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Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration gives students the flexibility to gain general knowledge of various aspects of the business world.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration gives students the flexibility to gain general knowledge of various aspects of the business world. Also described as “general business,” the Business Administration major is the most popular and most flexible program we offer. This major teaches students the universal functions of business, such as: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and budgeting—as well as how to organize these resources efficiently.

After learning each of these disciplines, you will then select across three areas for additional specialization, completing these courses during your junior and senior years at MSU. You can choose from accounting, business law, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and risk management & insurance.

By selecting your three areas, you can customize the Business Administration to fit your needs. For example, if you wanted to be an entrepreneur or run your own business, you might pick management, marketing and business law. Are you interested in financial services? Choose finance, real estate, or risk management & insurance. To work for a large company with a global market, you might choose international business, marketing and management. For a career as a business analyst/ consultant, you could choose finance, accounting and economics.


Career Opportunities

  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Employment Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources Director
  • Research Analyst

Business Administration Major Course Curriculum  Business Administration Major Flowchart


Business Administration Student Organizations

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is an honorary organization available only through Colleges of Business that are accredited through the International Association for Management Education. The main goal of the organization is for faculty to honor students with the highest academic achievements.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a student of business can receive — the business equivalent of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Only the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class and 20 percent of the master’s students are selected for membership.

  • Corporate recruiters actively seek individuals who have attained membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Long after graduation, membership will enhance career development.
  • Programs such as the BetaLink On-Line Community and the Alumni Network offer alumni opportunities to stay connected and benefit from their commitment to academic excellence.

Congratulations to the 2021 BGS Inductees:

Emily Baker Junior
Anna Balzli Junior
Lauren Barham Sophomore
Anna Bass Masters Second Recognition
Sarah Bedenbaugh Junior
Jesslyn Brewer Masters Second Recognition
Logan Brown Sophomore
Justin Bryan Senior
Amanda Bush Senior
Jack Camilleri Sophomore
Rachel Carpenter Junior
Aneka Chess Masters
John Dickerson Senior
Emma Dorris Senior
Molly Flathman Sophomore
Shelby Freeman Senior
Luke Fulton Sophomore
Landry Gardner Senior
Jarard Greer Masters
Morgan Griffing Senior
Sophia Hoffmann Sophomore
James Ivy Junior
Dawn Jackson Senior
Reed James Sophomore
Stephen Jenkins Junior
Logan Johnson Junior
Reagan Johnson Sophomore
Julie King Senior
Alexander Klump Sophomore
Mari Lampkin Senior
Kendall Long Senior
Stephen Maloney Masters
Lana Marshall Junior
Rachel Moore Sophomore
Destiny Orr Senior
Elena Palomino Sophomore
Courtney Reid Sophomore
Emily Rhea Sophomore
Madalyn Riehm Junior
Jacob Schulz Junior
Seth Sloan Junior
Jerri Smith Junior
Kaylee Stephenson Senior
Lief Thorsen Sophomore
Michelle Trejo Acevedo Junior
John Tyler Junior
Isabelle White Senior
Margaret Williams Sophomore
Karlea Winstead Senior

College of Business Ambassadors

The College of Business Student Ambassador program provides our business students the opportunity to become leaders through a variety of ambassador activities each year. The organization comprises some of our best and brightest business students at Mississippi State University. The student ambassadors volunteer their time to promote the College of Business and the university. They help coordinate special events, recruit prospective students, meet and greet parents, and visit with our business alumni.

The purpose of our student ambassador program is to promote the College of Business through several different avenues such as recruiting, events, and networking with alumni. The organization also serves to be the voice of the College of Business student body. As representatives of the college, our ambassadors demonstrate a thorough knowledge of our business majors, faculty, and university traditions.

To apply, please contact Kelsey Waters for information.