Millikin University

Decatur, IL

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

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A mind for business
A spirit for competition
A passion for leadership

The Tabor School of Business at Millikin University prepares students to perform and compete. Ready for the market, confident in themselves, and knowledgeable in research, our students engage with faculty who are fiercely committed to teaching. Students work with real clients in the community and around the world, create and run real businesses, and leave Millikin confident and prepared to lead.

Tabor has an array of undergraduate programs in contemporary and emerging business disciplines. One of the newest and most popular concentrations—within numerous Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs the School of Business offers—is Data Analytics. Through courses such as Visualizations, Data Mining, and Business Forecasting, students not only gain a strategic perspective on business but also learn how to use and apply those methods in analyzing data to make better decisions both on a personal and professional level. Additionally, Tabor features a highly acclaimed MBA program geared toward established business professionals with a specialty in Executive Management (17-month program) and those just completing their bachelor’s degree with specializations in Data Analytics or Project Management (12-month programs).

The Tabor business focus
Tabor students learn and develop successful business practices to be better prepared for their career path through what we call Performance Learning. Performance Learning projects include student-run ventures, small business consulting teams, client projects, internships, auditing projects, business plans, student-managed investment funds, and numerous other opportunities to demonstrate learning. Students develop the skills and attitudes needed to compete and succeed in the workplace by:
• Doing in-field work early and often
• Customizing their experience through certificates that teach marketable skills 
• Taking an optional fifth year to complete an MBA

Opportunities and benefits of attending Tabor
• Develop a personal brand and vision
• Create business plans and assess risk
• Use spreadsheets, word processing, database, and project management software to get work done
• Prepare financial statements and communicate financial information
• Use financial and statistical information to make decisions
• Create and deliver formal written reports and oral business presentations, lead meetings, and engage in professional conversations
• Work with third parties in the community early and often
• Develop strategic plans

The four-year experience
Tabor students receive an integrated experience with companion learning labs that tie key academic components together. The four-year experience involves:
Year one: Early Business Engagement
Year two: Sharpened Thinking & Enhanced Communication
Year three: Expertise Building, Management & Leadership
Year four: Demonstrating Mastery



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