For more than a century Millikin University has educated students with a philosophy that pairs practice with theory. The Millikin mission to “create opportunities for students to perform and compete, early and often, to build the confidence to succeed.” In recent years, an impressive 99% of graduates had full-time employment or entry into graduate school within six months of graduation. Within the campus community, there is also an understood commitment to honesty, hard work, and accountability. The Tabor Schools of Business implements these values and works diligently to prepare students to “perform and compete” within the business world. The Schools ACBSP accreditation is just one indication of the high academic standard of their programs.
All undergraduate students in programs through the Tabor School of Business complete a well-planned set of core courses. These include important fundamentals like Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing, Written Business Communication, Team Dynamics, and Business Ethics. After completing their core, students can then choose their area of study with options in Accounting, Business Management, Digital Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, or International Business. Graduate students have two ways to earn their MBA. The Executive MBA is a 17-month program with classes taken on a part-time basis in the evening. This model allows students to concentrate in either General Management or Healthcare Administration. The Fast-Track MBA is 12 months in length and requires full-time participation with daytime classes. This track has a focus on Project Management.
The business curriculum at Millikin involves many opportunities for experiential learning through Performance Learning Projects like small business consulting teams, student ventures, internships, and a student-managed investment fund. Upon completing their degree, Tabor SoB students can expect to fully understand how to develop a personal brand, create business plans, prepare financial statements, develop strategic plans, and use financial and statistical data to make informed decisions.
The University Commons serves as a hub for on-campus activities. It is the home to the Staley Library, as well as many other campus offices and centers like the Writing Center, dining hall, Media Arts Center, Office of Student Development, and the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Education. Living and Learning Communities provide a great way for students to build relationships with peers who have common interests. First-Year Business, International Citizens, and First-Year Honors are just a few of the options available. Diversity is celebrated in a variety of ways, including festivals and events such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Diwali, MLK Vigil, Women’s History Month, and Winter Celebrations Around the World. There are over 100 student organizations to participate in. Business students may be interested in Entrepreneurs in Action, Organizational Leadership Club, Multicultural Student Council, or Phi Kappa Phi.