Ole Miss MBA Program Ranks Among Top 50 in Nation

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

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released today (March 29), place Ole Miss at No. 44 among public universities and in a three-way tie for No. 82 overall. UM is tiedRead the story …

Women Business Owners and University Leaders Address Group

Panel of business women advise a new generation, celebrating Women's History Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Women in Leadership, a new graduate student organization at the University of Mississippi, recently observed Women’s History Month with a panel discussion and luncheon to allow business women to lead and build their reputation as women in their respective fields. The organization strives to inspire women by giving them opportunities to connectRead the story …

Applications Open for Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Participants have opportunity to pitch ideas for cash awards, recognition

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Mississippi is taking applications for its 18th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition, set for April 8 at the Jackson Avenue Center. To apply for the contest, applicants must submit a brief form with basic information and a one-minute entry video demonstrating theRead the story …

Scholarship Recipients Carry on Late MBA Student’s Legacy

Endowment honoring Zach McClendon has served students, young alumni well

OXFORD, Miss. – Zach McClendon had just completed his first semester as a Master of Business Administration student at the University of Mississippi in fall 2013 when he was killed during a robbery at his home. In 2016, the university’s MBA board of directors worked with the UM Foundation to establish the Zach McClendon MemorialRead the story …

Speaker’s Edge Competition Helps Develop Career-Relevant Skills

More than 100 students show off public speaking skills in 18th annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – Fake vaccine cards, inappropriate behavior on Zoom, underreporting billable hours to improve bonuses, equal opportunities in the workplace, fitness apps, cruelty-free skin products and ways to be a better employer were among the topics addressed at the 18th annual UM Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi. More than 109 graduateRead 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. 25), place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 9 among public universities and No. 12 overall. UM is tiedRead the story …

Creating Opportunities for Student-Athletes

Kings’ gift to help upgrade athletics facilities at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – A $250,000 gift from Denny and Faye King to the University of Mississippi will help upgrade facilities for student-athletes. A longtime donor to the university, King said he feels “an obligation and desire to share (his) good fortune with Ole Miss.” A graduate of the School of Business Administration, King lives inRead the story …

Supporting Legal-Minded Business Majors

Sulser Scholarship helps Ole Miss students considering law degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – One way to build a successful career in the legal profession is to start by laying a firm foundation based on business knowledge. This formula worked for Floyd Sulser Jr. during his higher education journey at the University of Mississippi in the late 1960s and early ’70s. A half-century later, he andRead the story …

Medical Device Concept Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

Plaquectomy is a device intended to remove arterial plaque

OXFORD, Miss. – A proposed arterial plaque-removing device, developed by a University of Mississippi mechanical engineering graduate student and founder of Innovative Heart Technologies LLC, was awarded first place in the 2021 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Plaquectomy is designed to safely remove plaque from the arterial walls to create a larger arterial wall volume. TheRead the story …

Mentor, Supporter and Red-and-Blue Through and Through

Lila Neely retires, leaving a legacy of MBA graduates and success stories

OXFORD, Miss. – Lila Neely believes she was diapered in red and blue, and her deep-seeded love for the University of Mississippi was with her at birth. Neely comes from a devout Ole Miss family – her mother was Miss Ole Miss in 1946 and also was a cheerleader with Neely’s two aunts. Her fatherRead the story …