Mauldin Named Director of Adkerson School of Accountancy
Dr. Shawn Mauldin has been hired as the new Director of the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. Dr. Maudlin currently serves as the Dean of the College of Business at Nicholls State University and holds the Cenac Chair in Accounting. He previously served as Department Head in Accounting and Business Law. Dr. Mauldin holds a B.S. and MBA from Nicholls State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. He is the past president of the Louisiana Society of CPAs and a board member of the American Institute of CPAs. Dr. Mauldin is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accounting Accreditation Committee. Dr. Mauldin will officially take over as Director on April 1, 2015.
College of Business Names 2014 Alumni Fellow
Boyce Adams, Sr. has been selected as the 2014 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business. Adams is the co-founder, president and CEO of BankTel Systems in Columbus, MS. He has participated in a number of COB events recently, including volunteering as a speaker for our Career Chats event and Beta Gamma Sigma induction, and serving as a judge for the annual E-Week competition in the spring. Adams is a member of the COB Executive Advisory Board and a major supporter of the Entrepreneurship Program. He will be recognized during a reception on Friday, October 31.
Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Tommy Nusz
Tommy Nusz, founder, chairman and CEO of Oasis Petroleum, Inc. spoke to a college-wide audience in Taylor Auditorium as part of our Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, October 10. Nusz, a 1982 Petroleum Engineering grad, is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy of the United States and played significant roles in both the 1999 and 2003 NPC studies on North American natural gas.
MSU's Entrepreneurship Program is now a part of the College of Business!
The MSU Entrepreneurship Program is now officially a part of the College of Business! This allows the program to focus its mission on student/faculty start-ups as well as open doors to new opportunities to further joint collaboration across campus. This fall, the COB will begin renovations to a large space on the 1st floor of McCool Hall to house the state-of-the-art MSU Entrepreneurship Center.
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College of Business Distance MBA program ranked #16 among Best Online Programs for Veterans -- U.S. News & World Report
Congratulations to Mississippi State's Distance MBA program, which is ranked #16 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report! To ensure academic quality, all schools included in these rankings first had to be numerically ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Online Programs rankings.
College of Business MBA program is listed among Top 100 Graduate Business Programs in latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Congratulations to Mississippi State's Master of Business Administration programs, both on-campus and online, as they are listed among the Top 100 Graduate Business Programs in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings! The MBA ranking was out of a field of 453 public and private institutions nationwide. Among the criteria for USN & WR rankings were GMAT scores, undergraduate GPAs and acceptance rates.