The goal of the ELSEWorks Entrepreneurship Program is to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and positive
social change in the community, state, and region.
ELSEWorks focuses on four areas: Academics, Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship,
The ELSEWorks team, composed of four faculty members and a Director of Business Analysts, have
more than 100 total years of diversified experience in business, finance, and marketing.
Team members are:
- Dr. David H. Culpepper, Chair, Professor of Accounting
- Ty Durham, Director of Business Analysts
- Dr. Blakely Fox Fender, Professor of Economics
- Dr. M. Ray Grubbs, Professor of Management
ELSEWorks, the entrepreneurial program of the internationally acclaimed Else School of Management at Millsaps College, is uniquely positioned to advance entrepreneurship in the state and region.
For more information contact Ty Durham, Director of Business Analysts, at [email protected].
ELSEWorks provides students unparalleled opportunities working with faculty, alumni, and industry
experts to gain high-level entrepreneurial business experience in a number of settings
and to engage the community.
ELSEWorks and the Undergraduate Student
The Undergraduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship consists of a four-course sequence. It begins in the junior year with Innovation
and Entrepreneurial Finance and is followed by Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial
Investments in the senior year. Undergraduate students have the opportunity for entrepreneurship
internships and participation with the Entrepreneurial Investment Fund.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular endeavors that allow
them to apply entrepreneurial concepts to community outreach projects that improve
the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Such projects have
included work with Hope Community Credit Union, Lemonade Day, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
ELSEWorks and the Graduate Student
ELSEWorks Business Analysts are MBA and MAcc graduate students that have been chosen for select
assistantships. These assistantships have an additional stipend and allow the graduate
student to lead projects with startup companies and to be involved in other entrepreneurial
A graduate entrepreneurship practicum is offered in both fall and spring semesters.
Students complete advanced business consulting projects for entrepreneurs and businesses.