Faye W. Gilbert, Ph.D., Dean
Elizabeth LaFleur, D.B.A., Associate Dean and MBA Director
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560
We create excellence in the use of core business concepts, build knowledge through scholarship, and promote progress in our people and communities.
We inspire positive change as we cultivate talent and connect with organizations.
Graduate Degrees Offered: Degrees are offered in cooperation with the Hattiesburg campus.
Master of Business Administration
The Southern Miss MBA is designed with the student in mind. Graduates of the program will be prepared to
- Have an immediate impact on an organization's bottom line and
- Make the transition from one level of responsibility in their business career, to a higher level.
Graduate learning is about more than the content of individual courses. Students also learn skills vital to success and career advancement. Throughout the program, students develop a sense of family through course work, team projects and extracurricular activities. In the Southern Miss MBA program, you'll learn about
- Team building,
- Global dimensions of business,
- Communication and critical thinking,
- Ethical decision making, and
Southern Miss offers the MBA program on the Hattiesburg and Long Beach campuses, and online
Master of Professional Accountancy
The Southern Miss Master of Public Accountancy, M.P.A. program is designed as the culmination of a five-year program. A student who earns the bachelor's degree with a major in accounting may normally complete the M.P.A. program with one year's additional work. Students with a variety of educational backgrounds may enter the program.
The objective of the graduate curriculum is to provide more depth and breadth in accounting and related subjects than can be accomplished in a four-year program.
Southern Miss offers the M.P.A. program on the Hattiesburg and Long Beach campuses. The program is offered on a part-time basis on the Long Beach campus.
Master of Public Health/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree
The Master of Public Health/Master of Business Administration dual degree is designed for students interested in pursuing top-level administrative positions in health care organizations and consulting.
Master of Sport Management/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree
The Master of Sport Management/Master of Business Administration dual degree prepares students for an executive career in the business side of sports.