Student-run business to be food innovation and entrepreneurship laboratory
Blue Brew, a Millikin University student-run coffee shop, is set to open its doors in August 2017. The shop will be housed in the Hickory Point Bank & Trust building, located at 225 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur, Ill.
Millikin Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship course to be held in Italy
In July 2016, Millikin University partnered with National Foodworks Services to create a food innovation and entrepreneurship course offered for the spring 2017 semester. The course was also made possible through a grant from the Lumpkin Family Foundation. The course was held at National Foodworks Services in Decatur, Ill.
Students in Millikin University's Tabor School of Business recently worked with the government of Ecuador to develop a U.S. market entry strategy for Ecuadorian handicrafts. The project was part of Millikin's International Business Consulting course led by Dr. J. Mark Munoz, professor of international management at Millikin. The course provides an opportunity for students to take part in real life projects for companies, and sometimes governments, in various parts of the world.
Real-world projects are an essential component of Millikin University's Performance Learning curriculum. This is especially true in the Tabor School of Business where a group of students recently worked with the government of Ecuador to develop a U.S. market entry strategy for Ecuadorian handicrafts.
Summer is a good time to reflect on the processes and tools that startups and entrepreneurs use to be productive says Julie Shields, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University.
"Good market research takes teamwork," said Jacob Kissaw, who earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Millikin University on May 20. Kissaw, from Monticello, Ill., was one of 21 students in Millikin's most recent Executive MBA cohort.
Millikin partners with institutions to honor top innovative students in Illinois
In recognition of high school students whose ideas and accomplishments are inspirational, Millikin University, Illinois State University and Pontiac Township High School are partnering to present the 3rd annual Celebrating High School Innovators Competition (CHSI).
MBA students work with Caterpillar using Six Sigma
Teams of Millikin University master of business administration (MBA) students conducted their final gate reviews, using Six Sigma, at Caterpillar Inc.'s Decatur facility on May 17.