ranked 20th in the nation in 2017 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
  • Students may receive assistance in starting their own businesses through a business incubator program that fosters entrepreneurial activity in the community, particularly within the growing communications and information technology sectors.

Management

  • Allegre, Ball State's popular student-operated restaurant, gives students an opportunity to learn everything from food preparation and presentation to restaurant management.
  • Ball State’s residential property management (RPM) program, one of only nine such programs in the country, is supported by the National Apartment Association. Ball State is among only a few universities that offers students—typically sophomores and juniors—the opportunity to earn the National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) designation.

Insurance and Risk Management

  • In 2017, Ball State was one of only 20 universities worldwide to be designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society.
  • The risk management, insurance, and actuarial science program is a collaborative effort between Miller College and the College of Sciences and Humanities that provides opportunities for research and interaction with industry.

Information Systems

  • Students in computer information systems have built a powerful cluster computer and have used it to test complex software for the U.S. Department of Defense and to regularly work with area businesses.
  • A state-of-the-art networking lab teaches students how to protect computer networks and other information systems from cyber-attacks. The lab features the latest equipment, providing a technologically advanced setting for students to manage all types of networks.

Marketing

  • Our Center for Professional Selling is one of only 24 full member schools with the University Sales Center Alliance. The center’s annual Sales Career Fair is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
  • The Sales Education Foundation has listed our sales program among its “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” since 2013.
  • Our apparel design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

MBA

  • Our master of business administration (MBA) program was ranked 12th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Online Programs.”
  • The Princeton Review, in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, included Ball State in its 2016 “Top 25 Online MBA Programs.”
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Online Programs for Veterans” ranked our MBA program No. 14.
  • Discover Business listed our MBA program on its “2015-2016 Top Recommended Online MBA Programs.”