Department Chair: C. Scott Tollison
Professor: Dee Anne Larson
Assistant Professors: Martha A. Brock, Kimberly Dorsey, C. Scott Tollison, Rex Bruington, Andrew Luccasen
Instructors: Sharon Grissom, Carla Lowery, Thomas Haffey, Kyle Dempsey
Legal Studies Faculty
Professor: David Smith
Instructor: Wesley Garrett
Purpose Statement for College of Business
The purpose of the College 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 College 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.
All business programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence (www.acbsp.org).
Mississippi University for Women, through its College of Business, is accredited by the Association of Collegiate 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.
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.
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.