Business Advantage Program

The Else School of ManagementNo matter your passion or profession, business plays a role in every pursuit. Whether it’s fundraising, marketing a new project, or effectively managing employees, basic business principles help you make the best decisions for you and your organization. And the Millsaps Business Advantage Program for Professionals offers you the knowledge and insight to make the smart moves.

Geared toward professionals with no formal business training, Millsaps Business Advantage provides a fundamental understanding of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. Classes meet two nights a week plus three Saturdays over one semester.

Business Advantage is led by the Millsaps Else School of Management. This exceptionally engaging faculty ranks among the Princeton Review’s Top Ten for “Best Professors” and “Classroom Experience.” You won’t just sit and stare at statistics; the captivating curriculum presents real insight into the business world.

The Business Advantage Program for Professionals is a certificate program. By the end of the coursework, you’ll have more than a notch on your résumé. You’ll have the business acumen to realize and further your goals.

The 15-week course costs $4,500. Significant scholarships are available, and many employers will cover some or all of the cost. Because of the dynamic nature of the Business Advantage Program, class size is limited.

Register now to get started on your advantage.



  • Learning the Language of Business
  • What Do You Mean—What Does It Cost?
  • Making a Budget and Sticking to It


  • Who Gets What? The Role of Markets
  • Competition: Perfect and Otherwise
  • When Markets Need Correcting


  • Understanding Financial Statement Analysis
  • Making Money Grow! Interest Rates
  • Bulls and Bears: Understanding Stocks and Bonds


  • What Does a Business Organization Look Like?
  • Business Leadership—The Ethical Way
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Who Is Today’s Workforce?


  • Segmentation and Target Marketing
  • Branding and Communication Strategy
  • What Price and Place are Right?

Pulling It All Together

  • Strategic Capstone Experience

Register below for admission, or contact us for more information!