College of Business and Economic Development
College of Business and Economic Development
The purpose of the Eagle Scholars Program is to (1) offer business students with assistance during their college career and (2) provide real-world corporate training, coaching and professional development to enhance student education and career preparation.
Learn more about the Eagle Scholars Program.
The Cintas Business Student Ambassadors strive to promote excellence, unity, and service in the College of Business & Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi through representation, recruitment, service, and facilitation. Ambassadors play a critical role in recruiting prospective students, engaging current students, fostering alumni relations, and maintaining sound relationships with corporate partners.
Learn more about the Cintas Business Student Ambassadors Program.
Experience Business Virtually is a video series that tackles all of the important topics young professionals need to know, from social media etiquette to professional travel. Subscribe to the Southern Miss Business YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are released!
The Testing Center, located on the second floor of Scianna Hall, provides ample space for online testing for business classes offered by the College of Business and Economic Development. Visit the Testing Center website to find out what you should know before arriving.
NOTE: The College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center is not the same as the University Testing Center. We do not administer any of the National Exams. i.e. the PRAXIS, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, etc. Please call the University Testing Center at 601.266.6123 for these exams. GED exams are given at local Community Colleges.
Interested in getting more involved and gaining professional experience? Join a student organization!
All graduate and undergraduate students entering the College of Business & Economic Development (CBE) are required to own a laptop computer. For CBE minors and certificate programs, please contact the specific department.
All Southern Miss students are eligible to download Office 365 for free. To find out more, visit USM iTech.
Hands-on skills training and experiences are in great demand by employers. Since developing your career is a major mission of the College of Business and Economic Development, we provide opportunities for internships to students taking upper level courses.
Accounting students also have the possibility of earning academic credit by participating in an internship. For further information or assistance, contact Valerie%20Simmons, Internship Coordinator.
For more information on internships in your area of interest, email businesscareersFREEMississippi.
Grammarly’s AI-powered products help people communicate more effectively. Millions of users rely on Grammarly every day to make their messages, documents, and social media posts clear, mistake-free, and impactful. As you type, Grammarly checks your text for hundreds of common and advanced writing issues, including common grammatical errors, contextual spelling mistakes, phonetic spelling mistakes, irregular verb conjugations and more. Grammarly also provides synonym suggestions to make your writing more readable and precise.
Being a College of Business & Economic Development students means you have access to the Premium version, free! To activate your Grammarly account, please follow the steps below...
GMetrix is a self-paced training program designed by Certiport that prepares test-takers for the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam. The College of Business and Economic Development currently has an unlimited license, making this program completely free to all CBE students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
To use GMetrix...
The GMetrix SMS software is intended to run on a windows machine, and at this time there is no Mac version. You will need to run it in a virtualization of Windows Vista, 7 or 8 using software such as Parallels or Fusion, along with the proper version of the Office product you wish to test. For example, you cannot select GMetrix Excel 2010 test under Parallels or Fusion and expect your Mac’s Office 2011 or 13 for Mac to launch and run. You would need to have installed Office 2010 within your Fusion or Parallels installation. For additional troubleshooting, please contact GMetrix Support.
Did you know there is a print station located on the second floor of Scianna Hall?
WEPA has created a cost-effective and intuitive method of printing to one central print station using their mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, as well as an application students can download directly to their computer. Select your preferred method and print away! Print prices can be seen on the screen saver of each print station.
Download the Print app to your computer HERE.
NOTE: You must log in with your SOAR credentials.
For specific instructions, visit support.wepanow.com
Other available print stations:
Asbury Hall, 206-A
Cook Library, on each floor
Liberal Arts Building
Courses, at any level, can be tough! The College of Business & Economic Development wants to ensure that our students have the best chance of succeeding in our most challenging courses taught in the College, which include accounting, finance, and managerial statistics. Find out more about our tutoring services.
The College of Business & Economic Development wants you to grow professionally while earning your degree! We are in the process of developing online student success seminars offering professional development opportunities to our students both on and off campus.
Email Etiquette: this webinar is meant for students to understand the importance of how to send a professional email. This can be used in all aspects of life such as job searching, professional career, personal, and student.
Social Media Clean Up: this webinar is meant to help students review their various social media pages and "Clean-up" things that potential employers or professionals would not want to see.
LinkedIn: this webinar gives tips to students on how to better leverage their LinkedIn profile while transitioning from a student to a professional.