Think Like an Executive

Our Fast-Track MBA provides a unique experience tailored to the diverse needs of today's ambitious business professionals. The 12-month Fast-Track MBA offers accelerated day classes for recent college graduates.

Earn Your Green Belt Certification

Work with a Fortune 100 company (Caterpillar, Inc.) to earn internal Green Belt Lean Management Certification.  Graduate prepared to take the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam upon completion of the program.

Take MBA Classes in your Senior Year!

Millikin University undergraduate students in the Tabor School of Business and/or with a Music Business major may take MBA classes during their senior year.  Get more information on Concurrent Enrollment or contact Jaclyn Cantwell, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, at or 217-424-3503, or stop by ADM-Scovill 105E.

C-Suite faculty

Our MBA faculty are more than teachers – they are seasoned professionals, entrepreneurs with their own businesses, CEOs, consultants for Fortune 500 companies, and award-winning authors. If you're going to invest in your M.B.A., it should feature time spent with experienced, veteran faculty who understand how the business world works because they've lived it.

Essential program details

  • Classes begin in August
  • Rigorous program of study featuring mainly day and some evening classes
  • Accelerated format gets you on the job market faster
  • 40 credits
  • Average class size is 10-15
  • ACBSP Accredited
  • A $6,000 scholarship is awarded to any Millikin alumni


Millikin's MBA program begins with an intensive review of topics 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: Setting a Strong Foundation for Leadership

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.

  • MB 501 - MBA Boot Camp (1 credit)
  • MB 510 - Personal Values and Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • MB 520 - Globalization & World Economics (3 credits)

Unit 2: Understanding the Language of Business

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 540 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MB 550 - Marketing Analysis & Management (3 credits)
  • MG 570 - Operations Management (3 credits)

Unit 3: Market & Financial Information

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)
  • MG 567 - Process Improvement (3 credits)

Unit 4: Leading People, Managing Processes

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.

  • MB 560 - Cases in Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • MB 570 - Leading & Changing Organizations (3 credits)
  • MG 575 - Project Management (3 credits)

Unit 5: Business Decisions

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)

For more information, view MBA course descriptions.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships (GAs) are made available each year in the Fast-Track 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 MBA program.

Applications for 2019-2020 Graduate Assistantships are now closed.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship


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 (but not limited to):

  • Admissions
  • Alumni & Development
  • Athletics
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Media Relations
  • Student Development
  • Tabor School of Business

Selection and placement of graduate assistantships will be determined in April (prior to the August start date), based on enrollment of each Fast-Track MBA cohort.

Tuition Waiver

The graduate assistantship provides a student with a tuition waiver of up to 50% for courses in the student's current plan of study.


Graduate Assistants earn a monthly stipend of $500 for the 12 months of the Fast-Track MBA program as long as they are enrolled full-time.


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 student is only responsible for paying the deposit and utilities.

Eligibility and requirements

  • To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, a student must be admitted to the MBA program and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on his/her most recent earned degree.
  • Admission application materials submitted to the program will be considered in conjunction with the graduate assistantship application. These will include GMAT/GRE score, resume, recommendations, statement of purpose, transcripts and interview.
  • Students who receive an assistantship must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of graduate level course work during a regular semester.
  • Graduate assistants will not receive the Millikin Alumni Scholarship in conjunction with the GA tuition waiver.


  • Assistantships begin the week prior to the start of classes in August and continue through graduation in the following August.
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week (schedules will be determined by the student and supervisor)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA throughout the Fast-Track MBA Program


  • April 1: GA applications due
  • Mid-April: Interviews
  • End of April: GAs selected and placed
  • First of August: GAs begin employment

More information

Contact Jaclyn Cantwell, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, at 217.424.3503 or