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Bridging the Gap Between Your Military Experience and Your Future Goals.

Why Southern Miss Business?
Members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families represent the heart of USM's mission for engaged citizens. Business graduates from USM are recruited by firms globally, and your military experience will help propel you to the top of the candidate pool.

Earn Your Degree From One of Our
Unique Online Business Programs

Develop financial proficiency for a career in accounting, financial analysis, management, budgeting, auditing, and more, while building skills as a collaborative financial advisor. Individuals with this knowledge are in high demand across various industries, resulting in stability for those who choose this career path.

Learn more about the Accounting program at Southern Miss. 

Build effective organizational and team cultures in today‚Äôs technology-driven environment through careers in business, technology, human resource development, and more. Students in the program can transfer up to 45 credit hours of technical or military credits as electives, and up to 15 hours of general education credit. 

Learn more about the Applied Technology program at Southern Miss. 

Equip yourself with the skills to organize, manage, and lead diverse departments while developing skills for military or civilian career advancement and future leadership roles. Cultivate a strategic mindset by actively solving real-world problems through the practical application of case studies and client-based projects.

Learn more about the General Business program at Southern Miss. 

Cultivate leadership skills essential for talent acquisition, development, and retention in organizations while building expertise in contemporary Human Resources Management theory and practice. This program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. 

Learn more about the Human Resources Management program at Southern Miss. 

*These degree programs lead to your exam readiness for obtaining professional designation or licensure.

Apply engineering and management principles to effectively design logistics and supply chain strategies to improving productivity and efficient use of resources. This ETAC-ABET accredited program also offers an emphasis in Logistics. 

Learn more about the Industrial Engineering Technology program at Southern Miss. 

*These degree programs lead to your exam readiness for obtaining professional designation or licensure.

Prepare for leadership success across various sectors, both private and public, by examining strategic management and organizational behavior practices, while cultivating skills to enhance teamwork, mentorship, and training abilities.

Learn more about the Management program at Southern Miss. 

Sharpen creative and analytical skills in marketing concepts while building professional character and expertise through hands-on, client-based projects that encompass brand management, communication, sales, and supply chain techniques.

Learn more about the Marketing program at Southern Miss. 


  • No Out-of-State Tuition
  • Application Fee waived for Military Members, Veterans and Dependents/Spouses of Military Veterans
  • Federal Tuition Assistance and TA GAP for Active Duty
  • GI Bill / Yellow Ribbon Program
  • MyCAA approved for Spouses
  • Air University Associate to Baccalaureate (AU-ABC) Cooperative partner
  • Southern Miss Scholarships and nationally available scholarships (USM GO System)
  • National Guard Scholarship Program
  • Pendergrass Textbook for Troops Program
  • Tutorial Assistance at no cost
  • Southern Miss Business Career Services Office

Note: BSBA degree programs require 120 credit hours to graduate. Up to 18 academic credit hours can be awarded with JST, depending on major and degree program. Transcript evaluation is through Southern Miss Business Undergraduate Academic Services Office.

Southern Miss is a regionally, nationally, and internationally accredited public university recognized for its exemplary service to military veterans, service members, and their families. 


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College of Business and Economic Development

3103 Scianna Hall
118 College Dr. #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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College of Business and Economic Development

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730 East Beach Blvd. 
Long Beach, MS 39560

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