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Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration gives students the flexibility to gain a 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 a 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 three areas for an 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.

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.

Becoming a member of Bulldogs Belong 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.

For more information, contact Bulldogs Belong coordinator, Dr. Mike Breazeale. 

Business Information Systems (BIS) Club

The Business Information Systems Club is a professional development organization aimed at preparing students for the dynamic challenges within the business sector. Through networking opportunities, immersive facility tours across diverse industries, and targeted skill-building initiatives, our club empowers students to cultivate professionalism within their chosen fields. The BIS Club welcomes all students who want to advance their knowledge, and grow to become their best self.

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.


MSU Undergraduate Women In Business (UWIB)

Mississippi State's Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB) is an organization that consists of young women within the College of Business that are willing and driven to take the necessary steps to ensure that each individual has the knowledge and confidence to take on the competitive workforce within Corporate America.

NABA (National Association of Black Accountants)

NABA, Inc. is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity and wealth gap for Black business leaders in accounting, finance, business and entrepreneurship. Representing Black business leaders in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to professional and student members.

Mississippi State became affiliated with NABA in 2021. They have served on campus providing insight to big companies, internships, scholarships, and many other social events.