Best Business Schools in Mississippi

By | March 2, 2019

Search top business school MBA programs in the state of Mississippi. Find latest rankings of MBA schools national wide and state wide. For detailed admissions statistics and graduate employment rate, check the following table for each top-ranked business college within Mississippi, with acceptance rate, average GPA and GMAT scores, as well as well tuition and starting salary information of all best MBA universities in Mississippi.

  • The capital city of Mississippi is Jackson, which was established in 1821. With a land area of 104.9 mi2, Jackson has a total population of 160,628 according to allcitypopulation.

Best Business Schools in Mississippi

National Ranking Best Business MBA Programs
112 Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Acceptance rate: N/A
Average GMAT score: 531
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.31
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,706 per program; Out-of-state, full-time: $22,005 per program
Enrollment (full-time): 81
Average starting salary and bonus: N/A
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 45.3%

Mississippi State University Business School

126 University of Mississippi (University, MS)
Acceptance rate: 67.3%
Average GMAT score: 558
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.30
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,293 per program; Out-of-state, full-time: $25,395 per program
Enrollment (full-time): 91
Average starting salary and bonus: $50,975
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 44.8%

University of Mississippi Business School

Mississippi History

The Second World War brought economic prosperity to Mississippi: in addition to the fact that a number of military facilities were opened in the state, the demand for cotton increased sharply and the salaries of agricultural workers increased several times. In the post-war years, widespread mechanization on farms led to the second wave of the “Great Migration” of the poor (primarily blacks) to the north.

In the 1960s, Mississippi became one of the centers of the US civil rights movement. One of the most famous episodes of this struggle is the riot in the city of Oxford in the autumn of 1962. Then, for the first time, a black student, James Meredith, was admitted to the University of Mississippi, located in this city. This caused a wave of racial riots, to suppress them and protect Meredith, US President John F. Kennedy sent about five hundred federal marshals to Oxford, as well as military police and the National Guard. As a result of the riot, two people died and about two hundred were injured.

In 1964, in Mississippi, the so-called “Freedom Summer” was organized by civil rights activists. The purpose of this action was to register as many black voters as possible, who in Mississippi were traditionally excluded by one means or another from voting.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive in US history, hit the coast of Mississippi. Two hundred and thirty-eight people were killed, another sixty-seven were missing. Many coastal towns were flooded and most of the buildings along the coastline were destroyed. The entire territory of the state was declared a disaster area, the economic damage exceeded an estimated one hundred and twenty-five billion dollars.

In recent decades , Mississippi’s economy has become much more diversified, with many different industries opening up in the state. However, Mississippi remains one of the poorest states in the US, with the lowest GDP relative to population.