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The College of Business, organized in 1915, is the oldest college of business in the state of Mississippi and one of the oldest in the South. In 1979, the Department of Accounting was designated as the School of Accountancy in answer to a need for attention to the unique requirements of the growing profession of accountancy. In 2007, the School of Accountancy was renamed the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy.

The College of Business permits students to major in any of the following programs: Accounting, Finance, Finance - Risk Management and Insurance, Information Systems, Economics, Business Administration, BA-International Business/Foreign Languages (double degree), Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Logistics, and Marketing-Professional Golf Management. The College offers degree programs that lead to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as numerous concentrations, specialized programs and minors, such as Insurance, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship. Distance learning through interactive classrooms and internet courses is another avenue available to pursue course work for College of Business students.

Learn more about the College of Business through the historical timeline of major milestones of the College and world events from 1915 – present.

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