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. The program also allows for a Sport Event Security Management Emphasis, the first of its kind. This emphasis equips students with specialized skills and knowledge needed to address real challenges in maintaining secure sports venues, bridging the gap between business and safety in sports. The unique program consists of 24 core hours and 9 elective hours focused on sport security.
The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
No GRE/GMAT required.
What Will I Learn?
The MBA is the most demanded graduate degree in the world. Our 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.
See the links below under "Availability" to find out prerequisite and application requirements. If you have further questions regarding these programs, please email whitney.branchFREEMississippi.
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Graduate Admissions and International Admissions set the final application deadlines for each semester. The MBA Admission Committee recommends meeting the below deadlines for priority admission and enrollment.
April 1st [if you are seeking a Graduate Assistantship]
June 1st [if you are not seeking a Graduate Assistantship]
Graduate Assistantships are available in the MBA program, awarded on a competitive basis.
MBA students can choose study abroad electives in London, Italy, and Asia. There is also a study away opportunity available in Hawaii.
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 MBA||Gulf Park, Hattiesburg, Online 100%|
|Business Foundations Graduate Certificate||Online 100%|
- Project Management
- Sales Management
- Corporate Management
- Darcie Graham/ 2016
Graduate Program & Grant Coordinator/ Gulf Coast Research Lab at The University of Southern Mississippi
- Jacob Robinson/ 2016
Financial Institution Specialist/ Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Katherine Burton/ 2018
Animal Care Professional/ ZooTampa at Lowry Park