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Nationally Recognized Programs

When it comes to the quality of the educational experience at the Miller College of Business, consider the judgment of journalists and other respected organizations: 

  • The undergraduate entrepreneurship program consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 entrepreneurship programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked eighth in 2007, and the graduate entrepreneurship program ranked 26th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 list of top graduate programs offered by business schools. The program placed 20th in an analysis of the nation’s top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Fortune Small Business magazine in 2007 placed Ball State’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the nation’s top 25.
  • The accounting program in the Miller College of Business is one of only a few in Indiana—and one of about 170 in the world—to receive additional special accreditation from AACSB International, reflecting the program’s standards of excellence. AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The finance program was ranked 11th nationally for quality teaching in an independent study published in Advances in Financial Education.
  • The H.H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling is one of nine programs in the United States recognized for high educational standards by the Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training. Its annual Sales Career Fair is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
  • Our Networking and Security Lab and systems security curriculum place us at the leading edge of high-stakes information technology security issues, while providing unique learning and career opportunities.
  • Ball State’s team of economics students won a spot in the final four in the regional finals of the 2007 College Fed Challenge in Chicago.
  • Ball State’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, has earned superior chapter designations annually for more than a decade and a half.
  • The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at Ball State was recognized in 2007 as a premier chapter by the national organization, the honor society for AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Our human resource management program has received national recognition for following the standards of excellence in human resources education as adopted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The major is one of only two such programs offered at universities in Indiana.
  • Students in our information systems program 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 team of Ball State students won first place in the International Business Informatics Challenge in Dublin, Ireland, for a collaborative project based on designing a new network for the Indianapolis airport.
  • The risk management and insurance program—one of fewer than five dozen in accredited business schools in the United States—has garnered national headlines and accolades. Also, the insurance, risk management, and actuarial science academic fraternity earned three national awards in 2007 at the Gamma Iota Sigma International Leadership Conference for chapter management, membership development, and public relations.
  • A state-of-the-art networking lab teaches students how to protect computer networks and other information systems from cyberattacks. The lab features the latest equipment, providing a technologically advanced setting for students to manage all types of networks.

Learn more about rankings and recognitions at Ball State University.

Miller College of Business
Whitinger Business Building, room 100
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

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