Overview

Applicants
48
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
4
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 730
GPA
2.8 - 3.9

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 20

Round 1
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
15

99
Full-time
40
Female
1
Part-time


Students Say

A cozy place to get an MBA, Else School of Management at Millsaps College maintains a friendly “small-college feel” alongside a “strong reputation for academic excellence” throughout the South. With its pleasant, liberal arts atmosphere, “you feel welcome no matter where you are on campus, and the size gives you a warmth you wouldn’t expect” from a top-rated business program. The intimate environment really distinguishes the Else School experience, in which “faculty and staff always take a personal interest in helping students reach their goals.” Thanks to the low MBA enrollment, students can also count on having “smaller class sizes” throughout the graduate business program, giving them a chance to interact closely with their professors, as well as their classmates. From economics to marketing, “the atmosphere of class is always full of discussion and open-minded conversation.”The only Millsaps department to confer graduate-level degrees, Else offers a Masters in accounting, as well as a full-time MBA program for traditional students and an Executive MBA for mid-career managers. The full-time MBA is comprised of foundation, core, and elective courses; foundation courses may be waived for students with an undergraduate degree in business. Depending on their previous preparation, students entering the program post-college can finish the MBA in anywhere between one to three years, though “there is a fast track” for current Millsaps undergraduates, which allows them to obtain an MBA with just one additional year of study. For EMBA students, it can be a challenge to balance work, family life, and academics. Fortunately, busy part-timers feel supported by the school’s faculty, and say the “administration is very personal and helpful” in response to student concerns.

Boasting both real-world know-how and a genuine dedication to teaching, Else School professors are “insightful, experienced, and entertaining.” Throughout the program, professors “do all they can to make the classroom experience worthwhile,” and the academic experience is “engaging and very interactive.” Most importantly, students feel their education has immediate real-world applicability. The professors are “experts in their fields “and” stay on top of current events and trends. Academically, “courses are tough, but you will definitely learn through rigorous application of theory.” Plus, “instructors that take time to make sure the students understand the material,” and they are very “approachable” outside of class. Not only do they maintain office hours, professors “enthusiastically give their time to support students, even after the semester is over.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Marketing


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career Overview

Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
8%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

2%
Marketing
2%
Finance/Accounting
2%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
South

Students Say

The Else School Career Center assists undergraduate and graduate business students in their internship or job search; they are also available to Else School alumni. The Career Center organizes networking events and career fairs on campus, offers resume and inter- view assistance, and runs career-related workshops throughout the year. Through the Career Center, business students also have access to numerous online job boards. While students say their career prospects look good, they also say the school could “make sure that working students (older students) are aware of career fairs, career opportunities,” which are generally directed at recent graduates.

Not only is a Millsaps education “highly regarded in the region,” it is the “only accredit- ed MBA in Jackson,” so students have a serious advantage in the local job market. Plus, the school’s faculty has strong ties in the local area, so “communication and networking are easily facilitated here.” Outside the Jackson area, there may be fewer opportunities to translate a Millsaps MBA into a top-notch job offer. Almost all of Millsaps business graduates take positions in the South.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 2%
Marketing / Sales 2%
Information Technology 2%
Global Management 1%
Non-Profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Bo Chastain
CEO, MS State Hospital

John Stupka
former CEO Skytel

Richard H. Mills, Jr.
CEO, Tellus Operating Group

Will Flatt
CFO Parkway Properties

Sharon O'Shea
president and CEO, e-Triage

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
90%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$26,400

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$982
Fees (In-State)
$16

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$550

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
65
Part Time
45%

Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

37% female
63% male

Campus Life

Students Say

A “warm and welcoming” environment permeates the business school at Millsaps, where students say, “It’s very easy to make friends” and get involved in the campus community. Most MBA candidates are “very intelligent but also have great social skills,” making them ideal companions both inside and outside the classroom. Within this “close-knit” community, the “business school clubs always have different activities that keep a strong cohesiveness within the student body throughout the semesters.” Millsaps is a residential college, where “most undergraduates live on campus, while most MBAs live off campus.” Even if they don’t shack up in the dorms, full-time MBA candidates may still be highly involved with the school community. Here, both undergrads and graduate students “are able to participate in IM activities and other functions the school puts on (plays, concerts, varsity games etc.)”

By contrast, there is “not a great deal of campus life” for part-time MBA candidates. Balancing schoolwork with professional and family commitments, older students would love to see “more resources for parents with children.” At the same time, “Millsaps has gone to lengths to make the EMBA students feel welcome and as much a part of other Business School activities as we are able to or wish to participate in.” A part-time student assures us, “Even with our really busy schedules with work and school, we are still able to enjoy every aspect of life.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Melissa Meacham
Director of Graduate Business Admissions

Address
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210
Abu Dhabi

Phone
601-974-1253

Fax
601-974-1260

Email
mbamacc@millsaps.edu


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