On Campus MBA

Graduate students in the MBA program.

An MBA from Mississippi State allows you to carve your own path to leadership. Here’s why MSU:

  • Cohort program, opportunities for peer networking
  • 1 year accelerated program, 30 credit hours
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • Experiential programs
  • Consulting experience with established and start-up firms

Admission Information

  • Priority consideration deadline: January 15
  • Deadline for fall, March 1
  • Completed online application form, ($60 application fee)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • International applicants not holding degrees from U.S. institutions are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE scores taken with the last five years and submitted directly to MSU (School code, WFT-5S-61)
  • Current resume
  • 30-40 minute interview including a 5 minute presentation on a topic of applicant's choice
Graduate Assistantships
  • Teaching and Service Assistantships available
  • Tuition assistance
  • 20 hours per week, flexible around your class schedule
  • Bi-monthly stipend
  • Non-resident fees waived
Test Information

Program of Study

*All Prerequisites must be completed before starting core classes.
*Grade B or better is required.

First Semester
  • MGT 8113, Leadership Skills & Human Resources
  • MKT 8153, Strategic Marketing Management
  • EC 8103, Economics for Managers
  • ACC 8213, Financial and Accounting Report Analysis
Second Semester
  • FIN 8113, Corporate Finance
  • BIS 8113, Management Information Technology & Systems
  • BL 8113, Law, Ethics, and Dispbute Resolution
  • BQA 8233, Quantitative Analysis and Business Research
Third Semester
  • Elective, (3 hours)
  • MGT 8123, Strategic Business Consulting

Students who do not have a background in business can eMBArc on the journey here.

Professional Development

A vital characteristic of leadership is growth. From MBA+, MBA Case Competition, alumni mentors…


MBA+ is a personal, professional development plan designed with your goals in mind.

Fall Semester
  • August – Resume and one-one-one meetings with personal consultant
  • September – Create Your Personal Pitch
  • October – Link up with LinkedIn
  • November - Interview
Spring Semester
  • January – The Art of Networking
  • February – Employer Panel with private MBA reception
  • March – Negotiation Challenge
  • April – MBA Dinner Etiquette
SEC MBA Case Competition
  • Held in the spring, rotating SEC campuses
  • Opportunity to represent Mississippi State
  • Cash prizes at the local and regional level