Mississippi College, founded in 1826, is the old university in Mississippi, and the second oldest Baptist-affiliated university in the United States. The School of Business is the largest school at MC and has an excellent track record of producing CEOs, CFOs, and other executives who combine their faith and the business degree to impact their communities. Self Hall, the state-of-the-art business facility, recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation. It now features cutting-edge stock tickers, financial market feeds, and computer labs with business software. MC’s School of Business offers the lowest tuition rates among AACSB accredited schools in the state of Mississippi.
Students will be well-equipped to enter a wide array of business careers upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with career tracks in Sports Management, Real Estate, Management Information Systems, and Data Management. Undergraduate students can also major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or add an optional concentration in Management Information Systems or Data Management. An International Business minor is also available and requires students to spend a full semester abroad.
The Master of Business Administration program is the largest in the Jackson Metro Area, and students have many options to choose from. In addition to the General MBA, students may earn an MBA in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or a joint JD/MBA. A Master of Accountancy is also offered and prepares students for the CPA exam. MC reports that their students have the highest pass rate on their first attempt at the CPA exam amongst all universities in the state.
The School of Business keeps their students busy with clubs, such as Women in Business, the Investment Club, Service Club, American Marketing Association, and the Accounting Society. In 2018, the Women in Business Club had the amazing opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. for networking events. Investment Club students can compete in market games and invest real money in the stock market. Students in the Investment Club also greatly benefit from attending the annual GAME conference held in New York City. The Service Club is the newest club at the School of Business and exists to help other business clubs carry out service projects within the community. In 2018, AMA attended the New Orleans Convention. The AMA club also hosts “Marketing Week,” which features a panel of marketing guest speakers. The Accounting Club hosts an annual “Meet the Firms” event, where many accounting students land their first job. Business students can also attend other annual events, such as a crawfish boil, or earn class credit for summer study abroad trips to London, England, and Paris, France. These trips are open to undergraduate and graduate students.
The online Accelerated MBA consists of 30-credit hours. Students can concentrate on one eight-week course at a time, or enroll in two full-semester courses. Management courses cover topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, law, international business, and strategy. Students will be assigned specific dates to complete assignments, homework, participation activities, and tests. Exams will be conducted online through a proctoring service.