February 12, 2019 at 3:30pm
Dane Lisser / Video by Michelle Hassel

Learning by practicing and performing – the fabric of a Millikin education

The Tabor School of Business at Millikin University puts students in a position to understand the business industry through a curriculum centered on project-based learning.

Tabor offers an array of undergraduate programs as well as undergraduate business certificates for students of all majors who would like to customize their education and demonstrate versatility to employers. The school also features a highly acclaimed evening MBA program geared toward established business professionals, as well as a traditional day MBA program that can be completed in 12 months.

Dr. Najiba Benabess, dean of the Tabor School of Business, says the Tabor curriculum is built to challenge students.


"We tell students from day one – this is not going to be easy, but at the same time, the curriculum is offered in an environment that is so nurturing," said Benabess. "The faculty think with the students, they challenge them and support them. That's the kind of environment students need to excel and do well."

Similar with the rest of Millikin's campus, students in the Tabor School of Business learn by practicing and performing.

"That's our philosophy, that's our fabric of education, it's Performance Learning," said Benabess.

In general, Millikin provides an environment where students are taught to be entrepreneurial in any field, whether it's in the arts, sciences or business. Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship is at the heart of this environment by serving as a resource for entrepreneurs at every level. Students are also offered a wide range of opportunities to test drive their skills outside of the classroom through a number of student-run ventures.

Najiba Benabess

"We have students who are running businesses and students who are owning businesses while on campus," said Benabess.   

Tabor students also make connections in the business industry through consulting projects with national and international business partners, internship opportunities, visiting speakers and by studying abroad.

"We know how to connect students with alumni, with great business leaders, and how to get them to that next level," said Benabess. "We are committed to providing our students with the skills they need to solve complex business issues with support, coaching and personalized attention, and to give them a sense of confidence and excitement about their professional future."