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Only 12 months stand between you and infinite possibilities! 


Download the Millikin Daytime MBA flier here.




The Daytime MBA Program Experience

Our Daytime MBA program provides a unique experience tailored to the diverse needs of today's ambitious business professionals. Immerse yourself in our rigorous curriculum, learn from world-class faculty, build leadership experience and form a supportive network.  You will gain mastery of all of the functional areas of business and be prepared to positively impact organizations, communities, and individuals.  The accelerated format gets you on the job market faster! 

  • • Students typically are recent college graduates or younger professionals... from all majors!  
  • • 12-month program
  • • Starts every August
  • • Mostly daytime classes
  • • Meets in-person
  • • 40 credit-hour program, in accelerated 8-week units, consisting of:
    • An intense Bootcamp component to start the program.  NO foundation courses are required; Bootcamp provides you with everything you need to know to get started! 
    • 13 courses, including a 3-course sequence in a concentration of your choice! 
    • An international trip as part of the curriculum
  • • Average cohort size is 15 students
  • • Access to state-of-the-art technology in the MBA suite
  • • Millikin alumni receive a scholarship

Tailor Your Learning

Students in the Daytime Program have the opportunity to choose a concentration dependent on their professional goals!

1. Project Management

Our project management concentration provides students a focus on how to carefully plan and organize efforts to accomplish a specific, one-time effort.  Students will:

  • • Learn how to plan using the Project Management framework
  • • Learn how to use MS Project as a plan and how to report a project
  • • Learn managerial skills of how to motivate and retain talent
  • • Conduct activities which relate to business research and management 

As part of the project management concentration, students work with a Fortune 100 company (Caterpillar, Inc.) to earn an internal Green Belt Lean Management Certification.  Students are then prepared to take the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam upon completion of the program.

2. Data Analytics & Business Intelligence 

Our data analytics & business intelligence concentration will prepare students to start processing data that organizations produce and turn it into usable information, using the latest statistical & modeling tools to serve stakeholders' interests.  Students will:

  • • Understand the principles behind data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions
  • • Understand how software, information systems and automation technologies drive effective, data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions
  • • Effectively communicate the results of analytic solutions to business problems and decisions


Take an MBA Class During Your Senior Year!

Millikin University undergraduate students in the Tabor School of Business or with an Arts Administration, Music Business, or Sport & Recreation Management major (or discretion of Advisor/Director/Dean) may take an MBA class during the senior year.  Read the flier above for more information or contact Jaclyn Cantwell, Interim Director of the MBA Program, at jcantwell@millikin.edu217-424-3503, or stop by ADM-Scovill 105E.

To register, please complete this form: Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form





Millikin's MBA program begins with an intensive review of topics (also known as Bootcamp) before beginning five 8-week units containing two or three courses each. Students move through the units and courses in teams, start to finish. The MBA Program is 40 total credit hours.

Prior to starting: 

  • • MB501 - Bootcamp (1 credit)

Unit 1: 

  • • MB510 - Personal Values & Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • • MB520 - Globalization & World Economics (3 credits)

Unit 2: 

  • • MB540 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • • MB550 - Strategic Marketing Analysis (3 credits)
  • • MG570 - Operations Management (3 credits) or MB538 - Data Mining (3 credits) 

Unit 3: 

  • • MB530 - Financial Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • • MB580 - Strategic Resources Management (3 credits)
  • • MG567 - Process Improvement (3 credits) or MB537 - Data Visualization & Application (3 credits) 

Unit 4: 

  • • MB560 - Cases in Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • • MB590 - Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • • MG575 - Project Management (3 credits) or MB536 - Business Forecasting & Planning (3 credits) 

Unit 5: 

  • • MB570 - Leading & Changing Organizations (3 credits)
  • • MB600 - Capstone (3 credits)

View MBA Course Descriptions

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are made available each year in the Daytime MBA Program, providing much-needed experience for graduate students while increasing their future employment options.  Graduate assistants typically serve in a support role at Millikin while completing the Daytime MBA program.

