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Bachelor of Business Administration

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) provides a broad exposure to all facets of the business process and prepares you for a career in many types of organizations. No matter which major you choose, the School of Business Administration will help you build the skills and competencies you will need to be successful in your chosen career, including:

  • The ability to analyze and solve complex business problems

  • An understanding of the global business environment

  • An appreciation of the value of diversity and creativity

  • The mastery of advanced information technology

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Skills in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation

  • High ethical standards

  • An understanding of the languages and cultures of business

  • Communication and presentation skills

  • A willingness to be a change agent

  • The experience of working in team environments

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is offered with majors in Managerial Finance, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Management, Marketing, Marketing and Corporate Relations, Management Information Systems, and Economics.

Recognized as one of the top 100 Business programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business Administration delivers a great value in undergraduate education. The business curriculum is innovative and challenging. Current issues relevant to ethics, international    business, social and legal considerations, and advanced information technology are integrated throughout the courses. You will learn through lectures, cases, team projects, and group presentations – all designed to encourage participation. You will frequently work on teams with your classmates to solve actual business problems and to present – and defend – your solutions. Your courses will have a sharp technology focus to build the cutting-edge computer skills you will need in the workplace. By combining a strong foundation in fundamental business knowledge with hands-on experience with real business problems, your Ole Miss business degree will prepare you for long-term success in your chosen field.

Because our programs train students in the fundamentals of business, they provide an excellent steppingstone to an MBA or other specialized graduate degree programs. Many of our students use their business degree as an effective foundation for law school. Students are offered an ambitious, yet nurturing environment that prepares them for well-rounded, meaningful lives while preparing them for long-term success in any business career they choose.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

An MBA could be only 12 months away... or it can be completed on a part-time basis... or even online!

The University of Mississippi's MBA program is a rigorous and intensive program, but it is also very flexible. It is designed as an accelerated one year program. However, if you prefer to enroll in the program as a part time student, taking one or two classes per term, you may extend the duration of the program. You can take as few as one or as many as four courses per semester.  Each course meets one day a week and conveniently offers a 2:00pm OR 6:00pm class time. With the option of day and evening classes, you can design a schedule that fits into your busy life. Students may begin the program in the summer, fall, or spring.

If you need even more flexibility, consider the Professional MBA program -- where all courses are online, and there are no set meeting times for classes. It is the same degree as the residential program, with the same courses taught by the same highly qualified faculty. The only difference is that you get the additional flexibility to complete the courses from anywhere with alternatively-delivered methodologies such as Internet learning systems, telephone conference calls, videoconferencing, interactive CD-ROM/DVD technology, and short in-person gatherings.

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Ph.D. in Business Administration

Choose a career that creates knowledge and changes lives...

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration is the highest possible degree in business. It qualifies the holder for academic positions at colleges and universities all over the world, or for many professional positions in business and finance. We offer major fields in Finance, Management, Marketing, and Management Information Systems. If you are curious, intelligent, and want to expand the envelope of human knowledge through research and other scholarly activity, you should consider a Ph.D. in Business Administration. As a teaching professor, you will also have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in many students' lives, some of whose lives will be changed forever. There are few careers that offer so much.

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