The MBA degree is also available with an emphasis in Sport Event Security Management. This program is unique in the country. This master's degree program is designed to equip current and future sports and special event managers with the business management knowledge and skills provided by the MBA and the specialized knowledge and skills needed to meet the evolving challenges of safety and security in a sports environment.
The program combines the 8 required courses in the MBA program with 3 specialized electives. Students pursuing the emphasis area in Sport Event Security Management take the following 3 directed electives: SM 620, SM 626, and SM 628. This unique degree program is offered for those who wish to combine the MBA degree with specific skills and expertise in homeland defense and security in a sport environment.
The MBA required courses are available on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, and online. The Sport Event Security Management courses are available on the Hattiesburg campus, and are also fully online. Those interested in this unique degree program apply to the MBA program and once accepted, declare an emphasis in Sport Event Security Management.