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.
Southern Miss Business is committed to student success in an ever-evolving global business environment. Our business study abroad programs provide students a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures as they learn about new business environments while engaging with international and American companies abroad.
Learn more about Business Study Abroad Programs.
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. Find out more about our internship opportunities.
Federal Resumes Workshop
Thurs, Mar 30 at 12:20 pm in SCH 1008
Learn how resumes for a federal job differ from traditional resumes and how to increase your chance of getting past the initial screening process.
Click HERE to join online. Password: FederalResumes
Tues, Apr 4 at 6:00 pm in TCC 216
Develop your professional skills by learning the basic rules of social and dining etiquette. Topics include introductions, timelines, using the correct utensils, and handling tricky foods. Space is limited, so you must sign up in advance. Sponsored by CINTAS.
Pre-Register by Mon, Mar 27 in Scianna Hall Suite 2025
Evaluating Job Offers & Conducting Salary Negotiations
Wed, Apr 5 at 12:20 pm in SCH 1008
Learn what factors to consider when considering a job offer, how to accept or decline the offer, when to conduct a salary negotiation, and what points to make during your negotiation.
Click HERE to join online. Password: JobOffers
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.
Southern Miss Business has a long list of scholarship opportunities specific to students who are currently pursuing a major within the College of Business and Economic Development. Visit the Southern Miss Business Scholarships page to see a list of these opportunities and their unique requirements.
Interested in getting more involved and gaining professional experience? Join a student organization!
Many CBED classes require students to utilize specific computer programs and web services. Therefore, CBED students are required to have a computer capable of handling the necessary tasks. Students may select any computer that meets the minimum system requirements specified below. Students should be aware that, while they may utilize computers that exceed the given specifications, these are the minimum equipment capabilities expected to be necessary during their CBED studies.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home Premium, or later
Processor: Intel I3/I5/I7 or comparable AMD processor Ryzen 3/5/7 that is less than four years/generations old. Avoid low-end CPU’s such as the Celeron that are frequently found on low-cost leader laptops. These CPU’s will struggle to run the software in CBED classes.
Memory (RAM): A minimum of 8GB RAM.
Storage (HDD or SSD): There is no minimum hard drive size; instead, the minimum amount of free space your device should have for classes is 60GB. This will likely require a laptop with at least a 250GB drive to start with (Windows & other common apps will generally immediately use up at least 80GB, leaving very little space on a low-cost leader laptop that came with only 120GB). Suppose you do not have at least 40GB free to perform the classroom tasks of installation and running software. In that case, it is the student’s responsibility to remove enough media/previous software to find the free space required for each piece of software as needed.
Using Alternate Operating Systems and Emulators: The College of Business and Economic Development requires students to have access to a Windows-capable PC. Classes may require software that will not work on a Macintosh. If a student is using a Mac as their device, they are expected to be able to run Windows on it. This may require students to purchase VMWare's Fusion, or Parallels, and a license for Windows 10/11. Students will be expected to know how to run these programs in order to emulate Windows on their Mac. Please note that instructors will not be able to help with this task. It is the student’s responsibility to have any necessary emulators configured properly and be able to run them.
Using Tablets: Chromebooks and most tablets such as the iPad/iPad Pro/Samsung Galaxy are not capable of replacing a laptop to run classroom software. Exceptions, such as a 2-in-1 functionality laptop, such as a Surface Pro, are allowed.
All Southern Miss students are eligible to download Office 365 for free. To find out more, visit USM iTech.
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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.