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Professor & Chair of Business & Management, Executive-in-Residence
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Minor, Pre-professional Program, Early Admission Program
Business coursework at Knox is grounded in real-world experience. We call it "activated knowledge"—and it means you'll understand both the theory and how to apply it. A typical class might begin with a textbook discussion of (for instance) cash flow, but, from there, it quickly moves from the abstract to the very concrete. Why did Company X succeed? Why did Company Y fail? Our conversations are lively, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging, and you'll be expected to be an active participant.
You'll also have many, many opportunities to test what you've learned in the classroom. StartUp Term, a joint collaboration between the Departments of Business & Management and Computer Science, offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their own technology-based companies. And students find challenging internships in a wide-ranging set of companies including Bank of America, Google, Caterpillar, Motorola, and Epic Systems.