Business Administration

Business is our business

The business administration major equips you with the knowledge and abilities to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of modern organizations. A hallmark of our business administration program is experiential learning through internships, case studies and collaborative projects with external stakeholders. We tackle real-world problems in our classes, with an eye on sharpening analytical abilities and bridging the gap between theory and practice. You’ll apply knowledge to prepare yourself for your future career.
Why study Business Administration at Millsaps?

In their own words

Ana Cuesta, Class of 2025

"Millsaps' business administration program offers a diverse curriculum, which is what makes it fun. We are constantly learning something new. I feel very lucky that throughout my college career I’ve had amazing professors who are extremely intelligent and passionate about what they teach."

Peyton Leingang, Class of 2024

“A great advantage I have had at Millsaps is the ELSEWORKS program, where we work as a team on a multitude of real-life projects in the Midtown neighborhood and around Jackson. Thanks to Millsaps and the Else School, I am now prepared to enter the workforce.”

Molli Perry, Class of 2024

"One of my favorite aspects is the experiential learning such as ELSEWORKS — which partners with local businesses and incorporates real-world experience. A Millsaps business student is a well-rounded student capable of understanding fields from finance to marketing to entrepreneurship.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

FINC 3000 Principles of Corporate Finance
This course introduces concepts on capital investment, capital structure, working capital management and financing. We also examine bond and stock valuation along with the role of global financial markets, including regulatory aspects.
MGMT 4900 Business Strategy
Take a searching look at the major components of strategy from an upper-level management perspective. Use case studies and learning laboratories to integrate the knowledge and skills learned.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Business Administration, BBA
A Bachelor of Business Administration sharpens your communication and leadership skills and provides a global perspective on the business world. Future business leaders will mix business theory with practical knowledge and professional skills.

Minor in Business Administration

AACSB International Accreditation

All Else School of Management at Millsaps College major programs are accredited by AACSB International.

Earn an MBA in 1 Year

BBA majors can earn an MBA in as little as one year beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Go Beyond Theory

BBA degrees are a combination of theory, application of practical knowledge and personal development.

Our distinctive strengths

The business administration major at Millsaps is designed to help you grow in practical understanding of the skills of business, which include management, marketing and finance. You will collaborate with other students, faculty and industry professionals to develop skills for real-life situations.
  • All Else School of Management at Millsaps College major programs are accredited by AACSB International.
  • An MBA degree may be completed in one year beyond the bachelor’s degree. This program is for students who have completed the BBA program at Millsaps or at any other AACSB International accredited institution, as well as for non-business students who complete the Major Plus program.

Gain hands-on experience

Expand your learning through internships, ELSEWORKS, class projects, Careers in Motion and the General Louis Wilson Student Managed Fund.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

Study Abroad

Summer and intersession courses are offered on a regular basis. Recent courses have been held in Europe and the Yucatán.

More About the Degree

Recent Career Placements

  • Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Topgolf
  • Atmos Energy

Postgraduate Study

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Medical school
  • Law school
  • MBA programs

Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Financial services
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Market research
  • Real-estate development

Related Areas of Study

  • Concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Concentration in Financial Services
  • Concentration in Global Business Studies
  • Concentration in Economics
  • Concentration in Accounting

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