2018-19 Annual Report


The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.


This summer, students on the Asian Studies program got to experience business

and culture in Tokyo and Hong Kong. In Japan, they visited the Tokyo Development

Authority, Nissan Global Headquarters, Uchida Yoko and the Mississippi Development

Authority. The students got a big welcome during their tour of the Tokyo Stock

Exchange. They also visited the Meiji Palace and Imperial Gardens and Epson Digital

Arts museum and got to try sushi at the fish market in Tokyo. In Hong Kong, students

saw the Hong Kong Trade Development Center and Hong Kong Science Park and tried

traditional Chinese food. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting students at

Kaetsu University in Japan. Southern Miss Business students assisted in a few English

language classes, dressed in yukuta, tried traditional Japanese calligraphy, and

played video games with Japanese college students. Students from Kaetsu University

will be visiting Southern Miss in spring 2020.


While in London, students were able to visit some of the most iconic businesses in

Britain, including Lloyd’s of London, the oldest and largest insurance brokerage firm in

the world; Jaguar, the world-renowned auto luxury maker; Twinings Tea, the oldest tea

purveyor in England, having occupied the same premises on the Strand since 1706; and

a behind-the-scenes look at arguably the most well-known sporting event in the world—

The Championships at the All England Club—more commonly known as Wimbledon.

Additionally, students visited smaller, family-owned business, including both

a winery and cheese maker in Kent, the agricultural belt of England.

Students immersed themselves in British history and culture,

including a river cruise down the River Thames to Greenwich,

England, home to Royal Naval Observatory and the Prime

Meridian, a private meeting with Charles Walker, a member of

Parliament inside the Palace of Westminster, and attendance

at musical shows in London’s famed theatre district of the

West End. Of course, no visit to London would be complete

without visiting Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden,

Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. During the

students’ mini-break, they were able to travel to the

continent to such cities as Paris, Rome, Amsterdam,

Barcelona and Madrid.

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