Else School of Management

Our Programs

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The Else School of Management offers undergraduate degree programs that lead to a B.B.A. degree with majors in accounting or in business administration, and a program that leads to B.A. or B.S. degrees with a major in economics.

The Else School also offers two graduate degrees: master of business administration (M.B.A.) and master of accountancy (M.Acc.).

  • The M.B.A. degree may be completed in one year beyond the bachelor's degree for students who have completed the B.B.A. program at Millsaps or at any other AACSB International accredited institution, as well as for non-business students who complete the Major Plus program.
  • The M.Acc. degree generally requires one additional year of study beyond the B.B.A. for students who have majored in accounting and wish to complete the educational requirements to take the CPA examination.

Additionally, the Else School offers an Executive M.B.A. program for mid- to high-level managers or executives who are typically on track to advance into senior leadership.

The business programs offered by the Else School of Management at Millsaps College are accredited by AACSB International.


The Value of the M.B.A. - in 3D

"The Value of the M.B.A. - in 3D" (from the Graduate Management Admission Council

The Millsaps College M.B.A. Stakeholder Perspectives

"The Millsaps College M.B.A. Stakeholder Perspectives" (from CEO Magazine)

 AACSB International Accreditation


Our Mission

The Else School of Management prepares students to become business and community leaders. This mission is accomplished through teacher-scholars and an academically rigorous business education that develops graduates skilled in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, ethical awareness, and communication skills. Quality of delivery is reflected through maintenance of AAACSB International accreditation and the production of quality intellectual contributions that impact our academic, business and area communities. Leadership development is enhanced by international experiences, experiential learning opportunities, and individual attention to the student in and out of the classroom. The Else School serves the business community and the community at large through community service and executive education.


Our Vision

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College will remain a recognized leader in providing transformative educational experiences. 

2014 CEO Magazine Badge  The Princeton Review Best 300


Our Values

  • Promoting the academic objectives of the College through a general management perspective and advancement of professional accounting education
  • Providing a student-centered, participative learning environment
  • Maintaining and expanding partnerships between the College and the regional business community
  • Creating diversity within the Else community and developing diverse perspectives from which to evaluate problems, issues, and challenges
  • Attracting and retaining educators who are outstanding teachers, scholars, and writers


Our History

Although the Else School of Management at Millsaps formally came into being in 1979, its roots extend back to 1941 when the first Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics was awarded. In 1974, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree was added and with the organization of the School of Management in 1979, the curriculum was expanded to include a Master of Business Administration degree. The Master of Accountancy degree was added in 1994.

In addition to teaching, the faculty of the Else School is engaged in research and professional activities. Underscoring the importance of recruiting and maintaining a well-qualified faculty, the Else School has teaching and research chairs endowed by the H. F. McCarty Jr. family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Army Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. McRae, and the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation. Further support from the faculty has come through grants from the Ernst & Young Foundation, KPMG / Peat Marwick, Merrill Lynch and Co., IBM Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, the W. E. Walker Foundation, the Mitchell Foundation, and the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.

Our accelerated business program gives you the opportunity to go from high school senior to M.B.A. graduate in just five life-changing years. To learn more, visit the Else School of Management.


Contact Us

The Office of Graduate Admissions looks forward to assisting you.

Contact us if we can answer questions or help in any way.

Melissa Meacham
Director of Graduate Admissions
800-352.1050 ext. 1256

General Information

The Office of Graduate Admissions
800-352.1050 ext. 1253


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The Office of Graduate Admissions
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001

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