Our 2021 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Mississippi. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||Mississippi State University||Starkville|
|2||University of Mississippi||Oxford|
Mississippi State University (MSU) was established in 1878. This comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a Doctoral/Extensive institution. As the state’s leading research university, the school serves nearly 23,000 students enrolled in more than 175 programs leading to a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree.
MSU programs are offered in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Forest Resources; Veterinary Medicine; the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, and Shackouls Honors College.
The College of Business at MSU is recognized as the oldest business school in the south. It offers a 30 credit hour fully online MBA and a 33 credit hour online MBA with a Project Management Concentration. Courses for both programs emphasize Accounting, Business Decision Analysis, Finance, Management, Marketing, Strategic Management in a Competitive Environment, and Supply Chain & Operations Management.
Both AACSB-accredited programs offer enrollment in fall, spring, or summer and they typically take two years to complete. However, students who have completed all undergraduate prerequisites can finish either program in as few as 18 months. Prerequisite courses are also available online.
Chartered on February 24, 1844, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss or UM) is Mississippi's flagship university. The school opened its doors in 1848 to just 80 students. For the next 23 years, UM was Mississippi’s only public institution of higher learning. For 110 years, it was the state’s only comprehensive university.
Today, UM serves nearly 19,000 students at the Oxford campus and regional campuses in Grenada, Southaven, and Tupelo. UM offers hundreds of programs in the College of Liberal Arts, nine schools, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
The School of Business Administration at UM offers an Online Professional MBA that “employs a fully supported online learning system integrated with features such as video conferencing, interactive discussions and similar collaborative technologies necessary for effective online instruction,” says the school.
The 36 credit hour program covers Communication, Entrepreneurial, Interpersonal, and Leadership skills as well as Critical and Strategic Thinking, and Creativity. Geared towards working professionals, the UM Online MBA highlights courses such as Contemporary Business Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Mobilizing Technology, and Organizational Behavior.
The UM Online MBA is AACSB accredited and it may be completed in as few as two years or extended to accommodate any work schedule.