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College of Business & Professional Studies


Reneau HallThrough its College of Business and Professional Studies, Mississippi University for Women offers students the opportunity to pursue an exciting and financially rewarding career, with degree programs in accounting, business administration, culinary arts, legal studies, and professional studies. Students take classes on a beautifully landscaped historical campus with 22 of its buildings listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Small classes, personalized advising, and internship opportunities, coupled with day, evening, and online class offerings culminate in individualized learning experiences that work for you.

Options to suit your needs

StudentThe W's College of Business and Professional Studies offers many exciting degree opportunities. Choose from a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing), a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts, or a Bachelor of Science (or Arts) in Legal Studies. In addition, students meeting admissions guidelines and holding an A.A.S. degree may transfer up to 43 hours of career / technical credit into a Bachelor of Technology in Professional Studies degree (with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Human Resource Management, Legal Administration, and Management Information Systems).


Nationally Accredited

ACBSP AccreditedOur Bachelor of Science programs in business are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which ensures that our programs adhere to strict academic standards for excellence. Our Culinary Arts Institute offers one of the few baccalaureate opportunities in the discipline.  Our legal studies program is one of only two ABA approved programs in the state of Mississippi.



Please stop by or give us a call to learn about the difference an MUW business, culinary, or legal studies education can make for you.



Global Commerce

Global MoneyGlobal commerce is big business in Mississippi -- $11 billion per year. Dozens of companies in the Magnolia State have international offices, and every year more and more international corporations are setting up operations here.

The Master's of Science in Global Commerce is ideal for an individual who works for a multinational firm and has to collaborate with global partners.

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Culinary Arts Institute

Culinary Arts InstituteEstablished in 1996, the Culinary Arts Institute provides interdisciplinary instruction in the culinary arts, emphasizing classic cooking techniques applied to small-quantity food preparation. The Institute now has campuses in Columbus and Jackson.

In addition to a mastery of cooking skills and knowledge of food service, students also will prepare for employment and leadership in diverse areas of food studies such as food journalism, food photography and styling, nutrition and wellness, and culinary entrepreneurship.

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Legal Studies

Legal StudiesOur society’s need for legal services continues to increase and develop into new areas of law such as cyber law, international business transaction law, intellectual property, health care and environmental law.  This growing need ensures unlimited career opportunities with competitive starting salaries. 

Paralegals and other legal professionals work in many fields such as law firms, corporate in-house counsel, banking and financial institutions, hospitals, insurance companies, real estate title companies, legislative offices, state and federal government offices and institutions,  and administrative agencies.

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