Else School of Management

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The Else School of Management is an AACSB Accredited Business School that focuses on providing the knowledge and skills to succeed and lead in a rapidly changing business environment. Through experiential learning, professional development and individualized attention, the Else School of Management transforms undergraduate, graduate and executive education students into leaders who positively impact our communities.


ELSEWORKS is the entrepreneurship program at Millsaps College. Since 2011, it has been working for to help revitalize the Midtown neighborhood, which is adjacent to its campus. The entrepreneurship program functions like a business consultancy firm and is led by faculty members, staff, and alumni in guiding student business analysts employing a deeply place-based model.

Working closely in partnership with Midtown Partners, the Business Association of Midtown, the Midtown Neighborhood Association, and others, ELSEWORKS provides a wide range of business assistance services, from business consulting and strategy, business planning, financial proformas and accounting, market research and reporting, marketing and operations, and community planning and events.

In partnership with residents, community stakeholders, business leaders, and industry experts, the ELSEWORKS team has provided an increasingly deep level of support to an increasingly wide number of projects – including the recruitment and cultivation of new businesses – all while fostering Millsaps students as they acquire real world business experience and learn how to impact their surrounding communities.

Grounded by patient investment and student engagement, ELSEWORKS has gone beyond the typical anchor institution model of using their procurement to help spur economic growth in challenged communities to fostering creative entrepreneurship and urban growth.