From the Dean
Welcome to the College of Business! Founded in 1947 as the Division of Commerce to serve returning World War II veterans, our college remains committed to its original mission of promoting career opportunities and advancement for the Gulf South region. We offer sixteen undergraduate and two master’s programs to over 2,100 students on our Hattiesburg and Long Beach campuses. Students may choose from degree programs in accounting, business administration, fashion merchandising, finance, international business, marketing, management, and tourism.
The College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for collegiate management education worldwide. We are the only AACSB-accredited institution south of the state capital of Jackson. The School of Accountancy is also separately accredited by AACSB.
Small classes taught by over 65 full-time professors, and an engaging and student-friendly environment contribute to our students’ success. We provide personal and professional development for exciting careers in business and related fields anywhere in the world.