MBA Programs in Mississippi
Some 1.2 million people were employed in Mississippi as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov). Though the state has a rich history in agriculture, today the following industries employ the most people: government; manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; education and health services; and leisure and hospitality.
Although Mississippi isn't a major business hub, graduates of MBA programs in Mississippi could thrive in management positions in any of the above industries. According to a June 2011 Businessweek article, "MBA Jobs: Post-Crisis, a Brave New World," today's MBA graduates are going to work for a diverse set of nontraditional employers ranging from government agencies to local school districts.
Leading Cities for MBA Programs in Mississippi
Business schools in Mississippi also prepare graduates for traditional positions in the growing business and financial sectors. The Mississippi Department of Labor Security predicts that above-average growth of 19 percent will occur in business and finance operations positions from 2009 to 2019.
The majority of Mississippi's finance positions are in Jackson, and in 2010, two of CNN Money's "100 Best Companies to Work For" had offices there. According to the bls.gov, the Mississippi metropolitan areas of Memphis, Jackson and Gulfport-Biloxi employed the most management professionals in 2010. Business schools in Mississippi can help to prepare graduates for management careers in any of the above big cities, but Jackson could be one definite place to look.