If you have the passion and drive to own your own business, this unique course is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Missouri Western’s unique partnership with Steven L. Craig, CEO of Craig Realty Group, and various franchisors has enabled us to create opportunities for our students and alumni to own a franchise.
The semester-long, applied learning course provides the chance for graduating students and alumni to dive deep into the skills and strategies required to own their own business. While the course fulfills a graduating student’s applied learning requirement, it also allows them to compete for ownership of a franchise. At the completion of the course, students may present their business plan, from the applied business ownership course, to a panel of judges. The panel determines if the student will be awarded a franchise opportunity. The program has franchise opportunities with Auntie Anne’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Flip Flop Shops and more. Since its inception in 2009, graduates of the course have opened more than 30 stores across the country.