Adjunct Professor Supports RMI Program

Gift will help UM business school attract, retain world-class faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – As a freshman, Van Hedges followed in his older brothers’ footsteps by majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Mississippi, but the Water Valley native soon discovered that he should really be majoring in business. After graduating in 1975 with an undergraduate degree in business administration, Hedges earned a Master ofRead the story …

Scholarship Offers Career Opportunities for UM Students

Insurance commissioner, state senator team up to start RMI fund

OXFORD, Miss. – What student wouldn’t want an opportunity to have a rewarding career right out of college? Especially if a job is all but guaranteed. That’s the inspiration behind a University of Mississippi scholarship created with a combined $50,000 gift from Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, of Vicksburg, and Walter Michel, a state senatorRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Puts Interns to Work

Organization provides experience for students to help local businesses

OXFORD, Miss. – The COVID-19 pandemic has created instability in the business climate. To ensure survival, businesses have changed plans and strategies to adapt to challenging economic times. Budget cuts have been one tool in the arsenal for business survival, and often, that has meant delaying or canceling programs such as internships. Many students atRead the story …

Management Professor Selected for Distinguished Early Career Award

Research into the psychology of work earns academic recognition by industry professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristin Cullen-Lester, assistant professor of management at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, has been selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award–Practice from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Cullen-Lester will give an invited presentation at the 2021 annual conference, set for April 14-17 in NewRead the story …

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. 26), place Ole Miss in a five-way tie for No. 7 among public universities and No. 10 overall. UM is tiedRead the story …

Scholarship Benefits UM Business Students from St. Louis

Riries hope endowment will recruit students and share Ole Miss experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Ask Mike and James Ririe about the University of Mississippi, and a deep affinity for their alma mater will be instantly apparent. The brothers say their student experience at Ole Miss was life-changing, giving them a foundation for long-term professional success. They hope a scholarship their parents established will help recruit otherRead the story …

UM Completes 17th Annual Speaker’s Edge Competition

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

OXFORD, Miss. – COVID-19 protocols, mask wearing, Zoom etiquette, abuses of remote working and the effects of the global pandemic dominated the 17th annual UM Speaker’s Edge competition held remotely for the first time, Jan. 14-15 at the University of Mississippi. More than 100 graduate students in business, accountancy and law tackled issues ranging fromRead the story …

Keeping Ole Miss Basketball Moving Forward

Cantrell gift names Pavilion entrance for alumni and longtime fans

OXFORD, Miss. – To say Tricia Cantrell is passionate about Ole Miss basketball is an understatement at best. The Memphis, Tennessee, native and Oxford resident grew up a Rebel fan inspired by her father, Ralph Ross, who played center for Ole Miss in the Old Gym, now Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. Visit her home andRead the story …

Ole Miss Rugby Club Helps Develop Business Majors

UM players use classroom skills to help organization on and off the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Since 1974, the Ole Miss Rugby Club has provided University of Mississippi students with a competitive sport they can play with absolutely no experience. The majority of members do not know how to play initially, but through hard work and determination, they become assets to their team. Hudson Smith, a junior marketingRead the story …

Financiers Club Takes Second in TVA Investment Challenge

Business students achieved university's highest finish to date in financial competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven sectors of students from the Financiers Club at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration brought new ideas and insights to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge, making history in the rankings. The Financiers Club placed second out of 24 schools for the first time since the inception of thisRead the story …