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MBA — State schools offer variety of programs, including for mid-career executives

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, college, Delta State University, education, Mississippi, university

Colleges and universities in Mississippi offer master’s of business administration programs to help residents advance in business careers and achieve personal goals. The programs at Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi are among the schools offering a range of MBA degree options. Individual counseling, employer networking […] [...]

Training for advanced manufacturing jobs works at East Mississippi Community College

by Lisa Monti Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, workforce training

The Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew is the first of its kind in the state, providing advanced training for workers in the school’s district. It opened in 1997 in a partnership among state and local governments along with area business and industry. The original bricks and mortar investment […] [...]

Southern Miss offers nationally ranked MBA program

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Southern Miss

For the MBJ In a year that featured increased enrollment and changes leading to higher degree completion, the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business can now tout being rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World […] [...]

USM College of Business begins new graduate certificate program

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Southern Miss

For the MBJ In an effort to better equip students for professional success, the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines seeking business education on the graduate level. Four online courses are […] [...]

Improving cardiovascular care in Mississippi

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, cardiocare, Mississippi

Since 1973, the Jackson Heart Clinic has been leading central Mississippi with state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. The founders were James C. Hays, M.D., James L. Crosthwait, M.D., and Quinton H. Dickerson, M.D. These physicians were also instrumental in the formation of the Mississippi Heart Institute and opening of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Dominic Memorial […] [...]

20 years of health care — Mississippi Health Partners has 800 physicians, 14 hospitals in 10-county network

by Becky Gillette Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Mississippi Health Partners, the Jackson-based managed care network, is entering its 21st year of operation in 2014, providing employers and payors with quality health care services while controlling the costs associated with those services. The company has grown to encompass approximately 800 physicians and 14 hospitals, including the two that were there in the beginning: […] [...]

Working miracles for Mississippians — State’s organ recovery agency saves lives

by Becky Gillette Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, organ recovery

You don’t always get the miracles you want, said Liz Wroten, whose son, Chase Wroten, died suddenly from a massive stroke suffered while pitching for the baseball team at Hinds Community College on April 15, 2011. “We would have wanted our son to recover,” Wroten said. “But we knew he was on life support and […] [...]

Projects a boost to D’Iberville — Casino approval, new retail growth adding to coast city’s economy

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, economic development, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Two large projects are in the works that will add to the economic vitality of the city of D’Iberville. A busy interchange of Interstate 10 is located in this Harrison County city and is at the hub of recent retail growth. Now another shopping complex is on the drawing board for the southwest side of […] [...]

Byram mayor believes new Walmart will bring more growth to Jackson suburb

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Byrum, economic development, Mississippi, Walmart

Besides being mayor of Byram, Richard White is also a small businessman, operating a tire and auto shop in the young suburban city south of Jackson. But recently announced plans for Walmart to build a new store in Byram doesn’t overly concern him about his business. Despite the normal anti-Walmart grumblings in the background, he […] [...]

Renasant finds strength in merger

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 17,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Renasant Bank

Through a merger with Merchants & Farmers Bank, Renasant Bank saw an opportunity to enter some new markets with a banking system that had a similar culture of service, service, service. That merger was complete last September with the systems conversion and branding fully complete on Dec. 9. The completion included new signage and customer […] [...]

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