Bloomberg Terminal Offers Hands-on Experience for UM Business Majors

Resource helps students learn real-time data and trading skills

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is providing its students access to the Bloomberg Terminal to better prepare them for the workplace. The Bloomberg Terminal is a global financial services database that offers information and research to financial professionals. However, it supplies several key benefits for students, including professional networkingRead the story …

Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners

OXFORD, Miss. – Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the UM and local community forming development teams and pitching business ideas. TheRead the story …

University Wraps Up 15th Speaker’s Edge Competition

More than 100 students show off public speaking skills in annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 business and accountancy students tackled ethical issues ranging from gender discrimination to embezzlement and pitched ideas for boosting the workplace at the University of Mississippi’s annual Speaker’s Edge competition. They were joined by 69 judges and 17 coaches for this year’s speaking competition, a partnership between the university’s SchoolRead the story …

Ole Miss Online MBA Program Ranks Among Top 10 in Nation

School's online degree earns national recognition from U.S. News

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s online Master of Business Administration program has been named as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released today (Jan. 15), place Ole Miss in a four-way tie for No. 9 nationally. UM is tied with Auburn University, Pennsylvania StateRead the story …

Business Students Learn Label Manufacturing in the Windy City

Retail association's gathering proved a positive learning experience for many

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi business students were among 60 undergraduates from 20 U.S. colleges and universities chosen to participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s third annual University Outreach program. The meeting, held Nov. 10-13 in Chicago, was in conjunction with PLMA’s annual trade show. The program provided students with an immersive experienceRead the story …

Sharon Nichols Joins Small Business Center as State Director

New leader brings seven years' experience from Oklahoma center

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center has hired Sharon Nichols as the organization’s new state director. The MSBDC state office is housed on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus and is administered through a partnership with the School of Business Administration. “We are thrilled to have Sharon join our team in theRead the story …

Business School Launches Networking Program

Business Connect will link students with former graduates for employment

OXFORD, Miss. – Gathering leaders from some of the state’s largest businesses for a high-powered reception in Jackson, the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration has kicked off a new networking program to connect students with alumni for employment. The Business Connect program, founded this summer, seeks to determine the hiring/talent acquisition goals ofRead the story …

Regional Bank Gives Business Students a Behind-the-Scenes Look

Trustmark hosted students from five Mississippi universities for a day of learning

JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi business students gained insights into how banks make money, ensure positive customer experiences and connect with local communities, among other topics, at an inaugural “Behind-the-Scenes” experience hosted by Trustmark National Bank. The event, held Nov. 2 at Trustmark’s Jackson headquarters, included students from five universities: UM, Alcorn State University,Read the story …

Female Entrepreneurs Look to the Future at Inaugural REDe Summit

Panel of Mississippi women advises a new generation of business leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – An estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses operated in the United States as of January 2017, employing nearly 9 million people and generating more than $1.7 trillion in revenues, an American Express report revealed. And 62 percent of women entrepreneurs say their business is their primary source of income, according to Small BusinessRead the story …

Investment Banking Workshop Prepares Students for Success

Professionals give an experienced perspective to eager upperclassmen

OXFORD, Miss. – Dozens of business students at the University of Mississippi got career advice, interview tips and a crash course in the direction of the financial industry from professionals in the field at the recent Investment Banking Workshop, hosted by the School of Business Administration. The two-day event connected students with professionals, who offeredRead the story …