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 …

Family Gift Supports UM Business Students

Ririe family aims to help university recruit in St. Louis area

OXFORD, Miss. – Like so many University of Mississippi students, Mike Ririe fell in love with Ole Miss during a campus visit. As a high school junior in 2004, the St. Louis native and his dad, Scott Ririe, attended their first Rebel football game preceded by festivities in the Grove and a campus tour. “WeRead the story …

UM Kicks Off First REDe Summit with a Powerful Message

Shiza Shahid addressed a packed ballroom on the importance of educating women

OXFORD, Miss. – More than just an engine for economic development, entrepreneurship can be a potent tool for bringing about social change, prominent entrepreneur and women’s rights activist Shiza Shahid told participants at the inaugural REDe Entrepreneurship Summit at the University of Mississippi. “I believe entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful vehicles we have toRead the story …

M Partner Deploying Volunteers Across Mississippi

Charleston, Lexington, New Albany focus of ambitious initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 150 volunteers will work Saturday in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany during M Partner Community Day to tackle some of each city’s major priorities. M Partner is the University of Mississippi’s hands-on new approach to addressing community needs in the state. M Partner, which was unveiled in March, was outlined in the university’sRead the story …