The Department of Management academic programs include three majors and several minors. Also, a variety of students organizations prepare them for the competitive business environment.

Each course provides excellent academic preparation in small settings and extraordinary opportunities to collaborate with expert faculty in life-changing, real-world immersive learning experiences and internships.

National Recognition


  • Our entrepreneurial management program was named the National Model Undergraduate Program at the 2013 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference. Ball State is the first university to win the award twice in the history of the organization. 
  • U.S. News & World Report in 2011 listed Military 2 Market (M2M), part of our entrepreneurial management program, first among “10 College Classes That Impact the Outside World,” putting us in the same company as Villanova and Carnegie Mellon universities. M2M, a partnership between Ball State and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, in southern Indiana, also received the Partnership Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Midwest Region.

Human Resources Management

  • Human resources management professor Jennifer Bott won first prize in the Mid-Continent East AACSB 2009 Innovation in Business Education Award Competition for her immersive learning project "Project 18: An Immersive Learning Experience Aimed at Battling Childhood Obesity." Created by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, Project 18 continues to make an impact in Indiana schoolchildren today.
  • The human resource management major is one of only two such programs offered at universities in Indiana, and it was recognized in 2006 for excellence by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Accredited Programs

The Miller College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. 

Accredited by AACSB InternationalAACSB is the premier professional accrediting body for schools of business. Only the top 15 percent of the world’s business schools earn AACSB accreditation, which requires strict adherence to rigorous standards of excellence.