Operation Beachfront is an IBE company supported by the University of Central
Missouri. Our efforts are to help support the men and women of the United States
military by selling a high quality, fashionable beach towel with the UCM’s Mo the Mule
on it. These men and women fight for us, it’s now our time to help support them. For
the small amount of $20, you can not only get a beautiful beach towel, but also help
those who sacrifice for us
Most business schools attempt to expose students to the real-world by having them
analyze cases about existing business organizations and/or engaging in consulting
projects. The Integrative Business Experience (IBE) uses exactly the opposite
strategy. Instead of giving students what is inevitably a superficial exposure to
someone else’s organization, we have them create and operate two organizations of
their own. One is a start-up business (based on an actual bank loan of up to $5,000).
The other involves using the profit from their business to carry out a hands-on
community service project.