Bachelor in Business Management


Program Description

Program Highlights

This degree area focuses on using human, financial, technology, and material resources to meet organizational goals. Managers must be skilled in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling these resources. The Management major prepares students to manage challenges and leverage opportunities in a contemporary, changing, and global business environment.

Students majoring in Management lead in teams, develop decision-making skills and demonstrate their abilities through competition. Students gain these experiences through their hands-on class projects, internships, and global experiences.

Program outcomes for students

  • Develop highly sought after job-related skills involving relationship building, teamwork, written and oral communication, and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills (verbal and written) for decision making under uncertainty and competitive environments.
  • Discover how to leverage personal, team, and organizational competencies to optimize performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of leadership with an appreciation for ethical, cultural, and global influences.
  • Apply management theories and concepts in real-world organizations and situations.

Practice your skills in one of our student-run businesses

Students can serve as business specialists, working with organizations to solve business problems.

  • Millikin Accounting Association ACM
  • CEO
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Tabor Advisory Council

Our Mission

The Tabor School of Business creates opportunities for students to perform and compete, early and often, to build the confidence to succeed. We expect commitment, hard work, accountability, and honesty.

Tabor Focus

Students learn and develop successful business practices. Students will be better prepared for their career path when they perform what they have learned. Performance Learning projects include student-run ventures, small business consulting teams, client projects, internships, auditing projects, business plans, student-managed investment fund, and numerous other opportunities to demonstrate their learning. Tabor students develop skills and attitudes needed to compete and succeed in the workplace by:

  • Doing in-field work early and often.
  • Customizing their experience by learning marketable skills through certificates.
  • Take an optional fifth year and complete a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).

The four-year experience

Tabor students have an integrated experience with companion learning labs that tie key components together. The four-year experience involves:

  • Year 1: Early Business Engagement
  • Year 2: Sharpened Thinking and Enhanced Communication
  • Year 3: Expertise Building, Management, and Leadership
  • Year 4: Demonstrating Mastery

Key outcomes

Students who major in Tabor:

  • Develop a personal brand and vision.
  • Create business plans and assess risk.
  • Use spreadsheet, word processing, database, and project management software to get work done.
  • Prepare financial statements and communicate financial information.
  • Use the 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.
Last updated Feb 2018

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Millikin is an independent, four year university that is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate degree pro ... Read More

Millikin is an independent, four year university that is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in Decatur, Illinois, you will quickly discover that the signature of a Millikin education is a unique experience we like to call Performance Learning. Read less