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The Integrative Business Experience at UCM
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Real-World Experience

At UCM, you education will extend beyond the traditional classroom lectures. You will graduate with practical, hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful future.

In IBE, you will create and manage two significant enterprises: an actual start-up company and a hands-on community service project. Since the program began in 2004, students have produced revenues of more than $580,000 donated more than $360,000 in profits and volunteered 24,000 hours to help local nonprofit organizations.

 

IBE at a Glance:

  • Obtain a small business loan.

  • Start and manage a business.

  • Create and manage a community service project.

  • Develop interpersonal and group interaction skill in a work-like setting.

  • Apply key business concepts and analytical tools to solve real business problems.

  • Develop a “big picture” understanding of business operation.

Read more about IBE.

 

Student Organizations

Collegiate DECA

The organization provides competitive events in management, marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, accounting, and finance. Our chapter has earned more than 250 awards for individual and team performance at state and international competitions in the last decade.

 

Big Idea CEOs

Our entrepreneurship club hosts an entrepreneurial speaker series and entrepreneurial mentoring conferences. The organization also prepares students to compete in local and regional business pitch competitions with cash prizes.

 

National Society of Leadership and Success

UCM students may minor in Leadership Studies and, through a cooperative effort with NSLS National, earn up to three Leadership Certificates. The UCM chapter of NSLS also offers a Service Leader Award.

 

ENACTUS

Compete regionally and nationally with projects in economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.

 

Delta Sigma Pi

Our co-educational business fraternity develops members in professional skills, leadership, ethics, and service.

Professional Organizations

Students are also encouraged to become active in professional organizations such as those listed below. These organizations have regular dinner or lunch meetings in Kansas City and St. Louis, and are excellent for networking and professional development.