SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- KEN CYREE - DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
- DELVIN D HAWLEY - SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
- MARY BETH WHITTINGTON - ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN
- DANIELLE SUZETTE BEU AMMETER - ASSISTANT DEAN FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AND INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT
253 Holman Hall
University, MS 38677
The School of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in the emphasis areas of banking and finance, economics, management, management information systems, managerial finance, marketing, marketing and corporate relations, real estate, and risk management and insurance.
At the graduate level, the school offers both a residential and a professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), an online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the emphasis areas of finance, management, marketing, management information systems, and production operations management.
Our mission is to produce value for our constituents by creating and disseminating business knowledge through high-quality scholarship, teaching, and service while prudently managing our resources. We are efficient, effective, and focused on enhancing the market value of our diverse student body and the degrees that we award.
The community of learners in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is committed to creating value through: 1. Offering a curriculum that enriches important business fundamentals with topics such as ethics, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
Utilizing current pedagogical methods and student-centered techniques to provide outstanding educational value to our students.
Enhancing career and advising support for our students.
Ensuring accessibility to education for diverse and non-traditional students.
Creating and maintaining value-adding relationships with stakeholders in the external community.
Engaging our stakeholders to provide support for high-impact research and for recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty.
Encouraging our students to gain global knowledge and experience through internships and study-abroad relationships.
The School of Business Administration is a learning community that embraces its mission in a collegial environment characterized by:
- Respect for all members of the SBA team.
- Work to provide extraordinary Service to each other, to our students, to the research community, and to society.
- Commitment to excellence in all endeavors that we undertake.
To uphold these values, the School is steadfastly devoted to: Sustaining excellence in teaching, research, and service, characterized by:
- Our belief in broad-based business education.
- Our recognition and commitment to the importance of contemporary research that enhances the body of business knowledge.
- Our commitment to effectively serving the School, the University, and the larger academic, state, regional and national communities.
Fostering intellectual growth by:
- Supporting a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff dedicated to the development of a culture of learning that fosters high ethical standards and respect for one another.
- Providing an environment that is conducive to learning, scholarship, and cooperative interaction to stimulate the enrichment of teaching, research, and lifelong professional development.
Responding to its constituents by:
- Fulfilling the obligation to support continuous improvement in the quality of its students, faculty, learning environment and resources to meet the changing needs of students, faculty, staff, employers, parents, alumni, friends, and others who care about the growth of the School, the local community and the State of Mississippi.
- Serving as a faithful and prudent steward of resources that have been entrusted to the School by the University, the State, alumni, friends, corporations, and other stakeholders who have invested in supporting the mission of the school.
The undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business Administration are accredited through AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Academic Workload - Business students are expected to spend three hours studying and working on course-related activities for each hour spent in the classroom (i.e., a 12-credit-hour class schedule typically requires 36 hours of work outside the classroom each week).
Class Attendance - Students must attend all class meetings of every course in which they are enrolled during the first week of the semester unless they have previously obtained departmental approval for any planned absences. Without such approval, a student who is absent may be dropped from that course during the first week by the dean of the school or college responsible for the course.