New Exercise Invention Seals the Deal for First Place

15th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition awards Move Fitness top spot

OXFORD, Miss. – A lightweight, portable exercise device that targets the gluteal muscles took first place at the recent Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. Move Fitness LLC, co-founded by Tyler Moore and Jake Harrison, designed the GluteMove device for exercise, targeting primarily college-aged women. Both from Corinth, Moore is majoring inRead the story …

Major Gift Benefits Banking Program

Estate of late alumnus bolsters endowment for faculty and program support

OXFORD, Miss. – Banking and finance students in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration will benefit from strengthened faculty and program support, thanks to an estate gift from the late Ted Cunningham, a longtime banking professional. A frequent supporter of the school’s banking and finance program throughout his lifetime, the Phoenix resident bequeathedRead the story …

Impressive Graduate Sparks Fruitful Relationship

B&R Insurance inspired to hire others, supports RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s resume resulted not only in Brown & Riding Insurance hiring the applicant but also sparked the company’s continuing interest in the university. Learning about the risk management and insurance program and its caliber of students, B&R has been inspired to make a major gift to UM andRead the story …

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Chosen by a committee in accordance with policyRead the story …

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 …