Advancing Your Career, Honing Your Skills

Students in the Evening MBA Program typically have several years of business experience and varying educational backgrounds. They work in all types of small and corporate businesses in such fields as accounting, healthcare, engineering, information systems, human resources, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. This results in cohorts with a wide range of talents and business knowledge.

  • 17-month program
  • Evening classes
  • Meets in-person, two times per week, from 6:00-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday (days will vary)
  • Starts every January 
  • The program is 40 credits, consisting of:
    • an intense bootcamp component to start the program 
    • 6 core courses
    • 4 concentration-specific courses
    • 4 practicums designed to further enhance leadership skills
    • an international immersion trip 
  • Curriculum is divided into five 9-week units
  • Average class size is 10-15 students 

Concentrations:

Our Evening program offers two concentrations:  

Management: This general management concentration is geared toward the highly motivated professional who seeks a leadership position in an organization or aspires to run their own organization.  

Healthcare Administration: geared toward those within the healthcare industry who are looking to grow into positions of leadership and understand the fundamentals of financial and communication strategy, team cultivation, policy and legislation, and how to forge a dynamic organization in an increasingly connected world.

The curriculum is divided as such:

- Unit 1: both concentrations take two core courses together

- Unit 2: both concentrations take two core courses together

- Summer: both concentrations take leadership practicums together 

- Unit 3: concentrations split up for two industry-specific courses 

- Unit 4: concentrations split up for two industry-specific courses 

- Unit 5: both concentrations take two capstone courses together & the international immersion trip 

 

In either concentration, we seek to admit driven individuals who will contribute to the learning experiences of others, and integrate theory with practice. Academic and professional successes are important criteria for selection into this program.

Applicants are evaluated on academic record, work experience, interview process and reviewed by the Graduate Education Committee. 

 

Curriculum

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

Unit 1: 

It is the information age. The need for speed in information exchange and the conservation of time in business processes are driving forces for success. The organization, dissemination, and use of financial and marketing information both within the organization and among businesses, and their suppliers provide an essential competitive edge for organizations.

  • MB 501 - MBA Bootcamp (1 credit)
  • MB 540 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MB 550 - Marketing Analysis (3 credits)

Unit 2: 

Accounting and Finance provide the basic language of business. Operating in any business organization requires an understanding of what is happening in the operation, a knowledge that is predicated on understanding the language of business.

  • MB 530 - Financial Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • MB 580 - Management (3 credits)

Unit 3: 

Peter Drucker describes the majority of today’s labor force as knowledge workers. Expanding levels of education, training, and income create a labor force much different from our industrial past. The emphasis on participation, balanced lives, and personal fulfillment elevates the role of leadership in organizations. Leading people and managing processes is a central theme of this unit.

Management Concentration Healthcare Administration Concentration
MB 560 - Cases in Financial Decision Making (3 credits) MB 571 - Healthcare Finance (3 credits)
MB 570 - Leading & Changing Organizations (3 credits) MB 572 - Healthcare Leadership (3 credits)

Unit 4:

Setting a solid foundation for managing and leading requires a strong set of values and an understanding of the diversity of cultures and business practices around the world. This unit focuses on understanding the ethical frameworks through which we see the world and on understanding the fundamental forces at play in the global economy.

Management Concentration Healthcare Administration Concentration
MB 520 - Globalization & World Economics (3 credits)  MB 574 - Healthcare Policy & Economics (3 credits)
MB 510 - Personal Values & Business Ethics (3 credits)  MB 573 - Healthcare Process Management (3 credits)

Unit 5: 

Do you know a good business decision when you see one? While the principles of good decision-making are integral to the course throughout the MBA program, at this stage of development we step back from the individual areas of the business to examine how policies, strategies and decisions affect business performance. A more comprehensive view of business decisions, from the view of leaders, is the focus.

  • MB 590 - Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • MB 600 - Business Plans (3 credits)
  • MB 610 - International Immersion (3 credits)

Practicums

Designed to further enhance leadership skills and provide professional development tools.

  • MB 545 - Personal Development Practicum (1 credit)
  • MB 565 - Team Development Practicum (2 credits)
  • MB 585 - Delegation & Motivation Practicum (2 credits)
  • MB 605 - Management & Leadership Values Practicum (1 credit)

Global Connections

Millikin believes that to truly understand the global economy in which we live and work, we must immerse ourselves into our international world. For that reason, MBA students, at the end of their MBA program, travel internationally to live and study in another country for one week, where they participate in lectures, group projects, company visits, and cultural tours.

In recent years, Millikin MBA students have traveled to The Fudan University (FSU) in Shanghai as well as to Peking University in Beijing. Most recently, MBA students have studied in Koblenz, Germany at the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management.  This trip is included in tuition.  

MBA trip to Germany

MBA trip to Germany

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

 

MBA trip to Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Evening program start and how long is it?

The Evening MBA program begins in January of each year and ends 17 months later, in May of the following year.

What's the Evening program like?

In January, you will go through a review session (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. We then break the MBA program into 5 units:

Unit 1--Setting a Strong Foundation

Unit 2--Understanding the Language of Business 

Unit 3--Market and Financial Information 

Unit 4--Leading People, Managing Processes

Unit 5--Business Decisions

  • Each unit is 9 weeks and consists of two courses.
  • Classes meet (in-person) 2 evenings a week; from 6:00-9:30pm; Monday-Thursday (days will vary)
  • Classes will not meet during the month of July, the week of Thanksgiving, and for 4 weeks from mid-December to early January. 
  • The Evening program offers two concentrations: Management & Healthcare Administration

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 the 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?

Yes. A $6,000 scholarship will be awarded to Millikin alumni.  In addition, graduate students are eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan Program. To qualify for this loan, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Financial Aid Office.

What are the admission requirements?

Click here to see the MBA admission requirements

When is the deadline to apply for the Evening program?

November 1 of each year.

How do I get an application for admission?

MBA Application for Admission