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Department of Business Administration
College of Business 


We are a diverse community of faculty and staff with a strong commitment to creating a transformative learning environment that prepares students to reach their potential personally and professionally.

Prospective Students

Our AACSB accredited undergraduate degree programs include Business Administration, Economics, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain. Non-business majors across campus can also choose a Business Administration and Marketing minor. In addition, we offer a Master of Business Administration degree and a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management, Economics, and Accounting.

Learn To Thrive

The mission of the undergraduate majors in the Department of Business Administration is to produce students equipped with skills necessary to understand how the business environment works, and how to apply this knowledge and skill to tackle practical business problems that arise and exist in the real world. The department is committed to high standards, and high levels of achievements for its students, in line with its maintenance of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) international accreditation, of the College of Business.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a solid foundation in applying the financial principles of the
    time value of money.
  • Students will be able to evaluate a large and complex business problem, make some assumptions, structure the firm’s’ cash flows and make a decision.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of various investment instruments
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of risk and returns in evaluation of portfolios performance
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how international business activities influence financial decisions.
  • Students will develop and demonstrate oral and written communication skills with focus on effectiveness, clarity, and sophistication
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in ethical decision making in personal, professional, and civic life.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of the global economy.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competency with utilizing information technology.
  • Students will be able to develop and strengthen critical thinking skills in conjunction with quantitative analysis
  • Students will develop an aware of multiculturalism and diversity understanding
    • Students will further demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge concerning the importance of cultural values and diversity and the impact these factors have on business organizations
    • Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of knowledge of different cultures as they relate to diversity
  • Students will develop an awareness to recognize the dynamics of the global markets and its impact on a global economy
    • Students will further demonstrate an understanding of the process of making business recommendations after reviewing external and internal industry information.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain how various economic and market outcomes exists and how businesses respond to those nuances.
  • Students will demonstrate a competency with utilizing information technology
    • Students will demonstrate a competency regarding business productivity software
    • Students will demonstrate competency concerning the techniques used in the collection, presentation, manipulation and interpretation of numerical data.

What To Expect

General Requirements


The College of Business awards the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in the
following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance,
Management, and Marketing.

In order to earn the B.B.A. degree, students must complete requirements in the following areas:
(1) the University’s general education requirements;
(2) the College of Business core requirements,
(3) the major requirements; and
(4) the elective requirements unrestricted and business.


To earn a degree in the College of Business, each student must satisfactorily complete all degree
requirements. Specific requirements for the completion of each course of study within the
College of Business are as follows:

1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.
2. Earn a cumulative academic average of not less than 2.0 in all courses taken at the
University. The 2.0 cumulative GPA must be earned at the end of the semester prior to
the semester that the student applies for graduation.
3. Earn a cumulative academic average of not less than 2.0 in all business courses that are
required in the business curriculum (including the business core, the business electives,
the business philosophy requirement—business ethics, and the business major.) The 2.0
cumulative GPA must be earned at the end of the semester prior to the semester that
the student applies for graduation.
4. Earn a cumulative average of not less than 2.0 in all courses that constitute the 24 hours
in the business major. The 2.0 cumulative GPA must be earned at the end of
the semester prior to the semester that the student applies for graduation.
5. Take all senior outcome measures and examinations required by the College (Major
Field Test in Business, goal assessments, etc.).
6. Complete, in residence, not less than half of the credit hours which fulfill the
combined College core requirements and the major requirements (33.0).
7. Complete the final semester’s course work in residence.
8. Complete all senior exit requirements (College of Business Questionnaire; submission
of final resume; Jackson State University Graduating Student Survey, etc.).



Navigate our Student Success website, where you can explore our academic offerings and learn about the courses that make up our degree programs. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in their chosen fields, as well as the flexibility to explore their interests and pursue their passions.

At the undergraduate level, our programs are designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in their chosen disciplines. Students take a combination of core courses, which provide a broad foundation in their fields, and electives, which allow them to explore specific areas of interest.


For graduate students, our programs are more focused and specialized, allowing them to dive deeper into their chosen fields. Graduate students typically take a combination of core courses and electives, as well as specialized courses in their area of focus.



Looking for a way to pay for your tenure at Jackson State University? Fear not! We are here to help. Browse Scholarships in our Scholarship Portal to see what you qualify for today.

In addition to the scholarship programs offered by the University, the College of Business has a
number of financial resources for business majors. Scholarships include:

• Bill Cooley College of Business Scholarship
• Brandon J. Bolden Endowed Book Award
• C Spire Foundation Endowed Scholarship
• George F. and Alleane M. Currie Endowed Scholarship
• John Palmer Endowed Scholarship Fund
• Yates Construction Endowed Scholarship
• Dr. Jacquelyn C. Franklin Annual Scholarship
• Brandon J. Bolden Book Scholarship
• Charles F. Moore Endowed Scholarship
• Five-for-Five Book Scholarship

Apply for Scholarships


For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2531.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



College of Business
Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street,
Jackson, MS 39217


(601) 979-2531