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Business Administration - Master's

Availability: Gulf Park, Hattiesburg and Online Options*

Earn Your Master's Degree in Business Administration

The MBA program is designed to meet the needs of full-time and working professional students. Classes are offered fully online, in Hattiesburg and in Gulf Park in a hybrid, night class format. The hybrid format allows students to complete two classes per semester by attending class one night each week. We also offer an MBA degree with a Sport Event Security Management Emphasis. The MBA is the most demanded graduate degree in the world.

The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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What Will I Learn?

The MBA program consists of 33 credit hours, 24 core hours and 9 elective hours. Full-time students can complete the MBA in as little as one year while working professional students can complete the program in as little as two years. MBA students learn decision-making skills, to think critically and strategically, develop analytical skills and communicate effectively. Our students are diverse, about half having undergraduate degrees in business while the other half have degrees in engineering, science, humanities, health professions and other fields.

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

MBA faculty members are active researchers across all business disciplines. In addition, many of the MBA faculty members have significant practical work experience in business and industry.


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Business Administration (Sport Event Security Management) MBAHattiesburg, Online 100%
Business Administration MBAGulf Park, Hattiesburg, Online 100%
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