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College of Business and Economic Development

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2018 -19 Annual Report

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The 2020 Economic Outlook Forum will be held on January 30, 2020 from 10:30am - 1:30pm in the Thad Cochran Center Grand Ballroom. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

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Find out more about what Scianna Hall has to offer!

Vision: We inspire positive change as we cultivate talent and connect with organizations.

MissionWe create excellence in the use of core business concepts, build knowledge through scholarship, promote progress in our people, and support the economic development of our communities.

Our goals are to:

  1. Invest in our people and infrastructure
  2. Enhance our relevance, analytics, and responses to a changing world
  3. Connect with organizations and our communities
  4. Foster innovation and integrity in our culture

These goals build on our traditional focus on career development for our faculty, staff, and students as they emphasize innovation and applied experiences for our students and organizations in the region…and beyond.

Our graduate and undergraduate business and accounting programs are all accredited by AACSB International. Southern Miss offers the only on-campus AACSB-accredited business programs in South Mississippi.  

AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

AACSB-accredited schools... 

  • are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities. 
  • have employers that only hire their graduates. 
  • have more access to recruiters. 
  • have graduates that receive higher, more competitive salaries. 
  • say being accredited improves the quality of their business programs. 
  • say being accredited helps them hire and retain the best professors and researchers. 
  • have students that are more international and are likely to earn higher levels of education. 
  • have students with high-graduating GPAs 
  • are challenging and teach the best skills that give a distinct advantage in the real world.
For more information about AACSB Accreditation:
 

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is comprised of individuals with the experience and insight to help the college determine the relevancy of our curricula, whether new programs are needed, and current personal and professional development needs of our students. Find out more about the Business Advisory Council and how to get involved.

Dean's Executive Council
Bret Becton
Stacey Hall
Beth LaFleur
SherRhonda Gibbs
Joel Bolton
Marvin Bouillon
Jamye Foster
Kimberly Goodwin
Amy Yeend
Bailey Harris
James Tisdale
Tameka Sullivan
 
Dean's Advisory Council
Reginald Wilson
Melinda McLelland
Greg Bradley
Maurice (Mac) Forsyth
Tameka Sullivan
Alanna Smith
Amy Yeend
Bailey Harris
Stacey Hall
Beth LaFleur
SherRhonda Gibbs
Joel Bolton
Marvin Bouillon
Jamye Foster
Joseph Peyrefitte
Kimberly Goodwin
 

College Personnel Committee
Kimberly Goodwin
Paul Beck
Fujun Lai
Melinda McLelland

Undergraduate Programs and Assessment Committee (UPAC)
Amber Cole
Wei Wang
Srinidhi Kanuri
Joel Bolton
Amy Yeend {ex officio}

Graduate Programs and Assessment Committee (GPAC)
Maria Leach
Fujun Lai
Kimberly Goodwin
Marco Wolf
Chad Miller
Brandon Allen
Amber Hatten
Beth LaFleur {ex officio}

Scholarships and Awards Committee
Amy Yeend
Valerie Simmons
Russ Willis
Steven Stelk
Fujun Lai
Chad Miller
Brian Collins

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Dr. Joseph A. Greene was the first Dean of the business program at The University of Southern Mississippi. Find out more about the legacy that he left here at the College of Business and Economic Development. 

 

Contact Us

College of Business and Economic Development
3101 Scianna Hall
118 College Dr. #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
businessFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4659

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College of Business and Economic Development
North Academic Building
730 East Beach Blvd. 
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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Email
businessFREEMississippi

Phone
228.214.3447