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For Tomorrow's Leaders

With nationally ranked programs and high-profile research centers, the Miller College of Business is global in its vision and reach. Our engaged network of 32,000 living alumni helps us ensure that our programs are up-to-date and creates real-world learning opportunities for our students.

Our graduates leave Ball State as leaders, creating opportunities that expand prosperity and improve the quality of life for everyone around them, whether they are in Nairobi or New York or Middlebury, Indiana.

With your help, we can make even more of these success stories possible. We need the involvement of all Miller College of Business supporters to keep the momentum alive. And the way you can do it is by answering Our Call to Beneficence.


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"As the role of business in tackling the world’s grand challenges continues to grow, we prepare our Miller College of Business students to lead these bold endeavors. Your support will provide our purpose-driven faculty with resources that ensure our students receive cutting-edge knowledge and a variety of immersive learning experiences."

- Cathy LZ DuBois, Dean 

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FUNDING Opportunities

  • Increase Student Emergency Financial Aid: Emergency funds comprise a particular type of need-based financial support to cover unanticipated but urgent financial needs that could potentially derail a student. The amounts are typically smaller but urgent: covering a textbook purchase, one week’s food or rent, medicine, etc. Inattention to these critical needs can lead to a range of consequences, from problems with class performance to dropping out of school.
  • Increase Student Need-based Financial Aid: More than 30 percent of our Miller College students represent the first generation in their family to attend college. About 25 percent are under-represented minorities, and 80 percent qualify for federal financial aid. All our students deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential despite their financial situation. Need-based financial assistance can ensure students have adequate resources to overcome obstacles, stay in school, remain healthy, and graduate prepared to thrive in their careers.
  • Increase Merit-based Financial Aid: Being recognized with merit-based scholarships provides students with a boost of confidence and a sense of gratification for hard work that was well done. These awards ensure we continue to attract and retain the most talented and motivated students.

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  • Help Students SOAR: SOAR is the signature professional development program of the Miller College of Business: Success, Opportunity, Acumen, and Readiness. This collaborative approach to student engagement involves business leaders, alumni, and industry experts. With your help, we can provide additional high-performance, impactful learning opportunities and experiences for students to engage with alumni and business leaders.
  • Study Away and Abroad Support spur transformative learning, inspiring students to think independently, expand their adaptability, and approach problems from new perspectives. Your support for study away and abroad can ensure our student’s opportunities are based on their interests and ambitions, not their wealth.
  • “Venture Capital” for Faculty Innovators: The Dean’s Innovation Fund acts as a venture capital fund for education, offering financial support for bold initiatives that facilitate student learning, promote faculty professional development, and enhance engagement with our many business and social supporters. Faculty can apply for sponsorship of ideas that align with the fund’s three key themes: research, cutting-edge curricula, and outreach to the civic, business, and non-profit communities.
  • Master Teacher Fellowships: Master teachers changes lives, using high-impact practices and immersive learning. This new award will recognize these.
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  • Student Success Center: With your help, Miller College will create a welcoming and centrally located Student Success Center to help students overcome obstacles, stay in school, and graduate prepared to thrive in their careers. The center will offer tutoring, connect students with internships and mentors, coordinate professional development opportunities, host events, support student clubs, and more.
  • Accounting Technology Lab: This new tech lab will provide state-of-the-art computer capabilities in a team setting to facilitate the growth of student competence in “telling stories with data.” Students will work together in teams, sharing screens and developing their capacity to use data visualization as the basis of decision-making. This new technology and furniture will mirror what the top accounting firms use.
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  • Spaces starting at $25K each- space naming opportunities will enhance classrooms to be more interactive and provide funding for daily operations within Miller College.
  • Master Educators: $75K each for a named educator in each of the seven academic departments
  • Faculty Scholars: $75K each for a named scholar in each of the seven academic departments
  • Professorships: $500K endowment for each of three professorships for exceptional scholars
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We educate nearly 2,500 students across 21 academic concentrations each year.


Job placement rate after graduation, with 88% employed in their field of study.

Top 25

Online MBA program ranking with U.S. News and World Report for over a decade.

Invest in the students who will be tomorrow’s business leaders.

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