Department of Business
Department Chair: Martha A. Brock
Professors: Elaine Evans, Dee Anne Larson
Associate Professor: Kimberly Dorsey, C. Scott Tollison
Assistant Professors: Martha A. Brock, Andrew Luccasen
Instructors: Thomas Haffey, Carla Lowery, John Williams
Purpose Statement for Department of Business
The purpose of the Department of Business at Mississippi University for Women is to provide quality undergraduate business programs in Business Administration and Accounting for local, regional, national, and international students. Through small class sizes and the implementation of current technologies, the qualified faculty and staff strive to graduate highly qualified and competent individuals who have developed critical thinking skills, leadership and technical skills, high ethical standards, and an awareness and understanding of national and global business issues, cultural diversity, and women’s issues. The Department of Business supports the Mississippi University for Women’s mission of delivering high-quality instruction designed to assist students in attaining their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Mississippi University for Women, through its Department of Business, is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following business degrees:
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing
The department also offers the following degrees:
Bachelor of Technology in Professional Studies, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Human Resource Management, Legal Administration, and Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration with concentrations in General Business/Fire Science Management and Law and Government/Fire Science Management
Certain prerequisite courses are required for junior and senior level courses in the Business Minors. Refer to the course descriptions for required prerequisites. A grade of C or higher must be earned in each required course in the minor, including the prerequisites.
Field Experience (Internship)
Business majors may elect to complete an approved, faculty-supervised internship (BU 400). To be eligible, students must be classified as juniors or seniors in their majors and must possess a 2.5 or higher overall grade point average. During the enrollment semester, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of on-site work experience. Students may or may not be compensated for their internship experience. Additional internship requirements include an academic research component and an acceptable evaluation by the internship supervisor. Business majors may earn up to 6 credit hours of internship credit with advisor approval.
Accounting Major, BS
Business Administration Major, Entrepreneurship Concentration, BS
Business Administration Major, General Business Concentration, BS
Business Administration Major, Management Concentration, BS
Business Administration Major, Management Information Systems Concentration, BS
Business Administration Major, Marketing Concentration, BS
Business Minor, General
Management Information Systems Minor
Professional Studies Major, Entrepreneurship Concentration, BT
Professional Studies Major, General Business Concentration, BT
Professional Studies Major, Human Resource Management Concentration, BT
Professional Studies Major, Legal Administration Concentration, BT
Professional Studies Major, Management Information Systems, BT
Public Safety Administration Major, General Business/Fire Science Management Concentration, BA
Public Safety Administration Major, General Business/Fire Science Management Concentration, BS
Public Safety Administration Major, Law and Government/Fire Science Management Concentration, BA
Public Safety Administration Major, Law and Government/Fire Science Management Concentration, BS
Department of Legal Studies
Director: Wesley Garrett
Legal Studies Faculty
Professor: David Smith
Assistant Professor: Wesley Garrett
The objectives of the Legal Studies are as follows:
- To train students as paralegals to assist attorneys in law offices, legal services corporations, banks, corporations, and various government agencies by providing instruction and experience in general education, business, and law.
- To provide students with a basic understanding of legal concepts and terms of subjects which are vital to practicing paralegals. To provide students with legal writing and research skills to enable graduates to perform as efficient members of a legal team.
- To support the general principles of ethical legal practices and professional responsibilities and to support the prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law by lay persons.
- To provide knowledge of the principles of ethical and professional responsibilities as these relate to lawyers, legal assistants, and clients and to the legal profession.
- To provide a broad background in general education for the development of a well rounded individual.
- To constantly improve and adjust the program to meet the needs of the community by seeking input from judges, local attorneys, legal assistants, and students.
- To maintain equality of opportunity in the education program without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, natural origin, or gender.
Culinary Arts Institute
Director: Erich Ogle
Culinary Arts Institute Faculty
Assistant Professors: Erich Ogle
Chef Instructor: Amanda A. Dahl, Alexei Huguley
The purpose of the MUW Culinary Arts Institute, established in 1996, is to provide interdisciplinary instruction in culinary arts in order to prepare students for employment and leadership in diverse areas of the food industry. The Culinary Arts Institute supports the University’s mission by providing instruction in a highly interactive environment through which students develop skills in communication, technology, and critical thinking in addition to fundamental culinary skills. The Culinary Arts Institute further supports the University’s mission by offering students a broad perspective on their chosen profession and encouraging leadership and learning activities outside the traditional classroom setting.
The MUW Culinary Arts Institute offers the following:
- a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Arts;
- an emphasis in one of five correlate areas—culinary entrepreneurship; food journalism; food art (food styling and photography); nutrition and health; Culinology®
- a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinology®
- a Bachelor of Technology in Professional Studies with a concentration in Culinary Arts
- a minor in Culinary Arts or Nutrition and Health
Students majoring in culinary arts are required to complete a 6 or 12 credit-hour internship following their junior year. Internship opportunities are offered in locations throughout the U.S. or internationally and include, but are not limited to, hotels and restaurants, catering services, bed and breakfast operations, publishing firms, and food manufacturers. Sites and assignments are based on the individual student’s professional interests and abilities.