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.
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society– Epsilon Chapter
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist , and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.
Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 681 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities.
The Economics Club
Economics Club serves as a forum for undergraduate students interested in economics. Its activities included regular meetings, seminars, discussions with professional economists, peer advising, closer interaction with the economics department faculty, and other relevant programs. The Club works to provide a medium through which interested students can discuss matters of economic significance. Members of the Club actively seek to further the development of systematic analysis of economic phenomena by encouraging business and economic research. The club is designed to enhance discussion of economic and business issues among academic, business, labor and public sectors in the Jackson metropolitan area. All College of Business majors are welcome to join.
The Investment Club
The investment club is open to all students and the purpose is to enhance the knowledge and financial wealth of its members by developing and executing sound financial decisions. We also promote financial well being through planned activities and service projects. The investment club creates an avenue for students and faculty who want to learn more about the areas of finance, and investments. For the student who wants to get into the stock market but is unsure of how it works, the student wanting to become more financially savvy, or the common student looking for a way to get involved, the investment club is for you. We have several committees dedicated to helping students increase their financial knowledge, gain community service hours and also opportunities for internships and interviews.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Business Administration program combines courses in management, marketing, economics, finance, and business law, offering students a broad knowledge of the functional areas of a company and how they connect to one another. These topics are especially beneficial for students with small business ownership plans and for students who want to have an administrative career in financial organizations.
Economics – Our economics degree is a specialized academic program that focuses on the study of how societies allocate resources to meet their needs and wants. This degree typically takes four years to complete and covers a wide range of topics related to economic systems, policies, and trends. The curriculum for an economics degree includes courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic history. Students also take courses in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis to develop the analytical and quantitative skills needed to understand and analyze economic phenomena.
Business Administration – Our business administration degree is a specialized academic program that provides students with a broad understanding of the principles and practices of business management. The degree typically takes four years to complete and covers a wide range of topics related to business operations, strategy, finance, and marketing.The curriculum for a business administration degree includes courses in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior. Students also take courses in economics, statistics, and business law to gain a better understanding of the broader business environment.
Management -Our business management degree is a specialized academic program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead businesses. The degree typically takes four years to complete and covers a wide range of topics related to business operations, strategy, leadership, and finance. The curriculum for a business management degree includes courses in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Students also take courses in economics, statistics, and business law to gain a better understanding of the broader business environment.
Marketing – Our marketing degree is a specialized academic program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to create, promote, and distribute products and services in today’s global marketplace. The degree typically takes four years to complete and covers a wide range of topics related to marketing research, consumer behavior, branding, advertising, and digital marketing. The curriculum for a marketing degree includes courses in marketing research, consumer behavior, branding, advertising, public relations, and digital marketing. Students also take courses in statistics, economics, and business law to gain a better understanding of the broader business environment.
Supply Chain Management -Our supply chain management degree is a specialized academic program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. The degree typically takes four years to complete and covers a wide range of topics related to logistics, operations management, procurement, and transportation. The curriculum for a supply chain management degree includes courses in logistics and supply chain management, operations management, procurement, transportation, and inventory management. Students also take courses in statistics, economics, and business law to gain a better understanding of the broader business environment.
LEARN BY DOING
Our programs are designed to equip students with critical skills and competencies that prepare them to pursue careers in governmental agencies, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures. The Department of Business Administration and the College of Business has established connections with corporate, government, and community organizations that provide internships, co-ops, and part-time and full-time positions.
“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”
APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of our economics, business administration, management, marketing, and supply chain management degree programs are well-prepared for a variety of career paths. They have the skills and knowledge needed to understand the various aspects of business operations and to make sound business decisions. They also have the leadership skills needed to inspire and motivate employees, build successful teams, and lead organizations to success.
Business Administration majors have a plethora of career options after studying management, marketing, economics, finance, and business law:
|Procurement Officer||Office Administrator||Human Resources Manager||Sports Operations Manager|
|Advertising and Marketing Manager||Municipal Manager||Franchising Manager||Business Developer/Consultant|
The Department of Business Administration has multiple offerings for students to join renowned student organizations.
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READY TO JOIN?
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.