MBA Venture Pathway (MVP) Program

The MBA Venture Pathway (MVP) program offers exceptional incoming freshmen pursuing majors outside the College of Business a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a cutting-edge educational experience that provides an enhanced path to a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree. The purpose of MVP is to provide motivated, high-achieving students the knowledge needed to pursue an innovative career coupled with a basic business knowledge.

Beginning with the fall semester of their freshman year, MVP students will take a designated business class one evening per week. Acceptance into MVP is by invitation only; a high school GPA of at least 3.5, and ACT score of at least 28 is required.

For those students with a business idea, MVP students can also participate in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach's VentureCatalyst™ Program, a comprehensive, co-curricular program for students and faculty interested in starting a successful, investor-backed company.


MVP Program Highlights

  • Exclusive, invitation-only program for high-achieving Mississippi State non-business students
  • Accelerated path toward an MBA
  • Access to College of Business program-specific course curricula
  • Small, interactive classroom setting
  • Opportunity if interested to shadow or intern with local entrepreneurs

MVP Course Requirements

MBA Venture Pathway Course Requirements