The goal of the ELSEWorks Entrepreneurship Program is to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and positive social change in the community, state, and region.
ELSEWorks focuses on four areas: Academics, Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization.
The ELSEWorks team, composed of four faculty members and a Director of Entrepreneurial Development, have more than 100 total years of diversified experience in business, finance, and marketing. Team members are:
ELSEWorks, the entrepreneurial program of the internationally acclaimed Else School of Management at Millsaps College, is uniquely positioned to advance entrepreneurship in the state and region.
ELSEWorks provides students unparalleled opportunities working with faculty, alumni, and industry experts to gain high-level entrepreneurial business experience in a number of settings and to engage the community.
The Undergraduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship consists of a four-course sequence. It begins in the junior year with Innovation and Entrepreneurial Finance and is followed by Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Investments in the senior year. Undergraduate students have the opportunity for entrepreneurship internships and participation with the Entrepreneurial Investment Fund.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular endeavors that allow them to apply entrepreneurial concepts to community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Such projects have included work with Hope Community Credit Union, Lemonade Day, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
ELSEWorks Business Analysts are MBA and MAcc graduate students that have been chosen for select assistantships. These assistantships have an additional stipend and allow the graduate student to lead projects with startup companies and to be involved in other entrepreneurial ventures.
A graduate entrepreneurship practicum is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Students complete advanced business consulting projects for entrepreneurs and businesses.