Craig School of Business

  • Scott Lassen at Golden Corral

    Scott Lassen ’10

    “The Golden Corral is an amazing opportunity for me to own and operate a larger business. I think there are some real possibilities to grow the business and to be more engaged with the Saint Joseph community.”

  • Cassandra Schuster

    Cassandra Cyril ’07

    "This opportunity is unlike anything else out there; I love the freedom and benefits of owning my own store. It’s wonderful to have huge support from the Craig School of Business, RMCF, and the other store owners."

  • Tim and Lacey Schimming

    Tim Schimming ’12 and Lacey Schimming ’12

    "Missouri Western and the Craig School of Business provided us with a strong academic foundation and an opportunity to own a small business.Their continued support is a contributing factor to the success of our business."

  • Leslie and James Burris

    Leslie Burris ’11 and James Burris

    "Missouri Western State University and the Craig School of Business have given me an opportunity of a lifetime. The education I received prepared me to open my own business within months of graduation. I can’t imagine a career I will enjoy more than being an entrepreneur."

  • Robert Schimming

    Robert Schimming ’10

    "The small class sizes and the willingness of faculty to help any way they could were unique. Even though I have graduated, I know the School of Business professors are still available to assist me."

Franchise "Rocky" Program

Our partnership with Steven L. Craig, CEO of Craig Realty Group, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has created an opportunity for students and alumni to compete to own a franchise.

The program has evolved to include additional franchise opportunities like Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt; Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect; Billy’s Pizza, Pasta, Po’ Boys; Blaze Pizza; Flip Flop Shops; Fresca’s Mexican Grill; Golden Corral; U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt; Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, and Yogurtini Self-Serve. Since the program’s inception in 2009, graduates of the program have opened over 30 stores across the country with sales in excess of $7.5 million. CSB awards the opportunity for new franchises each year to participants competing in the program.

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Applied Entrepreneurship Franchise "Rocky" Competition
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