The most recent issue of CEO Magazine has ranked the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in its top tier of North American M.B.A. programs. The Else School is the only Mississippi business school listed in the top tier, which includes 20 programs.
Developed by the International Graduate Forum for CEO Magazine, the rankings are based on the quality of an M.B.A. program’s in-class experience and teaching faculty. Smaller class sizes, student work experience, international diversity within the classroom, faculty to student ratios and faculty qualifications, both academic and professional, are important in the rankings.
Also included in the most recent issue of CEO Magazine is the article, “Teaching Future Business Leaders to Become Great Thinkers,” which is an interview with Kim Burke, dean of the Else School. She emphasizes that the Else School graduate programs focus on the development of each student, stress rigorous critical thinking and communication skills, and connect students to the business community.
Shelley Brown Floyd, director of strategic planning for Brown Bottling Group, provides her perspective as a current M.B.A. student in a sidebar article. She commented: “The student-to-teacher ratio is very low, which allows an increased amount of interaction, and every one of my professors had a career in the business world before becoming a professor. This puts a new dimension in the curriculum.”
Ryan Cole, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Trilogy Communications Inc., also provides an alumnus perspective in a sidebar article. “The MBA program at Millsaps has had a significant impact on my career. The knowledge gained from the program has allowed me to help build a better company by making smarter decisions,” Cole commented.
The Else School of Management is distinctive in that it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International and is located at a liberal arts college that has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.