Mississippi’s local economy is influenced greatly by its geographic location along the Missippi River. This landmark connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and has been the means for trade and transport for hundreds of years. Students interested in applying to roles with companies that work in transportation and trade often seek internships during their time in school to further their exposure to full-time roles and responsibilities.
A business career is an exciting opportunity because prospective students can apply skills they learned in school in almost every financial sector. Many graduates look for jobs in the Jackson and Biloxi metro areas, as much of the domestic commerce that flows along the Mississippi River impacts the local economy.
Most programs allow students to specialize in a particular aspect of a business including accounting, acquisitions, and financial management. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that financial managers in Mississippi can gross up to $95,000 annually.
Belhaven University offers 26 Business degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 898 Business students graduated with students earning 516 Master's degrees, 273 Bachelor's degrees, 83 Certificates, and 26 Associate's degrees.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 24 Business degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 566 Business students graduated with students earning 440 Bachelor's degrees, 78 Master's degrees, 28 Certificates, and 20 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS||24 : 1||22,986|
|University of Mississippi University, MS||19 : 1||21,014|
|Belhaven University Jackson, MS||67 : 1||4,999|
|University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS||23 : 1||14,606|
|Delta State University Cleveland, MS||21 : 1||2,999|