No matter your passion or profession, business plays a role in every pursuit.
The Business Advantage Program (BAP) offers you the knowledge to make the right business moves.

The Details

  • Fall Semester
  • 16 weeks, two nights a week
  • 7 topics, providing a fundamental understanding of economics, accounting, finance, marketing and management


Who Should Enroll

Working professionals with no prior business education.

Key Takeaways

Understand the fundamentals of accounting, economics, marketing, finance and management.

Course Length

Classes meet August to December, two nights a week plus three Saturdays.

How It Works

Taught by Millsaps College Else School of Management faculty.
Cost is $4,500; limited scholarships available.

What You Earn

A Business Advantage Program certificate from Millsaps College.



Learning the Language of Business

What Do You Mean—What Does It Cost?

Making a Budget and Sticking to It



What Does a Business Organization Look Like?

Business Leadership—The Ethical Way

Managing Employee Performance

Who Is Today’s Workforce?


Who Gets What? The Role of Markets

Competition: Perfect and Otherwise

When Markets Need Correcting



Segmentation and Target Marketing

Branding and Communication Strategy

What Price and Place are Right?


Understanding Financial Statement Analysis

Making Money Grow! Interest Rates

Bulls & Bears: Understanding Stocks & Bonds

Pulling It All Together

Strategic Capstone Experience




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BAP is perfect for working professionals who’ve gone to college, have a passion and trained deeply in something, but something other than a business discipline.  The program really gives people confidence in speaking and understanding the language of business.

Dr. Blakely Fender
Director, Business Advantage Program, Millsaps College

As a doctor, they train you a lot. But, they don’t teach you how to manage your own business, how to be a good manager of other people, and how to you manage your finances.

Ravi Chandran
Surgeon, UMMC

I have gained so much educational and personal knowledge through the professors that we’ve had. And I love the way it’s tailored to not overwhelm or intimidate you.

Latisha Latiker
Program Officer, Women’s Foundation


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