Excellence in Education

The Trulaske College of Business Undergraduate Excellence Fee supports online and in-person professional development programming that provides extraordinary career preparation for business students through a highly integrated set of classroom and experiential opportunities.

This fee is considered an “Other Required Fee.” It is assessed in the Fall and Spring semesters to all undergraduate students in the Trulaske College of Business except those admitted into the 150 Hour Accountancy Program (these students are assessed the Accountancy Program Fee). The fee is $208.50 per semester as of the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 academic year. For more information about fee amounts, see the Cashier's website.

Professional development programs supported by the fee

Students in the Trulaske College of Business graduate ready to begin rewarding careers in business with support from Business Career Services (BCS). BCS offers student services including:

  • 1-on-1 customized career coaching
  • Individual resume and cover letter critiques
  • Workshops on career topics
  • Networking events with employers
  • Up to four career fairs per year
  • Handshake Interface (Employer & Job Database)
  • Employer mock interview days and resume reviews
  • Weekly newsletter and job announcement emails
  • Access to career coaching post-graduation

Learn more about BCS here.

Success in the business world requires more than knowledge and intelligence – future leaders and professionals need strong communication skills, presence, and the power to make strategic decisions. In the Trulaske College of Business, students learn beyond the classroom and gain the skills needed to be well-rounded, marketable professionals. The Professional EDGE is a comprehensive approach to ensuring that all undergraduate students graduate with a wide range of competencies that are necessary for success in an increasingly competitive and global world. Some examples of EDGE programs from the 2020 year included:

  • Second City Works Improv Workshop: We were thrilled to welcome Second City Works to Mizzou in the Spring 2020 semester. As the training ground of comedy greats like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, and many more, Second City has influenced the face of entertainment since 1959. This entertaining hands-on workshop showed students how improvisation reverses “No, but” thinking and improves creativity and collaboration. Students internalized better ways to communicate, collaborate, and innovate – all while building comfort with risk and change.
  • Business Week Keynote Address: Omar Johnson, Founder of OPUS, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple was our 2020 Business Week Keynote Speaker. After having to cancel his in-person address in April 2020 due to COVID-19, the keynote was rescheduled as a Zoom webinar in September 2020. He talked to students about his experience in building brands.
  • Never Fail By Failing Everyday: Building a Strong Mental Game through Self-Awareness: Understanding yourself is essential to managing stress and it is a skill that can be taught. This workshop enabled students to gain a new perspective on failure, viewing it as an everyday occurrence to be approached with curiosity. Students developed their own simple self-awareness practice that fits into their existing life to help them achieve their goals.  
  • Introduction to the Enneagram: The Enneagram is a personality profile with origins that predate modern personality tests. Certified Enneagram instructor, Jeremy Linneman, showed students how understanding the language and styles of the Enneagram can help them develop insight into their most common motives, thoughts, feelings, and actions. In this workshop, students gained self-awareness that enables emotional health and well-being, patterns to better relate to others, and consistent motivation to become more productive.

Learn more about Professional EDGE here.

Camp Trulaske gives incoming Trulaske College of Business students the opportunity to get to know each other and returning students, while learning about all that Mizzou and Trulaske have to offer.  Students who are connected to others within the college typically perform better academically.

Learn more about Camp Trulaske here.

The Trulaske Excellence at Mizzou (TEAM) Program connects first-year students to our college’s community. Students engage in monthly in-person (socially distanced) meetings to discuss current industry news and career readiness topics. Students also get to connect with each other through a variety of virtual events. Students are paired with faculty/staff mentors and upper-level business student mentors to support their networking experience

The MU International Trade Center utilizes the time and talents of undergraduate student interns and MU faculty, along with leading market research databases, to conduct customized global market research projects to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized companies seeking to expand their sales internationally.  Students, via the semester-long internship are provided with a hands-on learning opportunity to expand their global trade knowledge and enhance their project management, research, teamwork and communication skills. Moving beyond simulation, the research completed by the students is used by the participating companies to shape strategy and guide their decision-making.

Learn more about the International Trade Center here.