Undergraduate Degrees

Aside from choosing a college or university, deciding on a major is the most important decision you will make on your academic journey.  Fortunately, the College of Business has a number of options, making your map to the future a little clearer.

Note: The links below are not hosted within the College of Business website and will open in a new window. These links provide an overview of the degree and the Learning Outcomes/Objectives of each.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Programs

Accounting (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Business Administration (BSBA) - Entrepreneurship | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Business Administration (BSBA) - General Business (also offered fully online) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Finance (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Healthcare Marketing (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

International Business (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Management (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Marketing (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Merchandising (BSBA) (Formerly Fashion Merchandising)| Degree Plan PDF Rack Card

Sport Management (BSBA) | Degree Plan PDF Rack Card


Certificate Programs

(Students must declare a certificate program just as they would a new major. NOTE: Federal Financial Aid is not available for students pursuing a certificate program alone.  Financial Aid requires that students also be declared in a degree-seeking program in order to be eligible for aid.)

Apparel Construction Design Certificate  | Certificate Requirements PDF Rack Card
  • The Certificate Program in Apparel Construction and Design is a joint offering from the Department of Theatre and the Department of Marketing and Merchandising and gives students the opportunity to study apparel creation through the initial design phase all the way through to marketing. Along the way, students will learn about the history of apparel through the ages and how society affects consumer behavior. The certificate program offers a rich, complex 360º view of the ways in which apparel makes its way from one person's great idea to the closets of millions of people.
Certificate in Professional Selling  | Certificate Requirements PDF Rack Card
  • To meet the increasing demand for specifically educated professional sales personnel, the Department of Marketing and Merchandising at The University of Southern Mississippi offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Selling.
Casino Management Certificate  | Certificate Requirements PDF Rack Card
  • The goal of the Casino Management Certificate is to develop proficiencies in casino resort operations management. The certificate program is designed for business/non-major students interested in casino resort management careers, gaming professionals seeking professional development opportunities, hospitality and tourism professionals, and educators seeking to re-skill and expand their knowledge in casino resort management. Certification course credits can be applied toward the B.S.B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), business electives for the General Business Administration major, and electives for other College of Business degree programs.