The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management provides students with a solid foundation upon which to build a career as a manager or entrepreneur. Management and entrepreneurship are critical to the future of commerce in the United States and other nations around the world. Managers devise business strategies, formulate policies and direct the operations of a business, while entrepreneurs take the initiative to explore business opportunities and start new business ventures.

The management major offers students flexibility to pursue specific interests. For example, after taking required courses in Principles of Management/ Production, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship, students can choose advanced electives that allow further specialized knowledge. The capstone courses (a) Business Policy and (b) Management Seminar—taken by graduating seniors—allow students to integrate and apply the theory learned in specialized courses. Overall, the Management major is designed to offer students a competitive edge in leading established and new business ventures.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Development
  • Business Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Demand Planning Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager

Management Major Course Curriculum  Management Major Flowchart

Management 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.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.