Applications for 2022-2023 Graduate Assistantships are NOW OPEN.

* To apply for a GA position, you must first be admitted to the MBA Program *

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship



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Download the MBA Graduate Assistantship flier here.





Graduate assistantships are offered in both academic and administrative areas.  Assistantships provided through academic departments typically involve teaching responsibilities.  Assistantships in administrative offices involve research and a variety of office-specific tasks.

Graduate assistantships may be available in the following Millikin campus departments/offices (but not limited to):

  • • Admissions
  • • Alumni & Development
  • • Athletics
  • • Campus Life 
  • • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • • Center for International Education
  • • College of Fine Arts  
  • • Information Technology 
  • • Kirkland Fine Arts Center
  • • Marketing & Media Relations
  • • Student Development
  • • Tabor School of Business

Selection and placement of graduate assistantships will be determined by the end of June (prior to the August start date), based on enrollment of each Daytime MBA cohort.


  • • To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, a student must be admitted to the Daytime MBA program.
  • • Students who receive an assistantship must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of graduate level course work during a regular semester.
  • • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA throughout the Daytime MBA Program.
  • • Graduate assistants will not receive the Millikin Alumni Scholarship in conjunction with the GA tuition waiver.


  • • Assistantships begin when classes begin in August and continue through graduation in the following August.
  • • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week (schedules will be determined by the GA and supervisor).

Tuition Waiver

  • The graduate assistantship provides a student with a tuition waiver of 30% for courses enrolled in.


  • Graduate assistants earn a monthly stipend of $500, as long as they are enrolled full-time.


  • Discounted housing is available for graduate assistants in the Woods at Millikin. The Woods is a privately-owned apartment complex that partners with Millikin for on-campus housing. The GA is only responsible for paying the deposit and utilities. www.millikin.edu/location/woods-apartments


  • • JUNE 1: GA applications due
  • • MID-JUNE: Interviews
  • • END OF JUNE: GAs selected and placed
  • • FIRST OF AUGUST: GAs begin employment

More information



John Pirelli


"The opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an ever-growing information technology industry, earning reduced tuition and obtaining a fast-track master's degree are just a few reasons why the Graduate Assistantship Program is excellent for making your professional dreams come true."

- John Pirelli '19/MBA '21


Sophia Schwalbach


“The opportunities to have reduced tuition, earn money and work for the Marketing Department, all while obtaining my MBA, are invaluable assets that are helping me become a successful career professional.”

- Sophia Schwalbach '19/MBA '20

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Daytime MBA program start and how long is it?

  • The Daytime MBA program begins in August of each year and ends 12 months later, in August of the following year.

What's the Daytime program like?

  • • It's designed for recent graduates or younger professionals from ALL majors.
  • • You will start the program with a review course (referred to as Bootcamp) of core business topics to ensure that all graduate students have the same knowledge base at the start of the program. The program is then divided into 5 units.
    • Each unit is 8 weeks and consists of two or three classes.
    • Each class meets in-person once a week for 3.5 hours each (days and times will vary each unit).
    • Classes will not meet during holiday breaks.
  • • Students can choose between two concentrations: Project Management or Data Analytics 
  • • Students have the opportunity to travel internationally as part of the curriculum.
  • • The average cohort size is 15 students.

What if I have to miss a class?

  • You can attend class remotely when "life happens!"  Our MBA classroom, designed with high-tech equipment, allows MBA students the flexibility to attend class virtually, as well as watch a recording of class.

How many credit hours are required in the program?

  • 40 Total Credit Hours.

How much does the program cost?

  • Click here and choose the "Graduate" tab for tuition information.

Is financial aid available?

What are the admission requirements?

When is the deadline to apply for the Daytime program?

  • June 1 of each year.

How do I get an application for admission?

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