B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship
Design, launch, and run a business through the innovative Entrepreneurship program at the University of Mississippi
Learn to identify opportunities, become innovative problem solvers, create and develop programs to support customer service, and build new projects inside or outside the traditional corporate setting within the Ole Miss entrepreneurship program.
Ole Miss entrepreneurship majors engage with faculty and receive extensive mentoring. Emphasis is placed on providing students with practical experiences as well as incentivized opportunities like participating in university start-up competitions worth more than $20,000 in prize money.
University of Mississippi School of Business entrepreneurship students acquire skills that prepare them to take on the responsibilities of running a business in a start-up incubator or even a major corporation following graduation.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts annual business plan competitions, where students create and present business plans to a panel of judges. In many competitions, winners receive cash prizes and one of a kind networking opportunities that lead to future start-ups.
B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship Faculty
The talented University of Mississippi School of Business faculty supports entrepreneurship majors through coursework and hands-on activities to prepare them for the rigors of corporate America.
Requirements for the major in management include the B.B.A. core: Accy 201, 202 (3, 3); Econ 202, 203 (3, 3); Bus 230, Bus 271, Bus 250, Bus 302; Mktg 351; Fin 331; Mgmt 371, Mktg 372, Mgmt 493 (or Ent 499); Mis 309; 300-level business elective (6); 300-level business/nonbusiness elective (3). The entrepreneurship major also requires completion of the following additional 24 semester hours, including Ent 396, 426, 436, 446, 456 and 9 semester hours from the following courses: Ent 466, 476, 486 or up to 3 credits in department approved study abroad or internship credits. A minimum grade of C is required in all business, economic, and accounting courses applied by a student toward a major in entrepreneurship.
Students enter the University of Mississippi School of Business as General Business majors and may declare the Entrepreneurship major after completing 39 specific hours (See UM Catalog for listing). Student must achieve 2.25 or higher GPA on those 39 hours.
The Ole Miss Entrepreneurship Club promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship across campus. The club hosts outside speakers and holds meetings to help majors improve pitch techniques, discuss topics with clarity, generate ideas, and develop business models.