Learning by Doing

The Missouri Method is the University of Missouri’s approach to education – learning by doing (experiential learning). In the Trulaske College of Business, this is an important part of our curriculum and is a key contributor to the success of our students. Here are some examples of the Trulaske approach to the Missouri Method:


Allen Angel Capital Education Program

A student group of Mid-Missouri investors who invest in high-growth start-up companies by cultivating deal flow, performing pre-screening duties, completing due diligence, and structuring investment contracts. 

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Entrepreneurship Alliance

A 10-week program in which students learn by doing by creating their own small business with a cohort of students. The cohort structure provides valuable support for the students as they experience first-hand the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and figure out how to overcome challenges.

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Inside Sales Lab

This dynamic initiative of the Center for Sales and Customer Development is used to promote partnership opportunities with leading companies for developing future sales leaders while providing students opportunities for hands-on learning.

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International Trade Center

A central source for high-quality global trade research, analysis, education and training. The MU International Trade Center utilizes the time and talent of student interns and MU faculty, along with leading market research databases, to conduct customized research and evaluation for businesses.

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Investment Fund Management

A program providing select students with the opportunity to manage a roughly $2.3 million portion of the University of Missouri’s endowment portfolio. Students participate in the Investment Fund Management (IFM) Program by enrolling in Finance 4820/7820.

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University of Missouri Investment Group

The University of Missouri Investment Group facilitates opportunities for students to interact with professionals in high finance and provides a variety of educational and networking opportunities for students interested in investment banking, private equity, asset management and other careers in capital markets.

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Innovation Space

The Innovation Space located in Cornell Hall is a physical high-tech collaboration and ideation space that connects students with cutting-edge technology to apply in business practices, including 5G, AR/VR, mobile technology and 360 video capture.