Major in Business Administration

The following courses are required:

Freshman:

  • MATH 1150 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 1210 Survey of Calculus or MATH 1220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Sophomore:

  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ACCT 2000 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2010 Management Accounting
  • MGMT 2000 Introduction to Management

Junior:

  • MGIS 3000 Management of Information Systems
  • MRKT 3000 Principles of Marketing
  • FINC 3000 Principles of Corporate Finance
  • ADMN 3000 Legal Environment of Business

Student pursing a major in Business Administration must complete 12 semester hours (typically three courses of student choice) of Else School electives.

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In addition, students must complete the senior seminar as well as the comprehensive exam in their major during their senior year:

  • MGMT 4900 Business Strategy
  • Comprehensive Exam

Business Administration (Major Plus)

The Else School of Management offers a program designed to permit students pursuing degrees other than the Bachelor of Business Administration, particularly those working toward the Bachelor of Arts, to complete the Master of Business Administration with only one additional year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree program. The program is called the Major Plus Program in Business Administration. The following courses, which constitute the foundation courses of the Master of Business Administration program, may be taken as general electives during the student’s bachelor’s program:

  • Elementary Statistics (MATH 1150)
  • Principles of Economics (ECON 1000)
  • Principles of Corporate Finance (FINC 3000)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT 2000)
  • Introduction to Management (MGMT 2000)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MRKT 3000)

A non-B.B.A. student who successfully completes the prescribed courses will be in a position to earn 48 AY 2016-2017 Special Programs the Master of Business Administration by completing the upper-level courses pertinent to that degree program. This can be done in 12–15 months of study at Millsaps College. For details of the Major Plus Program, contact the Director of Graduate Admissions.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

About: Any student majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics may also add a concentration to their major. The entrepreneurship concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in entrepreneurship within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

  • ENTR 3010 Innovation
  • ENTR 3020 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • *ENTR 4010 Entrepreneurship
  • *ENTR 4020 Entrepreneurial Investments
  • *ENTR 4030 Entrepreneurial Internship could serve as a substitute for ENTR 4010 or ENTR 4020.

If a student did two internships, the class could substitute for both. The substitution must be filed in the Office of Records.

Financial Services Concentration

About: Any student majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics may also add a concentration to their major. The financial services concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in finance within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

  • *ACCT 3000 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • *ECON 3020 Money and Financial Systems
  • FINC 3900 Seminar in Portfolio Management
  • FINC 4000 Advanced Finance

*In the event that ECON 3020 or ACCT 3000 is unavailable or when students suffer an unavoidable scheduling conflict with either of these two courses, other courses may serve as substitutes. These courses include Student Managed Fund I (FINC 4002) and Student Managed Fund II (FINC 4012), Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 3010), and certain Economics or Financial Markets courses. No substitutes are allowed for FINC 3900 or FINC 4000. Substitutions to the curriculum are made only with the permission of the Director of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program.

Global Business Studies Concentration

About: Any student majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics may also add a concentration to their major. The global business studies concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in international business within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

One of the following:

  • ECON 3040 International Economics
  • MGMT 3030 International Management
  • ACCT 4900 Senior Seminar: Contemporary Issues and Global Accounting
  • MGMT 4010 International Business

One of the following:

  • International travel with the Else School (or in business)
  • An elective course approved by the Director of International Programs for the Else School in either international business, political science with an international focus, history with an international focus, advanced language of 3000 level or above, or a directed study or internship with an international focus. Typical classes acceptable for an elective (subject to change) are:
    • PLSC 2400 International Relations
    • PLSC 3350 European Government and Politics
    • PLSC 3310 African Government and Politics
    • PLSC 2750 Special Topics courses with an international focus
    • PLSC 3800 Directed Readings (if topic appropriate with an international focus)
    • HIST 2350 History of Modern Europe—Enlightenment to the Fall of Soviet Communism
    • HIST 2400 African History and Society
    • HIST 2500 Middle Eastern History and Society
    • HIST 3320 Conquests and Cultures—The Expansion of the British World
    • HIST 3300 Topics in European Culture and History
    • HIST 3350 History of Modern France and Colonies
    • HIST 3750 Special Topics in History with an international focus
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Student must complete below:

  • International travel with the Else School (or in business). Total of eight hours of travel must be met.