Integrated Business Experience

What is IBE?

The United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience (IBE) allows students to combine a suite of required courses into a semester-long real-world entrepreneurial experience that gives them a head-start on their business careers. As they work together to apply their knowledge to planning, launching and operating an actual business, the students gain the leadership skills, entrepreneurial mindset and hands-on experience that employers look for in new hires.

*New in 2022- Students taking the IBE will earn an IBE Certificate that will show on their transcript, helping to leverage them in the business world. 

About

The United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience (IBE) was formed through a generous gift from United Prairie Bank.

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Due to the limited number of seats, you will need to apply for the IBE. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Integrated Business Experience Certificate

Undergraduate | College of Business | Management | entrepreneurship | 2022-2023

The United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience (IBE) allows students to combine a suite of required courses into a semester-long real-world entrepreneurial experience that gives them a head-start on their business careers.

Course Information

The IBE consists of 4 courses (12 credits) taken as a block by a cohort of students over one semester.

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Minor

College of Business | Marketing | Management | Finance

A minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation consists of  21 credits and requires completion of the United Prairie Bank IBE program. 

Student Projects

Each cohort of students creates and manages a business as a group. Throughout the semester they organize the company, create a business plan, apply for a business loan, and manage the business. At the end of the semester all profits are donated to an organization of their choice.