The MacKinnon School of Business at Lincoln College honors its namesake and alumnus, Alexander “Sandy” MacKinnon, by prioritizing hard work, integrity, effective leadership, and innovative and ethical business practices. The excellent, prestigious, and student-centered business programs are IACBE-accredited. They train students through project-based learning, comprehensive curriculum, and practical application. It values empowerment, transformation, diversity, challenge, a nurturing atmosphere, and preparing every student for success on a global scale. Graduates have acquired strong analytical, creative thinking, evaluation, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills throughout their time at MacKinnon SoB.
Lincoln carries a low tuition rate and awards a variety of grants and scholarships. Business students can apply for Lincoln’s Academic Scholarship, Student Success Grant, Transfer Excellence Scholarship, and a plethora of endowed scholarships. MacKinnon provides small class sizes, personal attention from high-quality and dedicated faculty, and transformative degree programs.
Undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. The Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) Program offers affordable and flexible degrees, where students attend class on-campus once a week in the evenings combined with online coursework. ABE Business Bachelors degrees are in Organizational Leadership, Business Administration in Business Management or Supply Chain & Logistics Management, and a Bachelor of Applied Management in Entrepreneurship. For graduate students, there is a Masters in Organizational Leadership, a Masters in Business Administration degree, and a 4+1 Bachelors/MBA program.
A goal for MacKinnon is to best prepare students for a career. Career Services provides numerous resources to assist business students in exploring careers, interviewing, writing cover letters and resumes, networking events, looking for internships and jobs, and hosting career fairs. It also helps alumni with career coaching, switching careers, and looking for jobs.
Another goal is to provide plenty of opportunities to experience learning through hands-on activities, professional interactions, and real-world experiences. Business students can attend Lincoln’s Excellence in Leadership series, professional development conferences, and participate in the National Business Simulation Game. They get to monitor stock markets, conduct projects, volunteer with local organizations, complete an internship, be mentored by business leaders, and work on research projects.
Student engagement through co-curricular activities, events, and programs, helps shape personal and professional characteristics. Business students can participate in business-specific student organizations like the Sport Management Club, Business Management Club, and Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. Other interest groups include the Student Government Association, Secret Kindness Agents, Peer Mentors, Men of Truth, Elegant Ladies, International Student Association, Black Student Union, and Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Many opportunities to develop leadership skills happen through guest lectures, student leadership positions, workshops, and membership in the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi). Business students can also engage in service opportunities with Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society of Logan County, Community Action, and St. Clara’s Senior Care & Rehab.