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Welcome from Howard McMillan,
Executive-in-Residence of the Else School of Management



Welcome to the Else School of Management. We are excited about our new Executive MBA program, the first in Mississippi. The goal of the Executive MBA program is to offer the mid-career business executive a graduate degree option that fits into his or her life, through a 16-month program of alternating weekends, where your fellow students are also your peers in the business world. Study groups bring together real world experience that can give an executive immediate value in an ongoing career – an instant return on investment. Your career doesn’t get off track for an MBA – it becomes more productive. And since global business reaches into almost every business sector, our Executive MBA program includes an international session, building on the Else School of Management’s current successful study abroad programs.


Millsaps faculty are caring and responsive teachers, who are also experienced in the business community. We will bring in outside speakers and experts to provide insights from a network of high achievers for our Executive students. We have found that when we have graduate students with significant work experience, the interaction between faculty and students in the classroom can create excitement that is carried back to work places across our area. Just one great idea could pay for the whole program.


As part of the application process, Millsaps wants to bring your employer in as a partner. We will ask for the recommendation of the CEO or top executive of your firm. In many firms, this support also means that an employer will be a financial partner for an Executive MBA student to continue his business education through the Else School. These corporate sponsors are building the value of their own companies through support of their executive students.


As you look over the information on our Executive MBA, we hope that you will contact us and find a time to come talk to us about your future at the Else School of Management. If you don’t do it now, when will you do it?



Howard L. McMillan
Executive-in-Residence, Else School of Management
Millsaps College