MBA (Master of Business Administration)

2016-2017 Masters of Business Administration Degree Program

The MBA program at Southern Miss is fully accredited by AACSB.  Fewer than 5% of the 15,000 business programs in the world have achieved this accreditation. Our MBA program is also ranked in the top 200 “Best Part-Time MBA Programs” by U.S. News and World Report. Both accomplishments verify the quality of the MBA program at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The MBA program is designed to meet the needs of full-time and working professional students.  Classes are offered on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses in a variety of delivery formats; traditional night classes, hybrid night classes, and online classes are available. The hybrid format allows a student to complete two classes in one semester by attending class one night each week. 

The MBA program at Southern Miss consists of 33 credit hours (24 core hours; 9 elective hours).  With summer or fall admission, full-time students can complete the MBA in as little as one year; working professional students can complete the program in as little as two years. Elective options and study abroad opportunities are available to satisfy the 9 elective hours.  Please contact us for more information.

Our program is designed for business and non-business majors.  The prerequisites for non-business majors are demonstrated proficiency in 3 areas: accounting, finance, and statistics. Our Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations offers online, graduate level finance and accounting courses that can be used to satisfy two of the prerequisites.

We offer GMAT/GRE waivers for applicants who have already earned a master’s degree or higher.  Waiver consideration can also be requested by applicants that can demonstrate 5 years or more of progressively responsible managerial work experience.


Application Deadlines for US Citizens:
April 1Summer admission and Fall admission seeking a graduate assistantship
June 1Final fall admission
November 1 Spring admission 
Application Deadlines for International Applicants:
March 1Summer admission
April 1Fall admission seeking a graduate assistantship                              
May 1Final fall admission
October 1       Spring admission

Successfully advance your career by earning your MBA at Southern Miss!



For more information on the MBA program at Southern Miss, please contact:

Heather Adams Sison
Graduate Programs Advisor