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Vivek Bhargava
Interim Dean & Director of Graduate Business Programs
15 Campus Drive
Natchez, MS 39120
Telephone: (601) 304-4319
Email: vivek@alcorn.edu

The mission of the office of Graduate Business Student Services is to advance the knowledge and practice of accounting, finance, marketing, and management, and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of the community through teaching, research, and outreach. It's purpose is advising, recruitment, retention, and assisting in developing a marketing strategy for Alcorn State University's graduate business programs on the Natchez Campus. Other services include: organize and monitor student organizations and administer exit exams and student surveys. Graduate Business Student Services aims to establish an internship program for students and a career/placement program.

Alcorn State University is committed to a multi-cultural ethnically diverse campus. In an effort to increase diversity and enhancing other race enrollment, including both recruitment and retention, Alcorn State University offers Diversity Tuition Grants and Graduate Assistantships to qualified students.

Graduate Business Programs are designed to prepare students for leadership roles in today's global business environment. The program provides the opportunity to obtain advanced training in business administration, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, and, in keeping with the overall mission of Alcorn State University, assists in the preparation of leaders who will be equipped to play an important role in the future development of the Sate and its economies.

Students who are seeking the MBA degree must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a accredited institution, preferably one accredited by the AACSB. Admission is open to individuals with a baccalaureate degree in any discipline including agricultural sciences, education, engineering, arts, sciences, and other fields, as well as business. The MBA program is designed for both part-time and full-time students. Students may be admitted to the MBA program and may begin course work at the beginning of any term-fall, spring, or summer. Although the program is designed as a general MBA Program without concentrations, students may decide to gain a focus on a particular academic area by selecting several electives from one particular area of interest.