February 6, 2016  

Current weather

Clear sky, 32 °F

Content about Business

Main Content
August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

February 13, 2013

Dr. Rodney Bennett, incoming president at The University of Southern Mississippi, addresses a large group of students who turned out for a campus cleanup project on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The student-led project was coordinated in response to the EF-4 tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area on Sunday, Feb. 10.

If you cannot view the embedded video above, watch it on YouTube.

February 4, 2016

Economic trends and forecasts will be the primary focus for the Economic Outlook 2016 forum set for Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the primary focus for the Economic Outlook 2016 forum set for Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, the event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The First Bank of Hattiesburg is serving as the title sponsor. The event is free but seating will be limited.

January 27, 2016

Deeming it a “win-win situation,” University of Southern Mississippi business Professor Bret Becton applauded the Cintas Corp. for conducting its annual management trainee summit at the University’s College of Business on the Hattiesburg campus.

Deeming it a “win-win situation,” University of Southern Mississippi business Professor Bret Becton applauded the Cintas Corp. for conducting its annual management trainee summit at the University’s College of Business on the Hattiesburg campus.

January 25, 2016

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will join with students from Mississippi Public Universities to tackle one of Mississippi’s most pressing problems: Obesity and related health issues. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will serve as the title sponsor for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge, giving students from Mississippi Public Universities the opportunity to showcase their ideas, creativity and ingenuity as they present ideas for businesses focused on reducing obesity and related health issues rather than making a profit.

Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will join with students from Mississippi Public Universities to tackle one of Mississippi’s most pressing problems: Obesity and related health issues.

January 21, 2016

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce announced today the launch of the Mississippi Business Engagement Network, an initiative to connect business and industry to the wealth of university assets housed within Mississippi Public Universities. The initiative has a website, http://msben.com, to facilitate these connections.

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce announced today the launch of the Mississippi Business Engagement Network, an initiative to connect business and industry to the wealth of university assets housed within Mississippi Public Universities. The initiative has a website, http://msben.com, to facilitate these connections.

January 12, 2016

Seven international business students from The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed a memorable experience on the evening of Monday, Jan. 11 as dinner guests at the residence of the Consulate General of France in New Orleans.

 

 

Seven international business students from The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed a memorable experience on the evening of Monday, Jan. 11 as dinner guests at the residence of the Consulate General of France in New Orleans.

The students -- Kristen Mitchell, Brianna Watson, Kaylyn Mallory, Cailyn Long, Jenifer Gary, Patrick Floyd, and Dayla Thompson made the visit as part of their International Business (IB472) Capstone Class directed by Dr. John Lambert.

December 16, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2016.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2016.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

December 10, 2015

The masters in Sport Management online degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best in a recent report by OnlineColleges.net

The masters in Sport Management online degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best in a recent report by OnlineColleges.net

The Southern Miss program, administered through the College of Business, ranks No. 8 in the ratings. No other Mississippi college or university is ranked in the Top 20.

December 9, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

November 23, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi business students captured four out of eight awards presented at the Mississippi Cotton Merchandising Competition held Nov. 20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville. While 45 merchandising plans were entered in the completion, only 17 were chosen for the final competition at Mississippi State University. 

University of Southern Mississippi business students captured four out of eight awards presented at the Mississippi Cotton Merchandising Competition held Nov. 20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville. While 45 merchandising plans were entered in the completion, only 17 were chosen for the final competition at Mississippi State University. 

Southern Miss students who took home awards, included:

November 19, 2015

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), a statewide outreach program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its 9th annual program series on Nov. 4 in Jackson, Miss.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), a statewide outreach program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its 9th annual program series on Nov. 4 in Jackson, Miss.

Nearly 350 high school students and educators from across the state gathered at the Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University for the high-energy event and its interactive introduction to entrepreneurship, making it the largest SEP event since the program’s founding in 2007.

