About the Else School

Our Mission

Through experiential learning, professional development, and individualized attention, the Else School of Management transforms undergraduate, graduate, and executive education students into leaders who positively impact our communities.

Our Vision

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

View a list of members of the Else School Advisory Board.

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.


The Else School of Management is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Millsaps College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the executive MBA, master of business administration, and master of accountancy degrees.

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