Inclusion & Diversity

The College of Business at Mississippi State University is soundly committed to foster a sense of community that is welcoming to and respectful of all individuals. We are dedicated to increasing student, faculty and staff awareness of diversity and the opportunities available to them on the MSU campus. Likewise, it is our duty to prepare our students for careers in an international and increasingly diverse workforce. We strive for inclusion and diversity where all voices, viewpoints and backgrounds are valued and supported.

Bulldogs Belong

The Bulldogs Belong program encourages students to further their commitment to creating inclusive environments while celebrating diversity. This program considers the time you devote to topics related to inclusion and diversity to be an investment in our College, our campus, and your future. Earn credit for attending events, participating in organizations, studying abroad, and even certain courses. Participate in the program for four semesters and earn:

  • Inclusion and Diversity Fellow designation
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Special graduation cords are given during a reception before graduation

Becoming a Bulldogs Belong member allows you to learn about the diverse cultures represented at Mississippi State and about yourself. It helps you recognize what you can do to improve the world and take action that creates a more inclusive environment for all. It also serves as verifiable proof that you are committed to inclusion and diversity, a topic that is rapidly gaining importance with the potential employers that are most appealing to you. To learn more about how you can benefit from this program, contact Dr. Mike Breazeale.

College of Business Organizations

To learn more about the COB Organizations, contact the organization advisors or chapter president:

Accounting Advocates Program
American Marketing Association
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Bulldogs Belong
Business Information Systems (BIS) Club
COB Ambassadors
Economics Club
Entrepreneurship Center Student Orgs
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Gamma Iota Sigma
International Business Club
MBA Association
Mu Kappa Tau
NABA (National Association of Black Accountants)
Omicron Delta Epsilon—Association of Economics Scholars
PGM Club
PhD Association
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Investment Challenge Team
Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB)

MSU Campus Resources

Scholarship/Funding Opportunities

MSU offers a wide array of scholarships and opportunities for financial aid. Information can be found through the Office of Admissions and Scholarships.  Additional scholarship opportunities can be found through the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center or the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Individuals seeking a PhD in business may find scholarship opportunities through the KPMG PhD Project.

Ongoing COB Programs 

ASAP Camp. Accelerating Students into the Accounting Profession is a fun-filled and interactive three-day camp designed for rising high school seniors of all demographics to create an interest in accounting and provide an overview of the various career opportunities within the accounting profession. Participants have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience, working with other students and industry professionals to get a preview of their college experience.

Dress Your Best Closet. The College of Business has a professional wardrobe closet for both men and women business students. Open only to College of Business students, professional clothing is on loan for career fairs, job interviews, and class presentations. Contact Catherine Williams in the Dean’s Office for more information.