November 13, 2015

Duane Lock took the skills he learned more than 30 years ago as a business student at The University of Southern Mississippi and parlayed them into a successful career in the energy sector.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Southern Miss College of Business honored Lock with its Alumnus of the Year Award during a banquet held at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The award is sponsored by Joseph F. Boardman.

 

Duane Lock took the skills he learned more than 30 years ago as a business student at The University of Southern Mississippi and parlayed them into a successful career in the energy sector.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Southern Miss College of Business honored Lock with its Alumnus of the Year Award during a banquet held at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The award is sponsored by Joseph F. Boardman.

November 6, 2015

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus hosted businessman Frank Wilem at the first Business Advisory Council (BAC) Lunch and Learn Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus hosted businessman Frank Wilem at the first Business Advisory Council (BAC) Lunch and Learn Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 29.

November 3, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Cyndi Huff Gaudet employs a simple, yet inspiring, mantra to guide her efforts as chair of the Department of Human Capital Development – “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make a Difference.”

 

Her commitment to that theme paved the way for Gaudet to receive the 2015 Karen Sock Woman of the Year Award, presented last weekend at the Success Women’s Conference in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Cyndi Huff Gaudet employs a simple, yet inspiring, mantra to guide her efforts as chair of the Department of Human Capital Development – “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make a Difference.”

Her commitment to that theme paved the way for Gaudet to receive the 2015 Karen Sock Woman of the Year Award, presented last weekend at the Success Women’s Conference in Biloxi.

October 23, 2015

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus will launch a new “Lunch and Learn” series from 12:15-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 in Room 104 of the Fleming Education Center.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus will launch a new “Lunch and Learn” series from 12:15-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 in Room 104 of the Fleming Education Center.

The series is designed for students, faculty, staff and Business Advisory Council (BAC) Coast members as a way BAC members to interact with business students on the Gulf Park campus and share their experiences in business.

October 23, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) will conduct a “CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the McDonnell Auditorium of Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The roundtable discussion, set for 7-9 p.m., is free and open to the general public.  

The University of Southern Mississippi student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) will conduct a “CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the McDonnell Auditorium of Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The roundtable discussion, set for 7-9 p.m., is free and open to the general public.  

October 21, 2015

Innovate Mississippi will provide a platform for business ideas to be pitched and evaluated during the next Startup Weekend, set for Nov. 6-8 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Innovate Mississippi will provide a platform for business ideas to be pitched and evaluated during the next Startup Weekend, set for Nov. 6-8 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

October 21, 2015

Moving business programs forward on the Mississippi Gulf Coast served as the theme for the day as The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus College of Business held its first Business Advisory Board meeting last month in Long Beach.

Moving business programs forward on the Mississippi Gulf Coast served as the theme for the day as The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus College of Business held its first Business Advisory Board meeting last month in Long Beach.

The meeting was a combined gathering of more than 40 Gulf Coast business leaders, College of Business students, administration, faculty and staff.

October 16, 2015

State Farm Insurance representative Bradely Black’s appearance as a guest speaker at a University of Southern Mississippi marketing class, turned into support for a special sales program initiated by students.

State Farm Insurance representative Bradely Black’s appearance as a guest speaker at a University of Southern Mississippi marketing class, turned into support for a special sales program initiated by students.

During the visit, Sebastian Roa, class sales contest winner, explained to Black the potential benefits of the book advertising sponsorship program initiated by Dr. Anne Gottfried’s business marketing class. “I totally support this program and wouldn’t want to grow my business any other way,” noted Black.

October 16, 2015

State Farm Insurance representative Bradely Black’s appearance as a guest speaker at a University of Southern Mississippi marketing class, turned into support for a special sales program initiated by students.

State Farm Insurance representative Bradely Black’s appearance as a guest speaker at a University of Southern Mississippi marketing class, turned into support for a special sales program initiated by students.

During the visit, Sebastian Roa, class sales contest winner, explained to Black the potential benefits of the book advertising sponsorship program initiated by Dr. Anne Gottfried’s business marketing class. “I totally support this program and wouldn’t want to grow my business any other way,” noted Black.