Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business is now offering its Management degree in an accelerated evening format in Millikin’s Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) program.
“Tabor graduates have a long history of success in both the corporate and small business arenas, and we are thrilled to offer this new option for evening learners,” commented Dr. Jim Dahl, dean of the Tabor School of Business.
Millikin’s Bachelor of Science in Management degree prepares graduates to be effective managers. It looks at business from numerous angles: hiring and managing employees, using resources optimally, making strategic decisions, understanding finances, competing in a global environment, and leading from every level. The evening format is ideal for working adults because the business practices and strategies learned in the classroom can be applied to current work situations.
The degree program consists of 124 college credits, including a combination of upper-level major courses (21 credits), Tabor’s core business courses (51 credits), and University Requirement and Elective courses (52 credits).
The new degree opportunity will benefit the entire Decatur community, says Kevin Breheny, member of Millikin’s Board of Trustees and president of J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds in Decatur.
"Millikin's Tabor School of Business has a tremendous reputation for producing highly qualified business leaders. This new degree option is great not only for area businesses, but for the community as a whole, advancing Decatur's commitment to accessible, high quality education for all," Breheny remarked.
Decatur Chamber of Commerce Interim President Christine Pinckard agrees that the new evening offering will be beneficial to local businesses, adding, "It will provide the fundamental knowledge of business to everyone from small business owners to executives at major corporations."
In the accelerated PACE format, management courses will meet one evening per week for ten weeks. Most students take two courses at one time and earn up to 12 credits per semester.
In 2003, the PACE program was developed to meet the educational needs of working adults. Since that time, nearly 700 students have graduated from Millikin’s evening program. Eighty-seven percent of all PACE graduates live or work in Decatur and Macon County.
"Caterpillar is home to numerous graduates of Millikin's accelerated evening program. The new degree option offers another excellent opportunity for area professionals to pursue their educational goals while continuing to work,” remarked Walter Hupe, general manager for Caterpillar’s Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division in Decatur.
Information is available online at www.millikin.edu/pace, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 217.420.6771. Apply online at www.millikin.edu/apply.
Millikin’s PACE program is ideal for adults who may have previously earned an associate’s degree or some college credit at other institutions. PACE offers an accelerated evening class format which allows students to take one class at a time one evening per week for 5-10 weeks, depending on the major. The program offers six Bachelor of Science majors: Accounting, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Management, Nursing (RN to BSN), and Organizational Leadership. PACE also offers Educator Certification for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education to adults who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to become teachers.
For more information, visit www.millikin.edu/pace.