Branch-Campus Business Programs

The School of Business Administration is committed to meeting the needs of all students. In order to meet the needs of non-traditional students, many business classes are offered in Tupelo at The University of Mississippi Advanced Education Center and in Southaven at the DeSoto Center. Classes are taught at these branch campuses either by resident full-time business faculty or by Oxford-campus faculty who commute to the branch campuses or conduct the classes using distance learning (videoconferencing) technology.


Southaven – Desoto Center

The unique affiliation between The University of Mississippi and Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC) at the DeSoto Center provides the ideal mix of academic and technical training for the development of DeSoto County. NWCC built the DeSoto Center campus to provide educational opportunities for traditional daytime students as well as for evening students who want to earn college credit while working and/or meeting family commitments. Undergraduate courses are offered by The University of Mississippi at the junior and senior levels, complementing freshman and sophomore courses offered by NWCC. This partnership allows students to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management, Managerial Finance, Marketing, or Management Information Systems (MIS) entirely at the Southaven branch campus. For more information, visit the Desoto Center’s website at http://www.olemiss.edu/southaven.


Tupelo – Advanced Education Center

The educational needs of many Northeast Mississippi residents are met each year at the University’s Tupelo campus. Over the last 30 years, this program has grown from a few courses taught in four rooms of a downtown office building to the now more than 80 courses offered each semester in the new and spacious Advanced Education Center. Courses taught at the Tupelo campus are selected, as much as possible, to meet the needs of students wanting to earn college credit while maintaining full-time employment and/or meeting family commitments. In partnership with Itawamba Community College, students can complete all requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Managerial Finance, Marketing, or Management Information Systems (MIS) at the Tupelo campus. For more information, visit http://www.olemiss.edu/tupelo.