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Welcome To The Business Graduate Programs

The Business Graduate Programs unit administers all graduate degree programs offered by the College of Business: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the MBA On-line, the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), the MPA Online, and the Ph.D. Program in Business, Accounting, Economics, and Management.  The unit is staffed by three persons: the program director, the administrative assistant for master’s programs and the administrative assistant for the Ph.D. program.  The unit works in coordination with the office of the dean and the four departments within the college to deliver its degree programs: the department of Accounting, the department of Economics, Finance and General Business, the department of Management and Marketing and the department of Entrepreneurship and Professional Development.

The MBA and MPA programs are designed to prepare students for successful careers as business leaders, and seek to serve the needs of the full-time student as well as the working professional.  Accordingly, the program has instituted paths of degree completion ranging from a twelve-month fast track plan for the full-time student with a bachelor in business to a five-semester plan for the part-time student.  The MBA On-line is also a fast-track 12-month program for the working professional. The Ph.D. program in Business is designed to develop outstanding scholars and researchers in the fields of business and prepare them for successful careers in academia, business and government.  Since its inception, the Ph.D. program has maintained a 100 percent placement record of its graduates.

The College of Business, along with all its programs, is accredited by the AACSB International.

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For information about our graduate programs, please see the contact information below:

The office is located in Suite 351 of the College of Business Building.  Our mailing address is:

Business Graduate Programs
College of Business
Jackson State University
1400 J. R.  Lynch Street
P. O.  Box 17067
Jackson, MS 39217
Phone: (601) 979-1210


Interim Director of Business Graduate Program
Name: Nizar M. Alsharari, Ph.D
Email: nizar.m.alsharari@jsums.edu