Jul 15, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Management

Joseph Peyrefitte, Director
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Bolton, Bradley, Breland, Collins, Dogru, Gibbs, Lai, Lambert, Peyrefitte, Sevier, Willis, Zantow

The School of Management offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degrees in management, entrepreneurship, general business, and international business. The overall goal of the degree plans is to prepare students to meet the demands for entry-level management while at the same time laying a solid foundation for attaining senior management positions in their chosen career.

BSBA in Management

The program of study in management has three objectives: (1) to provide students with concepts, knowledge and skills required in the effective management of organizations; (2) to prepare students for employment that will lead to positions of managerial responsibility; and (3) to make education in general management available to students pursuing technical, educational and professional careers.

Students majoring in management may choose coursework options to form a broadly defined program to include entrepreneurship, international management, and leadership, or focus options on human resource management. The management degree program prepares students for leadership success in many career fields in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in positions such as plant, operations or general manager, labor relations director, or human resources administrator. This degree is available face-to-face and online.

Minor in Management

Students pursuing a minor in management must complete 18 hours of coursework, including ECO 201 , MGT 300 , and twelve hours of classes from the following list: MGT 364 ; MGT 454 ; MGT 455 ; MGT 465 ; MGT 468 ; MGT 472 ; MGT 475 ; MGT 480 ; MGT 495 . Of all minor requirements, at least 50% of hours must be completed at The University of Southern Mississippi.

BSBA in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship)

The entrepreneurship emphasis is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop, market and manage their own business. At the core of this emphasis is the process of entrepreneurial discovery, evaluation and exploitation of business opportunities. Students are exposed to a multidisciplinary set of courses, which cut across accounting, finance, marketing and management disciplines.

However, entrepreneurship students are not only trained for business ownership, they are also uniquely prepared for careers in small business consulting, leadership and management development programs, sales management, general consulting and supervisory positions in relatively any industry. Because of their experience performing market research, preparing financial statements and investigating new business opportunities, entrepreneurship students can also pursue careers in business development and finance.

BSBA in Business Administration (General Business)

The general business emphasis is a degree preparing students for careers in a wide range of business settings. This emphasis is appropriate for students who wish to obtain a business degree but who do not wish to specialize in a single area of emphasis. The general business emphasis also allows students a great deal of flexibility to design their personalized program of study, drawing on courses in all of the business disciplines. This degree is available face-to-face and online.

Minor in Business Administration

Students pursuing a minor in business administration must complete 21 hours of coursework including ACC 200 , ECO 201 , and 15 hours chosen from the following list:  ACC 220 , BA 200 , FIN 300 , MGT 300 , MIS 300 , and MKT 300 . Of all minor requirements, at least 50% of hours must be completed at The University of Southern Mississippi.

BSBA in International Business

The international business major is designed to prepare students for positions with international business firms operating in the global environment as well as state and federal agencies involved in facilitating export-import processes. In addition to the international business courses in the major, students are required to participate in one international seminar abroad and are required to study a foreign language to enhance sensitivity to foreign culture and language, as well as to increase international business acumen.


    Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationNon-degree